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University Housing and Residence Life seeks talented, outgoing, and hard-working individuals who have an appreciation for and commitment to working effectively with diverse groups of people. Student staff appointments are for one academic year and selection for Resident Assistants begins in January.

Applications for 2016-2017 are now closed. We will begin recruiting RAs for the 2017-2018 academic year in November and additional information will be posted on our website at that time. Email Maureen Young at youngm2@auburn.edu if you have questions.

RAs are upper-class undergraduate students (sophomore and above) who work for University Housing and Residence Life. The RAs help residents adjust to living on campus, develop a sense of community among residents, and monitor the safety and security of the residence halls. Throughout the year, RAs plan programs for residents, talk with residents about events occurring on campus, assist students in the adjusting to campus living, and ensure that residents are familiar with policies and procedures.

  • Job Responsibilities

    RAs work about 20 hours per week and are on duty one or two times a week, including some weekends. During the academic year, RAs are responsible for building community, mediating conflicts, and encouraging healthy habits with residents. RAs help residents understand University policies and procedures and encourage residents to get involved. RAs must successfully complete all training requirements, including spring and fall training, prior to and while serving in the RA position. RAs report directly to a Graduate Area Coordinator and work with a team of other RAs to conduct duty rounds of residence halls in their neighborhood.

  • Qualifications

    RA candidates must have at least a 2.50 GPA; and be in good conduct standing with University Housing and Residence Life and Auburn University. Experience living on campus is a plus, but is not a requirement for applying for a RA position.

  • Compensation

    RAs receive a single room and a meal plan at no cost.

  • Selection Timeline

    Recruitment for RAs for the 2017-2018 academic year will begin in November. Applications will become available at this time and will be due in January. RA candidates will be invited to participate in an interview day in February and will be notified of their status shortly after their interview day.

  • Want to Learn More?

    Interest sessions will be held in November and January. Interest sessions last approximately one hour and attendees will learn more about the RA job, the benefits, and the selection process. Current RAs attend interest sessions to answer any questions you may have. Session dates and times will be announced in early November.

During the academic year, the live-in Graduate Area Coordinator (GAC) is responsible for ensuring the smooth operation of one to seven residence halls and supervising the Resident Assistant (RA) staff working in their hall(s). The GAC oversees the development of their hall communities and interact with residents. The GAC also serves on departmental committees. In the summer the GAC works with summer camps, summer housing, and departmental projects. This is a year round position with start/end dates in May or July.

  • Job Responsibilities

    GACs are responsible for supervising a team of RAs. GACs conduct one-on-one meetings with RAs and weekly team meetings throughout the academic year. GACs assist with staff training, selection, and development, and ensure that all RAs are meeting department expectations. GACs participate in an on-call duty rotation and are expected to respond to emergencies when not in class.

  • Qualifications

    GACs are master's or Ph.D. students enrolled at Auburn University. Graduate students enrolled in higher education, counseling, psychology, or related fields will be given priority in hiring decisions. Prior RA experience is preferred, but not required. Candidates who are available to start the 12-month position in May or July 2016 are preferred.

  • Compensation

    GACs must live in University provided housing (a one or two bedroom apartment, furnished) and will be provided a monthly stipend, an on-campus meal plan, and tuition remission while employed with University Housing and Residence Life.

  • Work and Living Considerations

    Graduate students must be enrolled for the entire academic year for which they are applying and may not hold internships or other academic obligations outside of the Auburn area. Appointments are for one academic year, with the option to reapply. Graduate students may not serve more than three consecutive years as a GAC. Pets, other than fish, are not allowed. Legal spouses may live with the GAC.

  • Selection Consideration

    GAC applications are available in mid-February and are due in March. All interested graduate students are encouraged to participate in the Placement for Graduate Assistants (PGA) on the Auburn campus. Preference will be given to students accepted in a graduate program at Auburn; however, some job offers may be made contingent on one's acceptance to Auburn. If you have any questions regarding the GAC selection process, contact Dr. Jessica Koehler.

During the academic year, the Administrative Graduate Assistant (AGA) coordinates a variety of projects. The AGA works closely will members of University Housing and Residence Life to assist in department initiatives, which may include staff selection and training, outreach (social media), diversity education, educational programming, and department committees. In the summer, the AGA works with summer camps, summer housing, and departmental projects. This is a year round position with start/end dates in May or July.

  • Job Responsibilities

    During the academic year, the AGA is responsible for completing a variety of administrative tasks, including analyzing data and writing reports, advising Sustained Dialogue, coordinating workshop registrations, developing a monthly departmental newsletter, and using web-based programs like Qualtrics and Google Docs. The AGA facilitates in the implementation of community programs and RA initiatives, working with several campus partners. The AGA also assists in the recruitment and selection of undergraduate and graduate staff.

  • Qualifications

    The AGA must be enrolled in a master's or Ph.D. program at Auburn University. Graduate students enrolled in higher education, business administration, public relations, or related fields will be given priority in hiring decisions. Prior RA experience or residence hall leadership is preferred, but not required. Candidates who are available to start the 12-month position in May or July 2016 are preferred.

  • Compensation

    The AGA will be provided a monthly stipend and tuition remission while employed with University Housing and Residence Life.

  • Work Considerations

    Graduate students must be enrolled for the entire academic year for which they are applying and may not hold internships or other academic obligations outside of the immediate Auburn area. Appointments are for one academic year, with the option to reapply.

  • Selection Consideration

    AGA applications are available in mid-February and are due March 7, 2016. All interested graduate students are encouraged to participate in the Placement for Graduate Assistants (PGA) on the Auburn campus. Preference will be given to students accepted in a graduate program at Auburn; however, some job offers may be made contingent on acceptance to Auburn. If you have any questions regarding the AGA selection process, contact Dr. Jessica Koehler.

During the academic year, the Operations Graduate Assistant (OGA) coordinates a variety of projects. The OGA works closely will members of University Housing and Residence Life to assist in department initiatives, which includes key management and distribution, supervising student office workers, and orientation and recruitment events. In the summer, the OGA works with summer camps, summer housing, and departmental projects. This is a year round position with start/end dates in May or July. There is one position available.

  • Job Responsibilities

    During the academic year, the OGA is responsible for completing a wide variety of administrative tasks, including assisting in key and lock procedures, use of programs like STG and HMS, and assisting during orientation and university recruitment events. The OGA will also oversee the Housing Ambassadors program, including managing tours and supervising the undergraduate Housing Ambassadors.

  • Qualifications

    The OGA must be enrolled in a master's or Ph.D. program at Auburn University. Graduate students enrolled in higher education, counseling, psychology, or related fields will be given priority in hiring decisions. Prior RA experience or residence hall leadership is preferred, but not required. Candidates who are available to start the 12-month position in May are preferred.

  • Compensation

    The OGA will be provided a monthly stipend and tuition remission while employed with University Housing and Residence Life.

  • Work Considerations

    Graduate students must be enrolled for the entire academic year for which they are applying and may not hold internships or other academic obligations outside of the immediate Auburn area. Appointments are for one academic year, with the option to reapply.

  • Selection Consideration

    OGA applications are available in mid-February and are due in March. All interested graduate students are encouraged to participate in the Placement for Graduate Assistants (PGA) on the Auburn campus. Preference will be given to students accepted in a graduate program at Auburn; however, some offers may be made contingent on one's acceptance to Auburn. If you have any questions regarding the OGA selection process, contact Dr. Jessica Koehler.

UHRL hires a number of students to work throughout the summer as RAs and CAs. Information about how to apply for these positions will be available here in the Spring semester at RArecruitment@auburn.edu.

Occasionally UHRL seeks undergraduate (sophomore class standing or higher) and/or graduate students to fill mid-year vacancies. For more information about current vacancies, contact Maureen Young.