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Navigate the many great positions available with UAF.

Residence Life Job Opportunities

Join our dynamic team of leaders.

Our student employees discover that working part-time makes the transition to college easier. A flexible work schedule provides some structure to help you keep on top of academic responsibilities and balance your time during the week. In fact, campus data reveals a secret: UAF students who work a part-time job do better academically than students who choose not to work.

Working for Residence Life provides you with great benefits

  • Competitive pay
  • Work locations across campus
  • Hours to fit busy schedules
  • Convenience
  • Skill development
  • Opportunities to advance
  • Ways to build your resume
  • The chance to develop lifelong friendships

We are Hiring

We are hiring Desk Attendants, Resident Assistants.

To apply for a Fall 2019 Resident Assistant position please see posting number 511175

To apply for a Spring 2019 Desk Attendant position please see posting number 511176

Application References

Applicants must have 3 References to be a successful candidate. Download and complete the reference form.

  1. Think carefully before selecting a reference. When choosing your references, think about the type of reference you're looking for.
  2. Ask for his or her permission. Never use a reference without asking for their permission.
  3. Inform your references of the job you are applying for so they can give a relevant recommendation.

RA Interview Tips

Review Residence Life policies. Think about what type of community would be a good fit for you. Reflect on your personal characteristics, skills and knowledge. Consider how past experiences connect with the RA position. Know the job. Talk with current Residential Life staff to learn about the many aspects of the position. Think about why you want to be an RA. Be yourself. We are hoping to hire a diverse group of students who have different personalities, experiences, and characteristics. Wear something that makes you feel relaxed and confident and that would make a good first impression.

RA Information Session

Interested in the Resident Adviser position? Attend an information session to hear from Resident Directors and current Resident Advisers about the application process, the position's benefits and responsibilities, and hear about the experience from current RAs.  Upcoming Information Sessions being held in the Hess Rec. Center.

  • January 29 at 6:30pm
  • February 4 at 6:30pm
  • February 10 at 4:30pm
  • February 15 at 4:00pm

Contact the Peer Mentor Coordinator

If you have questions about the hiring process please contact Skarland RD Iván Solís Cruz.

Peer Mentor Application

Applications are currently being accepted for 2019-2020 Peer Mentors, successful candidate will have the following qualifications:

1) Full-time students in good academic and disciplinary standing (Peer Mentors cannot be on academic or disciplinary probation)
2) Have and maintain a cumulative and semester GPA of 3.0
3) Completed or be enrolled in a majority of required core classes
4) Have the ability to relate to students of diverse backgrounds and well-developed interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to interact effectively with others.

What is a Peer Mentor?

A full-time student of high academic standing living in the residence halls. PMs provide educational guidance to on campus students. Thier goal is to help our residents be scholastically successful while feeling connected to the University. PMs facilitate study sessions, provide one-on-one support, and encourage academic rigor in our halls.

How to Apply

To apply for the Peer Mentor position, complete the Residence Life Peer Mentor Application Form through the link. Please submit the online application with attached resume and cover letter. Recommendation letters can be emailed or delivered to the Residence Life Central Office located in the MBS Complex.

Hall Staff

Resident Assistant (RA) RA's are residence hall community leaders. They host programs, oversee the hall for security and maintenance, and are a resource for students. They live amongst their residents and are available for questions, concerns, or help. RA's perform nightly safety rounds two to three times each night. The goal of an RA is to be a peer authority in the residence hall who sets examples through their own actions.

Desk Attendants (DA) DA's work in residence halls to provide customer service and promote a safe environment. DA's are responsible for maintaining accurate shift reports, facilitating the guest sign-in process. DA's routinely use department records, such as hall rosters and trespass lists, to verify resident and guest identification and enforce guest policies.

Peer Mentors Mentors assist the Resident Directors of Moore and Skarland Halls in the planning and implementation of academic efforts presented by the department of Residence Life. Their main duties include promoting and running established tutor sessions and study halls for first-year students.

Year-Round Staff

Front Office Assistant Office Assistants help the Assignments Office staff by answer phones and email, greeting residence when they enter the office and maintaining the files. The Office Assistant also performs tasks as assigned. Position Open Fall and Spring.

Facilities Labor Crew These crew members are primarily responsible for the minor routine maintenance tasks not requiring skilled trades mechanics. This includes furniture repair, lighting replacements, cabinet repairs, vacuum, screens, blinds, and other minor repairs. They assist in moving and storage functions, residence cleaning, renovation demolition, and grounds keeping.

Paint Crew These crew positions are specifically hired and trained for routine facility painting projects. Project management is provided by Facility Services Housing Paint lead and supervised by RL Facilities office.

Summer Staff

Conference Services  Office Supervisor Manages office communications including answering, and properly forwarding telephone calls, monitoring email accounts as needed, and responding to all other forms of office communication as necessary. This position also sets appointments, maintains calendars, and performing research projects as assigned.

Conference Services  Guest Agent Provide customer service, cashiering and front desk support for UAF Conference Services. Position is similar to that of a desk clerk in the hotel industry with modified responsibilities to meet the special needs of Conference and Residence Life operations. Position will also include some building management responsibilities, similar to a Resident Assistant position.

Conference Services  Crew This position encompasses hospitality housekeeping functions, as well as light customer service functions. Position will also include some building management responsibilities, similar to a Resident Assistant position. Residence Life has and external custodial contract, which is responsible for cleaning bathrooms (which includes toilets, sinks, showers and bathtubs) and common areas in all residence halls (except Wickersham and Cutler Apartments). Position reports to the Crew Lead(s).