Job Summary:

This position is a key member of the Student Life team and is primarily responsible for coordinating residential education and services, student housing, and campus discipline. Ensures all Residence Life programs and services align with and support the mission and strategic plans.

Essential Functions:

  • Responsible for residence life operations including but not limited to, residence community development, residence hall policies and procedures.

  • Responsible for housing of students including, but not limited to housing applications, room assignments, room changes, roommate conflicts and mediations, hall check-in and check-out. Collaborates on all housing processes and needs of the campus.

  • Maintains a high level of visibility within the residential community as well as the greater university community (nights and weekend work required).

  • Participates in a rotating, on-call system that provides assistance and support to paraprofessional students and residents

  • Manage and monitor the paraprofessional staff duty rotation system.

  • Engage with students educating, explaining, interpreting, and reinforcing policies as listed in the Student Code of Conduct, housing contract, and student handbook.

  • Effectively works with leadership to develop a long-term vision for Residence Life through research and development.

  • Selects, trains, supervises, evaluates, and encourages developmental opportunities and growth for assigned professional and student staff members.

  • Works to create a true living/learning community within the residence halls by developing educational, moral, and social programming for the students in residence.

  • Effectively communicates with students, parents, administrators, faculty, and vendors.

  • Coordinates with administrators and maintenance staff concerning residence halls maintenance and capital improvements.

  • Adjudicates judicial cases and is closely involved in student disciplinary matters.

  • Coordinates assessment and retention efforts to ensure resident satisfaction.

  • Prepares budgets, reports, agreements as appropriate.

  • Conduct regular inspections of the student housing facility and student units; identify problem areas, and enlist means to correct. Report, track and follow up on Maintenance issues with appropriate building managers, maintenance and cleaning staff, etc.

  • Appropriately responds to emergency situations within the housing systems timely and effectively. (Note: This position is provided on-campus housing and a meal plan.)

  • Manages residential student mail

  • Advise the Residence Hall Association

  • Facilitate all emergency response procedures in the residence halls including tornado and fire drills

  • Performs additional job related duties as assigned.



  • Master’s degree required

  • Minimum of two years of relevant experience in Student Life; Residence Life preferred.

  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Proven ability to effectively manage multiple projects.

  • Works effectively, both independently and collaboratively, as a part of the team.

  • Effective organizational skills.

  • Proven ability to establish effective and collaborative relationships.

  • Proficient computer skills in MS Powerpoint, Outlook, Word and Excel.

This is a live-on position. Director will be provided a one bedroom apartment on campus and a meal plan.

Interviews will begin on 4/1/17 and the position will start 6/1/17.

To Apply:
Please email cover letter, resume, and three references to

Human Resources
University of Saint Mary
Leavenworth, KS 66048

The University of Saint Mary is an Equal Opportunity Employer.