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Student Employment

Looking for a leadership opportunity plus some job skills for your resume? Do you enjoy getting to know people? Are you a great listener who loves to help people? If any of the above apply to you, you should consider working for the Department of Housing and Residence Life. Applications for summer RA, Office Assistant (OA) and Housing Operations Assistant (HOA) positions for Summer 2020 are now available.

Housing Summer Student Staff Applications are open!
Due March 6, 2020
Apply in your Housing Self-Service Portal. Look for the Summer Housing Student Staff Application under the applications tab.

What type of summer staff positions are available?

Being a Resident Assistants (RAs) in the summer is a little bit different.  You still promote a sense of community in campus housing and act as peer helpers to connect students to campus resources, as well as, enforce Housing and Residence Life policies and procedures in campus housing. However, your main role is customer service and assisting with summer housing check-ins/outs and orientation housing.

Office Assistants work in the Office of Housing and Residence Life.  This role focuses on quality customer service and being comfortable speaking on the phone.  You will assist parents, returning students, and new students with concerns and questions.

Housing Operations Assistants focus on the physical spaces.  You will inspect rooms for damages and identify maintenance issues.  An eye for detail and focus are required to assist with getting rooms ready for move-in.

Summer Student Staff Job Descriptions

Am I eligible?

In order to be eligible for a student staff position, you must:

  • Have a positive financial, academic, and student conduct status with Housing and Residence Life and Furman University.
  • Be able to commit 20 hours/week to the role.  Some of the time will be scheduled staff meetings and building community.  The bulk of the time (5-10 hours) will be spent working shifts for check-in and check-outs and completing room inspections.
  • Reside in an on-campus room designated by Housing and Residence Life.
  • Be able to complete online professional development activities.


How do I apply and interview?

The application is online and due by March 20, 2020 @ 12:00 noon. Interviews will take place the week of March 23, 2020. More information regarding interviews will be sent to you following receipt of your application.

Apply in the Housing portal in MyFurman. Look for the Summer Housing Student Staff Application under the applications tab.