Associate Director of Residence Life

Chatham University
Pittsburgh, PA, USA

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    Chatham University

    Associate Director of Residence Life

    Chatham University has an immediate opening for an Associate Director of Residence Life in the University's Student Affairs department.

    The Associate Director of Residence Life position is a 12-month, live-on position responsible for supporting the mission of Chatham University, the Office of Residence Life, and the Division of Student Affairs. The Associate Director provides creative vision and leadership for residence education, community development, resident student support services, and oversees the Resident Assistant program.

    The Associate Director should be a positive role model who is committed to student affairs, residence life, co-curricular experiences, and the specific needs of our key student populations. The position serves in the on-call duty rotation and involves high student contact and evening and weekend hours.

    This vacant position will add to Chatham's mission "to prepare students to build lives of purpose, value and fulfilling preparing graduates to be informed and engaged citizens in their communities; to recognize and respect the diversity of culture, identity, and opinion; and to live sustainably." Building on this mission, Chatham is committed to creating a supportive and inclusive learning, living and working environment for all members of the campus community. Learn more at:

    Key Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Aid with the management and oversight of the residence life/housing program, provide leadership to Residence Life students and professional staff, and serve as the Director in their absence.
    • Supervise, select, mentor, and train residence life staff, including providing oversight to all aspects of the Resident Assistant program.
    • Develop and oversee community development initiatives and programs (i.e., Living Learning Communities, Residence Life Community Development Model, etc.)
    • Serve as a student conduct officer responsible for meeting with, educating, and sanctioning students found responsible for violating the Honor Code, Residence Life policies, and university policies.
    • Instruct 1 section of SDE 101 (Strategies for Student Success in College) in the fall semester. Mentor and supervise a Success Coach GA and maintain knowledge of university resources to help students navigate barriers.
    • Oversee the 3-credit RA Intergroup Dialogues Course curriculum (IND 245: Fostering Inclusive Communities in Residential Settings) and serve as the primary instructor.


    • Master's degree in higher education administration or related field with a minimum of 2 years of professional work experience in residence life, student development, and/or campus activities.
    • Must be detailed oriented with excellent planning, organizational and management abilities, have strong nurturing/interpersonal communication skills both verbal and written, ability to maintain positive customer service relations and continuously helpful attitude.
    • Possess an understanding of student development, supervisor experience, and a commitment to improving the lives of students the ability to work in a team-oriented environment with emphasis on collaboration, a demonstrated commitment to diversity, and tact and diplomacy in handling sensitive and/or confidential matters required.
    Founded in 1869, Chatham University has an enrollment of over 2,200 students across over 60 undergraduate and graduate programs in our areas of excellence: sustainability & health, the arts & sciences, and business & communications. Chatham has consistently been named a College of Distinction and a "Best College" by U.S. News & World Report, and--as the alma mater of environmental icon, Rachel Carson (Class of '29)--is perennially ranked as one of the greenest colleges in the United States by Sierra Magazine and the Princeton Review.

    Chatham consists of the School of Health Sciences; the Falk School of Sustainability & Environment; the School of Arts, Science and Business; and the School for Continuing & Professional Studies.

    Located in Pittsburgh, PA--one of the country's most livable cities and great college towns--Chatham is spread across three distinct locations: the historic arboretum, Shadyside Campus; Chatham Eastside in the fast-growing East End; and Eden Hall Campus, one of the world's most sustainable campuses.

    For a complete job description and to apply visit:

    Follow the instructions to complete the application process.

    To ensure full consideration, please submit a cover letter addressing the qualifications of the position, professional resume, and contact information for three professional references.

    Chatham University offers a competitive salary, an excellent benefits package, including tuition remission for qualified personnel, and a generous retirement plan.

    Chatham University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity. Women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply. Chatham University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, or national origin.

    Full Job Description Chatham University


    About Chatham

    Founded in 1869, Chatham University is a fully coed institution with an enrollment of over 2,200 students and over 60 undergraduate and graduate programs in our areas of excellence: health & sustainability; business & communication; and the arts & sciences. Chatham is the alma mater of environmental icon Rachel Carson ’29, and is recognized as a leader in the field of sustainability, having been selected as one of the Top 50 Green Colleges by The Princeton Review; ranked in the top five nationally for sustainability achievements in the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS); and mentioned in a 2012 Forbes article as one of the places "contributing to Pittsburgh's transformation into a destination for green living."

    Building on these accomplishments, Chatham opened in 2014 the world's first fully sustainable campus in higher education, Eden Hall Campus. Consistently ranked as a best college by U.S. News & World Report in the Regional Universities North category, Chatham consists of the School of Health Sciences; the Falk School of Sustainability & Environment; the School of Arts, Science & Business; and the School for Continuing & Professional Studies.

    Accreditation The University is accredited by the:

    · Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools

    · Pennsylvania Department of Education

    · Pennsylvania Department of Education Teacher Certification Program

    · Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education

    · Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant

    · American Chemical Society

    · American Psychology Association

    · Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

    · Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education

    · Council for Interior Design Accreditation

    · Council on Social Work Education

    · International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education

    · Masters in Psychology and Counseling Accreditation Council


    Mission Statement Chatham University prepares its students to build lives of purpose, value, and fulfilling work. Through professional skill development and liberal arts learning, Chatham prepares its graduates to be informed and engaged citizens in their communities; to recognize and respect diversity of culture, identity, and opinion; and to live sustainably.

    Student Life Students at Chatham University immerse themselves in academics, co-curricular activities, and city life here in Pittsburgh, PA. At Chatham University, you’ll find an academic and social environment where everyone, from professors in the classroom to strong alumnae/alumni networks to fellow students, cares about your future. The Office of Student Affairs at Chatham is committed to assisting students in becoming active members of the campus community through a variety of programs and services. Student Affairs staff members are here to help Chatham students stretch their imaginations, learn about themselves, discover the world, and achieve their aspirations. Chatham University has a lot in store for students outside the classroom.

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