Loyola University Maryland

Student Life

Assistant Director of Student Life

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The Assistant Director of Student Life position offers a unique and rewarding role within the division of Student Development. A 12-month, live-in position, the Assistant Director is responsible for the holistic student development within a residential area serving 450 students and staffed by 2 Graduate Residence Coordinators (GRCs) and 11 Resident Assistants (RAs.)   

The Assistant Director (AD) position is a challenging and rewarding role for professionals interested in further pursuing careers in residence life, student conduct, housing operations, and beyond. Within their areas, Assistant Directors are responsible for developing and leading the GRC and RA staffs, designing area-specific community development plans, adjudicating and delegating the area’s student conduct caseload, communicating with parents and other stakeholders, and organizing opening and closing processes. In addition, the AD is responsible for the coordination of a secondary assignment – often leading the development and implementation of many of the office’s major processes including RA/GRC recruitment, selection, and training or co-advising RHA. On a small, collaborative campus, Assistant Directors also have the opportunity to be involved in campus-wide initiatives that will expose them to a number of different areas in student development and higher education.

Our current vacancy is for the Assistant Director of the Eastside Area.

The Eastside Area (Ahern, McAuley, Rahner Village, and Aquinas) houses approximately 450 fourth-year/senior students in a townhouse/apartment-style setting.  The Eastside Area offers a unique experience to incorporate transition theory within the context of graduating seniors entering graduate schools, extended service opportunities, or the professional workforce. The AD will also partner with colleagues in Student Engagement to connect residents to senior year resources based in reflection, discernment, and personal growth as well as colleagues in Alumni Relations, Career Services, and Student Government Association.  The AD of the Eastside Area also has the potential to advise our Residence Hall Association spanning all four class years and residential areas.

The Office of Student Life is a dynamic organization that is continually looking to improve the environment within the residence halls and link the curricular and co-curricular experience of students. Loyola is a growing and supportive environment that enables practitioners to be creative in addressing a wide array of issues within a collaborative team-based atmosphere. We are seeking colleagues whose professional philosophies align with our dedication to the development of the whole person and the University's Jesuit values of inclusion, justice, community, and a constant challenge to improve.

Primary Job Responsibilities

  • Supervise 2 Graduate Residence Coordinators (GRCs), indirectly supervise 11 Resident Assistants (RAs), and supervise 1 work-study Office Assistant (OA). Provide on-going training and development for all staff members
  • Support both the departmental and divisional goals focused on diversity and inclusion
  • Create population-based learning outcomes and design area specific community development plans based on the office’s social and educational aims. Provide direct leadership to GRCs and RAs for overall community development
  • Assume responsibility for a secondary assignment within the Office of Student Life such as advising the Residence Hall Association or chairing committees that plan and implement RA/GRC recruitment, selection, and/or staff development
  • Serve as a University hearing officer and primary manager of the conduct caseload within the residential area
  • Constructively resolve a variety of student and parent issues and concerns
  • Serve in the on-call duty rotation for campus-wide emergencies, 2-3 weeks per semester or as needed, potentially responding to emergencies in all areas of residential living
  • Participate in the continual assessment and improvement of Student Life initiatives
  • Collaborate with colleagues in the development and management of Loyola's Living Learning Initiative - Messina (depending on residential area). For more information, please visit Messina.


  • Master’s degree in College Student Personnel, Higher Education, Counseling in Student Affairs or a related field
  • 0-3 years of post-graduate professional experience and 1-3 years live-in residence hall experience
  • Demonstrated ability to support and advocate for underrepresented students as well as creating opportunities dedicated to developing students' understanding of identity development, privilege, oppression, social justice, bias, and/or inclusive language/actions
  • Experience with on-call crisis response 
  • Experience serving as a student conduct officer
  • Experience supervising Resident Assistants or other residential paraprofessional staff
  • Availability during night and weekend hours


We offer a competitive salary, full benefits, and a two-bedroom, furnished apartment including internet and cable connections, parking, and a meal plan during the academic year.

How to Apply

The application will be live soon on our Human Resources page.   The anticipated start date for the position is January 19, 2016 (negotiable).  For more information, please contact Tim Cherney, Associate Director of Student Life, at tdcherney@loyola.edu.  

Loyola University Maryland welcomes applicants from all backgrounds who can contribute to its educational mission. Loyola is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, seeking applications from underrepresented groups. Additional information is available at www.loyola.edu.

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For more information about the search process, please contact Tim Cherney at 410-617-2488 or tdcherney@loyola.edu.