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Housing and Residence Life

Residence Director - Graduate Level


PT schedule, 20 hours per week, 52 weeks per year, varying hours.

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 100-250+ 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 on the University’s on-call rotation; expected to respond to emergency situations as needed; 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.  Specific collateral assignments that this position will take on (in collaboration with other Housing and Residence Life staff members) include RA Training, RA Selection, RA Recognition and work within the Housing and Residence Life Main Office in assessment efforts including designing and administering assessment tools, compiling research and benchmarking data, analyzing data and reporting common trends.  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 Director of Housing and Residence Life and the Dean of Students. 


  • Work Experience Requirements:

    Prior residence life experience preferred. 

  • Essential Elements:

    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 of up to 24 credits annually up to the standard Master's program rate of $824 per credit (rate is subject to change). If the student is registered for specific program courses with lower per credit rates, the tuition remission will be adjusted not to exceed the rate charged per credit. 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 Kevin Gaughenbaugh, Assistant Director of Housing and Residence Life at kgaughenbaugh@marywood.edu. Residence Directors must be enrolled full-time as a Marywood Graduate Student.

  • Other Elements:

    Marywood is an independent, comprehensive, coeducational, Catholic university with 3,000 students located in 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.

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