Employment - Student Job Opportunities

University Housing Services has a variety of student assistant positions in all of the operational areas within the department. When positions are available, they are posted at SJSU Career Center. You might also find informational fliers throughout the residence halls.

 

When We Have Vacancies in the Department, Positions Are Posted on Several Sites:

 

2021-2022 Student Staff Recruitment

UHS is beginning its recruitment process for the 2021-2022 academic year.  The recruitment cycle begins in the Fall for applications and all interviews/decisions are made in the Spring.  Below is an outline of the Resident Advisor (RA) and Office Assistant (OA) roles.

Considerations for the RA position:

  • RAs are an “appointed” student leadership position (non-employment role).  No monetary compensation is provided with the position as RAs are offered room and board with their appointment.
  • What are we looking for in a RA?
     
    • Estimated 16 hour work week (may vary due to departmental processes/initiatives)

    • Resident engagement strategies based on Residential Curriculum   

    • Partnership with UHS Residential Life services

    • Role model ethical decision making by following all UHS protocol

    • Participate in large department/campus initiatives

    • Demonstrating strong administrative skills

    • See the position description here for more information about the role: DRAFT: 2021-2022 RA Position Description

Considerations for the OA position:

  • OAs are “employed” student assistants.  All students assistants within residential life work hourly ($15.25 per hour) to fulfill the responsibilities of their role, up to 20 hours a week during the academic year (eligible to work up 40 hours per week during breaks/holidays).
  • What are we looking for in an OA?

    • Provide and promote quality customer service for all residents and guests.

    • Monitor all persons entering/exiting the residential community.

    • Conduct lockout services

    • Be committed  and prepared to get assigned shifts during Move-In/Move Out times and overnights.

    • Help develop, organize, and implement desk theme, decorations and community engagement events and programs for the OA Team.

    • See the position description here for more information about the role: POSITION DESCRIPTION

Mandatory Information Session (COMPLETED)

All Candidates must have attended the MANDATORY Information Session in addition to applying for the role.  Failure to attend the information will may any received application void (no exceptions).  

Deadline:

For those who had attended the Mandatory Information Session and received the application. 

RA Position: 

Applications will be available for those that have attended the information session from: Dec 2, 2020 - Jan 6, 2021 by 12:00pm

OA Position: 

Applications will be available for those that have attended the information session from: Dec 2, 2020 - Jan 25, 2021 by 11:59pm

Contact: reslife-student-staffing@sjsu.edu