Work With Us
Housing 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.
Resident Assistant (RA) applications for the 2018-19 academic year are now closed. Email us if you have questions.
RAs are undergraduate students (sophomore and above) who serve as paraprofessionals for Housing. 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.
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. Each RA is responsible for staffing an area-wide centralized office for eight hours each week. 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.
RA candidates must have a 2.50 GPA and be in good conduct standing with University Housing and Auburn University. Experience living on campus is a plus, but is not a requirement for applying for a RA position.
RAs receive a single room at no cost. Other compensation will be discussed at our upcoming interest sessions.
Recruitment for RAs for the 2018-2019 academic year has begun! Applications are now available and are due on Sunday, December 17 at 9:00 pm. Successful RA candidates will be invited to participate in an interview day and will be notified of their status in February.
Want to Learn More?
All students interested in RA positions are encouraged to attend a RA interest session held in November and December. Interest sessions last approximately one hour and attendees learn more about the RA job, the benefits, and selection process. Current RAs are available to answer any questions.
Graduate Area Coordinator
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.
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.
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. The position is for 12 months and candidates must be able to commit to one summer term employment.
GACs must live in University provided housing (a one or two bedroom apartment, furnished) and will be provided a monthly stipend and tuition remission while employed with Housing.
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 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.
How to Apply
All applicants should go through Placement for Graduate Assistants (PGA). Interested candidates must also complete the Housing application in addition to the PGA application. Preference will be given to students accepted in a graduate program at Auburn; however, a job offer may be made contingent on an applicant’s acceptance to Auburn. If you have any questions regarding the GAC selection process, contact Housing.
Operations Graduate Assistant
Applications are now closed and the position has been filled. Email us if you have questions.
During the academic year, the Operations Graduate Assistant (OGA) coordinates a variety of projects. The OGA works closely will members of University Housing 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. This position does not live on campus.
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 housing management programs and assisting during orientation and university recruitment events.
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. The position is for 12 months and candidates must be able to commit to one summer term employment.
The OGA will be provided a monthly stipend and tuition remission while employed with Housing.
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 year, with the option to reapply.
How to Apply
OGA applications are due in early March 2018. All interested graduate students are encouraged to participate in the Placement for Graduate Assistants (PGA) on the Auburn campus. Interested candidates must also complete the Housing application in addition to the PGA application. Preference will be given to students accepted in a graduate program at Auburn; however, an offer may be made contingent on an applicants acceptance to Auburn. If you have any questions regarding the OGA selection process, contact us.
Summer RAs and Conference Assistants (CAs)
Housing hires a number of students to work throughout the summer as RAs and CAs. Information about how to apply for these positions is available here in the spring semester. Questions? Please send us an email with summer employment in the subject line.