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Resident Life Staff

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Director's Office

Administrative home to the Director of Resident Life and senior staff within the Department; provides executive leadership, management, and support for the functions and responsibilities within the Department of Resident Life

Director's Office Staff

Assignments and Public Inquiry

Supports and assists students and families with their requests to live in the residence halls; manages housing applications and room assignments and responds to calls, emails, and walk-in visits

Assignments and Public Inquiry Staff


Works directly with students to provide engaging events, offer support and resources, maintain service desk operations, and respond to after-hour crisis

Communities Staff

Creative Services

Collaborates on the visual content and design of digital and print materials and provides communications support to students and staff

Creative Services Staff

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Coordinates several courses and resources related to diversity and inclusion, and oversees staff DEI training and development

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Staff

Finance & Business Services

Oversees finances, including budget forecasting, expense reporting systems, credit card transactions, and staffing and operational unit budgets

Finance & Business Services Staff

Human Resources

Supports the department’s staffing, organizational, and business operations and oversees payroll, timesheets, and benefits for student and professional staff

Human Resources

Information Technology

Provides technological, network, and systems support to staff, ensures data security and IT compliance, and oversees the installation and maintenance of hardware

Information Technology Staff

Living-Learning & Academic Support Initiatives

Coordinates efforts to support, enhance, and nurture the collaboration between Res Life staff and the University’s living-learning program faculty and staff

Living-Learning & Academic Support Initiatives Staff

Off-Campus Housing Services & Housing Partnerships

Manages the UMD Off-Campus Housing Services Office and coordinates with affiliated housing partners regarding the operation of the campus’s public-private apartment communities offering housing to UMD students

Housing Partnerships Staff

Research & Assessment

Conducts assessment projects related to student engagement, learning and satisfaction to enable data-informed evaluation and decision making

Research & Assessment Staff

Residential Engagement Programs

Coordinates all centralized community development, educational and academic enrichment programming, engagement, orientation, sustainability, and recruitment and outreach programs and initiatives

Residential Engagement Programs Staff

Rights and Responsibilities

Manages the conduct process for the residence halls and affiliated properties, adjudication of the UMD Code of Student Conduct and Residence Halls Rules, and promotes student safety, well-being, learning, and accountability

Rights and Responsibilities Staff

Student Leadership Development

Advises the Residence Hall Association Executive Team and the National Residence Hall Honorary; manages RA Groundwork, the training course for incoming Resident Assistants

Student Leadership Development Staff

Sustainability Programs

Coordinates education, training, and resources for students and staff, and oversees sustainability programs that support campus sustainability goals

Sustainability Programs Staff

Training & Development

Coordinates departmental onboarding and on-going professional development for graduate and full-time staff, as well as recognition programs

Training & Development Staff
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