Director of Residence Life & Community Standards

Saint Mary's College
March 17, 2023
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Position Information

Position Director of Residence Life & Community Standards

Job Category Administrator/Management Job Description

The Director of Residence Life & Community Standards at Saint Mary's College; a Catholic residential, women's college rooted in the liberal arts education, is a critical leadership administrator within the Division of Student Enrollment & Engagement. The Director of Residence Life & Community Standards is responsible for the strategic vision and effective execution of residential experience and housing operations, which includes, responding to campus and student crisis situations and implementing innovative approaches to meet the needs of our students. Reporting to the Dean of Students and Campus Life this 12-month position will oversee a 1400 bed residence hall system and be one of the primary conduct officers for the College.

Job Duties

  • Provides supervision, coordination and oversight to major housing operations, including opening and closing of all residential spaces, housing assignments, move in, collaboration with facilities, manage the room change process, billing, policy enforcement, and produce reports as needed
  • Actively create meaningful,varied and unique living communities and facilitate a sense of belonging within the residential community
  • Provide leadership for professional and student staff to initiate, implement, and evaluate educational and social programs which support the College's mission and values
  • Create a residential environment which values student dialogue, collegiality, integrity, respect, excellence, leadership, cross functional thinking, belonging and student-centered learning
  • Provide supervision and oversight for four hall directors and 50 student staff members
  • Build, develop, train, and evaluate a strong leadership team committed to student learning, inclusivity, quality services, engaging communities, and collaborative relationships throughout the College
  • Manage the Residential Life budget and maintain appropriate records and financial controls
  • Serve as a Hearing Officer in an educationally based disciplinary process. Conduct hearings, determine sanctions, follow-up or refer as appropriate, and keep accurate records. Ensure due process and the timely and equitable treatment of all parties engaged in the student conduct system
  • On-call responsibilities
  • Responding to medical, safety, and security emergencies
  • Serve as a member of the Student Care Team
  • Exhibit a willingness to participate in committees and initiatives that serve the College's mission
  • Work collaboratively with various campus stakeholders, community agencies, parents and families to provide resources and support for prospective and current students
  • Partner with the Director of Campus Ministry to co-supervise the Ministry Assistant staff
  • Minimum Qualifications


  • A master's degree in Higher Education Administration or a related field (required) from an accredited college or university
  • Previous training and experience with restorative practices and initiatives
  • An understanding of mental health issues and their ongoing impact on students
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Able to effectively manage stressful situations; work calmly and accurately to de-escalate situations and resolve issues through constructive and creative approaches to ensure safe, efficient, and effective operation of housing facilities
  • Have excellent management, human relations, and problem-solving skills while demonstrating an understanding of current trends in student housing and residential education
  • Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others
  • Ability to work with sensitive information and maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to work nights and weekends
  • Commitment to working with and supporting students from diverse backgrounds
  • Detail-oriented, possess excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office and other computer software/databases
  • Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous Director-level experience in a comprehensive housing and residence life program that includes supervision of professional staff
  • Familiarity with Maxient and eRezLife (or similar software)
  • EEO Statement

    Saint Mary's College is an Equal Opportunity Employer, in keeping with the College's mission, Saint Mary's is committed to increasing racial and ethnic diversity at all levels – students, faculty, and staff – and seeks applications from candidates who share this commitment.

    Job Type Full-time FLSA Exempt

    Posting Detail Information

    Posting Number S19280

    Desired Start Date Position End Date (if temporary) Department Website Scheduled Days of Week and Hours Scheduled Hours per Week Scheduled Months 12 Open Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicant

    COVID-19 Considerations:

    Saint Mary's College requires all faculty, staff and students to be fully immunized against COVID-19. Medical or religious exemptions may be considered for approval.

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    Documents Needed to Apply

    Required Documents

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Optional Documents

  • Transcripts
  • Letter of Recommendation
  • Supplemental Questions

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