Professional and Graduate Positions
Binghamton Residential Life provides staff with a number of professional development opportunities to ensure staff are successful in their respective positions. Below you will find some general opportunities that are provided ARC/ACD, RD/CD, AD, and Graduate Student Assistant staff members. Please select the link to find opportunities for specific positions:
The Resident Directors and Community Director participate in a comprehensive training program prior to fall opening. Additionally, staff receive on-going training throughout the academic year.
All Resident Directors and Community Director participate in a professional development opportunity which allows staff to gain additional experience, further develop skill-sets, and create or enhance bridges to other departments within the University. Staff members have the choice of serving on a departmental ad-hoc committee, acting as the Residential Life representative on a University-wide committee, or working in another functional area within the University. After an RD's first year, they may also enhance their professional development by working on a collateral assignment either with Residential Life or another department on the campus. Opportunities have included work with the Career Development Center, Sexual Assault Prevention, Safe Zone Project, Office of Student Conduct, Assessment, AOD & Prevention, & you can even create your own!
Each Resident Director and Community Director serves on a departmental committee. Our committees include: RA Selection, RA Training, RD Search, and Residential Life Training, and Leadership and Recognition. Returning staff members may have the opportunity to serve as a co-chair of their committee.
Once RDs and the CD have acclimated to the department and University, they may consider some additional opportunities such as instructing a 2-credit First-Year or Senior-Year Experience course or serving as a student conduct hearing board chair.
The Assistant Community Director and Assistant Residential Coordinators participate in a comprehensive training program prior to fall opening. Additionally, staff receive on-going training throughout the academic year.
Each Assistant Community Director and Assistant Residential Coordinator serves on a departmental committee. Our committees include: RA Selection, RA Training, RD Search, Residential Life Training & Development and Social Justice Education.
Download the ARC/ACD job posting
In addition to ARC/ACD positions, Residential Life has three other Graduate Assistant positions that are represented by the Graduate Student Employees Union (GSEU). These positions work in the areas of conduct board oversight, multipurpose space/student manager, management and information technology. If you are interested in any of these graduate positions, please click the appropriate link for position and application information.
- Student Conduct and Residential Life GA Position
- Student Manager Supervisor GA Position
- Information Technology GA Position
New Assistant Directors will work with the Associate Director of Residential Life and the other Assistant Directors to learn the specific responsibilities and procedures required of the position.
Assistant Directors are encouraged to continue their growth and development of their professional skill set. They have the opportunity to implement initiatives to enhance the program and services of the department and/or University. Some areas that have been explored include transfer students, gender-neutral housing, assessment, physical facilities and sexual assault training.
Assistant Directors serve as mentors to departmental committees and as Residential
Life representatives on University committees. Departmental committees include: RA
Selection, RA Training, RD Search, Residential Life Training & Development and Social
Justice Education. University committees include: University Transportation, Personal
Safety, University Events, Eating Awareness, etc.
Once ADs have acclimated to the department and University, they may consider some additional opportunities such as instructing a 2-credit First-Year or Senior-Year Experience course.
Below is a listing of links to get involved with professional organizations locally and regionally.Conferences attended by staff include: ACUHO-I, ACPA, CSPA, NACA, NACADA, NASPA, NEACUHO (Annual, Diversity Retreat, Drive-In, LGBT & Friends Retreat, Mid Levels Professional, New Professional, Operations, Professionals of Color & Allies Retreat and Women's Winter Renewal) and NODA.
- American College Personnel Association
- Association of College and University Officers-International
- College Student Personnel Association
- North Eastern Association of College and Campus University Housing Officers
- National Academic Advising Association
- National Orientation Directors Association
- National Association for Campus Activities
- National Association of Student Personnel Administrators
- Southern Tier Young Professionals