Apply to be a Student Advisor

Truman State University Res Life- We're hiring student advisors for hte 2021-2022 year

Our Student Advisors work hard all year to create welcoming living environments, foster lasting relationships, and create a community of learning and development.

Being a Student Advisor takes initiative, resilience, and organizational skills. Throughout your time with us, you’ll develop as a leader, foster collaborative relationships with other departments, and learn your limits and find ways to move past them.

Please make sure to browse the information below carefully before moving on to the application. For any additional questions, please contact

Position Descriptions:

  • Spring 2021 Student Advisor – Residence Halls: We will have a small number of positions opening at semester. As you can see in the timeline below, the turnaround to apply for these positions is quick. These staff members will receive training in January to prepare to serve as a Student Advisor.
  • 2021-2022 Student Advisor – Apartments: This is a full year SA position in Campbell Apartments for the 2021-2022 academic year. These staff members will receive training in August to prepare to serve as a Student Advisor. This position was formerly titled “Apartment Manager.” The duties of the position have not changed.

You can apply for one, two, or all three of these positions by completing the single application linked at the bottom of this page.

Hiring Timeline:

  • October 12, 2020: Application opens online
  • October 19-22, 2020: Information Sessions (see below)
  • October 26, 2020: Mid-Year Candidate Applications Due
  • November 2, 2020: Mid-Year Candidate Interviews Begin
  • January 17, 2021: Full-Year Candidate Applications Due
  • February 1-5, 2021: Full-Year Candidate Interviews
  • February 16, 2021: Full-Year Position Hiring Announcements

Please note: this timeline is subject to change as Truman adjusts the academic calendar and conditions on campus change in regards to the ongoing pandemic.

Information Sessions:

To ensure you understand the role/ responsibilities of the positions you are applying for, we will hold information sessions to answer questions prior to submitting your application.  Please note, you are not required to attend an information session to apply for an open position. All sessions will have the same content. Due to the ongoing pandemic, these sessions will be held via Zoom. A recording was made of one of the live sessions. You are encouraged to watch the recorded session if you didn’t get a chance to view one of the live sessions.

Registration is required so we can take roll of who attended. You do not need to register in advance. Instead, you register as you log in to attend right before the session starts. Please be sure you are in the meeting by 8:00 PM so you can attend the whole session.

Interview Process:

  • We typically receive more applications than there are interview spots available.  Invitations for interviews are not guaranteed for all application submissions.
  • You will be notified via email regarding your application status, including offers to attend interviews and applicable dates, times, and locations.
  • Interviews may consist of both individual interviews and group interviews with a small number of applicants. Current plans are for interviews to take place digitally in light of the ongoing pandemic.


  • We require references from the following individuals:
    1. A Current Student Advisor or Apartment Manager: The perspective from someone currently in the role provides valuable insight. You will want to list the name and email address of a current SA or AM that can speak to your candidacy. It doesn’t have to be the SA or AM for your community, but it should be someone who knows you.
    2. Independent Reference: The second reference can be anyone outside of the Residence Life staff that can attest to your skills and character. This cannot be a family member or friend. Instead, think of people like previous supervisors at jobs you’ve held, teachers that advised a student organization, the leader in a service program you helped in, a professor at Truman that has gotten to know you, or anyone else who can provide an objective reference.
  • Ensure all contact information is accurate and that your references know to expect an email.

If you have any questions about your application status or anything related to the hiring process, please email


Truman State is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty, and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities, and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.