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Learn about employee benefits, payroll, and human resources forms.

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Federal Work Study helps student employment opportunities help many UAF students pay for college costs.

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Navigate the many great positions available with UAF.

Residence Life Job Opportunities

Join our dynamic team of leaders.

Our student employees discover that working part-time makes the transition to college easier. A flexible work schedule provides some structure to help you keep on top of academic responsibilities and balance your time during the week. In fact, campus data reveals a secret: UAF students who work a part-time job do better academically than students who choose not to work.


Working for Residence Life provides you with great benefits

  • Competitive pay
  • Work locations across campus
  • Hours to fit busy schedules
  • Convenience
  • Skill development
  • Opportunities to advance
  • Ways to build your resume
  • The chance to develop lifelong friendships


Apply to be a RA 

Hiring Poster

We are hiring Desk Attendants, Resident Assistants, and Peer Mentors.

RA Application References

Applicants must have 3 References to be a successful candidate.

RA Supplemental Application

This supplemental application needs to be attached to your My UA Application or to the Residence Life Central Office by the application deadline.

RA Information Session

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

Apply to be a Peer Mentor 

Contact the Peer Mentor Coordinator

If you have questions about the hiring process please contact us.

Peer Mentor Application

We are looking for applicants with the following qualifications:

- Full-time students in good academic and disciplinary standing (a student cannot be a Peer Mentor while on academic or disciplinary probation)
- Have and maintain a cumulative and semester GPA of 3.0
- Completed or be enrolled in a majority of required core classes
- Have the ability to relate to students of diverse backgrounds and well-developed interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to interact effectively with others

Recommendation Form

This form is must be completed and submitted when applying for a peer mentor position.

How to Apply

To apply for the Peer Mentor position, complete the Residence Life Peer Mentor Application. Please submit your application materials (application, short essay questions, resume, and two (2) recommendation forms) to the Residence Life Office located in the MBS Complex.

Hall Staff


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

Peer Mentors Mentors assist the Resident Directors of Moore and Skarland Halls in the planning and implementation of academic efforts presented by the department of Residence Life. Their main duties include promoting and running established tutor sessions and study halls for first-year students.

Year-Round Staff

Front Office Assistant Office Assistants help the Assignments 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 Fall and Spring. 

Facilities Labor Crew These crew members 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, renovation demolition, and grounds keeping. 

Paint Crew These crew positions are specifically hired and trained for routine facility painting projects. Project management is provided by Facility Services Housing Paint lead and supervised by RL Facilities office. 

Summer Staff

Conference Services Summer 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 performing research projects as assigned. 

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

Conference Services Summer Lead Crew Supervisor This position is a management team, and will lead a student housekeeping crew responsible for cleaning and otherwise preparing guest rooms and common areas for the Conference Services program. This position is also responsible for the use, placement, tracking and condition, of all Conference Services supplies and equipment. This position reports to the Conference Services Manager, and has lateral responsibilities to the Office Supervisor position, and will require driving University vehicles.

Conference Services Summer Crew This 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 and 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). 

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