Interested in becoming a Residence Director?

The Residence Director (RD) position is a 12 month (July 1 – June 30) live-in role within the Housing and Residence Life Office. Supervised by the Assistant Director of Housing and Residence Life, the RD is responsible for the overall administration of a residence hall community of approximately 100-250+ students. The RD: selects, supervises, evaluates and trains Resident Assistants; fosters an environment which enhances student intellectual, social, spiritual and personal development; provides educational opportunities and academic support for students through programming, conduct and advisement; serves as a conduct hearing officer in adjudicating policy violations; serves on the University's on-call rotation; expected to respond to emergency situations as needed; serves as a resource person and as the primary institutional representative responsible for residence hall administration according to University philosophy and policy. Additionally, the RD collaborates with the Maintenance, Housekeeping and Security staff; participates in departmental and University-wide committees; and fulfills other duties as assigned. The position is annually renewable based on evaluation of work performance and academic achievement. The Residence Directors are appointed by the Assistant Director of Housing and Residence Life after consultation with the Senior Director of Student Conduct and Residence Life and the Assistant Vice President of Student Life.

Residence Director's must be enrolled full-time as a Marywood graduate student.  Prior residence life experience preferred. Compensation includes board while classes are in session during the fall, spring and summer semesters, a stipend of $450.00 before taxes per month, a furnished apartment, and tuition remission (24 credits annually). All other University fees (general fees, student activities fee, textbooks, course fees, etc.) are the responsibility of the Residence Director. For additional information regarding the position, please email Tyler Ward, Assistant Director of Housing and Residence Life, at

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position(s) is filled.  A completed Marywood Application, along with resume should be sent to Marywood University, Office of Human Resources, 2300 Adams Avenue, Scranton, PA 18509 or by e-mail to

Interested in becoming a Resident Assistant?

The Resident Assistant (RA) position focuses on enhancing the quality of life in the residence halls, including fostering community, providing academic support, and being attentive to safety and security of residents. The position requires an individual who is flexible enough to assume a variety of roles as dictated by the changing needs of students. It is crucial that an individual be able to relate well to others and handle administrative responsibilities. The RA is more than just a friendly presence; she/he is the crucial link in creating an environment in which students develop independence and learn to live cooperatively with others.

Resident Assistant Reference Form

Resident Assistant applications were due to the Housing and Residence Life office, Liberal Arts Center 227, by 3 p.m. on Monday, February 12, 2018.

Resident Assistant interviews will take place the weeks of February 12 and February 19, 2018.

Resident Assistant applicants are required to participate in a group process interview on Saturday, March 3, 2018 from 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. in the McGowan Center for Graduate and Professional Studies.