• Full-Time Employment

    Full Time Employment UMN Housing and Residential Life

We are extremely proud of our team, our values, our intentions, and our impact, but we always consider ourselves as a learning organization. At the University of Minnesota, we look for talented professionals who can help us take our department forward around our shared values and help us live them out to the fullest with each other and our students.

We are also a growth mindset based culture where change, feedback, and ideas can come from all levels and positions.

Another part of our culture is letting go of conventional wisdom when it no longer meets the needs of our students while being innovative throughout our initiatives. Because of this, we have developed and implemented a residential curriculum centered on Belonging. This is a learning outcome driven curriculum that focuses on three intentions: Community, Identity, and Empowerment & Support. The curriculum guides and grounds all the work we do. Additionally, another one of our greatest examples of innovation is our transition away from hall councils/RHA/NRHH. Instead, we have developed an innovative “Groups” program that has mitigated barriers for student engagement within the residential communities.

Our staff members have the opportunity to impact not just their residential community, but all 7000 students living on campus through powerful special assignments. This may include broad initiatives around Professional Staff Training & Development, Residential Life Assessment Strategies, Social Justice & Diversity, Student Behavior & Learning, Student Curriculum, Student Engagement, and Student Staffing.

The bottom line is that at the University of Minnesota, Housing & Residential Life staff members have the opportunity to make a significant contribution to the community and department. You have the ability to develop and empower a strong staff team, to help the students within your community thrive, and to help shape an entire department. We are focused on helping you be the best version of yourself and developing your skills as much as possible. We care about your success in impacting students at the University of Minnesota, your success after the University of Minnesota, and your overall well-being throughout the journey.

Housing & Residential Life


The mission of Housing & Residential Life is to support and advance the mission of the University by providing outstanding on-campus housing facilities, programs, and services.


The vision of Housing & Residential Life is to be the housing option of choice for students and summer conference guests.

Residential Life


Through caring, purposeful, and socially just connections, we help students embrace the joys and tensions brought on by community relationships, individual differences, and new discoveries.


Enriching student learning through innovative connections.


  • Conflict
  • Engagement
  • Safety
  • Social Justice
  • Well Being

Perks of the ARD & RD Positions

Serving as an ARD or RD comes with a variety of perks and benefits that include, but are not limited to

  • 1-2 bedroom furnished apartment with storage access within the building; all utilities included including cable and access to HBO Go
  • Partner Policy
  • Limited meal plan
  • Access to professional development funds
  • Access to parking space near the campus apartment
  • Access to Official Vehicle Pass and Parking Card for on-campus business
  • Opportunity to teach academic courses
  • Regents Scholarship (covers 75% of tuition costs)
  • University Perks