Assistant Director of Residence Life - The College of Saint Rose in Albany New York

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The College of Saint Rose

Albany, New York 12203

United States

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The College of Saint Rose is a dynamic, comprehensive college of about 4,500 students. Located in the city of Albany, the heart of New York State's Capital District, the College is a private, independent, coeducational institution, sponsored by the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Carondelet. Through a strong liberal education curriculum and progressive academic programs, Saint Rose serves traditional students and working professionals in undergraduate, graduate degree and certificate programs.

The College of Saint Rose is an award winning employer. We are a seven time recipient of the Chronicle of Higher Education's prestigious "GREAT COLLEGES TO WORK FOR award, and have been recognized by the Capital District Business Review and the Times Union as a top workplace. Our employees enjoy a close-knit community based on the values of honesty, trust, respect, fairness, responsibility and the free exchange of ideas.

We are seeking an accomplished, experienced professional whose passion is to foster a college residential environment that complements the academic mission of the College.  Reporting to the Director of Residence Life, you will be responsible for the day to day operation of the Residence Halls, College-owned apartments and for on-going, large scale projects administered through the Office of Residence Life.

We’ll expect you to:

  • Facilitate all aspects of housing assignments for both new and returning students, utilizing the Adirondack Housing Software. This includes coordinating the room reservation process, incoming student assignments, early return/late stay and vacation housing, special housing accommodations, room changes, meal plan changes, and mailbox assignments
  • Oversee all residence hall openings and closings, including room checks
  • Work with ITS to ensure proper maintenance and timely updates to the Adirondack Housing Software
  • Coordinate and monitor withdrawal process, occupancy reports, and available room vacancies
  • Serve as a liaison to Facilities, Students, Parents and Staff in addressing issues related to residence halls and apartment housing
  • Collaborate with Fire Safety Specialist regarding residence hall and apartment Fire Safety Checks
  • Serve as a liaison to the Bursar’s Office, Campus Dining, Safety and Security and other College departments
  • Serve as a Student Conduct Hearing and Appeals Officer in the College Student Conduct System
  • Participate in an on-call rotation with the Director
  • Perform regularly scheduled walk-throughs of Residence Halls and College-Owned Apartments
  • Serve on campus-wide committees
  • Supervise Graduate Assistant who will assist with student room changes


We require a Master’s Degree in Student Personnel, Counseling or a related field, as well as:

  • At least 2 years experience as a full time residence life staff member
  • Demonstrated interest in working with students and staff of diverse backgrounds.
  • Background in crisis intervention and student development
  • Evidence of strong management and teambuilding skills. Experience supervising work of others is preferred.
  • Demonstrated organizational and administrative skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including verbal and written communication skills
  • Intermediate level computer skills using a windows based operating system, specifically MS Word, Excel, Outlook and Internet
  • Experience using a housing assignment system such as Adirondack Housing Software, strongly preferred
  • Experience using a student information database such as Banner is preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to develop collaborative relationships and partnerships within the campus community
  • Ability to respond to crisis situations on an on-call basis

Salary range for this position will begin in the high $30K’s, depending upon experience.  In addition to salary, we offer superior health and dental benefits, generous time off, a tuition remission plan to further enhance your knowledge and skills, and wellness programs including the use of the our extensive fitness center.

The College of Saint Rose values diversity and abides by federal, state and local law in admissions, employment and all services and programs provided. It does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion/creed, disability, age, national/ethnic origin, sexual orientation or any other condition established by law.

For additional information and application instructions, log on to our website at

and open a College of Saint Rose Employment Account today

Keyword Phrases

  • residence life
  • collaborate
  • student housing
  • leadership
  • Adirondack Housing Software
  • student services
  • residence hall
  • crisis intervention
  • liaison
  • Banner
Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Masters
Experience: At least 2 years
Level of Job: Other
Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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