Assistant Director, Residence Life

Marshall University Huntington , WV 25706

Posted 5 days ago

Position Details

Position Information

Banner Position Number001223Position TitleAssistant Director, Residence LifeClassification TitleManagerDepartmentHousing Auxiliary - MU5400LocationMU - Marshall UniversitySalary Range$43,000Salary Grade

Position Summary Information

Job Description

The Assistant Director works to create a student living environment and student staff team conducive toward department goals, student learning, and academic success, and through the hiring, training, supervision, and development of a successful residential student staff. This position supervises professional and graduate staff and interacts with 2500 students. The Assistant Director of Residence Life reports to the Associate Director of Residence Life.


  • Responsible for the direct supervision of three full-time Area Coordinators.

  • Indirectly supervises three graduate Assistant Area Coordinators, approximately 57 Resident Advisors in a residential community comprised of 8 residence halls and 1,900 residential students.

  • Responsible for the supervision of 1 Graduate Desk Operations Coordinator and a staff of 60+ Desk Assistants and Supervisors.

  • Conduct Residence Life staff meetings.

  • Conduct regular 1-1 meetings with supervised staff and semesterly 1-1 meetings with RAs.

  • Meet with hall staff to review hall operations, RA development, hall trends/issues, and hall budget plans and initiatives.

  • Creates and maintains duty calendars

Training and Staff Development:

  • Coordinates Resident Advisor, Area Coordinators, graduate Assistant Area Coordinators, and Desk Assistant, training and development.

  • Duties include oversight of developing presentations, contacting speakers, staff in-services.

  • Organizing and implementing training each Fall and Spring semester.

  • Organizing staff retreats.

  • Utilizes and tracks individual training budgets.

  • Identifies training needs and learning outcomes desired to plan Fall training sessions and schedules.

  • Coordinates new staff welcome events.

  • Conducts and plans in-service supplemental training.

  • Conducts staff appreciation initiatives.

  • Plans speaker(s) and room reservation, training meals and food purchases, material requests.

Staff Selection and Recruitment:

  • Assists, plans, and coordinates, with Associate Director of Residence Life, staff selection and recruitment strategies for all student staff and paraprofessional positions.

  • Creates marketing strategies and theme for each selection process.

  • Coordinates the student staff onboarding process including staff meet and greets, employment paperwork, and hiring.

  • Advises and coordinates committees to plan search process details.

Administrative Responsibilities:

  • Represent Department across campus including Open House, Summer Orientation, Week of Welcome, etc.

  • Maintain office records essential to working with students, parents, and staff, including, staff disciplinary records, evaluations, programming records, duty schedules, student judicial records, employee files, operational records (vandalism, duty schedules, staff GPAs, etc.).

  • Budget creation and implementation for assigned areas.

  • Collaborates with university staff and faculty to develop programs and initiatives for comprehensive safety, vandalism, substance abuse prevention, etc.

  • Coordinates Residence Hall conduct process and maintains the Advocate Judicial system.

  • Adjudicates conduct cases as necessary.

  • Participate in regular departmental and campus meetings.

  • Coordinates in conjunction with departmental leadership the creation, development, and distribution of various department publications and manuals.

  • Maintain departmental social media accounts.

  • Provide guidance in the development of signature HRL events.


  • Serve as professional staff first-responder during on-call rotation for all MU residence halls

  • Address crisis management, emergencies, and student behavioral issues as they arise.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Supervises and advises 1-2 department committees that oversee training, selection, and searches, Sustainability, diversity, etc.

  • Performs other duties as assigned such as campus committee responsibilities, research, assessment, retention efforts, early arrivals, Director requests for information, reports, sustainability efforts.

Required Qualifications

Master's Degree in Student Affairs, Higher Education Administration, or related field

  • 2-3 Years of live-in/on professional Residence Life work experience in the following areas:

oSupervision and management

oAddressing residence hall student issues

oDemonstrated initiative in student and community development

oExperience with diversity and social justice

oAdvising and working with student groups or organizations

oDemonstrated time management and administrative skills

oEmergency and crisis response experience

oDemonstrated experience with student staff training, and recruitment and selection

Preferred Qualifications

Posting Detail Information

Posting NumberMU462EOpen Date03/14/2019Close DateOpen Until FilledYesSpecial Instructions Summary

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Resume

  • Cover Letter

Optional Documents

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