Female Residence Director

Job Title: Female Residence Director
Department: Housing and Residence Life
Reports to: Director of Residence Life and Housing
Employee Class: Full Time


Primary Purpose: Under the direct supervision of the Director of Residence Life, the Residence Director is responsible for the housing operations of the male and female residence hall facilities and the direct supervision of the Resident Assistants in his/her assigned residence hall. The Residence Director will utilize and develop skills in staff supervision, administration, interpersonal communication, management, mediation, and program development while maintaining the spirit of Ex Corde Ecclesiae. The Residence Director, along with the support of his/her staff of Resident Assistants, is responsible for promoting Christ-centered spiritual growth in the residence halls.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Serve as a strong Catholic role model for the students and the community.

  • Participate in campus-wide programming and staff events as needed.

  • Take part in professional staff on-call duty rotation (nightly and weekend).

  • Maintain a specific number of office hours per week.

  • Attend staff meetings as determined by supervisor.

  • Train and Mange assigned Resident Assistant hall staff.

  • Performs special projects and other duties as assigned by the Director of Residence Life or the Vice President for Student Affairs. 
  • Responsible for coordinating a variety of operations within the department including roommate matching, data management, occupancy reports, housing contract administration, withdrawals and cancellations, room assignments, residence hall opening and closing, etc.
  • Coordinate and Approve assigned residence hall room changes.
  • Assist with the development and monitoring of a system for furniture and equipment inventory and replacement.
  • Maintain and update a database containing applicant and building information.
  • Oversee and coordinate room inspections of assigned residence halls.
  • Clearly communicate, interpret and enforce department and University policies to staff and students.
  • Ensure staff members are appropriately confronting and documenting behavior issues and concerns.
  • Review all incident reports, consult and follow-up on incident reports as needed.
  • Oversee resolution of Code of Conduct violations.
  • Serve as the Student Conduct hearing officer as needed.
  • Assist in providing programs and educational interventions to minimize behavioral issues within the community. Challenge, confront and follow up on negative behavior and vandalism.
  • Recommend changes in policies and procedures.
  • Assist Security in the evacuation of residence halls during fire drills. 
  • Administer a comprehensive programming model that provides the residents with a variety of activities and experiences.
  • Distribute, collect, and manage all of the forms associated with Residence Life Programming including Planning, Evaluation, and Attendance Sheets.
  • Oversee all residence hall programming efforts and maintain appropriate records.
  • Design and present campus-wide educational programs.
  • Work at deepening relationships with the residents by planning activities, honoring special days (e.g. birthdays, feast days), etc.
  • Promote and encourage individual responsibility and respect for others.
  • Develop effective relationships with residents through daily interaction.
  • Encourage a sense of building pride and respect for the residence hall and community.
  • Educate students on the importance of personal and building security. 
  • Be sensitive and responsive to students’ spiritual, emotional, personal and academic needs; advising and making appropriate referrals to campus resources.
  • Attend to the health and safety of residents in medical, psychological and other crisis or emergency situations.  Being aware of and responding to the effects such crises have on the community. 
  • Serve as a spiritual shepherd in the residence halls, creating an atmosphere of encouragement and support for the resident students, during daily life, celebration, and times of crisis.
  • Work with the Office of Service Learning to organize and lead a service project for students each semester.
  • Seek out individual ministry with residents through being involved, available, and approachable, showing concern, listening, and praying with them.
  • Keep the residents informed of relevant spiritual information and provide them with resources which will help them grow spiritually. 
  • Provide on-going supervision, support and evaluation for the Resident Assistants.
  • Plan and conduct weekly staff meetings.
  • Meet on a bi-weekly individual basis with Resident Assistants.
  • Coordinating Resident Assistants weekend duty. 
  • Assist with opening and closing of the residence halls each semester.
  • Build and maintain a working relationship with the Physical Plant staff.
  • Report all maintenance and housekeeping problems to Physical Plant.
  • Follow up on problems not remedied within a reasonable time.

Interested applicants should send their resume, cover letter, and three references to residencelife@avemaria.edu, and CC:  HR@avemaria.edu.


Ave Maria University is dedicated to the formation of joyful, intentional disciples of Jesus Christ through Word and Sacrament, scholarship and service.

The Residence Hall Director must embrace and advance the Catholic mission and identity of the University through personal conduct that upholds the utmost confidentiality of the office and represents the highest Christian standards.

Ave Maria University does not discriminate in employment opportunities, practices or the terms and conditions of employment based on race, color, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

Biology Lab Coordinator

Ave Maria University is seeking applicants for a Laboratory Coordinator in Biology. A Master’s degree in biology or closely related field is required. Salary is commensurate with experience. This is a twelve-month position with a two-month furlough during the summer. The successful candidate will be responsible for all aspects of the laboratories. 

Description:  Ave Maria University, Department of Biology,  seeks to hire a Lab Coordinator for biology laboratory courses. This position involves assisting with innovative redesign of the biology courses. Coordinator will collaborate with other faculty to develop learning objectives for these courses that are consistent with core competencies.  Teaching responsibilities will include teaching college level biology courses.  Applicants should have strong content knowledge in biology, a clearly demonstrated commitment to using evidence-based teaching methods in the classroom, knowledge of active learning techniques, and knowledge of inquiry-based laboratory techniques.

Qualifications — (1) Either current knowledge of the biology or aptitude for and willingness to learn the specifics; (2) Experience in personnel management, or demonstration of strong leadership skills; (3) Basic technical laboratory skills, including preparing solutions and media, handling potentially bio-hazardous materials and waste, and a willingness to learn how to troubleshoot data acquisition systems; (4) Commitment to student learning:  ability to develop inquiry-based course activities and classroom structure so as to help diverse students develop their understanding of the scientific method; (5) Minimum education at the level of a master’s degree in biology or closely related field is required.

Responsibilities — (1) Coordinates the Biology Labs, primarily the lower level 2-credit laboratory courses that is required for undergraduate majors and non-majors for several baccalaureate l programs. Specific duties include but are not limited to designing curriculum, laboratory set-up and breakdown, and laboratory instruction, providing training or tracking of required environmental health and safety training for all lab personnel, managing supplies and equipment (purchasing, inventory, maintenance), course website administration, and lab protocol optimization. (2) It is required that the lab coordinator will teach college level biology courses. This can be in lecture and/or laboratory courses for both biology major and/or non-majors. Excellence in teaching is expected-both in the classroom and in mentoring students outside the classroom.  (3) Serve as faculty mentor to students doing research and/or internships. (4) Perform department service as assigned.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, contact information for three references, and a statement relating the University’s Catholic mission as expressed in Ex Corde Ecclesiae to their philosophy to:  Dr. Thomas Smith, Chair, Department of Biology, Ave Maria University, 5050 Ave Maria Blvd., Ave Maria, FL 34142 (thomas.smith@avemaria.edu), and CC:  HR@avemaria.edu. Electronic applications are strongly preferred.  Review of applications is currently underway and will continue until the position is filled.   

Ave Maria University does not discriminate in employment opportunities, practices or the terms and conditions of employment based on race, color, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

Senior Systems Analyst - IT

Job Title: Senior Systems Analyst 
Department: Information Technology 
Reports to: CIO 
Employee Class: Full Time


Primary Purpose: The Senior Systems Analyst will be responsible for enhancing business services, implementing business systems and new initiatives, and troubleshooting current systems. Duties will include: conduct process analysis and needs assessments to align information technology solutions with current University initiatives; review, analyze, and document business processes with regard to the Ellucian PowerCampus System and other business systems used; implement software, including setup, testing, and coordination of the integration with the existing software systems; troubleshoot systems and resolve problems that arise in the day to day operation of the University systems, generate reports; and perform other duties as required. The candidate chosen will work closely with various university administrators, department personnel, vendors, and peers at other colleges, universities, and state agencies.

Minimum requirements include a bachelor's degree in computer science, information systems or other closely-related field. Candidates with extensive experience working with the Ellucian PowerCampus System, Great Plains (Dynamics GP), PowerFAIDS, and/or experience in a higher-education setting are preferred. Experience with MS SQL administration, complex SQL queries development, SSRS, SSIS, MS SharePoint, integration of an ERP system. The candidate chosen must be initiative driven and detail oriented. Demands of the position require a broad understanding of functional analysis; a high level of professionalism; strong oral and written communication skills; the ability to understand system, accessibility issues, browser compatibility issues, and systems architecture best practices; the ability to stay abreast of industry trends, all applicable technologies, and technical skills required. Other job related education and/or experience may be substituted for part of these requirements.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintain and update various administrative systems including PowerCampus, Self-Service, Great Plains, PowerFAIDS, CashNET, CBORD, Micros 
  • Maintain, modify, and generates reports for departments across campus.

  • Work with end-users and vendors to resolve systems and process related issues.

  • Create and maintain process and systems documentation.

Interested applicants should send their resume, cover letter, and 3 references to AMUITJobs@avemaria.edu, and CC:  HR@avemaria.edu.