Graduate Positions

Binghamton University attracts outstanding students and is consistently recognized by Fiske Guide to Colleges as one of the "premier public universities" in the northeast. Our mission:

We provide a small school residential experience within a premier public university. Our dedicated staff and faculty educators engage with students in building strong communities that empower personal development and academic success. Our six diverse residential areas offer Bearcats a home away from home that supports learning and growth.

We are looking for graduate students who are excited to work with an engaged, intelligent, and diverse student population. If the idea of working with a large team of talented individuals in a department that is focused on your professional development excites you, Binghamton University may be the place for you!

Area Residential Coordinator (ARC)/Area Community Director (ACD)

Live-in positions

  • Training
    The Assistant Residential Coordinator/Assistant Community Director participate in a comprehensive training program at the start of each semester. Additionally, staff receive on-going training throughout the academic year focusing on the Professional Competency Areas for Student Affairs Educators as identified by ACPA and NASPA.
  • Departmental Committees
    First-year ARCs/ACDs may select to serve on a departmental committee; second-year staff are expected to serve as part of their professional development. Our committees include: RA Selection, RA Training, RD Search, and Residential Life Training.
  • Conferences
    Conferences attended by staff include: ACPA, ACUHO-I, CSPA, NACA, NACADA, NASPA, NCORE, 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), NODA, RELI and SJTI.
  • Roles and Responsibilities

    One of the exciting things about working in Residential Life at Binghamton is that that no two days are ever the same. We want you to get the most out of your Binghamton experience, so your supervisor will work with you to make sure you find things that challenge and interest you. To give you an idea of how you can anticipate spending your time, the following are some of the time commitments inherent to the positions:

    Day-time commitments:

    • Assist in the supervision of student staff members
    • Adjudicate policy violations
    • Engage with residents through building walk-throughs, open office hours, etc
    • Participate on a departmental committee
    • Attend weekly professional staff meetings
    • Attend monthly departmental meetings and training sessions

    Evening commitments:

    • Assist in the facilitation of weekly building staff meetings
    • Work with hall/area government members and attend meetings
    • Attend building/area programs
    • Participate in duty rotation
    • Develop and implement community initiatives
  • Benefits

    Domestic Partners

    Assistant Residential Coordinators and Assistant Community Directors may live with one adult and any dependents. Domestic Partners may cover same or opposite sex partners with whom they reside and have a committed, long term relationship of mutual support, and for whom they have assumed long term financial responsibility or have mutual financial responsibility.

    Housing and Meal Plan

    The ARC/ACD position offers a board plan and a furnished 2-bedroom apartment for the academic year (includes free laundry facilities, free cable, free local and long-distance phone and free high-speed internet) at a value of more than $10,000. The Department’s pet policy allows for one pet per apartment. Please note, Binghamton University will be a tobacco-free campus effective August 1, 2017.

    Remuneration

    ARCs/ACDs will be paid an hourly rate of $12.60/hour for 10 hours/week up to $4,700 for the 2017-18 academic year. An average of twenty-five hours of work per week is expected. Tuition scholarships may be available from individual graduate programs.

    Parking

    ARCs/ACDs are allocated one parking space. If they should have more than one vehicle, they would have to park the second one in general parking. Staff are responsible for the cost to obtain a campus parking permit. The rate for Assistant Resident Coordinators and Assistant Resident Directors will be the same as the residential student rate.

    Live-In Staff Apartments

    Each of our Assistant Residential Coordinators and Assistant Community Directors are provided a furnished apartment in the hall they supervise. It is our expectation that live-in staff members are visible and accessible to residents and staff during non-traditional work hours. While balance is encouraged within the department, the spirit of the live-in requirement should be expected in the role.

    Though amenities vary by apartment, staff can expect two bedrooms, one-bathroom, living room and kitchen. Furniture also varies, but minimally includes a queen-size bed, dresser, couch, and entertainment stand.  Please note, Binghamton University is a tobacco-free campus.

  • Interview Process

    Individuals interested in our Assistant Residential Coordinator/Assistant Community Director positions should apply through Student Affairs

    Candidates invited to campus will be provided an individualized schedule. This will be a round-robin interview day with all candidates interviewing at one time. Each candidates will interview with an Assistant Director, Community/Resident Directors and Assistant Residential Coordinators/Assistant Community Directors during the course of the day. 

  • FAQs

    Are you interviewing for current vacancies?

    We will be accepting applications and interviewing for fall vacancies starting in the spring semester throughout the summer. Apply by February 1 for priority consideration.  

    What is the remuneration?

    ARC/ACDs will receive a board plan and a furnished 2-bedroom apartment for the academic year (includes free laundry facilities, free cable, free local and long-distance phone and free high-speed internet) at a value of more than $10,000. They will also be paid an hourly rate for 10 hours/week up to $4,700 for the year. The work commitment for this position is approximately 25 hrs/week. The Department’s pet policy allows for one pet per apartment.  Please note, Binghamton University will be a tobacco-free campus effective August 1, 2017.

    What is your domestic partnership policy?

    ARC/ACDs may have their domestic partner and any dependents live with them in their apartment.

    Do you have a pet policy?

    The Department will be implementing a new pet policy in fall 2017 which allows for one pet per apartment.

    What is your interview process and timeline?

    After screening resumes, candidates are invited to participate in a group campus interview. Qualifications will then be reviewed and offers will be extended. Those applications received after the interview day will be considered for phone interviews as vacancies occur.

    What is the anticipated start date?

    The start date is August 1.

Conduct Positions

  • Training
    The Conduct GAs participate in a comprehensive training program at the start of each semester. Additionally, staff receive on-going training throughout the academic year focusing on the Professional Competency Areas for Student Affairs Educators as identified by ACPA and NASPA.
  • Conferences
    Conferences attended by staff include: ACPA, ACUHO-I, CSPA, NACA, NACADA, NASPA, NCORE, 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), NODA, RELI and SJTI.