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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:

Access Control Coordinator (1 position)

Residential Services serves over 4,000 students in on-campus housing. The Access Control Coordinator is responsible for the day-to-day operation of undergraduate access control. Through strong collaboration and communication across the department and division, this position works to support and enhance the student and guest experience. The Access Control Coordinator also contributes to seasonal programs, such as Opening, Closing, and Summer Conferences.  

Visit the Northwestern Careers website and search for Job ID 46275. 

Assistant Director, Residential Area Engagement (1 position) 

The Assistant Director of Residential Area Engagement helps oversee the day-to-day functioning of the residential area model in addition to contributing to the overarching residential experience. Aside from training and supporting the faculty and staff associated with the Residential and Academic Engagement (RAE) team and its portfolio, this position performs the critical role of liaising with the Residential Community and Support staff to ensure collaboration among the frontline faculty and staff who are situated across offices while working together in the residential areas.

Visit the Northwestern Careers website and search for Job ID 46545. 

Full-Time Custodian (Maintenance Technician) (Multiple Openings) 

Currently, there are several Custodian vacancies with different schedules. The available schedules are as follows:

When submitting your application, please specify your preferred shift(s).

Pay Rate: The pay rate for this position is $16.50 per hour.

Visit the Northwestern Careers website and search for Job ID 46225. 

Lead Maintenance Technician (1st Shift) (1 position) 

Northwestern University is looking for a 1st Shift Lead Maintenance Technician. The schedule for the position is Tuesday-Saturday, 7:30AM to 4:00PM.

Under limited supervision of a Maintenance Supervisor, the Lead Maintenance Technician provides general day-to-day custodial services and performs lead duties to facilitate work performed by Maintenance Technicians (Custodians) and temporary staff. The Lead Maintenance Technician implements work plans to provide emergency and scheduled custodial services. They adhere to customer service standards by working courteously and cooperatively with student residents, conference guests, and staff.

The pay rate for this position is $20.40 per hour.

Visit the Northwestern Careers website and search for Job ID 45936. 

Maintenance Supervisor (2nd Shift) (1 position) 

The Maintenance Supervisor is responsible for high-quality general maintenance operations of Northwestern University’s student residence halls located on the Evanston campus. The primary job duties for the Maintenance Supervisor include responding to service requests, preventive maintenance programs, staff supervision, fulfilling work assignments, etc. while upholding safety and customer service standards. The pay rate for this position is $24.87 per hour.

Visit the Northwestern Careers website and search for Job ID 45937. 

Resident Director (1 position) 

Resident Directors work with the Residential Services team to foster an inclusive residential environment that fulfills the mission, vision, and goals of the Division of Student Affairs The responsibilities of this position include: managing a residential area housing up to 1000 students; managing and supervising 1 Assistant Residence Director and 12-18 student paraprofessionals; focusing on student development and academic success; assisting in enforcing University, city and state policies and laws; coordinating the flow of information between hall staff and central office; monitoring, assisting, helping develop and participating in Residential Experience Framework activities; and performing other duties as assigned. The required qualifications include: a bachelor's degree in higher education administration or related field (masters preferred); 1-3 years full or part time previous experience in residential life, housing, student activities or student affairs; supervision of paraprofessional staff.

Visit the Northwestern Careers website and search for Job ID 45888.

Senior Director, Residential Experience (1 position) 

With the residential experience as one of the top priorities for the division and Board of Trustees, the Senior Director, Residential Experience is a key leadership position within the department of Residential Services. The Senior Director provides crucial leadership and support for the residential experience, working with the Executive Director to develop and implement a vision in alignment with Residential Services goals and the Division of Student Affairs strategic plan. The Residential Experience team is responsible for implementing programmatic offerings, inclusion and belonging initiatives, leadership opportunities, and connections to undergraduate education in residence halls, residential colleges, and graduate housing. This work is guided by the Residential Experience Framework that is centered around the pillars of community and belonging, care and support, student agency, academic linkages, and equity, justice, and inclusion. This work is accomplished through the Office of Residential Experience that is comprised of the Residential and Academic Engagement (RAE) and Residential Community and Support (RCS) teams (all which reside within the Department of Residential Services).

Visit the Northwestern Careers website and search for Job ID 46513.