Director of Residential Education & Housing


Reporting to the Vice President of Student Life, the Director of Residential Education and Housing creates a vision for community development within a small private liberal arts setting that intentionally supports an engaged integrated academic and intellectual environment for students beyond the classroom walls. The Director of Residential Education & Housing advances MBU’s student-focused, learning-based, residential college initiative and residential curriculum. This live-in position creates and facilitates distinctive programs and services throughout the residential experience that intentionally fosters learning, promotes inclusion and self-governance, and seeks engagement from its members.

About MBU

Mary Baldwin University is a private university enrolling nearly 1,800 students at the undergraduate and graduate levels on campuses in Staunton and Fishersville, Virginia, and online. Since 1842, this intimate learning environment has allowed students to cultivate strong connections with faculty, staff, and peers. With a rich history of access and innovation, MBU prepares the diverse leaders of the future in fields ranging from health sciences, creativity and design, business and technology, and education and society. The university is organized into three academic colleges: the Gold College of Arts and Sciences, the Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences, and the Palmer College of Professional Studies.

One of the Most Diverse Campuses in the Nation

With 60 percent of undergraduate residential students being Pell-eligible, 50 percent students of color, and 40 percent first generation, Mary Baldwin is among the most diverse campuses in the country. MBU fosters a vibrant and inclusive campus community, where students feel a strong sense of belonging, acceptance, support, and empowerment. (And/or) MBU values cultural identity, demonstrated through programs that encourage sharing, exploration, and celebration of diversity.

Essential Functions

Minimum Qualifications

To Apply

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to LaRhonda Johnson Horton, Interim Vice President for Student Engagement, at

Mary Baldwin University does not discriminate on the basis of sex or gender (*see exceptions for admission to programs within the College for Women), nor does the University discriminate on the basis of race, national or ethnic origin, color, age, disability, religion, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression in its educational programs, admissions, co-curricular or other activities, or employment practices. Inquiries may be directed to Director of Human Resources, SAC 312, 540-887-7367, Mary Baldwin University, Staunton, Virginia 24401. 

*Exceptions within the College for Women: Virginia Women’s Institute for Leadership; Program for the Exceptionally Gifted  (November 2017)