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Employment Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in joining the Residential Services team here at Northwestern! We invite you to learn more about our position(s), department, division and institution to see if Northwestern is a good fit for your next professional experience.

Current Employment Opportunities:

Resident Director

The RD is a full-time, 12-month, live-in professional staff member. The RD reports to an Assistant Director and is responsible for the administration of a housing area with approximately 400-1200 residents, the direct or indirect supervision of up to 21 Resident Assistants and the possibility of a graduate level Assistant Residence Director.

RDs co-lead residential areas with the Faculty-In-Residence and partner with Faculty Chairs to support residential colleges. This position is also responsible for programming, student advising and serving as a conduct hearing officer for Residential Services.

Position details are outlined in the RD Position Overview

For more information about the Resident Director position, click here.

To apply, please visit the Northwestern Human Resources website and search for the job title. A cover letter and resume are required. Direct questions to Ron Alexander at


Assistant Director for Selection, Training, and Community Development 


The Assistant Director, Selection, Training, & Community Development is part of the central management team that provides leadership in developing a residential environment that fulfills the goals of Residential Services and the Division of Student Affairs. The AD is a full-time master's level staff member who lives off-campus. The AD reports to the Director of Residential Life. This position includes working with diverse groups of students, staff, and faculty in a highly selective and competitive academic environment.

The AD is responsible for leading selection and training programs for professional and student staff in Residential Life; coordination of involvement by Residential Life staff in the Residential Area Concept with the Office of Residential Academic Initiatives; assessment, evaluation, and reporting efforts for Residential Life; and budget coordination for the unit.

Supervise 1 Program Manager and 1 Resident Director. Indirectly supervises 11 Graduate Resident Assistants (GRAs), 110 Resident Assistants (RAs), up to 7 Assistant Resident Directors (ARDs) and Graduate Assistants (GAs), and 8 Resident Directors (RDs). Serve as the primary liaison between Residential Life and offices that include, but are not limited to, Residential Academic Initiatives, Student Affairs Assessment & Planning, and Student Affairs Budget and Finance.

Contribute to resident and staff educational efforts; chair, advise, and serve on departmental committees; assist with crisis intervention; and participate in professional development activities.

To apply, please visit the Northwestern Human Resources website and search for the job title. A cover letter and resume are required. Direct questions to Paul Hubinsky at