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Student Employment

Help us create a dynamic campus community where students can learn and grow on campus among their peers.

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

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Academic Year Positions

The community assistant position serves as a student assistant at University Housing’s service desks. Through excellence in customer service, community assistants are 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 and mail center operations

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

Timeline: 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.

The work crew position is a dynamic position with responsibilities to support University Housing’s facilities operations including supporting maintenance, repairs, and projects. The position will complete manual tasks within NC State’s residential communities to maintain and prepare facilities for occupancy by residents and guests.

Compensation: All facilities work crew members are compensated at a rate of $12 per hour.

Timeline: 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.

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 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 navigate Housing processes and refer 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: 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.

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.

Timeline:

Academic Year 2023-24
Wednesday, Nov. 1Application Opens
Sunday, Dec. 3Application Closes (11:59 p.m)
Tuesday, Dec. 19Interview Invitation Sent
Tuesday, Jan. 2Interview Scheduling Deadline (11:59 p.m.)
Wednesday, Jan. 17- Saturday, Jan. 20Candidate Interviews
Thursday, Feb. 1Candidates Notified of Employment Status
Tuesday, Feb. 6Deadline to Accept or Decline Position Offer

NC State’s village mentors connect residents with living and learning village experiences and themes. The village mentor assists residents in establishing peer-to-peer relationships, developing knowledge and skills, linking residents to resources, and participating in activities connected to a living and learning village theme.

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

Timeline:

Academic Year 2023-24
Wednesday, Nov. 1Application Opens
Sunday, Dec. 3Application Closes (11:59 p.m)
Tuesday, Dec. 19Interview Invitation Sent
Tuesday, Jan. 2Interview Scheduling Deadline (11:59 p.m.)
Wednesday, Jan. 17- Saturday, Jan. 20Candidate Interviews
Thursday, Feb. 1Candidates Notified of Employment Status
Tuesday, Feb. 6Deadline to Accept or Decline Position Offer

Summer Positions

The community assistant position serves as a student assistant at University Housing’s service desks. Through excellence in customer service, community assistants are 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 and mail center operations

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

Timeline: 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.

The conference ambassador is responsible for general hospitality services for guests, facilities preparation, key management, outreach and engagement, support for non-affiliated university visitors, support programs working with minors, and enforcement of university policies.

Compensation: Each conference ambassador receives a stipend and is provided additional resources to complete the functions and responsibilities of the position. Please review the position description for a detailed compensation overview.

Timeline: Summer 2024 information coming soon

The conference services specialist is also responsible for the leadership and organization of new student orientation housing operations. This position assists with many administrative duties with conference operations. Individuals in this position will gain invaluable experience in customer service, hospitality management, facilities improvements processes, conference and event management, inventory and asset management, client relations, and financial management.

Compensation: The conference services specialist is compensated at a rate of $15 per hour and provided resources to complete the functions and responsibilities of the position. Please review the position description for a detailed compensation overview.

Timeline: Summer 2024 information coming soon.

perations including supporting maintenance, repairs, and projects. The position will complete manual tasks within NC State’s residential communities to maintain and prepare facilities for occupancy by residents and guests.

Compensation: All facilities work crew members are compensated at a rate of $12 per hour.

Timeline: 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.

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 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 navigate Housing processes and refer 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: 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.

The lead conference ambassadors supervise conference ambassadors during work shifts and serve as the main front-of-house contact for clients during their visit to NC State University. The lead conference ambassador will represent University Housing in providing general hospitality services for guests, facilities preparation, key management, administrative tasks, and leadership to ensure the smooth operations of the summer conference season. The lead conference ambassador will also support non-affiliated university visitors, work with minors, and enforce NC State University policies.

Compensation: Each lead conference ambassador receives a stipend and is provided additional resources to complete the functions and responsibilities of the position. Please review the position description for a detailed compensation overview.

Timeline: Summer 2024 information coming soon.

The programming associate works with our summer conferences team, creating social, networking, and professional development opportunities for summer interns, participants of summer research programs residing in our residence halls, and summer conference staff. The position is also responsible for the leadership and organization of orientation family housing operations. The summer programming associate will assist with many administrative duties with conference operations.

Compensation: The programming associate is compensated at a rate of $15 per hour and provided resources to complete the functions and responsibilities of the position. Please review the position description for a detailed compensation overview.

Timeline: Summer 2024 information coming soon.

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: University Housing employs resident advisors during the academic year, within summer housing and during Summer Start. Summer 2024 information coming soon.