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Positions Residence Life is hiring for at this time:



2019-20 staff

The Resident Assistant (RA) is a student member of the Department of Residence Life. They are responsible for working closely with staff and students in creating and maintaining an atmosphere that promotes student development and acceptance of diversity through group living in University residence halls. RAs also play a major role in campus safety within Residence Life.



  • $364 bi-weekly stipend
  • Room waiver
  • Reduced meal plan


  • Cumulative and semester grade point average of 2.0 or above. 
  • Full-time student at UAF
  • Unrestricted employment authorization in the United States
  • Good academic and disciplinary standing
  • Graduate Teaching Assistants are NOT eligible for RA positions due to time commitments
  • Have the ability to relate to students of diverse backgrounds and well-developed interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to interact effectively with others.

Application process:

Information Session:

Interested in the Resident Assistant position? Attend an information session to hear from Resident Directors and current Resident Assistant about the application process, the position's benefits and responsibilities, and hear about the experience from current RAs.  

  • No information sessions are being held at this time.

Interview Tips:

  • Review Residence Life policies.
  • Reflect on your personal characteristics, skills and knowledge. Consider how past experiences connect with the RA position.
  • Know the job. Talk with current Residence Life staff to learn about the many aspects of the position.
  • Think about why you want to be an RA.
  • Be yourself. We are hoping to hire a diverse group of students who have different personalities, experiences, and characteristics.
  • Wear something that makes you feel relaxed and confident and that would make a good first impression.





MBS Complex

Resident Assistant (RA) are residence hall community leaders. They host programs, oversee the hall for security and maintenance, and are a resource for students. They live amongst their residents and are available for questions, concerns, or help. RAs perform nightly safety rounds two to three times each night. The goal of an RA is to be a peer authority in the residence hall who sets examples through their own actions.

Desk Attendants (DA) work in residence halls to provide customer service and promote a safe environment. DAs are responsible for maintaining accurate shift reports, facilitating the guest sign-in process. DAs routinely use department records, such as hall rosters and trespass lists, to verify resident and guest identification and enforce guest policies.


MBS Complex

Front Office Assistants help the Central Office staff by answer phones and email, greeting residence when they enter the office and maintaining the files. The Office Assistant also performs tasks as assigned. Position open as needed.

Facilities Crew are primarily responsible for the minor routine maintenance tasks not requiring skilled trades mechanics. This includes furniture repair, lighting replacements, cabinet repairs, vacuum, screens, blinds, and other minor repairs. They assist in moving and storage functions, residence cleaning, and grounds keeping. Position open as needed.



MBS Complex

Guest Housing Office Supervisor manages office communications including answering, and properly forwarding telephone calls, monitoring email accounts as needed, and responding to all other forms of office communication as necessary. This position also sets appointments, maintains calendars, and performs research projects as assigned.

Guest Housing Office Staff provide customer service, cashiering and front desk support for UAF Guest Housing. Position is similar to that of a desk clerk in the hotel industry with modified responsibilities to meet the special needs of Guest Housing and Residence Life operations. Position will also include some building management responsibilities, similar to a Resident Assistant position.

Guest Housing Hospitality Staff position encompasses hospitality housekeeping functions, as well as light customer service functions. Position will also include some building management responsibilities, similar to a Resident Assistant position. Residence Life has an external custodial contract, which is responsible for cleaning bathrooms (which includes toilets, sinks, showers and bathtubs) and common areas in all residence halls (except Wickersham and Cutler Apartments). Position reports to the Crew Lead(s).

Paint Crew positions are specifically hired and trained for routine facility painting projects. Project management is provided by Facilities Services and supervised by RL Facilities management.






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