Employment opportunities

Residence Life and Housing employs more than 300 students each year in temporary and part-time positions. Working for us offers:

  • Locations across campus
  • Hours to fit busy schedules
  • Convenience … work where you live!
  • Skill development
  • Opportunities to advance
  • Ways to build your resume
  • The chance to develop lifelong friendships

Open positions

You are encouraged to learn more about these positions and consider applying.

The Graduate Resident Director (GRD) position is responsible for executing the department’s vision, mission and diversity statements, as well as facilitating the University’s academic and educational goals. Specific hall responsibilities are based on individual hall needs of residence hall communities and facilities that will include: resident assistant (RA) staff supervision, hall government advisement, providing leadership and a safe living and learning environment that supports student engagement and success. The GRD reports directly to a Residence Life Coordinator (RLC) or Assistant Director serving as his or her supervisor.

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The Graduate Assistants (GA) for Living-Learning Communities maintains, monitors, and assists with programming for the various residential Living-Learning Communities at UA. The Living-Learning Communities have been established to provide distinctive settings where student academic success is supported through residential experiences. These communities bring academics into the residence halls through on-site classes, advising and referral services, tutors, and special opportunities to work with faculty. The Living-Learning Communities range from first-year experiences and academic disciplines to a second-year experience. The individual(s) in this position report directly to the Assistant Director for Living-Learning Communities while maintaining a strong working relationship with the Residence Life Coordinator of the residence hall in which the individual is assigned.

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Community Assistant positions are held by both graduate and undergraduate students. Community Assistants are members of the Department of Residence Life and Housing eligible to be compensated hourly for working at any of the Department's eight Service Desks. Community Assistants report directly to the Desk Manager for the Service Desk(s) they are assigned to. Therefore, Community Assistants assigned to multiple desks would report to multiple Desk Managers. Community Assistants are available at the Service desks to assist students and staff as well as any visitors.

How to apply

The CA application is currently closed as recently received applications are under review. The application will be reopened once CA positions become available. Please check back for updates.

The coordinator provides counseling and general assistance to students for the purpose of facilitating student involvement in campus activities and promoting academic success.

To learn more and to apply, go to our jobs site and do a keyword search for "9200."

The resident assistant is primarily responsible for providing a safe, secure, and educational living environment conducive to the academic and personal development of the student.

The RA is also responsible for creating a community within the residence halls that encourages students to develop themselves intellectually, emotionally, socially, physically, vocationally, and spiritually. It is a job which requires a substantial amount of time and restructuring of personal priorities. Residence hall staff members develop a high level of leadership ability and independent personal growth.

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The 2016/2017 Desk Manager (DM) application has been closed at this time. Residence Life and Housing is in the process of evaluating how many of our student positions are currently managed and may look differently in the future. If you are interested in applying for this position and wish to be considered further, you must apply for the 2016/2017 Resident Assistant position. Students who have already begun the desk manager application process will be sent an email relaying the above information.

The Summer Conference Staff exists for the purpose of supporting the Summer Conference Program. To be considered a candidate for staff, you cannot be employed elsewhere, and you must commit to 29 hours per week.

Application packages should be returned to Ritchie Residence Hall Service Desk by Wednesday, April 13 at 5 p.m. In accordance with department policy, candidates must pass a criminal background check for employment.

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