Employment opportunities

Position announcement

Closing date: Open until filled, however, applications will be reviewed as they are received. Application packets must be submitted the Office of Human Resources.

Position title: Residence Director

Position summary:

The residence director (RD) is responsible for creating a supportive residential living environment that promotes the values and practice of Catholic, Benedictine living and education. As an engaged member of the community, the RD serves as a supervisor, mentor, resource person, and role-model. The RD is responsible for the day-to-day operations of one to three residence halls, supervising 5 to 10 resident assistants, 5-15 work study students, and co-advising the Residence Hall Council. The RD also advises one RA taskforce associated with another office on campus and oversees the Norcia Leaders Community, which includes 10-15 established student leaders who are responsible for mentoring a select group of first-year students committed to leadership. This position is also responsible for the day-to-day operation of the summer conference housing program and supervision of 2-4 conference assistants. In addition, the RD serves as a University conduct officer, a liaison to other campus constituents, and a member of the Behavioral Intervention Team, Student Success Committee, and other university taskforces and committees. The residence director must live in a residence hall apartment and be available to work evening and weekend hours. (See job description)

Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in counseling, human services or other related discipline.
  • Two (2) years residence life experience.
  • Experience in working with a diverse population.
  • Successfully pass a criminal background check.
  • Must accept department and University initiatives to support Benedictine Values in this position.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in student affairs, higher education administration, or other related discipline and one (1) year of post-undergraduate residence life experience preferred.

Application procedures:

To be considered for this position, applicants must submit the following to human resources (hro@stmartin.edu):

  • Application of employment. (PDF Version) (MS Word Version)
  • Cover letter specifying interest and how their background has prepared them for this position.
  • Current resume.
  • Brief statement which highlights how your work experience and background will contribute to the Catholic Benedictine philosophy of education.  To better understand the Catholic, Benedictine Values in an Educational Environment," we are providing a link to a well written article on the subject: http://www.osb.org/acad/benval1.html.
  • Copies of transcripts indicating degree confirmation. Official transcripts will be required of the successful candidate
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  • If you are contacted for an interview, we also will require your authorization to order a background check before any employment offer can be finalized. Please print the background check authorization form and bring it with you to the interview.

The principles of the Catholic Benedictine tradition, equal employment opportunity, and nondiscrimination are fundamental to the mission, goals, and objectives of Saint Martin’s University. The University does not discriminate in employment or in the delivery or administration of its educational programs, policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic or other University programs on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, race, color, religion (except as a bona fide occupational qualification for certain select positions), marital status, national or ethnic origin, military or veteran status, age, or disability.

Students or employees with concerns or complaints about discrimination on the basis of sex in employment or an education program or activity, or any other inquiries related to the University's non-discrimination policy, may contact the following individual:

Cynthia Johnson
Director of Human Resources/Title IX Coordinator
5000 Abbey Way SE, Lacey WA 98503

Consistent with the requirements of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and the regulations adopted under that law, the University has designated the above individual as the University's Title IX Officer, responsible for coordinating the University's Title IX compliance. Individuals may also contact the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, 915 2nd Avenue, Room 3310 Seattle, WA 98174-1099, Telephone: (206) 220-7900, TDD: (206) 220-7907.