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2014-2015 Residence Life Professional Staff

Apply now! We have one confirmed and one anticipated opening for July 1, 2015!

Here you'll find information to better inform you about SAU, who we are, and what we have to offer. We know that in your job search, a central hub for information is quite helpful; this page is designed to serve as that hub.  

If there is something you would like to see listed here but isn't, please let us know!

Current Openings

Learn more about SAU

Get to know St. Ambrose - Get to know more about St. Ambrose from the SAU Undergraduate Admissions page

Quick Facts - See a basic overview of St. Ambrose University

SAU Mission and Vision

About SAU - A hub for several informative pages about SAU

Enrollment Data Center - Previously known as "Institutional Research."  See the numbers behind our enrollment, demographics, and more. It's a more in-depth look at St. Ambrose University.  

Human Resources - Our HR website has the staff handbook, as well as links to current openings.

Davenport and the Quad Cities

Davenport is located on the Mississippi River on the border of Iowa and Illinois and is one of the Quad Cities which consists of several cities and towns. While we could attempt to describe the Quad Cities to you, others have already done a great job, so we will point you to their summaries and information pages.

SAU Undergraduate Admissions' page summary of the Quad Cities: About the Quad Cities

Visit the Quad Cities - Takes a visitor oriented approach, which is sometimes the best way to find local hotspots! - Takes a more rounded approach, looking at the Quad Cities more completely.

Why We Love SAU

Angie MullenbachAngie Mullenbach, Cosgrove Hall Director: I love SAU because it's a small school and you can get involved in other ways rather than just following your job description. For example, I am currently the Co-Advisor for SAU's Dance Marathon, and I love to see student's lives change as they help out our miracle families. Miracle families are families who have had a child get treated at Iowa Children's Miracle Hospital.  The students don't even know these families, but by the end of the big event the students are crying along with the families and wanting to help them out even more. This is one event that will change a faculty/staff/student's life forever.  

Anjie SwidergalAnjie Swidergal, Residence Life Coordinator: I love St. Ambrose University because I have the freedom to define my position in a lot of ways based on my interests, my residents, and my strengths. There is so much support campus-wide for our students and new initiatives! The students, staff, and faculty at SAU are really one in a million, and that's what keeps me here and loving my job each morning!  

Michael DurbinMichael Durbin, Franklin Hall Director: I came to Ambrose because I love the people, and I still do. The students and staff here are wonderful, and you can tell that the staff care about students. The students are very sociable, and the RA staff is great! They simply never fail to bring a smile to my face. Since I've been here I've also had great opportunities to grow professionally and personally. I've had the opportunity to implement new programs and to present at regional conferences – opportunities I may not have had at many other institutions.

Amenities Provided

Being a Hall Director at SAU offers compensation including the following:

  • $25,405 annual salary (2015-2016)
  • Dental, health, and vision benefits
  • Retirement plans with employer matching contributions
  • Tuition remission for Graduate Programs
  • A fully furnished apartment in your area, with all utilities included (including cable TV, high speed and wireless internet, free laundry)
  • Reserved parking space and free parking
  • Full meal plan and $200 annual "Buzz Bucks"

Area Descriptions

Cosgrove - Hall Director

Cosgrove is a traditional hall housing 224 freshmen residents. Cosgrove rooms are suite style, with a bathroom joining two double occupancy rooms. The campus cafeteria is in Cosgrove, and a 24-7 computer lounge is on the ground floor.

The hall director lives in Cosgrove and supervises 8 student staff members (7 RAs and 1 Assistant Hall Director).

Davis/McCarthy/Houses - Hall Director

Davis is an all female, traditional residence hall with a population of 121 residents. While primarily comprised of First Year students, there are many sophomores, juniors, and seniors who elect to stay in Davis as well.  Davis is primarily singles, with a few suites, and has primarily community bathrooms.

McCarthy is an apartment style preferred hall housing 96 residents. There are two floors of classrooms, and three floors of apartments. Two of those floors are themed communities (spiritual and international).

Our houses are considered preferred housing, typically housing juniors and seniors. There are currently 21 campus-owned houses that this position oversees. Each house has 3-5 residents, and eight are themed learning communities.

The hall director lives in Davis, and supervises 10 student staff members (3 Davis RAs, 1 Davis Assistant Hall Director, 2 Campus Houses RAs, 3 McCarthy RAs, and 1 McCarthy Student Hall Manager).

Franklin - Hall Director

Franklin is a traditional hall housing 204 residents, primarily sophomores. Franklin rooms are suite style, with a bathroom joining two double occupancy rooms. The first floor has a cardio pod, while the remaining floors have lounges. 

The hall director lives in Franklin, and supervises 8 student staff members (7 RAs and 1 Assistant Hall Director).

Hagen/Tiedemann/Townhouses - Hall Director

Hagen and Tiedemann are apartment style preferred housing. Hagen houses 140 residents, and Tiedemann houses 124 residents. Residents are of preferred status (typically juniors and seniors). The two buildings are connected by the Link, which is the main entrance and houses the Hall Director apartment, Hall Director office, cardio pod, lounge, and the security desk.

The townhouses are preferred housing, each unit housing 8 junior or senior residents. Total resident capacity is 112.

The hall director lives on the 2nd floor of the "Link" between Hagen and Tiedemann and supervises 5 student staff members (2 Hagen RAs, 2 Tiedemann RAs, and 1 Townhouses Assistant Hall Director).

Rohlman/Hayes - Hall Director

Rohlman is a traditional hall housing 202 residents, primarily sophomores. Rohlman rooms are suite style, with a bathroom joining two double occupancy rooms. The second floor has a cardio pod, while the rest of the floors have lounges. 

Hayes is an all male, traditional residence hall that has class rooms and faculty offices on the lower floors. The 3rd floor is residential with a population of 24. It is also primarily First Years, but does have sophomores, juniors, and seniors as well. Hayes consists of doubles, singles, and community bathrooms. There are also two apartments for preferred students.

The hall director lives in Rohlman, and supervises 9 student staff members (7 Rohlman RAs, 1 Rohlman Assistant Hall Director, 1 Hayes RA).

Bechtel/North - Residence Life Coordinator

Bechtel is a traditional hall housing 140 freshmen residents. Bechtel rooms are suite style, with a bathroom joining two double occupancy rooms. Each floor has a lounge. 

North is a mixed building, with each floor having a wing of preferred apartments (juniors/seniors) and a wing of traditional suites (freshmen/sophomores). Total resident population is 204.  The entire building is academic themed.

The Residence Life Coordinator lives in North, and supervises 14 student staff members (6 Bechtel RAs, 1 Bechtel Assistant Hall Director, 6 North RAs, and 1 North Academic Community Advisor)

Current openings

We will be conducting interviews at the Oskosh Placement Exchange in February 2015! If you are attending, contact us through, Mailbox 2041.

To apply, visit, search Hall Director, and upload a resume, cover letter, and a list of three professional references. Applications received by Monday, March 2, 2015, will be considered. We are also attending OPE to interview candidates.