Employment

Student community service assistants, office assistants, building service workers, graduate residents, resident assistants, skilled trades workers and directors—each of these and many more team members play critical roles in fulfilling the University Housing’s mission to provide comfortable, affordable and secure on-campus housing options in residential communities where the academic success and personal growth of residents are encouraged and supported. In fact, University Housing employs more than 250 full-time professional staffers and more than 300 student employees in a wide variety of technical, customer service and/or leadership positions. During the summer, an additional 150 to 200 interns and temporary staffers are hired to help complete facilities projects, support the conference services program, and assist in administrative operations. Whether you are a student or a seasoned professional, University Housing has employment opportunities in which you can grow!

Select an employment type:

Professional EmploymentStudent EmploymentGraduate Employment

Professional Employment

University Housing employs nearly 250 full-time professional personnel with a wide variety of skills, experiences and degrees of professional/educational development. Unifying the daily activities of this large and diverse team is the department mission:

University Housing provides comfortable, affordable and secure on-campus housing options in residential communities where the academic success and personal growth of residents are encouraged and supported.

Available positions and how to apply

To apply for available positions, please visit the university’s Human Resources job site.

If you have any questions, please contact:

Mildred Anderson
Human Resources Manager
mildred.anderson@uga.edu
706-542-8299


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Student Employment

Students who work for University Housing often cite that their college years are more memorable – they have even more opportunity to meet and network with new people, stay involved with what’s happening on campus and gain valuable professional experience.

Make a great college experience even better by joining the University Housing staff. Apply to work as a student staff with University Housing!

C.L.A.S.S. Advocate

C.L.A.S.S. is the acronym for Continuing the Legacy of African American Student Success. As a live-in member of the residence hall student staff, the C.L.A.S.S. advocate (CA) occupies a crucial role in enriching the experience of residents in the community through assistance to African American students, communication with all staff and students, and participation in continuing efforts to educate and address the needs of all students in the residence hall communities. The primary purpose of the position is to aid in the retention and academic success of African American students who are residents in University Housing. A secondary goal of the program is to work toward better multicultural understanding among all students on campus. This current position summary may be adapted in the future.

The C.L.A.S.S Advocate application is closed for fall 2021. The application for 2022-2023 will open in November 2021.

Community Services Assistant

The community services assistant (CSA) is responsible for providing customer service to residents and guests at our community desks. CSAs assist with administrative tasks and serve as a resource for residents and guests. They monitor entry into our halls and verify residency. CSAs are also responsible for distributing mail and packages as well as managing keys in accordance with university housing policies and procedures. Most community desks are open 24 hours, so night shifts are available. The fall CSA position begins with training on Saturday and Sunday, August 7-8, 2021. Desks open on Monday, August 9, 2021.

Resident Assistant

The resident assistant (RA) lives and works with a group of 30 to 75 students in one of nine residential communities. The primary purpose of the position is to promote community development, assist in crisis management situations, and enforce university and departmental policies.

The resident assistant application for fall 2021 has reopened.

Maintenance Assistant

This is a part-time temporary position with University Housing. The primary purpose of this position is to assist skilled trade and maintenance workers with the installation, maintenance and repair of machinery, electrical and/or electronic components found within housing facilities.

Facilities Office Assistant

The Facilities office assistant helps on-campus residents maintain the highest quality of life in their living space by expediting maintenance and building services work requests to get them resolved as quickly as possible.

Facilities Clerical Assistant

The Facilities clerical assistant works closely with the Facilities administrative associate, helping to input and track orders in UGA’s financial management acquisition system, as well as uniform, vehicle and office supply management.

Social Media Ambassador

A housing ambassador’s main role is to generate content for University Housing social media channels. Housing ambassadors will be assigned to specific communities, where they attend events, take candid photos of student-life, and prepare to post these materials to social media. They are also responsible for keeping abreast of language, memes and other trends that can be used to effectively relate to the student body.

The application for the 2021-2022 ambassador team has closed. Applications for the 2022-2023 academic year will open in April 2022.

Video Producer

This is a part-time student position for the academic year responsible for filming, producing and editing original, appropriate and high-quality video content for University Housing’s social media and website that is focused on UGA’s on-campus experience.

The application for the 2021-2022 video producer team has closed. Applications for the 2022-2023 academic year will open in April 2022.

SUMMER ONLY POSITIONS

Summer Community Services Assistant

The community services assistant (CSA) is responsible for providing customer service to residents and guests at our community desks. CSAs assist with administrative tasks and serve as a resource for residents and guests. They monitor entry into our halls and verify residency. CSAs are also responsible for distributing mail and packages as well as managing keys in accordance with university housing policies and procedures. Most community desks are open 24 hours, so night shifts are available.

Summer Resident/Guest Assistant

This position lives and works with a group of students in one of nine residential communities. The primary purpose of the position is to promote community development, assist in crisis management situations, provide exceptional customer service to University partners and/or enforce university and departmental policies. The position will work up to 20 hours per week. Students in this position who are not enrolled in summer classes or have an internships may work up to an additional 20 hours in a different position within the department or university, but the resident/guest assistant position must be their first priority.

Painter Assistant

Painters prepare walls, patch holes, and paint the interior and exterior walls and ceilings of residence halls.

Questions

If you have any further questions, please speak with any of our CA-RA staff, graduate residents (GRs), residence hall directors (RHDs) or contact:

Kathryn Hall
Senior Coordinator for Staff Development and Student Conduct
Email: kchall@uga.edu
Telephone: 706-542-8191


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Graduate Assistantships

A graduate assistantship with University Housing will give you the opportunity to develop strong personal and professional skills by gaining experience beyond the structured classroom. Graduate residents (GRs) and doctoral interns (DIs) are responsible for providing leadership and maintaining positive relationships among students and staff. Graduate staff members work with our professional team to promote the personal growth and academic success of our students. Our assistantships provide valuable skill sets which prepare you for the future and put you on the path to success whether you plan on pursuing a career in student affairs or not.  

The application process for the 2021-2022 academic year is now closed. Applications for the 2022-2023 academic year will be available in December 2021. Information about the application process is available through the Division of Student Affairs by
visiting https://studentaffairs.uga.edu/vp/content_page/graduate-assistantship-selection-process.

Eligibility 

To be eligible for a University Housing graduate resident position, you must be enrolled in a master’s program at the University of Georgia and consent to a background check.

Benefits

  • Tuition waiver (excludes student fees and parking)
  • Stipend for the academic year
  • Furnished, air-conditioned on-campus apartment (including utilities, in-building laundry and Internet service)
  • Housing meal plan
  • Access to the University Health Center and Ramsey Center 

General responsibilities 

  • Work with other graduate students and University Housing staff members to develop a community that promotes personal growth and academic success
  • Foster a supportive and challenging inclusive environment through intentional interactions and daily engagement with students and our staff team
  • Lead and support students through the implementation of a residential curriculum model
  • Participate in staff recruitment, selection and training
  • Network with mentors and colleagues through Student Affairs Division events and conferences 

Why University Housing? 

Learn more about Athens, the University of Georgia and University Housing.

Available positions

GR for Residential Programs and Services
GR for Academic Initiatives
GR for Student Leadership
GR for Community Standards and Student Staff Development

If you have any questions about graduate assistantships with University Housing at the University of Georgia, please contact: 

Kathryn Hall 
Senior Coordinator for Staff Development 
Email: kchall@uga.edu
Telephone: 706-542-8191 or 706-542-6533

Meet our graduate staff


Ryan Terry

Doctoral Intern for Assessment and Evaluation
Rochester, NY
Degrees: College Student Personnel – Canisius College


Carlton Smith
Doctoral Intern for Staff Development
Midlothian, VA
Degrees: B.A. in Government from The College of William & Mary, M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration from The College of William & Mary


Imelda Dionne Williams
Graduate Resident for Student Leadership
Ridgeland, MS
Degrees: Bachelor of Social Work degree and a Minor in African American Studies from Mississippi State University


Jennifer Sharpe
Graduate Resident for Academic Initiatives
Waycross, GA
Degrees: The University of Alabama at Birmingham Bachelors in Kinesiology concentration in Exercise Science


Clayton Lawing
Graduate Resident for Community Standards and Student Staff Development
Montgomery, AL
Degrees: BS in Hospitality Management from the University of Alabama


Ashley Lynette Williams
Graduate Resident for the high-rise community
Middlesex County
Degrees: BA in US History with a concentration in African and African American Studies


Annie Chow
Graduate Resident for the high-rise community
Johns Creek, GA
Degrees: BS in Political Science from the University of Georgia


Emily Morgan
Graduate Resident for the high-rise community
Auburn AL/Newport PA
Degrees: BA in International Studies from Indiana University of Pennsylvania


Aryan Williams
Graduate Resident for the high-rise community
Tuscaloosa, AL
Degrees: Bachelor of Social Work; Jacksonville State University


Mason Spires
Graduate Resident for the high-rise community
Augusta, GA
Degrees: Bachelors of Arts in Political Science and minor in Communication from The University of South Carolina Aiken


Alexis Herrington
Graduate Resident for the high-rise community
Nashville, TN
Degrees: B.A. History from the University of Tennessee


Gerena Walker
Graduate Resident for the high-rise community
Detroit, MI
Degrees: 2018 BA, Social Relations and Policy, Political Economy from Michigan State University; 2021 MPA Candidate, Public Administration, SPIA, University of Georgia


Lillian Le
Graduate Resident for the high-rise community
Norcross/Dunwoody/Doraville/Atlanta, GA
Degrees: BA in Cognitive Science from the University of Georgia; pursuing MS in Artificial Intelligence – UGA 2021


Ashley Council
Graduate Resident for the high-rise community
St. Louis, MO
Degrees: BA in English from Spelman College; MAT in English at Secondary Education from Duke University; pursuing MEd/EdS in School Counseling at the University of Georgia


Mackenzie White
Graduate Resident for the high-rise community
Winterville, GA
Degrees: B.S.F.C.S. Human Development and Family Science from the University of Georgia


Hailey Steuer
Graduate Resident for the high-rise community
Kissimmee, FL
Degrees: Bachelor of Arts in Human Communication from the University of Central Florida


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