Employment Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in seeking a position with our department. Our vision is student housing for student success and that vision informs all that we do. If you possess a positive attitude, value respect, hard work, and service excellence, we are committed to providing you with an engaging learning environment to develop you as a lifelong learner.



Student Staff:

Desk Assistant

Desk Assistants must have a high degree of integrity and display continuous commitment toward customer service and the Desk Assistant position. The ability to interact with a variety of student, faculty, and staff personalities requires patience, use of initiative, and an ability to think quickly. An average shift includes greeting students, staff and guests, being a resource for anyone visiting the reception desk, as well as assisting with emergency procedures.

Full position description: Desk Assistant

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Hourly position applications will open mid- February


Programming Assistant

The Programming Assistant serves as a programming resource to staff and students and supports the educational, cultural, and social programs of a residential college. The core functions of this position are creativity, logistics, problem-solving, coaching, administration, and data analysis.  The PA works with the Area Director, Assistant Area Director, Office Supervisor and Resident Assistants to engage residents through the on-campus experience.

Hourly position applications will open mid- February


Resident Assistant

Resident Assistant (RA)

Resident Assistants are live-in student leaders who serve in our Residential Colleges Eaton, Mahoney, Pearson, and Stanford or in our Apartment style housing in Lakeside Village and University Village. They provide support, continuing experiences, and engagement for on-campus students that promotes community and success at the University and beyond.

Information Sessions

All those looking to apply for a Resident Assistant position for the 2023-2024 academic year must attend an information session. 


Security Assistant

Security Assistants (SA) are part-time student employees who are responsible for the night-time security operations of all the Residential Colleges. The main function of a Security Assistant is to screen individuals entering the residential colleges between 10:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m., verifying residency and registering guests.

Full position description: Security Assistant

Hourly position applications will open mid- February



Security Supervisors

Security Supervisors are part-time student employees who have been promoted from Security Assistant. The supervisor role is responsible for managing and overseeing the SAs and supporting their needs during overnight shifts. Only current Security Assistants are eligible for this position.

Full position description: Security Supervisor

The Safety & Security management staff are responsible for selecting Security Supervisors.

First-Year Fellow

First Year Fellows (FYFs) are live-in student leaders who serve in Mahoney, Pearson, and Stanford Residential Colleges that support students with the academic transition to college, assist with general academic planning and advising questions, connect students to campus resources, and serve as an academic peer mentor.

Virtual Information Sessions:
All those looking to apply for a First Year Fellow position for the 2023-2024 academic year must attend an information session. In this session, you will learn about the position and have an opportunity to ask any questions about the application process and position.
Dates and Details:
Date Time  Location
Monday, Nov. 14, 2022 6:30 p.m. LSV Pavilion
Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022 5 p.m. Eaton Classroom 148
Thursday, Jan. 12, 2023 2 p.m.

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Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023 7 p.m. Stanford Classroom 105
Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023 7:30 p.m. LSV Pavilion RA/CA/FYF Candidate Social
How do I apply?:
After attending one of the required information sessions, students will receive the application link via their UM email starting in January 2023.

Guest Experience Assistant

This student position works during the summer with our Conference Services team as our core representative for all summer guests and is directly responsible for: managing the check-in/check-out, reception desk coverage, crisis response, and more. This position provides a great experience for those seeking a career hospitality/tourism management, guest services, or those looking to gain transferable skills for any profession.

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