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Student Employment

Housing & Residence Life and the office of Orientation and 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.

The mission of our department is to work collaboratively to create inclusive, welcoming communities where residents are empowered to engage their potential as scholars and leaders through self-governance and participation in their residential community. Students are at the core of what we are about and we hope that you want to be a part of our team!

Every student living on Grounds has a Resident Advisor (RA) who lives within the residential community. RAs are identified through a peer-driven selection process, and are committed to building strong communities that value the University's traditions of honor and student self-governance.
Learn more about becoming a Resident Advisor
After a year or two of serving as an RA, we have progressive student staff positions that include Co-Chairs, Program Coordinators, Senior Residents, and Graduate Assistants who work with Housing & Residence Life professional staff to develop the vision for the residence life program.
Apply for promotion to a senior staff position
Summer Conference Assistant positions assist with event coordination and planning for the various conferences, camps and academic programs supported by Conference Services during the summer months.
View summer positions available at Conference Services
Orientation Leaders assist with implementing orientation programs during the summer and fall, and serve as guides for new students making the transition from their previous environment to the diverse academic, intellectual and social culture of the University.
Apply to be an Orientation Leader

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.