Assistant Director of Campus Life


The Assistant Director of Campus Life fosters a living-learning approach to student growth and achievement by participating in the development and implementation of short and long range goals designed to meet the needs of current and prospective students; facilitates a creative, appropriate and student-centered direction for the department by participating in the shaping, interpretation, communication and implementation of residence life and services policies and procedures.


  • Coordinate the hiring and training process for all residence life staff and serve as a first-line contact and resource for resident assistants.
  • Oversees opening and closing of residence hall area during University recesses and supervise check-in and check-out responsibilities.
  • Coordinates housing contracts, room changes, and placements.
  • Chair the Conduct Board and serve as the primary investigator for campus conduct incidents.
  • Coordinate and participate in the on-call duty rotation for the residence life staff and serve as the primary emergency back-up for residential incidents.
  • Plan, create, and implement Living and Learning Communities, tutoring and other academic support services, and other programs to integrate the residence halls with students' academic pursuits.
  • Work with the Residence Life Graduate Assistants and Resident Assistants to mediate student disputes and resolve interpersonal problems in the residence halls.
  • Work closely with Facilities and the University Police to ensure timely inspections, repairs, and long-range planning and create a safe and welcoming environment.
  • Oversee all administrative functions for housing, including letters, contracts, keys, housing assignments, work orders, etc.
  • Manage the Residence Life department budget.
  • Establish and facilitate a robust and inclusive residence hall programming model that match the University values.
  • Maintain and provide accurate and useful data on occupancy, incidents, conduct cases, and other student- and facilities-related matters.
  • Works closely with Admissions, Student Accounts, Disabilities Service Office, and other University offices to ensure a smooth and effective process for students seeking housing.
  • Work with the Director of Campus Life and the Dean of Students to support campus life and other programs as needed. 
  • Demonstrate and reflect understanding of and commitment to the mission and core values of the University and the Sisters of Mercy. 

The intent of this list of primary duties is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities of this job. Incumbents perform other related duties assigned. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary based upon departmental needs.


  • Master's degree in student affairs, higher education, counseling or equivalent combination of education and experience in related field is required.
  • At least two years of experience in student affairs or higher education is required.
  • Experience in residence life at a professional or student level is preferred.
  • Must have experience and abilities in staff oversight, management and planning, record keeping, programming, crisis management, and mediation.
  • Strong communication, computer, and interpersonal skills are essential.
  • Must be able and willing to work flexible hours, including some evenings and weekends.
  • Needs a demonstrated commitment to working collaboratively with a diverse population to enhance and further the mission of the University.
  • Willingness to live or relocate to an area within a 35-mile radius of campus in order to serve in the on-call rotation.

Carlow University employees commit themselves to the highest standards of ethical conduct.  They commit to act with integrity, treat others with respect and dignity, carefully steward the University's resources, avoid conflicts of interest or commitment, maintain confidentiality, and to comply with legal and professional obligations. 

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Carlow University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We strive for a campus that reflects our urban setting and is inclusive of underrepresented groups to enhance our University community. 



Full/Part/FT&PT: Full-time - exempt
Department: Campus Life
Contact Name/Title: Search Committee
Contact Address: Carlow University 3333 Fifth Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15213
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