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Employment

The Department of Housing and Residential Life employs over 300 part time and 45 full time employees each year.

If you have an interest in working while attending OSU, be sure to look within your community first. Job opportunities vary throughout the year, depending on open positions. During the school year, student positions include working at the front desk in your building or community center, helping as part of the Facilities Management Crew, serving as a Resident Advisor, Residential Leader or Housing Ambassador, working as a Residential Computer Consultant (RCC) or coordinating programming at our Family Resource Center. Many of our positions are hired in the spring semester to start work the following fall. We understand that you are a student first and we do our best to work around your class schedule.

Professional Staff Employment
Professional positions in the Department of Housing and Residential Life include full time, live- in Housing Coordinators, Administrative Assistants, Administrative Support Staff, IT, Marketing and a variety of other positions. These positions are posted as they come available on the OSU Human Resources employment web site. Our hall positions are also posted on HigherEdJobs.com and StudentAffairs.com. We also search and interview candidates at The Placement Exchange as part of the NASPA Annual Conference.

Graduate Student Employment
Residential Life offers several different types of Graduate Assistantships at Oklahoma State University. These positions are a graduate assistantship, with preference given to students who have worked in campus life, housing or children’s programming as undergraduates. The Department has graduate positions available in traditional Residence Directors roles, Academic and Wellness, Leadership, Family and Graduate Programming, Marketing, and Computer Support. If you share an interest in one of these positions, please contact us at recruitment@okstate.edu or by calling 405-744-5592.
Click here to view full Graduate Assistanship job description (.PDF)

Student Staff
The Department of Housing and Residential Life values the leadership potential created by our Student Staff positions. It is our goal to enhance the educational experience through leadership development opportunities for students who live in the halls. There are several types of Student Staff positions with descriptions and requirements listed below. Most positions are also available on a limited basis in the summer months.
For more information on how to obtain a Student Staff Position please contact your Resident Assistant, Resident Director, Housing Coordinator or Email: Studentstaff@okstate.edu

Desk Assistant
The function of the desk is a vital part of successful operations in the residence hall. Due to its location and availability, the desk serves as the information hub for students, staff and guests. Also, security and emergency procedures often center at the desk. Therefore, it is essential that courteous, responsible individuals staff the desk. The Desk Clerk needs to create and maintain an atmosphere that is conducive to a living-learning environment in the hall. The Desk Clerk reports to the Hall Staff in the building or area.

Other desk clerk requirements:
• Maintain a 2.25 or higher GPA
• Live in the area or building in which the desk serves
• Be enrolled as a full time student and take no more than 17 hours per semester
• Be prepared to work shifts at times the University is closed
• Pass a full background check

Academic Mentor
The Academic Mentor serves as a Student Staff member focusing on Academic Initiatives in the Department of Housing and Residential Life throughout the academic year. An Academic Mentor strives to represent the department with the utmost enthusiasm and professionalism while supporting the academic focus of our students and staff members. Academic Mentor are selected on the basis of displaying professionalism, interest in and sensitivity to people, quick problem solving skills, their success in the academic setting, and their ability to handle autonomy. The main responsibility of the Academic Mentor is to provide academic support and resources for the department. The Academic Mentor should be available for the Residential Leadership College, weekly staff meetings, and special events held by the Department. The Academic Mentor shall also help to serve as a role-model for those living in Housing and Residential Life and facilitate a positive living and academic environment by facilitating tutoring and study groups, creating academic programs and supporting the mission of our Living Learning Communities. The Academic Mentor position is a 9-month position.
Click here to view full Academic Mentor job description (.PDF)

Ambassador
The Ambassador serves as the student representation of the Department of Housing and Residential Life by helping to coordinate campus events and articulating the mission and strengths of the department. An Ambassador strives to represent the department with the utmost enthusiasm and professionalism while recruiting and interacting with prospective students and their families, current students, and staff members. Ambassadors are selected on the basis of displaying professionalism, interest in and sensitivity to people, quick problem solving skills, their success in the academic setting, and their ability to handle autonomy. Candidates must have lived on-campus for at least two semesters (including the current semester), and should possess excellent public speaking and interpersonal skills. The Ambassador position is a 9-month position with opportunities for 12-month employment.
Click here to view full Ambassador job description (.PDF)

Resident Advisor
The Resident Assistant develops, coordinates and maintains a program within the community, which strives to provide a positive intellectual, emotional and social living environment for students. The RA is selected on the basis of displaying sensitivity to and interest in people, neutrality, respect for dignity and worth of the individual, open-mindedness on issues, degree of empathy, ability to handle autonomy, make decisions and his/her success within an academic community. The RA position is a 9 month position with the option to work a summer term in summer school housing areas.
Click here to view full Resident Advisor job description (.PDF)

Leadership Mentor
The Leadership Mentor serves as a mentor for the Academic Learning Teams in the Department of Housing and Residential Life and provides leadership during the Residential Leadership College as group facilitators. A Residential Leader strives to represent the department with the utmost enthusiasm and professionalism while recruiting and interacting with prospective students and their families, current students, and staff members. Residential Leaders are selected on the basis of displaying professionalism, interest in and sensitivity to people, quick problem solving skills, their success in the academic setting, and their ability to handle autonomy. Candidates must have lived on-campus for at least two semesters (including the current semester), and should possess excellent public speaking and interpersonal skills. The Residential Leader position is a 9-month position with opportunities for 12- month employment
Click here to view full Leadership Mentor job description (.PDF)

Ambassadors, Resident Advisors, and Residential Leaders must meet all the following requirements:
• Maintain a 2.5 or higher GPA
• Have at least two semesters of on campus living prior to starting the positions
• Be enrolled as a full time student and take no more than 17 hours per semester
• Be prepared to make student staff position a priority, second only to academic responsibilities.
• Able to commit to the position for both fall and spring semesters
• Pass a full background check


Residential Computing Consultant (RCC)
RCCs provide computer support to residents currently living in Housing & Residential Life. Services include diagnosing and repairing faulty computer hardware, troubleshooting network connection issues, malicious software removal, ensuring the presence of an updated anti-virus program on all client systems, operating system and other software installations, and occasionally providing computer purchasing advice.

Facilities Management Crew
The goal of the Facilities Support Crew is to provide support to the Department of Housing and Residential Life by performing various manual, unskilled and / or semi-skilled tasks under the general supervision of the Facilities Manager. Crew members be able to lift and move up to 80 lbs, work outdoors periodically, and have mobility to sit, stand, walk, reach with hands and arms, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl as needed for given tasks assigned in this position.

• Maintain a 2.2 GPA
• Pass a full background check and have a clean driver’s license


Summer Conference Assistant
The primary goal of the Conference Assistants (CA) is to ensure the complete customer satisfaction from beginning to end of their conference experience. The CA is responsible for preparing for all conferences, meeting the needs of the conference groups, coordinating front desk duties in an assigned area, and wrapping up each conference. The CA will be involved in all phases of the conference operations including conference preparation, check-in and check-out, assembling key packets and preparing client materials, and handling linen. This position reports directly to the Conference Coordinator. To see the full job description, please click here. Summer Conferences require a 2.5 GPA. Applications are available early in the spring semester.