It’s student affairs job search season, and…well, for many it’s not the most fun time. The excitement of meeting folks who could be part of your professional lives, and meeting the students whose lives you’ll be influencing, has to be balanced with the nervousness that comes from presenting yourself, and the anxiety of the process itself.

I feel you. And so does my deeply insightful and lovely friend Marci Walton. So we’re teaming up to provide you an online venue to chat with us. Ask questions, air frustrations, and hear from us as we address the many parts of the process and how we’ve navigated them- as searchers, and as decision makers.

It doesn’t have to be your first search to participate, and we’re also hoping to answer questions for those on the other side of the search for the first time- so we welcome anyone participating in this process that is seeking some guidance. We’re so excited to help 🙂

Office Hours Are Open!

You can leave your questions in advance via the Q&A app for the event (at, or tweet them to us via our handles– we’ll be answering them on Tuesday, March 1st at 7pm EST via a Google Hangout chat! No worries if you can’t make it live, we’ll share the link to the recorded event afterward…plus there may even be a few additional downloadable treats afterward!

Looking forward to hearing from you, and hopefully helping out a bit!

About Amma:
Amma Marfo is a thoughtful, yet incurably silly, independent educational professional based in Boston, MA. As a writer, higher education speaker and popular culture enthusiast, she’s dedicated to the idea that our leisure pursuits can inform and enrich the work we do. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies from the University of Rhode Island, and a Master of Education from the University of South Florida. 

She is an outspoken advocate for creativity, believes strongly in the power of humor, and looks forward to helping you find the way you live and work best. Her other interests include running, yoga, surfing, trivia, and gluten-free cooking/baking. You can follow her on Twitter @ammamarfo, especially if you know how she might be able to become friends with Gina Rodriguez or Jack Falahee.
About Marci:
marci headshotMarci Walton is proud to serve as the Associate Director for Residence Life at Xavier University. Marci has been involved with recruitment and selection cycles of undergraduate, graduate, and professional staff for more than a decade and loves helping candidates find the right position for them. She tries to bring humor, honesty, and efficiency to search processes and in doing so, bring more compassion and transparency to the #SAsearch. Marci is interested in residence life, social justice, service, and the intersections of identity. She is passionately curious about social media, women’s leadership, and becoming friends with Adele. Marci can be found on Twitter @MarciKWalton and blogs regularly at

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