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Director of Residence Life
Date Posted 09/15/2020
Hiring Status Accepting Applications
Location Winona Campus
Position Responsibilities

The Director of Residence Life provides vision and leadership for the Office of Residence Life to ensure students holistic development. The Director is responsible for ensuring quality in Residence Life through programs, education, judicial affairs, housing facilities management, and crisis intervention. Working closely with the professional residence life team, the Director fosters a vibrant residential experience founded on the Lasallian Catholic heritage, dedicated to cultivating an authentic human community where the human dignity of each person is upheld.   

Specifically, the Director

  • Supervises and mentors the professional residence life staff and, indirectly, resident assistants to ensure a quality and vibrant residential community through residential programs and evaluations.
  • Responsible for the coordination of all student staff and professional staff training and development programs which includes recruitment, selection, training, supervision, and evaluation.
  • Oversees the residence life programming model and assessment. 
  • Responsible for residence hall facility management (i.e., maintenance, opening and closing halls, break housing), housing selection and assignments, housing related charges, and compiling statistics and occupancy reports.
  • Assists in the development and implementation of policies, procedures, and regulations relating to life in the residential community. Serves as a judicial affairs officer, adjudicating serious cases, and assigns sanctions as appropriate.
  • Investigates Title IX cases and works closely with the Title IX Coordinator.
  • Revises the student handbook annually and updates residence life page as needed.
  • Coordinates crisis response and intervention procedures, including participating in an on-call rotation.
  • Oversees the Residence Life Budget.
Essential Skills and Abilities
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • Emotional intelligence and multicultural literacy to relate well with students, parents, faculty and other professionals in an academic setting and to establish, articulate and enforce expectations that foster a positive campus community.
  • Flexibility to occasionally work evenings and weekends through a rotating coverage system.
  The successful candidate must support, respect, and advance the mission of Saint Mary's University as a Lasallian Catholic institution.
Education and Experience
  • Master’s degree required, preferably with an emphasis in student affairs, higher education administration, counseling, developmental psychology, education or a related field.  
  • Minimum of four years of progressive experience in residence life, student affairs, or a related field preferred.
  • Experience working with college-age students and knowledge of their developmental needs is required.  
  • Prior supervisory or management experience is required.
  • A demonstrated commitment to the Lasallian Catholic mission.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license, good driving record, and pass a criminal background check.
Additional Required Materials Cover letter, CV/resume, and contact information for three professional references.
Application Review Date
Starting Date
Contact Human Resources
Contact Email hr@smumn.edu
Position Full-time
Contract Length 12 Month
Other Details / Information
Benefits Full
Work Sponsorship This position is not eligible for work sponsorship
  We encourage members of the protected classes as defined by the federal, state, and municipal law and those persons attracted to a university with a Lasallian Catholic identity to apply.
EEO M/W/D/V
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