AR Application Process

AR Application is now available.



1. Complete the application online (through eRezlife) by Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at 11:59 p.m.  (FYI - the online application will close at midnight.) 

2. Recommendations are due by Monday, February 6, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. (Contact faculty members, administrators, advisors and current or former employers to determine their willingness to provide recommendations. Please keep in mind that many of these individuals will be asked to fill out multiple recommendations--give them sufficient notice and time to write.)  After you complete the application, an email will be sent to the 3 references you submitted on the applicaiton asking them to complete the recommendation by February 6.    *Note:  It is helpful to not wait until January 31 to submit your application as that will only give your references 6 days to complete your recommendations.

3. Residential Life will conduct a background check to help determine whether you are a suitable candidate for employment as an Assistant Rector. The background information obtained may include, but is not limited to, a criminal and sexual deviant registry background search. Residential Life intends to make offers to candidates contingent upon the background check.

After receiving an offer to be an Assistant Rector, you will receive an email from HireRight (the University's pre-employment screening vendor); HireRight is a trusted and secure site.  You will be asked to enter your Social Security Number and Date of Birth.  We ask that once you receive the email from HireRight, that you complete the online form within 24 hours.  This will initiate the background check process.  Rectors will be notified once you have cleared the background check process.



Go to eRezLife

Step 1: Create eRezlife Account

  • Click on “Create Account”
  • Input: First, Last Name, NDID or Phone Number, Email address
  • Click: “Register Account”
  • Check email for message from eRezlife
  • Click on link in email
  • Check email for message from eRezlife with username and password creation link
  • Click on link in email to create password
  • Create password
  • Enter username and password into eRezlife login box

Step 2: Begin Application Process

  • Click on “My Job Profile” to complete demographic information (*Note* for first-year graduate students who do not have a GPA to input, please input 0 and go back and edit your profile after receiving your final Fall 2016 GPA.)
  • Click “Save”
  • Click on “My Job Profile Questions” to complete demographic information
  • Click “Save”
  • Click on “Job Postings”
  • Click on 2017-2018 Assistant Rector link
  • Click on “Apply Now” button
  • Complete and click through the application form by following the arrowed link at the bottom right.
  • Be sure to complete all 3 sections: “questions” and “supporting docs” and “submit”
  • Click submit once all the information has been entered


Go to eRezLife

Step 1: Log-in to Account

Step 2: See Begin Application Process above.


If you have any trouble accessing the application or recommendation form please contact Residential Life at 574-631-2553.



The Assistant Rector is a Notre Dame graduate student enrolled in a degree-seeking program who serves in a residence hall or a graduate community and lives side by side with students. The Assistant Rectors and Rector form the Head Staff and together with the Resident Assistants make up Hall Staff. The Assistant Rector assists the Rector in general administration and works with Hall Staff to ensure a healthy, safe, and vibrant learning community. The exact responsibilities of the Assistant Rector varies between communities; however, each Assistant Rector is called to be a professional, minister, educator, and administrator. The role may include but is not limited to:

Professional: The Assistant Rector is a representative of the University and may be required to:

  • Attend Hall Staff meetings
  • Participate in on-call duty rotation with head staff
  • Participate in University Hall Staff training
  • Attend one Hall Staff In-service each semester
  • Share on call rotation with Head Staff for University breaks (Fall Break, Thanksgiving, Spring Break, Easter)
  • Act as an advisor for Hall Council

Minister: The Assistant Rector is a role model in all aspects of their life including living an integrated spiritual life. Activities may include:

  • Presence- being available in the community on nights other than duty night
  • Coordinate hall liturgies/Mass, prayer services, and programs designed to enhance spiritual life
  • Attend Sunday liturgy in their community with their residents

Educator: Learning happens outside the classroom and Assistant Rectors aid in this process by:

  • Challenging disruptive behavior within the community by enforcing all University policies as outlined in the University student handbook, duLac, as well as policies specific to individual residential communities
  • Modeling and living by the University’s policies
  • Working closely with students in the community to plan events

Administrator: Completing paperwork and working with other University departments including:

  • Submitting work orders for repairs or requesting maintenance
  • Completing programming proposals, funding, and evaluations
  • Completing Incident Reports for disruptive behavior
  • Submitting monthly University credit card receipt reconciliations
  • Assisting with housing processes, such as check in, check out, room picks, etc.
  • Assisting with Hall Staff selection processes as determined by the Rector



Men's Halls: Women's Halls:
Alumni (1) Badin (1)
Carroll (1) Breen-Phillips (1)
Dillon (0) Cavanaugh (1)
Duncan (1) Farley (2)
Dunne (2) Flaherty (2)
Fisher (1) Howard (2)
Keenan (2) Lewis (1)
Keough (2) Lyons (0)
Knott (1) McGlinn (0)
Morrissey (1) Pasquerilla East (1)
O'Neill Family (1) Pasquerilla West (1 or 2)
Siegfried (1) Ryan (0)
Sorin (1) Walsh (0)
St. Edward's (1) Welsh Family (2)
Stanford (2)  
Zahm (1)  
Graduate Communities:
University Village ** (1)
**Graduate Community AR positions compensation and position structure are different.  Please read position descriptions for details.



  • Assistant Rectors contract for each semester. The starting salary for Assistant Rectors is approximately $7,000 per semester.
  • Room and Board: Assistant Rectors are provided with a room and a University meal plan during their semester appointment.  (Please note that the residence halls close over winter break; ARs are not permitted to remain in the hall without prior approval from Rector and Office of Housing.)
  • Tuition: Assistant Rectors are eligible for one 3-hour UNDERGRADUATE course each semester at 90% tuition remission (this benefit is tax-free) – OR - Assistant Rectors may take one 3-hour GRADUATE course each semester at 100% tuition remission. Under the University’s Educational Assistance Program, designed to meet the requirements of Section 127(b) of the Internal Revenue Code, this benefit is only taxable to the extent the tuition value of the course(s) exceeds $5,250 per calendar year.
  • Parking:  Assistant Rectors receive a free parking decal for a designated AR parking space.



  • Assistant Rectors must have a Bachelor's Degreee and are generally enrolled as full-time graduate or professional students. With the exception of first-year law students, Notre Dame graduate and professional students who will be enrolled in degree-seeking (masters or doctoral) programs or who are applying for enrollment into a graduate program are eligible to apply for the position of Assistant Rector. However, first-year M.Div. Program participants are considered eligible by exception only and only with the prior approval of the director of the M.Div. Program.

  • Once hired, Assistant Rectors MUST be available for training beginning on Sunday, August 6 in order to be eligible for the position. Assistant Rectors must not have any other obligations the week of August 6. No exceptions will be granted. During the week of August 13th, any educational obligation that is part of an academic program must have approval from the Rector.

  • First Aid and CPR certification
  • If offered a position a federal and state background check will be administered.
  • The Office of Student Affairs regards a graduate or professional student who accepts a position as Assistant Rector as making a significant commitment that may preclude acceptance of other employment within or outside the University or acceptance of major offices in campus organizations or activities.
    • Applicants may be subject to certain University academic or financial assistance guidelines that impose ceilings on the maximum support that a student may receive or that proscribe employment.

    • Graduate students who receive financial aid beyond tuition assistance in the form of a fellowship or graduate/research assistantship should check with the Graduate School to determine whether they may also hold a position as an Assistant Rector.

    • Law students need to check with the Law School regarding eligibility to hold the Assistant Rector position.

    • Students receiving a stipend need to check with their academic program as that might preclude them from being eligible to be an Assistant Rector.

  • All applicants are encouraged to discuss their eligibility for employment with the Graduate School or their academic advisor. Other questions regarding eligibility may be directed to Residential Life at 574-631-2553.



Wednesday, November 16:

Information Session
7:30 - 8:30 p.m.
FOG Community Center

Monday, November 21:

Information Session
5:00 - 5:50 p.m.
Room 1140 in Eck Hall of Law

Wednesday, November 23:

Applications available online.

Tuesday, January 31:

Application deadline. Completed application must be submitted online by 11:59 p.m.

Monday, February 6:

Recommendation deadline.  Three completed recommendations must be submitted online by 11:59 p.m.

Tuesday, February 7:

Meet & Greet for AR Candidates and Rectors (*NOTE* date change)
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Location:  Rolfs Sports Recreation Center
Information on each of the residence halls and graduate communities including vacancies will be available in the Spring Semester.

Friday, February 10 - Wednesday, March 1:

AR Interviews conducted

Thursday, March 2:

Offers are extended between noon and 1 p.m.
Candidates must accept or decline by 5 p.m.

Friday, March 3:

Candidates who received offers need to complete the Background Check information online through HireRight.  Candidates will receive an email from HireRight and need to enter their information within 24 hours of receiving the email.


Rectors work directly with their ARs to provide specific training on hall procedures, individual expectations, and responsibilities. In addition, Residential Life will provide training during Hall Staff Training in August. New ARs also must attend a session in the Spring prior to their hire date. All training sessions are MANDATORY. Tentative dates for 2017-2018 are as follows:

Tuesday, March 21:

Informational Session for New Assistant Rectors

Time:  5:30pm - 6:30pm

Location:  141 DeBartolo Hall

MANDATORY for NEW Assistant Rectors

Saturday, August 5:

ARs and RAs can begin to move in at 12:00 p.m. (noon)

Sunday, August 6:

RAs and ARs must return by 5 p.m.

Sunday, August 6 – Saturday, August 12:

Hall Staff Training
MANDATORY for ALL Assistant Rectors

Sunday, August 13 - Sunday, August 20

In hall training and residents move in.


Please call Residential Life, 574-631-2553, with any questions.