Staff & Employment

Residential Life is a large department with nearly 40 part-time and full-time professional staff members, more than 100 undergraduate paraprofessionals, and close to 120 undergraduate hourly staff members.  Our team works collaboratively to provide facilities, services, and programs that support the academic mission of the institution and enhance the quality of life for students living on campus. To learn more about our current team view our organizational chart.

  • Our Leadership Team is compromised of a Director, Associate Director and several Assistant Directors who oversee the various units that make-up Residential Life: Assignments & Operations, Conduct & Restorative Practices, Facilities, and Residential Education.
  • Our Community Directors are masters level, full-time professionals, who work and reside in each of our communities.  They serve as supervisors to Resident Assistants, advise community council, assist with student conduct, and residential hall operations. Community Directors serve on-call duty rotation to support evening and weekend concerns.
  • Graduate Assistants work part-time in either Facilities, Residential Education, the Central Office to help with Desk Operations, Maintenance Assistants, Restorative Practices, Conferences & Marketing, Curriculum Development, and Assessment.  Some are on a duty rotation.
  • Residents assistants are undergraduate paraprofessionals that work in-hall, hold programs for residential students, serve on a duty rotation and report to community directors.
  • Maintenance assistants are undergraduate paraprofessionals that complete minor maintenance repairs, serve on a duty rotation, and reports to a facilities coordinator.
  • Desk managers are undergraduate paraprofessional staff and desk assistants are hourly staff responsible for monitoring security, safety, and service for the residential facilities at the community desks.
  • Office assistants are hourly staff that function as receptionists in or out of the central office, assist with problem solving, and streamlining questions to appropriate staff and resources.

Employment Opportunities

Students and professionals who work for our department have opportunities to meet new people, stay involved, and gain valuable work and life experience. Together we strive to provide facilities, services, and programs that support the academic mission of the institution and enhance the quality of life for students that live on campus. Residential Life staff foster the personal, social, academic, and leadership development of resident students and prepare them to be active and responsible citizens within the UMBC community and beyond.

Residential Life is currently seeking Graduate Assistant Applicants for the 2024-2025 Academic Year.

We will continue to accept applications until positions are filled, but for priority consideration, please apply by April 14, 2024 at Midnight.

For any questions or needs you may have, please contact Residential Life at

Graduate Assistant Positions

2024-2025 Res Experience GA Position Description

2024-2025 Maintenance Operations GA Position Description

2024-2025 Conferences and Desk Operations Position Description

2024-2025 Technology GA Position Description

Residential Life is currently seeking Desk Assistant and Office Assistant Applicants for the 2024-2025 Academic Year and Conference Assistants for Summer 2024.

The application will be available in your housing portal beginning on Friday, March 1st at noon.

For questions or concerns, please email

Below you will find a comprehensive, anticipated timeline of our hiring process and procedure.
  • Feb 29: Application Opens
  • Mar 15: Applications Due
  • Mar 16-22: Application Review
  • Week of Mar 29: Email sent to sign-up for a 30 minute in-person interview
  • Apr 4-5: Interview Days
  • Apr 12: Decision Letters emailed to applicants
  • Apr 19: Offer letters due back to the Office of Residential Life

Academic Year Positions

Desk Assistant Job Description

Office Assistant Job Description

Reslife Facilities Office Assistant Job Description and Application


Summer Positions

Summer Conference Assistant Position Description

Summer Maintenance Assistant Position Description

Summer Project Assistant Position Description


We are no longer accepting Paraprofessional Applications for the 2024-2025 academic year.

Resources for Current Staff