Housing & Residential Life

Work For Housing

The Office of Housing & Residential Life employs approximately 30 students each year to work in a variety of roles within the department. Announcements are made throughout the year when positions open and an application process has started. Please check back regularly to see what positions are available. Available positions will have active links to the application.


Number of hours and pay rates are dependent on positions and years of service to the department.


Positions within the department include, but are not limited to:


Resident Assistants


Applications are CLOSED: 

Applications due Wednesday, February 21 by 5pm


Approximately 14 positions available each year.

Typically the staff members you will get to know best, “RAs,” are student staff who live on wings or floors of each residence hall. They have specific community development, programming and administrative responsibilities, but they probably can be best thought of as outstanding resources for you. They are experienced students who have been selected for their skills and have been trained to be an important link between you and the things you will experience as a student. Please make the time to get to know your RA. They are here to celebrate the successes we hope you have, and help you work through the challenges you may face. 


International Resident Assistant


Applications are CLOSED: 

Applications due Wednesday, February 21 by 5pm


1-2 positions available each year

The International Resident Assistant serves an important role as the liaison between our International students and residential life. This position has specific community development, programming, and administrative responsibilities, but are most notable for their efforts in building relationships with International student living within the residence halls. The International Resident Assistant also works with housing staff to improve programming opportunities for International students and help them acclimate to and learn more about the campus culture. 


Student Office Staff


Applications are CLOSED


The student office support position works closely with the Administrative Associate, Hall Directors, Assistant Housing Director and Director of Student Life & Auxilliaries to help successfully run the Housing and Residential Life Programs. All duties and tasks will be assigned by the Administrative Associate, Assistant Director, Director, and Hall Directors. While some tasks will be done on a routine, daily basis, other special projects will be assigned as needed.


Student Maintenance


Applications are CLOSED


Approximately 1 position available each year


The office of Housing & Residential Life employs at least one Student Maintenance worker each year who helps with general maintenance issues within the residence hall. This position works with variety of services including minor room maintenance, furniture disbursement, and other jobs associated with the successful operations of the residence halls.


Summer Employment


Applications are CLOSED

For more information, please attend our Summer Housing Employment Information. Session held on Tuesday, March 27 at 5:30pm in the SUB Beartooth Room


During the summer months the Housing office employs a team of summer staff members to work in a variety of areas including:

  • Conference Assistant: Prepares rooms for summer conference attendees and works with conference operations and orientation programs.
  • Conference Assistant: 4-6 positions available.
  • Desk Worker: will be hired to assist in working front desk shifts in support of the Summer Housing Program and Conference Services Program.  Approximately 5-7 positions will be available.


Students stand on a balcony at Petro Hall