Director of Residence Life

Towson, MD
Feb 23, 2017
Faculty Jobs
Administrative Jobs
Student Affairs, Residence Life
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Purpose
Towson University is currently accepting applications for a Director of Residence Life. Towson University is a comprehensive, metropolitan university located north of Baltimore. TU currently enrolls over 22,000 students and has been designated as a growth institution by the University System of Maryland. The Department of Housing & Residence Life has over 5,300 students living on-campus and is comprised of professional, graduate, and undergraduate staff committed to promoting a residential living environment that fosters academic and personal growth in caring, diverse, safe, clean, and well-maintained communities.

The Director serves as a member of the Senior Leadership Team, under administrative direction from the Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs. The Director plays a key role in strategic planning and formulating departmental policy; provides visionary leadership and direction for the Department to compliment the mission and goals of the University. The Director develops and oversees residential learning communities that utilize best practices in student development and research to create engaging environments; ensures the security and safety of students; responsible for crisis and risk management; establishes long range planning mechanisms, and establishes a collaborative relationship with the Divisional and University departments. The Director directly supervises 3 Assistant Directors of Residence Life, 1 Coordinator of Residential Learning Communities, and indirectly manages 15 Residence Life Coordinators, 5 Graduate Assistants, and 130 Resident Assistants and other Student Workers. In addition, the Director of Residence Life serves as a key liaison for the universities privatized housing contract with Capstone Management. He/she will serve in the Assistant Vice Presidents absence. Some night, weekend, and on-call hours are required for the position.

Master's degree and seven years of progressive experience in residence life, program development, supervision, advising student groups, housing administration, and working with diverse students and staff. The selected candidate must have a thorough knowledge of student development theory and its application to comprehensive living and learning residential environments; a demonstrated commitment and sensitivity to working with students, faculty, and staff to build a diverse, inclusive, and multicultural community which facilitates positive outcomes; and effective interpersonal and communication skills. A Criminal Background Investigation is required for the hired candidate, and the results may affect employment.

Salary and Benefits
Competitive salary and full university benefits that include excellent health, life insurance, and retirement plans; tuition remission; and 22 days of annual leave, 14 holidays, personal and sick days. To learn more about our benefits, please click here.

This position will be open for a minimum of 14 days. Cover letter and resume are requested, but not required.

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Towson University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process due to a physical or mental disability, please send an email to:

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