Student Staff

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 UGA's housing staff. Apply to work as a student staff with University Housing!

Available Positions

Recruitment for fall 2017 Desk Assistants, Office Assistants and Painter/Maintenance Assistants

University Housing is accepting applications from students to work for the 2017 - 2018 academic year for the following hourly paid positions:

  • Desk assistant (DA)
  • Office assistant (OA)
  • Painter/maintenance assistant (P/MA)

Interested students may complete an application by going to The Dawg House. You will be directed to the university's login and then back to the application portal. Please select "Student Staff Application 2017-2018" to apply for positions.

Desk assistant, office assistant and painter/maintenance assistant applications are ONLY available to UGA students who have a valid UGAID number.

APPLICANTS - PLEASE NOTE: When openings occur in one of our nine communities, the hiring supervisor for that community will review approved applications and contact applicants to set up an interview. Job description synopses these positions are found at the bottom of this page. Please read these job descriptions carefully to ensure that you have a full understanding of the position(s) for which you are applying. If you have any further questions, please speak with any of our desk supervisors or contact Kathryn Hall, senior coordinator for staff development and student conduct, via email or by telephone at 706-542-8191.

C.L.A.S.S. Advocates and Resident Assistants

The application site for C.L.A.S.S. advocate and resident assistant positions for the 2017 - 2018 academic year is now closed. We will accept applications for 2018 - 2019 beginning in November 2017.

Check out our YouTube video about what it's like to be a CA-RA with University Housing!

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 Sevelopment and Student Sonduct
Telephone: 706-542-8191

Current Positions

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C.L.A.S.S. Advocate C.L.A.S.S. Advocates are live-in staff members who work to enrich the experience of residents in the community who desire extra support and guidance. Residents self-identify their desire participate in the CA program. CAs make note of residents interested in talking with a seasoned fellow student at the university who has some experience with traversing the maze or resources on campus. CAs work with residents who are interested in multiculturalism, diversity and social justice, all topics around which CAs program.  CAs work toward the goal of a better multicultural understanding among all students on campus.  PDF
Conference Host (summer position only) Conference hosts work with a variety of summer conference groups. They work scheduled shifts at the community desk, serve as resources for guests, participate in nightly duty, stock guest rooms and live in our conference communities. The work week for a conference host is full time, which is 40 hours per week. Conference hosts may not enroll in classes and may not hold another employment position.  
Desk Assistant Desk assistants manage the operations of the community desk and serve as the primary customer service representative. They monitor resident entry into the building, verify residency, check out keys, answer the phone, and record incidents in the logbook. Most community desks are open 24 hours, so night shifts may be required.  
ECV Office Assistant Office assistants serve as a resource of information for students to help in their adjustment to the University and to the East Campus Village Community. These student staff members are responsible for assisting the area coordinator and senior secretary in administrative projects, distributing mail and packages for the community, running on-campus errands, monitoring security cameras, checking out DVDs, games and equipment, and staffing the 24-hour ECV Community desk.  
Office Assistant Office assistants serve as a resource of information for students to help in their adjustment to the university and the community. These student staff members are responsible for assisting the senior secretary in administrative projects in addition to distributing mail and packages for the community.  
Painter and Maintenance Assistant (summer position only) Painters prepare walls, patch holes, and paint the interior and exterior walls and ceilings of residence halls. Maintenance assistants replace ceiling tiles, light covers, light bulbs, air conditioner filters, and perform various other simple maintenance tasks. A driver's license is preferred for maintenance assistants.  
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.  PDF
Tour Guide Tour guides work up to 20 hours per week with the public relations staff in University Housing leading tours of the residence halls and fulfilling other orientation duties such as resource fairs and parent and/or student presentations. Tour guides will be expected to be available to work afternoon shifts on day 2 of first-year orientation, on transfer orientation days and on Saturdays.