Residence Life and Housing employs more than 300 students each year in temporary and part-time positions. Working for us offers:

  • Locations across campus
  • Hours to fit busy schedules
  • Convenience … work where you live!
  • Skill development
  • Opportunities to advance
  • Ways to build your resume
  • The chance to develop lifelong friendships


Summer Ambassador

Take a look at positions available.

Student Assistants employed in the department's main office are responsible for answering incoming office telephone calls from students, parents and University staff. The student staff serve as our customer service agents and assist and respond to housing questions related to contracts and meal plans, as well as University inquiries.

How to apply

Download the application

The positions available for the summer maintenance crew are as follows:

Custodial Assistant
Job duties include assistance in general cleaning in unoccupied residence areas.

Painter Assistant
Job duties include assistance in painting residence areas. Minimum residential painting experience is needed; will be performing brush and roller painting only

HVAC Assistant
This position requires assistance in replacing air filters and HVAC preventative maintenance. Minimum knowledge of air conditioning and heating systems is needed.

Furniture Mover
Job duties include moving and setting up furniture in residence areas.

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The Desk Manager is a member of the residence hall staff with significant leadership responsibilities in addition to the duty of managing a residence hall Service Desk.

How to apply

See the online application

For more information, contact Valerie Bloodsworth at 330-972-7800 or email vab@uakron.edu.

The Resident Assistant Staff are paraprofessional graduate and undergraduate members of the Department of Residence Life and Housing. Resident Assistants report directly to their Residence Life Coordinators and are responsible for establishing and maintaining an atmosphere which will promote the educational, social, cultural and personal development of residents. The Resident Assistant must project a sense of caring and concern for each resident.

How to apply

See the online application

Community Assistant positions are held by both graduate and undergraduate students. Community Assistants are members of the Department of Residence Life and Housing eligible to be compensated hourly for working at any of the Department's eight Service Desks. Community Assistants report directly to the Desk Manager for the Service Desk(s) they are assigned to. Therefore, Community Assistants assigned to multiple desks would report to multiple Desk Managers. Community Assistants are available at the Service desks to assist students and staff as well as any visitors.

How to apply

See the online application

Plan events for residence hall students.

How to apply

Pick up applications at the Ritchie Front Desk or email aysen@uakron.edu for more information.

Interested in programming? Do you like to make a difference? Is mentoring a skill of yours? If so, why not apply to be a Peer Mentor for the Living-Learning Communities?

Both graduate and undergraduate students can be Peer Mentors. Peer Mentors are members of the Department of Residence Life and Housing and are compensated positions staffed and housed in one of the 18 Living-Learning Communities. They work in conjunction with the Resident Assistant in the community. For 2014-15, all Living-Learning Communities are located in either Spicer or South Residence Hall. Along with LLC staff, the peer mentor is responsible for programming, mentoring and collaborating with an LLC Faculty Advisor specific to the interest group or academic aspiration. The Peer Mentor helps first-year students transition to college life through social and educational programming.

How to apply

Submit the Peer Mentor application

Residence Life and Housing hires graduate assistants in Living-Learning Communities and Graduate Residence Director.

How to apply

Graduate Assistant for Living-Learning Communities

Graduate Residence Director

Emerging Leaders Graduate Assistant

In this unique position, the Emerging Leaders Graduate Assistant works with the freshmen in the Emerging Leaders Program. Upon acceptance as Emerging Leaders, the freshmen automatically become members of the Residence Hall Program Board (RHPB) Major Events Committee. They return a week early for leadership training and then implement various large-scale programs throughout the year. The Emerging Leaders Graduate Assistant supervises five Resident Assistants in Ritchie and Sisler McFawn Halls and five to seven LEAP Mentors (two in Ritchie Hall, three in Sisler McFawn and two in the Honors Complex). The Graduate Assistant manages Ritchie and Sisler McFawn Residence Halls and advises the Hall Government. The Emerging Leaders Graduate Assistant also supervises the Emerging Leader Ambassadors who assist with the Residence Life and Housing open houses and visit days. The Emerging Leaders Graduate Assistant reports to and receives supervision from the Associate Director of Residence Life and Housing.

Must be enrolled in the University of Akron higher education program, masters level counseling program, or masters level business program.

Compensation: $459.46 Stipend bi-weekly (calendar determined by area of employment); Furnished apartment, current value: $8,400; Meal plan (available only when residence dining facility is in operation), current value: $2,848, Tuition waiver up to 15 hours; Professional Development funds available as budget permits.

Search Guidelines: Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and the names of three professional references with contact information to:

Mr. Thomas L. Faessel
Associate Director
Residence Life and Housing
The University of Akron
Akron, OH 44325-1401

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