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The Saint Louis University Division of Student Development always welcomes new talent to our team. We are passionate about serving SLU students and guiding them through their collegiate journey. We look forward to meeting other student affairs professionals interested in being part of the Jesuit mission in St. Louis.

This page will feature information about active searches for leadership positions in the Division of Student Development. You can also explore other open positions in student affairs at Saint Louis University through the link below, which may include employment opportunities outside of this division.

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Director, Residence Life

The Director of Residence Life supervises and collaborates operations for residential programming, live-in staffing, living-learning communities development and operations, and directly supports student success initiatives and opportunities related to the university’s two-year live-on requirement. As a driver of engagement and student retention, this position collaborates with the student success and housing operations team to coordinate breadth and depth of interventions focused on student belonging, well-being, and other aspects of student development. This position is part of a divisional leadership team and collaborates with the Director of Housing Operations in planning goals for the residential environment. Supervised by the Assistant Vice President of Student Engagement, this position is expected to form strong, collaborative relationships within the department and with various campus partners to create innovative practices for the successful implementation of department and division goals.

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New Student Programs and First-Year Experience

The Office of First-Year Experience and Students in Transition at Saint Louis University is seeking a Director of New Student Programs and First-Year Experience. This position will report to the Assistant Vice President of First-Year Experience and Students in Transition. The Director will collaborate with key internal and external stakeholders to design and implement a comprehensive and inclusive onboarding experience for incoming Billikens and their parent(s)/families. The Director will assess current onboarding practices and use this data to make data-informed decisions about future onboarding initiatives for incoming Billikens. This role will establish cross-divisional relationships to adequately identify, assess the needs of, serve, and support our first-year population beyond their onboarding experience. This position will serve as a member of the Student Development Leadership Team and may serve on other campuswide committees.

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Residence Hall Coordinator

The Residence Hall Coordinator (RHC), as an educator, provides direction for student learning and academic success while managing, or co-managing the overall administrative, supervisory and community experiences for a co-educational residence hall area of 500- 900 students. The successful staff member must have a passion for working with a diverse student population, be committed to student learning and development, possess strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills, demonstrate initiative, communicate effectively, have a positive attitude, and have an ability to manage structured autonomy.

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Program Coordinator for Fraternity and Sorority Life

The Student Involvement Center at Saint Louis University is seeking a Program Coordinator for Fraternity and Sorority Life. This position will report to the Assistant Director, Student Involvement. The coordinator will support the advising, education and development for SLU’s undergraduate affiliated community, which is approximately 15-20% of the total undergraduate enrollment. SLU currently recognizes organizations from the North American Interfraternity Conference, the National Panhellenic Conference, the National Pan-Hellenic Council, and the National APIDA (Asian Pacific Islander Desi American) Panhellenic Association. SLU currently provides an on-campus community living experience for most second-year members of NIC and NPC organizations called DeMattias Hall. This position will serve as a member of the University’s FSL advising team, with additional advising and oversight support being provided by the Assistant Director, and an additional graduate assistant.

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Public Safety Officer

Under general supervision, performs duties to ensure the safety and security of university students, patients, visitors, and employees; applies crime risk and safety hazard prevention techniques, methods, practices, and enforces University laws and regulations; exercises the power of arrest as an armed Public Safety Department employee.

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Public Safety Dispatcher

Under direct supervision, is responsible to receive calls for and dispatch security services; operates base radios; answers telephones; monitors alarm systems and closed circuit TV screens; relays radio/telephone communications; monitors record systems of the department. This position is for third shift: hours are 11 p.m. to 7 a.m.

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Unarmed Security Officer

Under direct supervision of the Unarmed Security Program Supervisor, unarmed security staff will perform duties that ensure the safety and security of the SLU community members by performing security duties at specifically assigned posts.

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Graduate Assistant Positions

In collaboration with the School of Education’s Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration (HESAA) program, the Division of Student Development is actively recruiting graduate assistants for the 2024-25 academic year. 

The Division of Student Development is driven by the mission to provide programs, services and experiences that help students develop as leaders. Our goal is to help shape students into successful graduates who are holistically formed, critically reflective and socially and personally responsible. The division comprises 14 departments and employs more than 200 professional staff who support graduate and undergraduate students and initiatives at the University.  

In addition, the division employs more than 40 graduate assistants who work closely alongside administrative staff to fulfill the mission of the University. The division strongly believes in supporting the education of aspiring higher education professionals, and our staff is committed to providing meaningful, immersive learning opportunities for graduate students. We offer mentoring, supervision, and holistic support in a cohort-based model aligned with Catholic, Jesuit teaching. 

Compensation for all GA positions during the 2024-2025 academic year includes $1,350/month and a tuition scholarship of $9,750/year. Graduate assistants are also eligible for enrollment in SLU’s graduate student health insurance coverage. If personal coverage through SLU is waived, this benefit is forfeited — it has no cash value.

In some graduate assistant roles, additional campus accommodations may be provided as a requirement of specific job responsibilities. Any remuneration beyond standardized compensation will be listed within the specific job description.

Please follow the application instructions within each job description.  

Available GA Positions

Campus Recreation and Wellness

  • Campus Recreation and Wellness: Graduate Assistant for Recreation (PDF)

Anticipated GA Positions*

*Not yet confirmed 

For questions about the School of Education programs, please contact Mark Pousson, Ph.D.