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 total student development within a residential area ranging in size from 275 to 750 students. In addition, the AD interacts with the major processes of the office through the coordination of a secondary assignment. The AD is responsible for the supervision and advisement of Graduate Residence Coordinators (GRCs) and Resident Assistants (RAs), area programming, the development of a healthy community environment, student conduct intervention, crisis response, student conflict resolution and management, and housing operations. The Assistant Director reports to one of three Associate Directors of Student Life.

The Assistant Director position will provide the skills and experience necessary to work in any setting in Student Affairs. Assistant Directors are integral in the decision making process for the Student Life Office and the experience of the on-campus student population on a predominantly residential 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.

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 University Maryland is a growing and supportive environment that enables practitioners to be creative in addressing a wide array of issues. We are looking for people with diverse backgrounds and skills who are interested in helping to move our office forward and lending their ideas and expertise to a student life program dedicated to the University's values of inclusion, justice, community, and a constant challenge to improve.

Primary Job Responsibilities

  • Supervision of 1-4 Graduate Residence Coordinators (GRCs), indirect supervision of 4-18 RAs, and supervision of 1 work-study Office Assistant (OA)
  • Support both the departmental and divisional goals focused on diversity and inclusion
  • Assume responsibility for a secondary assignment within the Office of Student Life such as assessment initiatives, advising the Residence Hall Association or co-chairing committees that plan and implement RA training, RA/GRC recruitment, selection, and/or staff development
  • Serve as the primary conduct officer and manage the student conduct caseload within the residential area
  • Assist in the planning and facilitation of GRC and RA trainings
  • 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, potentially responding to emergencies in all areas of residential living and access ways.
  • 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 regarding Loyola's new Living Learning Initiative, please visit https://www.loyola.edu/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 develop opportunities dedicated to developing students' understanding of identity development, privilege, oppression, social justice, bias, and/or inclusive language/actions
  • Strong written, oral, and interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge and application of student development theory
  • Experience with supervising paraprofessional staff
  • Experience serving as a student conduct officer
  • Understanding and appreciation of the mission of a Jesuit University
  • Availability during night and weekend hours


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

How to Apply

For more information, please contact Tim Cherney, Associate Director of Student Life, at tdcherney@loyola.edu . Interested candidates should apply online at www.loyola.edu/careers.  A cover letter, resume, and list of three professional references are required and may be attached at the appropriate prompt on the application.

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.


Loyola's Jesuit Identity

Information about the Office of Student Life

Divisional Learning Outcomes

Service at Loyola

Diversity at Loyola

Information about Baltimore

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