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Interested in becoming a Residence Director?

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.

Residence Director's must be enrolled full-time as a Marywood graduate student.  Prior residence life experience preferred. For additional information regarding the position, please email Kevin Gaughenbaugh, Assistant Director of Housing and Residence Life, at

The Residence Director search process is currently underway for the 2020-2021 academic year. The position description and application can be found here.

Interested in becoming a Resident Assistant?

The Resident Assistant (RA) position focuses on enhancing the quality of life in the residence halls, including fostering community, providing academic support, and being attentive to safety and security of residents. The position requires an individual who is flexible enough to assume a variety of roles as dictated by the changing needs of students. It is crucial that an individual be able to relate well to others and handle administrative responsibilities. The RA is more than just a friendly presence; she/he is the crucial link in creating an environment in which students develop independence and learn to live cooperatively with others.

If you are interested in learning more about the Resident Assistant position, please attend one of our RA Info Sessions!

Monday, February 3rd, 9:30 PM, Learning Commons room 331/337

Wednesday, February 5th, 7:30 PM, Learning Commons room 331/337

Thursday, February 6th, 8:30 PM, Learning Commons room 206

Wednesday, February 12th, 8:30 PM, Learning Commons room 331/337

Thursday, February 13th, 5:00 PM, Learning Commons room 206

Please complete the following steps in order to apply for a 2020-2021 Resident Assistant position:

1.  Complete the 2020 Resident Assistant Application (must sign in using your Marywood email address and password)

2.  Find two references and have them each complete the online 2020 RA Reference Form

3.  Participate in an individual interview (will be scheduled once we receive your RA Application)

4.  Participate in the Group Process Interview taking place on Saturday, Feb. 22nd at 10:00 AM in the McGowan Center for Professional Studies

All Resident Assistant applications and Reference Forms must be completed by 11:59 PM on Sunday, February 16th in order to be considered!