Residential Life Search 2024

Welcome to the Residential Life recruitment page! We have an exciting opportunity for an amazing student affairs professional who is ready to make a real impact in a new housing program. As a part of the University of Washington system, UW Bothell is proud to be a diverse, fast-growing campus. We have been recognized nationally for the educational opportunities and access to education we provide.

Current openings

Resident Director (UW Req #229844) start date July 1, 2024

  • Salary starting at $42,000-$45,000/ annually, full university benefits, and UPass for mass transit
  • Full-time, Professional Live-in position (requires serving in on-call rotation)
  • Two-bedroom furnished apartment with washer/dryer and exterior entrance (available Sept). Temporary housing will be provided on campus for July & August.
  • Partners welcome.
  • Full meal plan will be provided.
  • Apply through UW Hires before March 1 for full consideration.
  • Questions? Email Katie Horowitz at

Assistant Director of Residential Life (UW Req #: 230542) Open Until Filled

  • Salary starting at $72,000-$78,000/ annually, full university benefits and UPass for mass transit
  • Apply through UW Hires before March 8 for full consideration.
  • Questions? Email Katie Horowitz at

A note to candidates

Thank you for your interest in the position at UW Bothell. I know that information is very helpful and important during a search. You are interviewing us as much as we are interviewing you. As the director of the department, I wanted to share some important information about the housing program at UW Bothell. As the team leader, I value transparent, positive, open communication on my team – and that starts now as I share this information with you.

The Residential Life program is unique at UW Bothell:

  • UW Bothell entered in a P3 (Public-Private Partnership) with Capstone Development partners in the redevelopment of student housing. Capstone is leasing university land and will own and operating both housing and dining for the university.
  • Capstone contracts “Res Life services” from UW Bothell and that’s where we come in. We have been working closely with our Capstone partners to create a housing program that fits the needs of students.
  • The Residential Life program is growing and transitioning, which means this position will be an integral part of creating Residential Life programming for our new residential village.
  • We have a small, committed team of professionals which mean everyone has a significant voice and role in shaping the program to meet student needs. It also means that relationships and communication are very important.

I am always open and happy to have an additional conversations with you over email or phone so that you can better understand this position and make sure it’s a good fit for your professional and personal goals. Please reach out by emailing me, Katie Horowitz, at

Good luck with your search!

– Katie

Assistant Dean for Student Engagement & Director of Residential Life

Residential Life at UW Bothell

A brief history

  • 2009 UWB started offering student housing by leasing a small apartment complex near campus
  • 2011 UWB purchased and began operating Husky Village (existing housing) as student housing (This is when I joined the team and was tasked with developing a Res Life program.
  • 2018 Res Life had the most beds to date (320 residents) in Husky Village and a small off campus leased building. With over 100 students on the waitlist, UWB opened bids with developers in order to provide more beds and improve the on campus housing facilities for students.
  • 2020 Res Life only operated Husky Village for student housing, and housed 130 residents through COVID.
  • 2021 Res Life opened 6 of the 8 halls for a total of 175 residents and had over 200 students on the waitlist.
  • 2021 Capstone Management took over the operations of student housing at UWB and residential life services are contracted through the university. Two buildings were demolished in October to make room for a new residence hall and a dining hall scheduled to open fall 2023.
  • 2023 Summit Hall and the Terrace Dining Pavilion opened for Fall. We have 370 students, 10 Resident Advisors, two Resident Directors all living in housing.

Residential Life team

Starting July 1, 2024, the Residential Life team will include three Resident Directors, an Assistant Director and a Director. Each Resident Director supervises between 6 to 10 of our 26 live-in student positions. Our Resident Advisors and Apartment Advisors work build community and mentor residents, and lead our residential curriculum efforts. Residential Life also employees Desk Assistants who are student employees that run the Residential Life front desk and are supervised by one of the Resident Directors.

We work closely with Capstone Management, specifically our on-site Community Manager, who owns and operates the facilities. The RD on Duty rotation is shared by among the three RDs.

Residential curriculum

We have developed an educational goals and learning outcomes which guide everything we do in Residential Life. This position will be responsible for continuing the implementation and development of the residential curriculum within their hall which will further enhance the learning for our residents.

Fall 2024 Residential Life will be moving to a Student Engagement Curriculum that brings together both Res Life and Student Engagement & Activities.

The Residential Village @ UW Bothell

The Residential Village is our on-campus housing at UW Bothell. This project is a public-private partnership. While the complex is owned and operated by Capstone Develop, the university provides Residential Life, Campus Safety and other services to the complex. Learn more about the Residential Village by visiting the website. To learn more about the UW Bothell Residential Life visit the Campus Living page.

  • Fall 2023 Summit Hall and the Terrace Dining Pavilion opened
    • Summit Hall includes about 370 residence hall beds with en suite bathrooms
    • University office space
    • Lounge and community kitchen
  • Fall 2024 Forest Hall and Horizon Hall Apartments will open
    • The Residential Village will be home to 1000 students
    • Forest Hall will include residence hall beds in suite-style arrangement
    • Horizon Hall will include apartment beds
    • University office space and Residential Life office suite
    • Cafe and convenience store

Learn more

Residential curriculum

About UW Bothell