College of the Holy Cross — Associate Director of Residence Life & Housing

Associate Director of Residence Life & Housing

About College of the Holy Cross:

Founded in 1843 in Worcester, Massachusetts, the College of the Holy Cross is among the nation's leading liberal arts institutions. A highly selective, four-year, exclusively undergraduate college of 3,000 students, Holy Cross is renowned for offering a rigorous, personalized education in the Jesuit, Catholic tradition.

Holy Cross highly values the unique skills, perspective, talents and passion that each employee contributes to its learning community. To work at The College is to accept an invitation to participate in the growth and development of all campus members–students, faculty and staff. The College's commitment to diversity is an important feature of the Holy Cross education. Informed by the presence of diverse interpretations of the human experience, Holy Cross is building a community marked by freedom, mutual respect, and civility. We seek others who support our values of diversity and inclusiveness. Job candidates of all diverse backgrounds who embrace the open and inclusive culture of Holy Cross are welcome and encouraged to apply.

Job Description:

The Associate Director of Residence Life and Housing (ADRL) is a full time, 12 month live on, professional member of the Residence Life staff reporting to the Assistant Dean/Director of Residence Life and Housing. The ADRL has primary responsibility for the college's residential life program including staff selection, training, and the Residential Curriculum. The ADRL has responsibility for task supervision through all Area Coordinators with regard to Residence Hall Association (RHA) and Area Coordinator's direct supervision of their RA staff and maintains a strong role in coordination and direction of student conduct in collaboration with the Office of Student Integrity and Community Standards. The ADRL assists the Director of Residence Life with responsibilities determined by the Director. The ADRL actively participates in the administrative functions and programming efforts of Residence Life and the newly developed Residential Curriculum. The ADRL serves in the Professional Staff Member (PSM) duty rotation. Serves as a generalist in the Division of Student Affairs, and a specialist in Residence Life and leadership development. The ADRL serves as a primary member of the office's leadership.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Provide living-learning environment offering opportunities for group and individual development congruent with the mission of the College through daily interaction
  • Hire, train, supervise and evaluate RAs
  • Oversee RHA Council and their training, in collaboration with the SGA Director of Student Life and Area Coordinators (ACs)
  • Assist the Director of Residence Life, Director of Residential Enrollment, and Director of Judicial Affairs by ensuring the orderly and effective administration of housing policies and procedures
  • Supervision, training, evaluation and development of the ACs
  • Participate in administrative functions and programming efforts of Residence Life and the Offices of Student Life.


Master's degree in student personnel services or related field. Two years professional leadership experience in residence halls required. The person should be self-directed, organized and enjoy working with students. Must have understanding of values and expectations of a Jesuit liberal arts college.

Additional Information:

This is an Exempt level position.

The College is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and complies with all Federal and Massachusetts laws concerning Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action in the workplace.

A member of the Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts (HECCMA).

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Application Instructions:

Please attach resume and cover letter.

In your cover letter please address how your work might support the College's mission as a Jesuit, undergraduate liberal arts college (see and its core commitment to diversity and inclusion. Please provide examples of any past work that illuminate your commitments in these areas. For more information on our diversity and inclusion efforts, please visit our website

Should you be a candidate for further consideration after hiring manager review, you will be contacted by a human resources representative.

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The College of the Holy Cross is a highly selective Catholic liberal arts college in the Jesuit tradition. It enrolls about 3,000 students and is located in a medium-sized city 45 miles west of Boston. The College seeks faculty members whose scholarship, teaching, advising, and on- and off-campus service demonstrate commitment to the educational benefits of a richly diverse community. Holy Cross aspires to meet the needs of dual-career couples, in part through its membership in Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts ( and the New England Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (