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Student Employment

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We offer a variety of employment opportunities for students. Learn more about positions by reviewing their job descriptions, compensation, recruitment timeline and application process. Please email housingjobs@ncsu.edu for specific questions you may have about these positions.

About the position: The community assistant (CA) position serves as a student assistant at University Housing’s service desks.The position is critical to support NC State’s residential communities. Through excellence in customer service, community assistants respond to inquiries by stakeholders (residents, guests, faculty and staff). Each community assistant is responsible for completing desk responsibilities in a high-paced environment, including checking residents in and out of the residential community, managing the mail and package system, supporting access and key management, and completing administrative responsibilities to support service desk operations. Review the position description and terms and conditions of employment to learn about the position’s eligibility and qualification requirements, functions, responsibilities and compensation. 

Compensation: All community assistants are compensated at a rate of $12 per hour. 

Timeline and Application: University Housing employs community assistants when communities are open to residents, including university holidays and breaks. Applications for community assistant positions are accepted on a rolling basis, and applicants should complete an application for any term when they are seeking employment. Apply online at https://ncsu.erezlife.com

About the position: The community assistant coordinator (CAC) position provides student leadership at University Housing’s service desks. The position is critical to support NC State’s residential communities. Through peer-to-peer leadership, the community assistant coordinator manages the service desk operations, works with a team of community assistants to ensure excellence in customer service, and responds to inquiries by stakeholders (residents, guests, faculty and staff). Each community assistant coordinator is responsible for working with community assistants to maintain operational service desks and to complete desk responsibilities in a high-paced environment. Review the position description and terms and conditions of employment to learn about the position’s eligibility and qualification requirements, functions, responsibilities and compensation. 

Compensation: Each community assistant coordinator receives a stipend and is provided additional resources to complete functions and responsibilities of the position. The compensation varies for community assistants working during the academic year and during the summer. Please review the position descriptions associated with the period of employment you’re seeking. 

Timeline and Application: University Housing employs community assistant coordinators to support residents during the academic year, summer housing and Summer Start. Apply online at https://ncsu.erezlife.com 

  • Academic Year
Monday, October 3Applications open
Sunday, October 30Applications close (11:59 p.m.)
Monday, November 28Interview invitations sent
Wednesday, December 7Interview scheduling deadline
Wednesday, January 18- Friday, January, 20Candidate interviews
Wednesday, February 1Candidates notified of employment status
Wednesday, February 8Deadline to accept or decline position offer
  • Summer Housing and Summer Start
    • The recruitment process for summer 2023 will begin during the Spring 2023 semester. 

About the position: The facilities work crew works directly with University Housing’s facilities team to assist with the inspection, assessment, reporting and resolution of maintenance concerns. In support of various facilities projects, the facilities work crew position will assist with painting rooms, moving furniture, cleaning HVAC units, changing filters and supporting Conference and Guest Services operations as needed. 

Compensation: All community assistants are compensated at a rate of $12 per hour. 

Timeline and Application: University Housing employs facilities work crews during the academic year and summer. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, and applicants should complete an application for any term when they are seeking employment. Apply online at https://ncsu.erezlife.com.

About the Position: Housing ambassadors serve as student assistants for University Housing’s central office. Through frontline customer service, they respond to inquiries through walk-ins and via phone and email. They possess knowledge of and uphold university policies, rules and regulations, and they demonstrate flexibility with a willingness to adapt as the needs of a situation evolve. Through their familiarity of University Housing and the university, they are able to assist residents, families, staff and guests in navigating housing processes and refer them to campus resources as necessary. Welcoming families and prospective students to campus, they serve as a tour guide for the University Housing showroom and can assist with tabling and preparation for outreach events.

Compensation: All housing ambassadors are compensated at a rate of $12 per hour.

Timeline and Application: University Housing employs housing ambassadors during the academic year and summer. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, and applicants should complete an application for any term when they are seeking employment. Apply online at https://ncsu.erezlife.com.  

About the Position: The resident advisor (RA) position is a live-in student position working within NC State’s residential communities. All resident advisors assist in cultivating an inclusive living and learning experience through residential education and community engagement. Within the residential communities, resident advisors intentionally engage with residents to learn about them individually, collectively and promote connections with each other. To promote engagement, resident advisors build meaningful relationships by interacting one-on-one with residents, creating community-based activities, and supporting residents through their personal and academic transitions. All resident advisors will possess knowledge of and uphold university policies, rules and regulations while demonstrating flexibility with a willingness to adapt as the needs of residents evolve. Review the position description and terms and conditions of employment to learn about the position’s eligibility and qualification requirements, functions, responsibilities and compensation. 

Compensation: Each resident advisor receives a stipend and is provided additional resources to complete functions and responsibilities of the position. The compensation varies for resident advisors working during the academic year and during the summer. Please review the position descriptions associated with the period of employment you’re seeking. 

Timeline and Application: University Housing employs resident advisors during the academic year, within summer housing and during Summer Start. Apply online at https://ncsu.erezlife.com 

  • Academic Year
Monday, October 3Applications open
Sunday, October 30Applications close (11:59 p.m.)
Monday, November 28Interview invitations sent
Wednesday, December 7Interview scheduling deadline
Wednesday, January 18- Friday, January, 20Candidate interviews
Wednesday, February 1Candidates notified of employment status
Wednesday, February 8Deadline to accept or decline position offer
  • Summer Housing and Summer Start
    • The recruitment process for summer 2023 will begin during the Spring 2023 semester. 

About the Position: University Housing selects student leaders to serve as the face of University Housing for on-site summer programs, camps, conferences and individual guests. These students, with diverse backgrounds and experiences, must demonstrate excellent customer service, flexibility, student leadership and NC State pride. Students serving as summer conference ambassadors are responsible for general hospitality services for guests, facilities preparation, key management, outreach and engagement, providing support for non-affiliated university visitors, programs working with minors, and enforcement of university policies. Review the position description and terms and conditions of employment to learn about the position’s eligibility and qualification requirements, functions, responsibilities and compensation. 

Compensation: Each summer conference ambassador receives a stipend and is provided additional resources to complete functions and responsibilities of the position. 

Timeline and Application: University Housing employs summer conference ambassadors during the summer. The recruitment process will begin during the Spring 2023 semester.

About the Position: The village mentor position is designed to engage residents around a common learning experience. Within a living and learning village, village mentors establish peer-to-peer relationships with village participants to provide support, spark curiosity and promote the development of knowledge and skills associated with the village’s theme or topic. Throughout the academic year, village mentors will engage residents through activities, events and programs that promote learning, academic support and holistic student development. 

Compensation: Each village mentor receives a stipend and is provided additional resources to complete functions and responsibilities of the position.

Timeline and ApplicationApply online at https://ncsu.erezlife.com 

  • Academic Year
Monday, October 3Applications open
Sunday, October 30Applications close (11:59 p.m.)
Monday, November 28Interview invitations sent
Wednesday, December 7Interview scheduling deadline
Wednesday, January 18- Friday, January, 20Candidate interviews
Wednesday, February 1Candidates notified of employment status
Wednesday, February 8Deadline to accept or decline position offer