In Housing & Residence Life, nearly 70 percent of our staff are part-time student employees. Working with us is easy; we understand academic schedules and you are always walking distance from class. Housing & Residence Life has a variety of opportunities to be leaders in your residence hall, Living Learning Community or on-campus apartment.
Housing & Residence Life employees 20+ students a year in our information desks. If you have a strong desire to provide outstanding service, are strong in computer applications and excel at attention to detail, we would like to hear from you. All jobs are posted through University of Idaho Human Resources. Whether your strength is in customer service, painting, carpentry, cleaning or working in the world of student success, we want you!
Residence Life Position Descriptions
Resident Assistants (RA) are vital members of the Residence Life team. Resident Assistants are student staff that make each residence hall community a place that supports and enhances all aspects of student life.
RAs reach out to every resident three times per semester and connect students to campus resources. Under the supervision of a live-in professional staff member, called Resident Directors, RAs are responsible for the implementation of residence hall programs. Housing & Residence Life hires over 50 Resident Assistants per year.
2018 - 2019
The Area Assistant (AA) position at University of Idaho is a unique opportunity for student staff members in Residence Life to further develop skills in the areas of leadership, mentoring, management, diversity, administration, communication, ethics and interpersonal relationships.
Area Assistants work in conjunction with their area supervisor to facilitate the functions and activities of the residence halls. This position is different from the Resident Assistant or Academic Peer Mentor positions in that the AAs are focused on mentoring their staff team and community as a whole.
2018 - 2019
An Academic Peer Mentor is a full-time student with high academic standing who lives in a residence hall and is responsible for providing academic assistance to students living in the residence halls. A vital part of the Student Success Program, Academic Peer Mentors support and enhance the academic mission of the University of Idaho.