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 some information on the basics of our timeline and the search process used to fill professional positions such as assistant residence directors and residence directors.





Each year we attend various student affairs placement conferences looking for staff.  The conferences we traditionally attend are:


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Hear from Terra Peckckamp, Director of Residence Life, & Dan Cutler, Director of Learning Communities about ORL.


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

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and the names, addresses, and phone numbers of three professional references to Arienne Milkles, Coordinator for Staff Selection & Inclusion Education, via email to with “Assistant Residence Director - OPE” in the subject line. For best consideration please submit materials by December 15th, 2017 (resumes will be accepted until positions are filled). Please include OPE Candidate number on all application materials. *No formal application due at this time*

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 an ORL staff member as a host while they are with us for their interview.

Campus Interview Dates for 2018

-Monday:       -March 12th           -March 19th          -March 26th            

-Tuedsday:    -March 13th           -March 20th          -March 27th           

-Wednesday: -March 14th          -March 21st           -March 28th            

-Thursday:     -March 15th         -March 22nd          -March 29th            

-Friday:          -March 16th          -----------                    -March 30th            

Our annual search season is in the spring of each year, and 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