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Dean of Residential Life

A member of the site administrative staff, the dean of residential life assumes primary responsibility for supervising the residential staff and directing the residential program. Specifically, the dean of residential life supervises the senior resident assistants and the resident assistants. In addition, the dean of residential life works closely with the academic dean(s) and other staff members involved with academic life to help integrate the residential and academic aspects of the program. The dean of residential life may be asked to assume the site director's responsibilities in the site director's absence.

"As DRL, I valued the opportunity both to guide and to learn from an incredibly talented and dedicated group of RAs; it's hard to describe the level of intensity, focus, and teamwork that the residence life staff exhibits every day...." — former CTY dean of residential life

A Typical Day for a Dean of Residential Life

Terms of Employment:

  • Starting salary is $6,400 for a seven-week period
  • Attendance the first weekend in June at an orientation in Baltimore, Friday to Sunday (no additional compensation, but CTY pays travel expenses and provides room and board)
  • Telephone and email consultations throughout the year, as needed
  • Room and board are provided
  • Employees pay their travel to and from domestic program locations
  • Travel assistance is provided for international travel to sites outside of North America

Desired Qualifications:

  • Supervisory experience in a residential life setting or at a residential summer camp
  • Graduate course work
  • Demonstrated leadership experience
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Computer proficiency
  • Flexibility

Programs run from late June to early August. Please refer to the Site Locations & Dates page for the specific dates of employment. This position is available only at residential sites.

Complete Job Responsibilities (PDF)

If you have questions about summer employment with CTY, write to us at or call 410-735-6185.

Johns Hopkins University is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other occupationally irrelevant criteria. The university promotes affirmative action for minorities, women, disabled persons, and veterans.