Leadership & Employment

Employment Opportunities

Residence Life Staff

Students who work for the Department of Residence Life reported improvement in several areas, such as leadership and communication skills by working as a team member. Students also report an increase in their ability to make sound decisions, their self-confidence and happiness, and a more informed global perspective regarding ideas, people, and cultures. Overall, a student’s connection to UWRF and satisfaction with their college experience is increased by working in Residence Life.

Hall Director (HD)

Hall Directors

HDs are full-time live-in staff members who oversee the operations, programs, staffing and community development of the residence halls through the supervision of Resident Assistants and Desk Assistants. HDs have offices located in the building and are a great resource for students who may need someone to talk to about their experiences with academics, their community, their Resident Assistant or other life events.

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Resident Assistant (RA)

Resident Assistants

Each floor or wing has an RA, an undergraduate live-in student staff member who is responsible for building community, offering programming and assisting students. RAs are very familiar with a wide variety of campus resources and are a great resource for students.

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Mail Center AssistantDesk Assistants

Mail Center Assistants are student staff members who work at the Hathorn Mail Center. They assist with receiving, processing, and distributing packages and mail for residents. 

2020-2021 Mail Center Assistant

Summer Program Assistant (SPA)


Summer Program Assistants are undergraduate student staff who work directly with our summer residence hall operations, camps and conferences, preparing our halls for students and visitors, interacting with incoming students and families, and administrative responsibilities.

Hours: 35-40 hours of work per week (includes days, nights, and some weekends)

Student Custodians

Custodial Staff

Student Custodians assist our full-time Custodians by cleaning and maintaining the residence halls.

Academic Year Student Custodian
The Residence Life Student Custodian position is an undergraduate student employee working in the residence halls of campus to assist permanent staff in providing basic custodial duties. This position requires early morning and mid-morning hours starting as early as 6:00 a.m.

Hours: 6 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Monday-Friday. 2-4 hours of work/day, 10-20 hours/week

Summer 2019 Student Custodian
Description: Come join the backbone of Residence Life for the summer as they work to prepare campus for the coming fall, assist with summer camp maintenance, and more! Student Custodians work approximately 40 hours per week and receive $9.50/hour and are provided a space in a double occupancy room.

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Department of Residence Life
M-F, 7:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
B3 East Hathorn Hall