Human Resources

Assistant Director of Residence Life


Student Affairs


The Assistant Director of Residence Life (ADRL) is a full-time professional staff member with live-in responsibilities. Three ADRLs are responsible for the comprehensive management of the residential program. This position focuses on developing the ADRL’s residential community, while overseeing large-scale departmental initiatives. The ADRL reports to the Director of Residence Life who reports to the Dean of Students.


  • Oversee a residential community of approximately 500 students
  • Select, train, and supervise 15 – 16 Resident Advisors (of 46 total)
  • Develop educational area plan for residential community within the parameters of the Ursinus QUEST and residential curriculum
  • Collaborate with faculty and campus partners to support students and increase educational opportunities in residential community
  • Participate in an all campus on-call duty rotation
  • Facilitate student conduct process for respective area
  • Manage resident concerns in area and help in developing plans to support students
  • Assist with housing lottery and assignment processes
  • Serve as a role model and mentor for students
  • Assume project manager role for departmental initiatives, such as opening and closing, RA recruitment selection and training, housing lottery and selection, and summer programs

Requirements and Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree
  • Previous Residence Life experience
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • An understanding of residential liberal education
  • Basic counseling skills


Interested candidates should apply here. Once you create an applicant account, you will be prompted to upload your cover letter, resume, and a list with contact information for three references to the applicant database.

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