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Senior Staff

Thank you for your interest in the Senior Staff position (Assistant Resident Director) with the Office of Residence Life!

The application for the 2022-2023 selection process will be available on Monday, December 6, 2021, at 9:00 AM and is due on Thursday, January 6, 2022, at 9:00 AM.

For more information about the process, including the application, please review the information below. Should you have specific questions or wish to speak to someone regarding the position, please contact  


Senior Staff Selection Process

Applicants for Senior Staff position will go through the Senior Staff selection process, which includes 2 main parts: the application and a centralized interview process.  

For more information about the process, please review the information below. Should you have specific questions or wish to speak to someone in person, please contact

Key dates in the 2022-2023 Senior Staff selection process include:

  • Monday, December 6, 2021: Application opens at 9:00 AM
  • Thursday, January 6, 2022: Application due by 9:00 AM
  • January 12-13, 2022: Individual Interviews by invitation
  • Wednesday, February 2, 2022: Final notifications sent via email at 9:00 AM
  • Monday, February 7, 2022: Candidate acceptance materials due by 9:00 AM 

*Please note that dates are subject to change. Any changes will be communicated to candidates via email.

Senior Staff members, Assistant Resident Directors (ARDs), assist Professional Staff members, Resident Directors (RDs), and serve as a member of a community Leadership Team. Senior Staff help to implement a student development program that reflects the Jesuit mission of the University, namely the development of the whole person. Senior Staff contributes to the overall development of the community by assisting with the academic and personal growth of residents and student staff members by promoting and supporting an inclusive environment in which differences are thoughtfully explored.

Additionally, Senior Staff members are expected to know and uphold University policies, procedures, and community standards, effectively respond to and manage emergency/crisis situations via participation in a campus-wide duty rotation, work collaboratively to build community, mentor student staff, and role model responsible citizenship, on and off-campus.

Please review the 2022-2023 Senior Staff Position Description for more information.


The application is the first step in the process of becoming a Senior Staff member and includes demographic information, a resume, and reflection questions. 

Candidates will be asked to provide a professional resume describing your educational background, leadership experience, community involvement, volunteer, and work experience. Candidates are encouraged to include specific accomplishments and goals achieved that relate to the nature of this position. 

Resumes should be submitted as a PDF, with the file name written as: "Last name, First name - Resume".

  • The Career Center provides guidance on resume writing via their website and through individual appointments. We recommend that you utilize their support.
  • Reflection questions should be thoughtfully considered. We encourage you to review the Senior Staff position description before responding.

Within the application, candidates will be asked to preference up to four communities where they feel their skills and experiences would be best utilized and where they would be most successful as a Senior Staff member. Each of the selected communities will require a written description of why you feel it is the best fit for you. 

For more information about each of the individual communities, we recommend you explore their websites, or take the time to read the Community Information Packet.

After reviewing applications, candidates will be notified via email if they have been selected for an interview. The Office of Residence Life will host in-person interviews on campus on Wednesday, January 12th and Thursday, January 13th, 2022.

Candidates will be asked to provide their availability for an interview in the Senior Staff application. We will follow up with a date/time confirmation after the application review period.

Final notification letters will be sent, via email, by Wednesday, February 2, 2022, at 9:00 AM. Candidate acceptance materials will be due on Monday, February 7, 2022, at 9:00 AM

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