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Housing seeks talented, outgoing, and hard-working individuals who have an appreciation for and commitment to working effectively with diverse groups of people.

Opportunities

Auburn University Housing (AUH) is seeking enthusiastic, hard-working, and genuine students for these positions. Housing Ambassadors (HAs) are undergraduate students who serve as representatives for housing who are well informed about vital aspects of on-campus living. The Housing Ambassadors provide a welcoming environment to prospective students and their families while giving informative and engaging tours of our five different residential areas. While in the office, Housing Ambassadors assist students and families with their on-campus housing and ensure that students and families are well informed.

Housing Ambassador’s main duties include leading housing tours of the residence halls for prospective students and their families as well as answering the Auburn University Housing (AUH) main phone line at the front desk and answering Housing emails. Other duties can include, but are not limited to, assisting guest’s questions who come to the office and helping other AUH staff with projects and administrative duties.

Job Responsibilities

Housing Ambassador’s main duties include leading housing tours of the residence halls for prospective students and their families as well as answering the Auburn University Housing (AUH) main phone line at the front desk. Other duties can include, but are not limited to, assisting guest’s questions who come to the office and helping other AUH staff with projects and administrative duties.

Qualifications

Housing Ambassador candidates must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher and must be enrolled as an Auburn University student. Experience living on campus is a plus but is not a requirement for applying.

Must be proficient in Microsoft Excel and Outlook. Must have an understanding of customer service, public speaking, and a go-getter attitude. Must be available to work at least 10 hours a week during office business hours (Monday-Friday from 7:45am-4:45pm).

In accordance with the university’s vaccine policy, HAs must verify that they have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to their first day of employment, except in limited circumstances where they are legally entitled to a medical or religious accommodation.

Supervisor

This position directly reports to the Operations Graduate Assistant and indirectly reports to the Business Operations Coordinator.

How to Apply

  • HA applications for Spring 2022 are now open.
  • Applications for the 2022-2023 academic year will be available in Spring 2022.

 

If you have any questions regarding the Housing Ambassador selection process, contact Housing at 334-844-4580 or by emailing housing@auburn.edu.

RAs are undergraduate students (sophomore and above) who serve as paraprofessionals for Housing. The RAs help residents adjust to living on campus, develop a sense of community among residents, and monitor the safety and security of the residence halls. Throughout the year, RAs plan programs for residents, talk with residents about events occurring on campus, assist students in adjusting to campus living, and ensure that residents are familiar with policies and procedures.

Job Responsibilities

During the academic year, RAs are responsible for building community, mediating conflicts, and encouraging healthy habits with residents. RAs help residents understand University policies and procedures and encourage residents to get involved. RAs must successfully complete all training requirements, including spring and fall training, prior to and while serving in the RA position. Each RA is responsible for staffing an area-wide centralized office for eight hours each week. RAs report directly to a Graduate Area Coordinator and work with a team of other RAs to conduct duty rounds of residence halls in their neighborhood.

Qualifications

RA candidates must have a 2.50 GPA and be in good conduct standing with University Housing and Auburn University. Experience living on campus is a plus but is not a requirement for applying for an RA position.

RAs must be able to commit to the full academic year (fall and spring semester).

In accordance with the university’s vaccine policy RAs must verify that they have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to their first day of employment, except in limited circumstances where they are legally entitled to a medical or religious accommodation.

Compensation

RAs receive a single room at no cost. RAs also work at the Area Office and are paid an hourly wage for between 6-10 hours per week. Wage is determined by years of service.

Selection Timeline

Applications for the 2022-2023 academic year will open on November 15, 2021 and close on January 28, 2021. Anyone interested in applying for the RA position is strongly encouraged to attend an interest session to learn more about the position. Below are the dates of the interest sessions. If you plan to attend an interest session, please let us know to expect you by completing the registration form.

  • Thursday, November 11 (5:00pm) – Mell 4510
  • Monday, November 15 (4:00pm) – Miller 230
  • Tuesday, November 30 (6:00pm) – Lowder 15
  • Wednesday, January 19 (3:00pm) – Mell 3550
  • Tuesday, January 25 (6:00pm) – Mell 4510

Still Have Questions?

Email us at housing@auburn.edu.

Graduate Area Coordinator

The Graduate Area Coordinator (GAC) is a graduate student staff position within Housing. It is a live-on position that requires the GAC to reside in his/her area of responsibility. It is the primary role of the GAC to supervise, develop, and direct the staff under his/her responsibility. The number of staff under the GAC’s supervision and a number of residents living in the hall(s) will vary by area. The GAC is provided with an office and works 20 hours per week including some evenings, weekends, and holidays. This is a 12-month position with start and end dates in May or July. The GAC reports directly to an Area Coordinator and indirectly to the Assistant Director of Residence Life.

Conference Graduate Assistant

The Conference Graduate Assistant (CGA) is a graduate student staff position within Auburn University Housing (AUH). This is a live-out position (on-campus housing is not provided). The primary responsibility of the CGA is to assist with all summer camp operations and lead a variety of projects throughout the academic year. The CGA works 20 hours a week including evenings and weekends. The CGA is based out of the Auburn University Housing office in Burton Hall and serves on departmental committees. This is a 12-month position with start and end dates in May or July. The CGA reports directly to the Housing Operations Coordinator and indirectly to the Assistant Director of Housing Operations.

Operations Graduate Assistant

The Operations Graduate Assistant (OGA) is a graduate student staff position within Auburn University Housing (AUH). This is a live-out position (on-campus housing is not provided). The OGA is responsible for supervising undergraduate Housing Ambassadors (HA), assisting with applications and assignments, and completing tasks in the office for the Business Operations Coordinator and Assistant Director of Business Operations as needed. The OGA is based out of the Auburn University Housing office in Burton Hall, works 20 hours a week, and serves on departmental committees. In the summer, the OGA works with summer housing and departmental projects, while also supervising summer HAs. This is a 12 month position with start/end dates in May or July. The OGA reports directly to the Business Operations Coordinator and indirectly to the Assistant Director of Business Operations.

Administrative Graduate Assistant

The Administrative Graduate Assistant (AGA) is a graduate student staff position within Auburn University Housing (AUH). This is a live-out position (on-campus housing is not provided). The primary responsibility of the AGA is to coordinate and lead a variety of projects throughout the academic year. The AGA works an average of 20 hours per week including some evenings and weekends. This is a 12-month position with start and end dates in May or July. The AGA reports directly to the Executive Director of University Housing and indirectly to the Office Supervisor.

Interviews for graduate assistantships will take place at the Placement for Graduate Assistants event on TBD. For more information and to apply, please visit the PGA website.

Conference Assistants (CAs) provide service and assistance to summer guests, assist in the daily operations of Auburn University Housing, and must possess exceptional customer service skills. CAs must be knowledgeable of and able to implement university policies, as well as serve as a resource regarding inquiries related to the campus and the local community. The CA position requires a genuine personal commitment, flexibility, and a good understanding of the imprecise work hour description.

Job Responsibilities

The CA has a variety of job duties throughout the summer (including but not limited to):

  1. Administrative Tasks: Preparing keys, completing paperwork, making copies, completing on call logs, writing information reports, and distributing pertinent information to guests.
  2. Operation Tasks: Weekly desk shifts as well as an on-call component.
  3. Customer Service Tasks: Answering general questions, troubleshooting issues, conducting tours, following up with customers, and providing overall excellent customer service.
  4. Safety and Risk Management Tasks: Initiating emergency protocols, reporting all issues and concerns, referrals to appropriate parties, and knowledgeable of risks to minors on campus policies.

It is understood that the demands of summer conferences cannot easily be translated into hours worked per day or week because of the unique nature of the responsibilities and circumstances. This job requires the utmost flexibility in every aspect but mainly with desk shifts, on-call nights, and check in/outs.

Compensation and Benefits

  1. $7.25 per desk hour. Hours will be between 10 and 20 hours a week depending on how many hours you are scheduled
  2. Furnished Residence Hall Room
  3. Ability to take summer classes

How to Apply

Applications will be available on the Auburn University HR website TBD.

Last modified: November 15, 2021