Full-Year Student Advisor & Apartment Manager

Student Staff Application 2020-2021

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

Being a student staff member 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 reslife@truman.edu.

Hiring Timeline:

  • January 13th: Applications open online
  • January 15th: Interest Session
    • SUB Georgian Room B, 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
  • January 21st: Interest Session
    • SUB Georgian Room B, 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
  • February 9th: Applications close at 11:59 pm
  • February 18th – 20th: Group Interviews
  • February 24th – 28th: Individual Interviews
  • March 17th: Position offers sent out via email
  • March 24th: Due date to accept or decline offer

Position Descriptions (subject to change for 2020-2021):

Interest Sessions:

  • To ensure you understand the role/ responsibilities of the positions you are applying for, we will hold interest sessions to answer questions prior to submitting your application.  Please note, you are not required to attend an Interest Session to apply for an open position.

Interview Process:

  • Please note, we typically receive more applications than there are interview spots available.  Invitations for Group Activities and Individual Interviews are not guaranteed for all application submissions.
  • You will be notified via-email regarding your application status, including offers to attend Group Activities and Individual Interviews, including applicable dates, times, and locations.
  • Attendees for Group Activities, will be asked to work in a small group on a task related to the position.  Attendees for Individual Interviews, will be interviewed by members of the Residence Life Student Staff and Professional Team.


  • We require references from the following individuals:
    1. A current Student Staff member
    2. Your personal choice (Please note we will not accept references from current members of the Residence Life Professional Team)
  • 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 reslife@truman.edu.


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 encourage to apply.