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Student Employment - Annual Recruitment Opportunities

Student Housing hires hundreds of student employees each year, many of which are recruited for on an annual basis. In order to help students who are looking for campus employment to plan ahead, these positions are listed below.

Students may apply for a position during its recruitment period. During a position's recruitment period, the position will be listed as an "Open Position" on the Student Employment Opportunities webpage. The scheduled recruitment period for each position is included below.

In addition to annual recruitment opportunties, other student positions become available on an as-needed basis each year. Positions are often in functional areas such as residential services/customer service, dining services, accounting, IT, facilities maintenance, and marketing. Students who are interested in employment with Student Housing should check the Student Housing employment webpage regularly.

Resident Advisors

  • Recruitment Period: November-January
  • Position Description:

    The responsibilities of a Resident Advisor (RA) are centered around a student community in which the staff member focuses on the growth and development of the residents. Under the supervision of the Senior Resident Advisor (SRA) and the Area Community Team (ACT), the RA serves as a live-in resource person to both residents and staff so as to meet the goals of the Residential Education Program. RAs participate in housing training, community event planning, programming, safety and citizenship within each community and meeting commitments approximately 19.5 hours per week.

    Note: RAs live in the residence halls and are provided room and board.

Cultural Programmers

  • Recruitment Period: November-January
  • Position Description:

    The Cultural Programmer (CP) develops the educational programming and community building activities for Housing’s Living-Learning Communities listed below. The CP participates in housing training, community event planning, programming and meeting commitments up to 12 hours a week. There are Cultural Programmers in five different theme communities:
    • African and African American Themed Program
    • Asian Pacific American Theme House
    • Casa Cuauhtémoc
    • Multi-Ethnic Program
    • Rainbow House
    Note: Cultural Programmers typically do not live in the residence halls, are not provided room and board; however, they work primarily in the residence halls.

Sustainability Interns

  • Recruitment Period: November-January
  • Position Description:

    The sustainability Intern (SI) serves as a resource to both student and professional staff in order to increase awareness of residents and staff in the areas of sustainability and to build connections with campus organizations which facilitate sustainability education. The SI participates in housing training, programming and meeting commitments up to 12 hours a week.

    Note: Sustainability Interns typically do not live in the residence halls, are not provided room and board; however, they work primarily in the residence halls.

First-Year Experience Peer Advisers

  • Recruitment Period: November-January
  • Position Description:

    The responsibilities of a First-Year Experience (FYE) Peer Adviser are centered around academic advising and matriculation of first-year and transfer residence hall students. Under the supervision of the FYE Student Coordinators and the Residential Academic Advising Coordinator, the FYE peer serves as an academic adviser, peer mentor, and campus resource referral to support the mission of the university. FYE Peers are part of the Residence Hall Advising Team (RHAT) and provide advising in the Academic Advising Centers as well as evening community programs. FYE Peers provide the customer service and administrative support for the academic advising centers. FYE Peers participate in a mandatory spring quarter, unit bearing course prior to the academic year of employment, as well as additional training in advising, campus resources, and administrative logistics. Employment is generally 10-15 hours per week for the full academic year, with varying hours throughout the day and with evening hours required.

Orientation Leaders

  • Recruitment Period: November-January
  • Position Description:

    The responsibilities of an Orientation Leader (OL) are centered on academic advising and matriculation of new first-year and transfer students. Under the supervision of the Senior Orientation Leaders and the Orientation Program Coordinators, OLs serves as an academic adviser, peer mentor, and campus ambassador to support the mission of the university. OLs participate in mandatory spring quarter, unit bearing training courses prior to the summer of employment, as well as additional training in advising, campus resources, working with diverse populations and community building. Summer employment involves 40 hours per week. If interested in the position, contact orientation@ucdavis.edu for more information.

Orientation Business Office Student Staff (Program Assistants & Desk Assistants)

  • Recruitment Period: December-January
  • Position Description:

    The responsibilities of an Orientation Business Office Student staff member are centered around supporting the business office and registration logistics of the Orientation Program. Under the supervision of the Orientation Business Office, the Orientation Program Assistants (PAs) and Orientation Desk Assistants (DAs) serve in a team of 12-14 to provide administrative support and customer service to fulfill the mission of the Orientation program. PAs and DAs participate in a mandatory winter quarter training to gain knowledge and skills in Orientation registration, administrative and program logistics and customer service. Winter and spring quarter hours vary from 4-8 hours per week and summer hours are 40 hours per week over the course of six days per week, with some meals provided during the summer program.

Guest Service Assistant

  • Recruitment Period: February-April
  • Position Description:

    The responsibilities of an Guest Service Assistant (GSA) are centered around supporting the customer service and clerical duties for the Summer Conference Program. Guest Services Assistants receive training on a variety of topics, including customer service, online systems, and teamwork. Serve as a campus representative for individuals staying on campus. They staff and operate conference desks; use conferencing software to perform guest check in and check out; cash collections, control, and deposit; key control; mail distribution; guest information services and perform a variety of other guest services.