Director of Residential Life and Conference Services

Position posted on: 10-28-2019

Position Summary:

Lycoming College seeks an energetic professional to lead its Office of Residential Life. The Director of Residential Life is responsible for planning, supervising, and evaluating programs and services for students residing in College residence halls and apartments; ensuring that the residential experience fosters academic and personal growth and civic responsibility; administering college policies and conducting ongoing quality assessments of residential facilities.  As a member of the Division of Student Life, the Director works cooperatively with all areas of the college community to integrate college, departmental and divisional goals and student development philosophy into the residential experience. In addition, the Director is responsible for a robust conference program, including scheduling, staff supervision, billing and communication with visiting groups. The Director reports to the Associate Dean of Students.

Required Experience & Qualifications:

Master’s degree in higher education, student personnel or a related field.  Three to five years of progressive experience and responsibilities in residential life, including student life programming, administration and supervisory experience; demonstrated ability to coordinate programs successfully with other college departments; experience in group facilitation and conflict resolution; student staff training and development; budget and occupancy planning and management; computer literacy and a commitment to diversity as necessary.

To Apply:

Submit letter of application and resume including contact information for three professional references.  Electronic submission of application materials is required in PDF format preferred.  Please reference “Director of Residential Life” in the subject line of the email.


Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Post offer, pre-employment drug screen, motor vehicle record check and criminal background check conducted.

Founded in 1812, Lycoming College is one of the nation's oldest and most respected residential liberal arts colleges. Lycoming is ranked by Forbes as a Top ROI College and by The Princeton Review as one of The 385 Best Colleges. Lycoming College's strong endowment-per-student and fiscal acumen provide the foundation to support a first-rate undergraduate education. The College is dedicated to providing a high-quality liberal arts and sciences education including more than 100 majors, minors, and concentrations. Our community of scholars collaborate with and mentor our diverse student body of approximately 1,200 active learners, including 35 percent international and domestic students of color, representing over 50 states, territories, and countries. Students compete in 17 NCAA Division III sports, participate in faculty-driven research, thrive in a robust program of internships, and study abroad in more than two dozen countries. Lycoming is located in Williamsport, PA, a city rich in the arts and ideally situated for outdoor recreation. Williamsport is the site of a world-class healthcare system (UPMC Susquehanna), modern manufacturing, federal offices and county seat, energy and natural gas resources, and home to and the birthplace of the Little League World Series. Learn more at

Lycoming College proudly celebrates and values diversity. We are committed to fostering an inclusive campus community supporting all faculty, staff, and students. We encourage applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds and all who are interested in supporting and contributing to our mission. Lycoming College is an equal opportunity employer.