Syracuse UniversityOffice of Residence LIfe


Interested in Joining Our Team?

Thank you for your interest in the Office of Residence Life! Our dynamic department offers many exciting opportunities for staff, and we welcome you to learn more about our department and search process!  

Here is information on the basics of our timeline and our search process for professional positions such as assistant residence directors and residence directors.


Each year we attend various student affairs placement conferences to find staff.  The conferences we traditionally attend are:

  • OshKosh Placement Exchange
  • The Placement Exchange at NASPA


If you apply for a position with our institution, please keep the following information in mind:

Available Positions
All available positions will be advertised on the Syracuse University Human Resources website.

Application Process
Applications for positions must be received online on the Syracuse University Human Resources website.  In order for an application to be considered complete, the application, cover letter, resume, and a list of contact information for three references must be included.  Application materials sent via email will not be considered.

Interview Process
Candidates who are selected to receive an interview will be contacted by a members of the search committee to arrange an interview.

Initial Interviews
Initial interviews will be conducted via phone, Skype, on campus, or at placement conventions.

Campus Interviews
Campus interviews will be extended to candidates the search committee would like to pursue. The campus interview consists of a day-long interview process in which the candidate has the opportunity to meet and interact with a variety of campus constituents including students and staff.  Several group and individual interviews along with a campus tour make up the interview day.  Meals and on-campus accommodations are provided to candidates traveling from out of town.  Candidates will have and ORL staff member as a host while they are with us for their interview.

During our annual search season in the spring of each year, it is generally our goal to have our new central office staff members begin their training prior to July 1.  This includes residence directors, assistant residence directors, coordinators, assistant directors, and associate directors.  For mid-year searches (outside of March - May) the interview committee will be in touch regarding the timeline.

Application Status
If at any time you would like to check the status of your application, you may log onto the Syracuse University Human Resources website, using your username and password.  You will, however, be contacted by a member of the search committee as soon as possible if you are selected for an interview.

Thank you again for your interest in our department and good luck with your job search! We look forward to meeting you soon!

Have a question? Let us know!

The human resources area of the Office of Residence Life is responsible for coordinating the department's recruitment, selection and training program for professional and paraprofessional staff.  If you have any questions about our processes, please let us know. You can email