Student Employment

Each year, the Office of Residence Life hires a number of students to support our work in the residence halls. Working for residence life will give students excellent training and experience in leadership, communication skills, problem solving, working with people, and community development. We encourage interested students to review the information below and apply for positions that match their skills and interests.

Student Staff Roles

Two Kenna Hall resident assistants

Resident Assistants

Resident assistants are juniors and seniors each assigned to a specific residence hall floor or wing. They develop community, invest in the lives of students, and serve as leaders in the hall community.

Learn more about being an RA at the University of Portland.

CA seated at front desk

Community Assistants

Community assistants are often the first people that visitors and new students encounter as they enter a residence hall. They serve their fellow residents in ways that enhance the quality of life in the hall through the delivery of service and hospitality.

Learn more about applying to be a CA in your hall.

Four student staff members from summer 2016

Summer Employment

Summer RAs, desk attendants, and conference assistants all play valuable roles during the summer semester. These students assist with housing for summer students and with visiting camps and conferences.

Learn more about applying for summer employment.