Director of Residence Life

Position Title: Director of Residence Life

Hours: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Mon - Fri

Grade/Salary Range:

Department: Student Affairs

Supervisor: Vice President of Student Affairs 

General Purpose:
The Director of Residence Life is responsible for managing all aspects of a residence hall system comprised of 3 residence halls, 2 Resident Directors, 1 graduate assistant, approximately 16 Resident Assistants, and about 400 residents. The Director is responsible for establishing and implementing short and long-term goals and objectives, strategic plans, policies, and operating procedures: monitoring and evaluating programmatic and operational effectiveness and engaging in continuous quality improvement. The Director is responsible for staff selection and hiring, training, move in days and room assignments. This is a critical role in a department that is expanding with the third residence hall on campus opening in August 2019. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manages all systems associated with residence life
  • Supervises two Resident Directors and RA staff, graduate assistant, work study students, desk attendants, and RHA
  • Oversees the department budget and is responsible for all payment authorizations, places orders, manages petty cash, manages programming funds, and coordinates payroll for student staf
  • Participates in campus-wide committee meetings, attends trainings and professional development programs off campus, and attends conferences. Participates in campus administrator on-call rotation
  • Oversees department programming for all residents including weekend and evening programming, with the following components: educational, social, wellness, etc.

 Desired Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master's degree - higher education or related field preferred
  • 3-5 years work related experience
  • Experience with MS Office Suite required, Databases, Web Development, Statistical Software, Jenzebar preferred.
  • The Director will also be innovative, possess a passion for the student experience at Molloy, and incorporate best practices into the organizational culture.
  • The Director must possess excellent communication skills and have an active commitment to diversity and inclusion; an understanding of legal issues and risk management; and the ability to work collaboratively and build relationships with students, parents, and other stakeholders. The Director will work closely with the VPSA, Public Safety, and Counseling.
  • Applicants should care deeply about the residential experience for students. Successful candidates will have significant professional experience in housing and residence life; possess exceptional supervisory and interpersonal skills; demonstrate an ability to strengthen residential programs and living-learning communities, and engage in continuous quality improvement.  
  • The Director will utilize discretion and be comfortable making decisions independently. Must be able to handle emergency situations and engage in crisis response protocols.

Supervision Exercised:

Supervises work of others (non-students), including planning, assigning, scheduling and reviewing work, ensuring quality standards.  Is responsible for hiring, terminating, training and developing, reviewing performance and administering corrective action for staff.  Plans organizational structure and job content. 

Tools and Equipment Used:
Desktop computer, including spreadsheet and word processing software; copy machine; fax machine, printers, and scanners.

Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, talk and hear. The employee is occasionally required to walk; use hands and fingers to operate, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderately quiet.

The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

Molloy College, an independent, Catholic college, rooted in the Dominican tradition of study, spirituality, service and community, is committed to academic excellence with respect for each person. Through transformative education, Molloy promotes a lifelong search for truth and the development of ethical leadership.

All Molloy College employees are expected to display an understanding of and a commitment to the College's mission and core values; foster relationships with a spirit of inclusivity, compassion and respect; appreciate and celebrate differences and support a welcoming and hospitable environment that is responsive and helpful to all members of the Molloy community and beyond.

To Apply: Email resume and cover letter to or mail to:

Office of Human Resources,
Molloy College 1000 Hempstead Avenue
Rockville Centre, NY 11571-5002

An Equal Opportunity
Women, minorities, persons with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.