Position Title: Residence Hall Director and Assistant Women’s Hockey Coach
FTE: 1.0
Department: Athletics/Student Life
Reports To: Interim Vice President for Student Life & Diversity/Dean of Students/Director of Athletics; Director of Residence Life
FLSA: Exempt


This position promotes and supports the learning experience of Marian University students by, being a professional staff member who manages a residential area, housing 150-200 students.  Primarily responsible for fostering an environment rich in student development opportunities, the Residence Hall directly supervises a staff of six-eight Resident Assistants.  The Residence Hall Director develops the resident staff and facilitates the design of educational and social programming.  The Residence Hall Director is expected to serve as an educator by developing the leadership of students and encouraging community investment in an established code of conduct that emphasizes respect for self and others.  To fulfill these expectations of education and service, Residence Hall Directors collaborate with Residence Life staff, Faculty, and other offices. Staff within the Marian Community Residence Hall Directors also hold special assignments within Residence Life and collaborate across campus.  As the Assistant Women’s Hockey Coach, the individual will assist in organizing and running a successful NCAA Division III women’s hockey program.


Residence Hall Director:

Supervision & Community Development – 10%

  1. Oversee educational programming in accordance with the core values programming model.
  2. Train, supervise, and evaluate staff of six-eight undergraduate Resident Assistants.
  3. Plan, implement, and attend all staff training, retreats, and professional development opportunities.
  4. Design and implement staff development activities.
  5. Conduct weekly staff meetings and one-on ones with residence hall team.
  6. Participate in the residential staff hiring process, including application review, interviewing, selection and placement.
  7. Engage personnel within the department to accomplish and assess goals and objectives.

Administrative – 10%

  1. Represent the Student Life office across campus in order to integrate the residential program into the overall life of the University.
  2. Administer the opening and closing of the residential area.
  3. Work cooperatively with the Director of Residence Life in support of effective management of his/her residential area.
  4. Assist in administering room assignments, changes, and selection with the Office of Residence Life.
  5. Coordinate residence facility needs with Facilities Management, Housekeeping staff, and Housing Operations.
  6. Act as a liaison with other university and Student Life offices.
  7. Oversee monthly reconciliation of budgets.
  8. Respond to email and voicemail in a timely manner.
  9. Serve on department committees.
  10. Appropriately communicate with students, parents, and other campus partners.
  11. Understand the purpose, mission, and goals of Residence and Student Life.

Emergency and Response – 10%

  1. Manage crises in the residence halls, including serious accidents or psychiatric emergencies and work closely with other University and emergency personnel.
  2. Participate in Residence Hall Director on Duty rotation with other members of Residence Life staff
  3. Receive and make phone calls on the Residence Hall Director On Call cell phone when serving duty.
  4. Respond after hours, including evenings and weekends, to emergency and community crises.
  5. Properly execute emergency response protocols as outlined by departmental and university expectations
  6. Manage personal emotions during highly sensitive crisis situations.

Leadership – 10%

  1. Identify and define problems.
  2. Apply creative and original approaches to resolve issues.
  3. Use sound judgment.
  4. Recognize ethical and legal constraints.
  5. Clearly articulate the purpose, mission, and goals of Residence and Student Life
  6. Actively participate and represent Residence Life on various Mission, Student Life and campus-wide committees.
  7. Clearly communicate, both written and verbally, to the individual and large audiences; often dealing with emergency situations or student conduct concerns.
  8. Serve as a vital liaison with various campus offices, including but not limited to Student Life, Campus Ministry, Deans, Academic Affairs, Campus Security, Health and Wellness.

Summer Responsibilities– 10%

  1. Participate in the duty rotation for professional staff providing crisis support.
  2. Assist with training and supervision of student staff.
  3. Address and adjudicate violations of the Code of Student Conduct
  4. Work with Student Life on summer projects as needed.
  5. Attend regular meetings regarding summer operations.

Assistant Coach Duties: – 45%

  1. Coaching or playing experience in women’s hockey will be given first consideration.
  2. In collaboration with the Head Coach, the Assistant Hockey Coach develops and maintains a system to identify prospective student-athletes. Communicates and networks with high school and club coaches;
  3. Adhere to all Department, University, Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference, and NCAA rules and regulations;
  4. Assist in player development;
  5. Assist with scheduling and travel planning;
  6. Assist the Head Coach with all game day responsibilities, which includes field maintenance


  1. Performs other work related duties as assigned.


Residential Hall Director:

  1. Bachelor’s degree (B.A./B.S.) from a four-year college or university; or one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  2. Incumbent: must be able to operate general office equipment and general retail store equipment.
  3. Must be accurate with numbers and data.
  4. Strong oral and written communications skills.
  5. Ability to maintain ethical comportment and high regard for confidentiality.
  6. Willingness to support the Mission and Core Values of the University.

Assistant Coach:

  1. Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s preferred
  2. Previous collegiate coaching and/or playing experience preferred
  3. Must have the willingness to work nights and weekends
  4. Strong oral and written communication, interpersonal, organizational, planning, and time management skills.
  5. Valid driver’s license is required
  6. Willingness to support the Mission and Core Values of the University

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and name, address and telephone number of three references to muapplicants@marianuniversity.edu. Please use “Residence Hall Director and Assistant Women’s Hockey Coach” in the subject line of the email.

Applications received by August 27, 2021, will receive full consideration. Review of applications will continue, thereafter, until the position is filled.


Transforming lives through academic excellence, innovation and leadership. Marian University is a community committed to learning, dedicated to service and social justice, and joined together by spiritual traditions.

Any offer of employment will be contingent upon the receipt of criminal background and reference check information; and the determination that the candidate remains eligible and suitable for employment.