Housing and Residence Life

Residence Director (3 Positions Available) Graduate Level

Compensation includes board while classes are in session during the fall, spring, and summer semesters, a stipend of $450.00 before taxes per month, a furnished apartment, and tuition remission (24 credits annually). All other University fees (general fees, student activities fee, textbooks, course fees, etc.) are the responsibility of the Residence Director. For additional information, please email Tyler Ward, Assistant Director of Housing and Residence Life at tward@marywood.edu. Residence Director’s must be enrolled full-time as a Marywood graduate student. Prior residence life experience preferred.

Summary of Duties

The Residence Director (RD) position is a 12 month (July 1 – June 30) live-in role within the Housing and Residence Life Office. Supervised by the Assistant Director of Housing and Residence Life, the RD is responsible for the overall administration of a residence hall community of approximately 200-300+ students. The RD: selects, supervises, evaluates and trains Resident Assistants; fosters an environment which enhances student intellectual, social, spiritual and personal development; provides educational opportunities and academic support for students through programming, conduct and advisement; serves as a conduct hearing officer in adjudicating policy violations; serves as a resource person and as the primary institutional representative responsible for residence hall administration according to University philosophy and policy. Additionally, the RD collaborates with the Maintenance, Housekeeping and Security staff; participates in departmental and University-wide committees; and fulfills other duties as assigned. The position is annually renewable based on evaluation of work performance and academic achievement. The Residence Directors are appointed by the Assistant Director of Housing and Residence Life after consultation with the Senior Director of Student Conduct and Residence Life and the Assistant Vice President of Student Life.

Marywood University is an independent, comprehensive, co-educational, Catholic university with 3,100 students located in the residential area of Scranton, PA with easy access to the Pocono Mountains and within a two-hour drive of New York City and Philadelphia.  The undergraduate school enrolls 1,980 students in fifty programs.  The Graduate Schools provide a large array of offerings including an innovative inter-disciplinary Ph. D. in Human Development.



  • Educational:

    Residence Director must be enrolled full-time as a Marywood graduate student.  Prior residence life experience preferred.


How to Apply

Review of applications will begin early February and continue until the position is filled.  A completed Marywood University Application, along with resume should be sent to Marywood University, Office of Human Resources, 2300 Adams Avenue, Scranton, PA  18509.