Human Resources

Assistant Director of Residence Education

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Work Type: Staff - Full Time
Location: Main Campus (Houghton, MI)
Full Time / Part Time: Full Time
Categories: Student Affairs

Department: Residence Education and Housing Services 

Sub Department:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Michigan Technological University is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer that provides equal opportunity for all, including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.  

If you require any auxiliary aids, services, or other accommodations to apply for employment, or for an interview, at Michigan Technological University, please notify the Human Resources office at 906-487-2280 or

Job Description Summary

As a member of the Residence Education and Housing Services team, the Assistant Director of Residence Education will partner with the Associate Director in creating an inclusive and intentional residential education experience for students. This position is a champion for student development and is responsible for the design, implementation, and evaluation of the residential learning model, departmental assessment, and academic success initiatives to support the continued development and retention of students living in the residence halls at Michigan Technological University.

This is a 12-month position providing live-on amenities including a furnished apartment. The opportunity to discuss living off campus is available.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities (other duties may be assigned)

1. Maintain living-learning experiences that foster an inclusive community focused on the learning, growth, and development of students.
2. Assist the Associate Director in providing leadership and oversight in all aspects of the Residence Education program.
3. Manage the residential learning model, academic initiatives, and
departmental assessment through the development of sequenced
learning opportunities that embrace Residence Education and Housing
Services’ educational priority.
4. Provide leadership and to the live-in professional staff to develop and
implement learning opportunities for on-campus students, student
staff members, and professional staff members.
5. Oversee and support activities that help students develop resilience
and build an inclusive community, based on the residential learning
6. Manage the development and implementation of a comprehensive
assessment and evaluation plan for the department, including the
learning model.
7. Lead professional and student staff training initiatives regarding the
residential learning model.
8. Train, supervise, evaluate, recognize, and provide leadership for two
student curriculum assistants.
9. Advise and support residential student organizations in leadership
development and initiatives.
10. Address academic concerns for all Residence Education and Housing
Services student staff members.
11. Maintain visibility and availability with staff and students through daily social interaction and attendance at hall functions.
12. Complete assigned projects which support departmental initiatives.
13. Foster successful and collaborative relationships between University
departments and Residence Education and Housing Services.
14. Provide oversight and educational support to special interest housing.
15. Serve as the department liaison to the Academic Intervention Team and oversee the residential academic outreach initiatives.
16. Review student concerns, warnings, and incident reports working in
collaboration with other University departments as appropriate related
to student academic success.
17. Participate in pandemic response planning and support.
18. Serve in the departmental senior staff on-call rotation.
19. Assist with the coordination of openings, closings, and break transitions of the residence halls.
20. Actively participate on Student Affairs work teams and University
committees as appropriate.
21. Work irregular hours due to the nature of the position. This position
requires night and weekend work at times.
22. Apply safety-related knowledge, skills, and practices to everyday work.

Supervise two student staff members directly. Indirect supervision is exercised over professional and student staff responsible for the delivery of the residence education program. 

Required Education, Certifications, Licensures (minimum requirements)

● Master’s degree in student personnel, curricular instruction, or a
related field.

Required Experience (minimum requirements)

● Three years of progressive experience as a full time professional in
residence life, residence education, or related field.
● Professional experience working within a residential
curriculum/learning model or an equivalent combination of education
and experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities can be

Desirable Education and/or Experience

● Demonstrated understanding of student development theory or
curricular theory.
● Previous experience in student affairs working with residence
education, diversity education, academic or learning services, or
student conduct.
● Previous experience coordinating professional and/or student staff

Required Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities (minimum requirements)

● Commitment to providing support to historically marginalized groups
including students of color, first generation college students, LGBTQIA+/transgender and gender nonconforming populations, and students of all abilities.
● Ability to work effectively as part of a team.
● Ability to collect and analyze data and apply it to the needs of the
● Strong organizational skills, ability to manage multiple tasks, including effective time management and prioritization capabilities.
● Excellent leadership, organizational, interpersonal, and
oral/written/presentation skills.
● Ability and willingness to work evening and weekend hours as necessary.

Desirable Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities

● Ability to use Maxient and Roompact software systems.
● Demonstrated success with designing and providing sequenced learning opportunities to a diverse student body.
● Positive attitude toward innovation and creativity.
● Demonstrated ability to function effectively in stressful working

Required Training and Other Conditions of Employment

Every employee at Michigan Technological University will receive the following 4 required trainings; additional training may be required by the department.

Required University Training:

  • Employee Safety Overview

  • Anti-Harassment, Discrimination, Retaliation Training

  • Annual Data Security Training 

  • Annual Title IX Training

Background Check:

Offers of employment are contingent upon and not considered finalized until the required background check has been performed and the results received and assessed.

Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) % (1=100%)


FLSA Status


Appointment Term

12 months

Pay Rate/Salary

Negotiable Based on Experience and Qualifications (No Less Than $40,000)

Title of Position Supervisor

Associate Director of Residence Education

Posting Type

Internal & External

Required Education, Certifications, Licensures* (minimum requirements)

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