Residence Life Coordinator Employment 

LSU Residence Life Coordinators (RLCs) are professional live-in staff members who oversee communities ranging in size from 300-700 students in a mix of traditional housing and residential colleges. Each RLC supervises a Graduate Residence Director (GRD) and a team of Resident Assistants (RAs) in one of our on-campus communities. RLCs are a main part of the Residential Life & Education team within the LSU Department of Residential Life and primarily focus on administrative responsibilities, staff supervision, and community development.

As a residence life professional at LSU you will work and live in an exciting atmosphere with opportunities for professional development and collaboration with campus partners. Serving on or chairing various committees, advising student groups, gaining on-call experience, partnering with residential college faculty, mentoring staff, training and teaching opportunities, hearing conduct cases, and traveling for professional development and staff retreats are all part of this well-rounded position.


Position Description & Details

General position description available to download as pdf.

  • Competitive compensation package, including benefits and dining hall meal allotment
  • Fully furnished apartment and office space in one of our residential communities
  • Pet policy for staff
  • Tuition exemption for up to 6 hours per semester after one year of service at LSU
  • Staff discount at Barnes and Noble bookstore and LSU Sports Shop on campus
  • Check the LSU Systems Career site for exact position descriptions for available openings.



If you’re excited, motivated, and a qualified candidate, we look forward to getting to know you through the hiring process. For details on available positions or to apply for a currently available position, visit the LSU Systems Career site.

Look for LSU Res Life representatives at OPE and TPE in 2018. If you’re planning to attend TPE, please be sure to include your candidate number on your resume or cover letter.

Questions or want to send in your résumé? Contact Bill Mattera with any questions regarding employment in the Residential Life & Education team.


Interview Process

If you’re invited to LSU for an on-campus interview, you’ll get to experience our southern hospitality in person. Our Residential Life & Education team strives to make your stay with us as comfortable as possible and happily arranges transportation to and from the easily accessible Baton Rouge Airport, meals, and hotel accommodations for your convenience. If ADA accommodations are necessary, please be sure to communicate that.

On campus you’ll meet other RLCs, GRDs you may supervise, a team of RAs, and get one-on-one time with departmental senior leadership. We want to get to know you, and for you to see how LSU could be the best place for you to live, work, and grow.


Life at LSU and Baton Rouge

As Louisiana’s flagship institution, Louisiana State University prides itself on being actively engaging, state proud, and academically focused with its Tier One research designation. Working at LSU gives staff members access to immense resources and a diverse student body. For the 2014-2015 academic year, LSU celebrates its largest proportion of overall minority enrollment in school history.

With more than 1,500 live oaks trees on campus, the LSU grounds consistently rank among the nation’s most beautiful campuses. Stroll through the Quad and take in the oaks and arches LSU is known for, all in the glow of Tiger Stadium with a welcoming, passionate student base. LSU, home of the “Fighting Tigers” and its Bengal tiger mascot, is one of only 30 universities nationwide holding land-grant, sea-grant and space-grant status.

LSU is located in Baton Rouge – french for Red Stick – which serves as the capital of the state. The campus is located minutes away from the banks of the Mississippi River which runs alongside the city. From the weekly farmer’s market to live music, museums, and plenty of festivals, Baton Rouge offers young professionals an eclectic blend of everything Louisiana culture has to offer. Known as the Creative Capital of the South, Baton Rouge is rich in history and tradition while evolving into a bigger and better future. Baton Rouge was ranked as the number one metro area in the nation in 2013 by Business Facilities as the community readies to welcome IBM’s new riverfront technology center with 800 new jobs to the downtown area in 2015.

After you’ve seen it all in Baton Rouge, there’s still more to do and see. Travel 65 miles down Interstate 10 to experience all the vibrancy of New Orleans. Head west for a quick 4-hour trip to Houston, TX or enjoy the white sandy beaches in Mississippi just two hours east.