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.

All Graduate Assistant positions for 2023-2024 have been filled. Please check back in Spring 2024 for graduate assistant opportunities for 2024-2025.

We have concluded accepting applications for your 2023-2024 Hourly Student Staff Positions.  We encourage you to check back in the fall for additional Spring 2024 hiring opportunities.

Academic Year Positions

Desk Assistant Job Description & Desk Assistant Information Packet

Office Assistant Job Description

Facilities Office Assistant Job Application

Summer Positions

Summer Conference Assistant Position Description

The deadline to submit an applications for the 2023-2024 academic year for our Desk Manager, Maintenance Assistant, and Resident Assistant positions has now closed.

Applicants can continue to view information packets about each position and about our selection process!

Desk Manager Information Packet

Maintenance Assistant Information Packet

Resident Assistant Information Packet

Resources for Current Staff