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The Housing & Residence Life Department offers many great job opportunities for students.

Did you know we give preference in hiring to our residents?

Below is information on positions within the department of Housing & Residence Life. For current job openings, please visit the Academic & Career Advising Center Springboard job site. 

Housing Student Application Information

Most positions in Housing & Residence Life, with the exception of Residence Life and Summer Conferences, use this Student Employment Application (pdf). If you have questions or concerns, please contact the Housing Office at 707 826-3451 or

Job Descriptions

Activities Student Assistant

The Activities Student Assistants plan events that correspond the various living learning communities in the Residence Halls, including Outdoor Adventures, International Living, Rainbow, Klamath Connections, and Sankofa.  Along with planning themed programs, the ASAs work closely with the Community Advocates in the hall.  Activities Student Assistants (ASAs) are not required to live on campus, and report directly to the Residence Life Coordinator of Education and Engagement.

Community Advocate

There are over 40 Community Advocates (Resident Advisors) who live in the halls with residents, who plan events, and respond to emergency situations as they arise.  The CAs serve was mentors to varying types of students who live in the halls, and connect residents to resources on campus.  

Conference Student Staff

Under the direction of the Conference Services Coordinator and Resident Services Coordinator, Conference Student Staff provide customer service to conference guests, housing residents and the campus community. Conference Student Staff work during the summer months at the Housing Front Desk and mailrooms, and also provide after hours assistance to guests and residents as needed.

Preference for Conference Student Staff positions is given to current Housing & Residence Life student staff. If additional positions are available, they will be posted on Springboard with application instructions.

Maintenance Worker

Under the direction of the Maintenance Supervisor, the Student Maintenance Worker performs a variety of tasks: analyzing problems with plumbing, electrical, and buildings accurately and taking prompt, effective action; maintaining a clean work environment --free of hazards; handling tools and equipment safely; effectively using drills, saws, hand tools, and ladders.

Resident Services

Under the direction of the Resident Services Coordinator, the Resident Services student staff serve as the front-line person with duties such as: answering telephones, greeting the public, answering questions, referring students and visitors to appropriate Housing staff and other campus departments, filing documents, photocopying, faxing and collating documents, inputting packages, delivering letter mail, and operating the specialized in-house computer system.

Resident Sustainability Advisor (RSA)

The Residence Sustainability Advisor (RSA) is a student staff member that works in Housing to promote awareness and plan events regarding energy consumption and conservation.

ResNet Student Assistant

The Humboldt State University Residential Computer Network (ResNet) was created to aid students' academic success by providing a means to access HSU computing resources and the Internet. ResNet Student Assistants at HSU are selected to assist the ResNet Coordinator in providing technical services to students living in the residence halls.

Student Carpet Cleaner/Furniture Mover

Under the direction of the Lead Custodian, the Student Carpet Cleaner/Furniture Mover performs the following duties: moving furniture in preparation of new furniture arrivals, replacing carpet, preparing for special events, and operating carpet-cleaning machinery.

Student Grounds Worker

Under the direction of the Grounds Worker, the Student Grounds Worker performs a variety of tasks in maintaining the landscaped areas around the residence hall facilities: assisting with hauling of debris, landscaping, mowing lawns, pruning, and many other duties related to maintaining the residence halls' outdoor environment.

Student Summer Housekeeper

Under the direction of the Housekeeping Supervisor, the Summer Housekeeper readies the residence hall facilities in preparation for our summer conference programs. Duties include: cleaning common areas in all facilities on a regular basis, and continually preparing rooms for conference guest arrivals.

Welcome Week Leader

In the summer, Residence Life employs a Welcome Week Leader to plan the Welcome Week Events that occur during the first few weeks of the semester.  The Welcome week leader will coordinate large scale events including an indoor movie night, outdoor movie night, carnival, and STOMP barbeque.  Individuals with event planning experience, strong organizational skills, and ability to work on their own are encouraged to apply.