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Nearly 70 percent of Housing and Residence Life staff are part-time student employees. Working with us is easy; we understand academic schedules, and you are always within walking distance of class. We also have a variety of opportunities to be leaders in your residence hall or on-campus apartment.

Housing and Residence Life employs more than 20 students a year at our information desk alone. If you have a strong desire to provide outstanding service and excel at attention to detail, we would like to hear from you. Whether your strength is in customer service, painting, carpentry, cleaning or working in the world of student success, we want you!


Residence Halls

Resident Assistant or Academic Peer Mentor

Apply for the 2019-2020 academic year.

(Application will close on January 21)



Apartment Community Assistant

Apply for the 2019-2020 academic year.

(Applications close on April 30th. Tentative interviews by early May.)


Feel free to look for other Housing related positions that may not be posted here by visiting University of Idaho Human Resources.

Residence Life Position Descriptions

The Apartment Community Assistant (ACA) is a member of the Residence Life Team and is responsible for the general administration, development and implementation of student life in the University Apartment communities.

Under the direction and supervision of the Apartment Programming and Assignments Coordinator (APAC), the ACA is responsible for providing resources to create a community that supports and enhances all aspects of student life. An ACA is a full-time undergraduate, graduate or law student at the University of Idaho that lives in the University Apartment community and acts as a representative of Housing and Residence Life.

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 at least three times per semester. 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.

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.

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. 


Housing & Residence Life

Physical Address:
1080 West 6th St.
Moscow, Idaho 83844

Mailing Address:
Business Mail:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2010 
Moscow, ID 83844-2010

Student Mailing Address:
Student Name
MSC #____
901 Paradise Creek Street
Moscow ID 83843

Office Hours: Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

After-Hour Emergencies:
24-Hour Information Desk

Phone: 208-885-6571

Fax: 208-885-6606


Web: Housing and Residence Life