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Assistant Director of Residential and Commuter Life (GA221)

Longwood University
Job Location:
Farmville, Virginia
Residence Life and Housing

About Longwood University:

A comprehensive university with a strong liberal arts foundation, Longwood has a distinctive mission to develop citizen leaders who are prepared to make positive contributions to the common good of society. Founded in 1839, Longwood is the third-oldest public university in Virginia. 

Longwood is part of the proud tradition of higher education in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Roughly one hour’s drive from Charlottesville, Lynchburg, and Richmond, Longwood is located in the historic two-college community of Farmville. Longwood currently has approximately 4,800 undergraduate and graduate students and 38,000 alumni. It maintains affiliations with the neighboring Robert Russa Moton Museum of civil rights history and the Longwood Center for Visual Arts, a nationally accredited university art museum. A member of the Big South Conference, Longwood competes at the NCAA Division I level.

Longwood University is defined by strong faculty-student relationships, small class sizes, a collaborative environment with a sense of community, and an appreciation for high-quality teaching, research, and creative endeavors. Longwood prides itself on its residential, liberal arts and sciences undergraduate experience and its innovative academic opportunities, such as the Civitae Core Curriculum and Brock Experience courses. A Carnegie-classified master's-level institution, Longwood also has active graduate programs in business and education fields that appeal to full-time students and working professionals alike. Longwood is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

Job Description:

Longwood University invites qualified candidates to apply for the Assistant Director of Residential and Commuter Life position (GA221). Reporting to the Director of Residential and Commuter Life, the incumbent is responsible for the indirect management of two traditional residential communities and oversight of the department commuter student services. Job responsibilities include:

  • Assist the Director with day-to-day residence hall management and programmatic endeavors
  • Recruit, hire, train, supervise, coach and evaluate two Residence Education Coordinators (REC)
  • Oversee the supervision and management of commuter programming and resources, including oversight of the Commuter Resource Center
  • Provide direction regarding programming, community development, and educational initiatives
  • Conduct residential and commuter students follow ups involving behavioral and personal crises
  • Facilitate student and student staff professional development and instruction of workshops
  • Serve as the Administrator On Call (AOC) addressing crisis response needs when individual and campus emergencies arise
  • Support and enforce all University and departmental policies and regulations, and provide formal and informal disciplinary actions
  • Maintain oversight of budgets
  • Serve as a point of contact and liaison within the university community (students, faculty and staff) and externally with parents and family members on behalf of Residential and Commuter Life
  • Serve as an Administrative Hearing and Agreed Resolution Officer
  • Serve as a Title IX / Civil Rights Investigator
  • Serve on various teams and university committees as assigned
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Master's Degree in Student Personnel, Counseling, Education, or related field
  • Professional or significant graduate experience in residence life
  • Three or more years of progressive Higher Education experience
  • Experience supervising, managing, or advising student staff
  • Mastery of Microsoft Office products
  • Excellent customer service, communication and teamwork skills
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication, organization, and interpersonal skills


  • Prior residence hall management, supervision, & programming experience (4 years or more preferred)
  • Experience with referring and/or adjudicating conduct cases
  • Crisis/emergency response experience and on call response experience as a supervisor of professionals (2 or more years)
  • Mental health experience
  • Psychoeducational or social programming experience 
  • Access to reliable transportation
  • An aptitude for learning other software

Additional Information:

This position is a full-time, administrative & professional faculty, exempt position. $42,000 - $44,000 base salary; 12 month renewable contract beginning June 25, 2022. The position is a live off position. Full tuition remission for up to three courses per year and a professional development stipend offered. Commonwealth of Virginia benefits accompany this position. A successful fingerprint-based criminal background investigation is required. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply. 

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Longwood University will provide, if requested, reasonable accommodations to applicants in need of accommodations in order to provide access to the application and/or interview process. You are not required to note the presence of a disability on your application. If, however, you require accommodations in the application and/or interview process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 434-395-2074 or

Per CFR: Title 34, the Title IX Coordinator’s contact information can be located through this link

A diversified workforce is an important part of our strategic plan. EOE/AA

Application Instructions:

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled, position posted 5/9/22. To apply for this position, qualified applicants must complete the online information section and questions, and attach (under Resume) a letter of interest, resume, and names and contact details of three references. Link to apply:

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