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Student Employment

Housing & Residence Life and the office of Orientation & New Student Programs provide leadership opportunities for students seeking employment throughout the year. Each year we hire approximately 325 students – will you be among those selected to join our team? Please learn more about these positions and consider applying today.


Office Assistants

Student Office Assistants serve at our office at Gibbons, performing administrative duties and providing customer service to students, families, and guests.
View the Office Assistant position description
(Apply through Handshake, Job #544681)
Application Deadline: December 17, 2016

Conference Team Leaders and Assistants

Conference Services student positions assist with planning, preparation, and event coordination for summer conferences, camps, and academic programs.
View positions available at Conference Services
Application Deadline: December 18, 2016

Resident Advisors

Resident Advisors (RAs), identified through a peer-driven selection process, build strong residential communities that value honor and student self-governance.
Learn more about becoming a Resident Advisor
Application Deadline: January 18, 2017

Senior Resident Staff

Senior resident staff, including Chair, Vice-Chairs, and Senior Residents, work with HRL professional staff to develop the vision for the residence life program.
Apply for promotion to a senior staff position
Application Deadline: January 2017

Orientation Leaders

Orientation Leaders (OLs) serve as guides for new students making the transition to the diverse academic, intellectual and social culture of the University.
Apply to be an Orientation Leader
Application Deadline: January 30, 2017

These positions are often the first step in a multi-year commitment with Housing & Residence Life. We place a great deal of trust in our students, and we value the contributions they make to our department.

The University of Virginia does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family and genetic information, in its programs and activities. See the Notice of Non-Discrimination and Equal Opportunity for more information.