Assistant Director of Residential Life for Upper-Class & Apartment Living

Williamsport, PA
Full Time
Entry Level
Lycoming College is hiring an Assistant Director of Residential Life for Upper-Class & Apartment Living.

Lycoming College provides a first-rate undergraduate experience for an increasingly diverse student body that comes from across the United States and the globe. Toward that end, as outlined in its 2021 Strategic Plan, the College commits to fostering an inclusive and equitable campus community that supports all students, faculty, and staff. To help us achieve this goal, the Assistant Director, while being mindful of inclusivity and equity, is responsible for promoting a sense of community and an environment for personal growth within campus housing. This is accomplished through staff supervision and development, student and community development, educational programming, fostering and forming healthy relationships.   

This position is a full-time, benefits-eligible, live-in position.

Who We Are: 
Founded in 1812, Lycoming College is one of the nation’s oldest and most respected residential liberal arts and sciences colleges and is becoming increasingly recognized for the quality of its experiential programming and for students gaining the skills needed upon graduation in today’s world. Students partner with faculty in doing original research, thrive in a robust program of internships, study abroad in more than two dozen countries, and compete in 19 NCAA Division III sports. Lycoming College’s strong endowment per student provides the foundation to support a first-rate undergraduate education. The College offers more than 100 majors, minors, and concentrations to about 1,100 active learners, including 30% international and domestic students of color. Students represent 25 states and territories and 15 countries.  

The College proudly celebrates and values the principle of inclusive excellence. In support of its commitment to establishing an inclusive and equitable campus, Lycoming College seeks to recruit more faculty and staff from historically underrepresented groups with the recognition that doing so advances institutional excellence.  

Lycoming College is an equal opportunity employer.  

What will I do in this role?

To support staff development:
  • Participate in recruitment, selection, training, supervision, and evaluation/recognition of student Resident Assistants.
To support student & community development:
  • Promote a healthy transition to college life, development of community, student satisfaction, and student persistence within the upper-class residential halls and apartments through leading and creating developmental, educational, and social programs.
  • Facilitate an Independent Living programming series that is aimed at addressing the transition to living off campus and on your own.
  • Support and participate in divisional or campus-wide educational programming such as Alcohol Awareness Week and Sexual Assault Awareness Month.
  • Serve as a Student Conduct Hearing Officer.  Educating students about College and Residential Life policies / procedures, standards of living within the community, and accountability for one's actions.
  • Serve as a mandated reporter for all Title IX related items.
To support administration:
  • Assist with all opening and closing procedures of the housing selection process.
  • Manage and report building occupancy and related housing procedures.
  • Assume after hours / weekend on duty crisis / conflict management responsibilities on an equal rotation basis. Handling a variety of matters including but not limited to drugs and alcohol, hospital visits, and mental health concerns.
What are we looking for?

Education and Experience
  • Associate or bachelor's degree required, master’s degree in student personnel or another related field preferred.
Knowledge and Skill Set
  • Two years of previous experience in residential life preferred with experience with programming and development and supervision of staff.
  • Computer skills (specifically of Microsoft Suite)
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member.
  • Demonstrate professionalism and contributes to fostering a positive work/learning environment.
  • Skillfully manage individual, group, and organizational interactions
  • A Valid US Driver’s license with the ability to successfully pass our motor vehicle record check through insurance requirements.

What We Offer

Lycoming College has an excellent benefits package that includes:

Health & Wellness Benefits:
  • Health insurance – Lycoming College offers a wide variety of health plan options available.
  • Dental insurance, including orthodontia coverage.
  • Vision insurance
  • Flexible spending accounts for medical expenses and dependent care expenses
  • Life & accidental death and dismemberment insurance
  • Long-term disability insurance
  • Short-term disability insurance
  • Cancer insurance
  • Personal accident insurance
  • Wellness program
  • Employee assistance program

Retirement Benefits:
  • 403(b) retirement plan with up to 9% contributions from the College
Tuition Benefits:
  • Free tuition for employees, spouses, and eligible dependents at Lycoming College
  • Free tuition for eligible dependents at over 600 colleges nationwide through Tuition Exchange, Inc.
  • Free tuition for employees, spouses, and eligible dependents at the Pennsylvania College of Technology
Paid Leave Benefits:
  • Generous paid time off (PTO)
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • 14 holidays per year
  • Summer hours
Employee Perks:
  • 15% discount at the campus bookstore, excluding textbooks and snacks.
  • Reduced rates for meal packages for on-campus dining facilities
  • Use of the campus recreations center and gym facilities for employees
  • Use of the campus Library

How do I Join the Warrior Team?

To be considered for the position, apply directly online by submitting your resume, cover letter, and the names and contact information for three professional references. Within the cover letter, please address your interest in serving in the Residential Life Office at Lycoming College, your career progression and professional development, and commitment to supporting all students with diverse identities and lived experiences. Application review will begin immediately and will cease once the position has been filled. Post-offer criminal history background checks will be conducted.


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