Residence Life: Student Employment
In addition to resident assistant positions, the Office of Residence Life provides employment opportunities for students during the academic year and in the summer. Working for Residence Life will give students excellent training and experience in leadership, communication skills, problem solving, working with people, and community development.
Community Assistants are often the first people that visitors and new students encounter as they enter a residence hall. Community Assistants can set the tone for a person's whole experience in the hall; therefore, the intangible aspects of the job are welcoming, security, and administration. A Community Assistant's attitude and demeanor, ability to relate to all groups of residents, attentiveness to those who enter the building, and enjoyment of the job depend on proficiency in these three areas. Community Assistants work in the hall in which they live and are paid hourly.
Community Assistants are hired at the end of an academic year for the following fall. Interested students should contact their Assistant Hall Director for application materials and timeline details.
Summer Conference Assistants
Summer Conference Assistants play an integral role to the daily management and operations of camps and conferences at the University. They assist with conference preparations, facilities management, peer support, administrative tasks, and guest relations.
Summer Desk Attendants
Summer Desk Attendants are vital to the daily management and function of the Office of Residence Life. They are responsible for a variety of tasks and administrative responsibilities related to staffing camps and conferences, as well as facility preparations and management of the residence halls.
Summer Resident Assistants (RAs)
Summer RAs are important members of the summer residence hall staff team, which is charged with providing guidance and support for all residential students in the summer residence hall. RAs assist in the development of a positive community environment, invest in the lives of students both educationally and spiritually, and are leaders in the hall community through a ministry of presence and role modeling.