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Assistant Director of Residence Life - Doheny Campus - Student Affairs

Location: Doheny Campus (Downtown LA)

Will assist the Director of Residence Life with the supervision of all facets of on-campus living at the Doheny campus. The incumbent for this position lives on campus and has rotational on-call night and weekend duty, and is responsible for 200 students in five (5) residence halls. The campus is primarily for undergraduate female residents with some undergraduate male residents and graduate female residents. Oversees Chalon Residence Life in the absence of the Director. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Oversee housing operations (includes assigning rooms, facilitating room changes, resolving roommate conflicts, coordinating check in/out, updating and distributing license agreements and assessing room condition and changes, as necessary). 
  1. Assist with the selection, training and supervision of the RAs and HRAs including facilitating weekly
    staff meetings, conducting bi-weekly one-on-ones, maintaining the RA programs, RA budget and duty schedules. 
  1. Maintain proper safety and security policies and conduct and coordinate two emergency drills per year
    (one per semester) including working with the Fire Department to de-activate alarms, providing statistics
    to the community of drill results, training RAs, fire captains and floor leaders on evacuation procedures
    and maintaining forms used such as floor charts, evacuation plans and reminder forms. 
  1. Oversee the planning of Central RAP, a one day Residence Life conference, in addition to being present
    the day of the conference to supervise student staff.
  2. Oversee the Graduate Housing Program including advertisement, room assignments and room
  1. Assist with the coordination of the student conduct system. Counsel resident students on issues such as adjustment to college life and roommate mediation. Work closely with the Director of Residence Life on discipline and policy issues. Maintain accurate records of student conduct appointments and outcomes. 
  1. Coordinate and facilitate the Summer Housing Program.  
  1. Share on-call (evening and weekend) responsibilities with the two Head Resident Assistants. Make
    decisions in emergencies regarding safety, medical and security concerns, alerting the Director of
    Residence Life and/or Security when warranted. 

Qualifications and Requirements: 
Strong working knowledge of the following: student development theory, legal/contractual considerations for housing policies, paraprofessional training trends and models, current residence life and housing issues, housing practices (e.g., key control, room selection, room assignments), as well as student judicial models, and diversity issues as they relate to on-campus living. Good working knowledge of computers and word-processing, spreadsheet, database and/or other software applications, as needed (e.g., MS Office, Internet, web development, email, desktop publishing). Good working knowledge of basic supervisory principles.

Effectively organize, prioritize and handle multiple tasks to meet established deadlines. Exercise sound judgment and decision making and handle confidential information effectively. Understanding of and sensitivity to the needs of a small private college environment. Effectively relate to college students, both at a group and individual level. Effectively communicate and work with people from different ethnic, cultural, and religious backgrounds. Provide leadership and engage in effective, appropriate problem resolution. Effective assessment of students’ developmental needs as well as the ability to relate and communicate effectively with students who live on campus so as to ensure that the residents’ needs are met as much as possible. Maintain the image of on-campus living as an asset that compliments the academic classroom experience. Demonstrated success in the areas of staff supervision and development. Analytical and detail-oriented and very flexible. Excellent oral/written communication, interpersonal, group facilitation, critical thinking and problem resolution, leadership, listening and counseling skills. Strong negotiation, public relations, supervisory and staff development skills.

Minimum of one years of professional or paraprofessional experience in housing/residential life. Previous experience working effectively with college students.

Bachelor’s degree in College Student Personnel or related field (Master’s degree preferred). 

Valid first aid/CPR certificate required.

Work Location:                   Doheny Campus (Downtown LA)         

Start Date:                         Immediately

Applications Deadline:     Open until filled

Contact Information:         Email cover letter, salary history and resume to:



Mount St. Mary's College is an equal opportunity employer. The College is thoroughly committed both to providing equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees, and to providing a work environment that is free from harassment, discrimination and retaliation.

Applicants must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States. The College will not assist applicants with any visa matter. A background check will be required.

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