Join the flock of undergraduate staff members and work where you live. Be an RA, Scholarship Hall Proctor, Food Board Manager, or Desk Assistant.
We are hiring for Undergraduate staff positions for the 2024-2025 academic year
If you are an energetic and motivated student, please consider applying for our openings in: Resident Assistants, Scholarship Hall Proctors, and Scholarship Hall Food Board Managers. The application opens November 6, 2023 and closes at 11:59 p.m. on December 18. Read below for more details on these positions.
Undergraduate students can serve in a variety of functions in the halls and you'll find a short position description below. When positions are open you'll find links on this page, or you may know the job number to search the Work at KU website.
Desk assistants can be hired at any time, although there is typically a higher demand for "deskies" from mid-summer through the start of the academic year.
Resident assistants, scholarship hall proctors and scholarship hall food board managers typically have a couple of annual hiring cycles:
- Student Housing hires the greatest number of RAs, proctors and food board managers for the start of each school year. That hiring process begins annually in December and students begin work before move-in day the following August. Some of those employees will graduate or move on after the fall semester, so
- Student Housing also hires a few employees who are current residents to start work in the spring semester beginning each January. That hiring process typically starts in October when the application opens.
Student employment can be a rewarding way to give back to your fellow Jayhawks, learn leadership skills, and, for some employees, also take advantage of free room and board. Join our flock!
Student Housing Desk Assistant
Duties include answering the telephone, answering questions, checking-out hall equipment, issuing keys, distributing mail, making copies, coordinating hall tours, responding to emergencies, and security and building safety duties. Students who serve during a night-shift (11 p.m. - 7 a.m.) earn a slightly higher salary than day-shift desk assistants.
Resident Assistant (RA)
The Resident Assistant (RA) holds an academic year, salaried, live-in position with KU Student Housing. RAs report to an Assistant Complex Director and serve as the primary facilitator of a community of 25-90 residents in a specified area. The RA serves as the primary educator and resource for residents within their assigned community.
Scholarship Hall Proctor
The Proctor holds an academic year, salaried, live-in position with KU Student Housing. Proctors report to a Scholarship Hall Director and serve as a primary facilitator for about 50 residents in a scholarship hall. The Proctor oversees student work shifts pertaining to hall operations, including general hall order and cleanliness. In conjunction with the Food Board Manager, the Proctor serves as the primary educator and resource for residents within their community.
Food Board Manager (FBM)
The Food Board Manager holds an academic year, salaried, live-in position with KU Student Housing. They report to a Scholarship Hall Director and serve as a primary facilitator for about 50 residents in a scholarship hall. The FBM oversees student work shifts pertaining to the hall kitchen, including food safety, nutrition, and kitchen operations. In conjunction with the Proctor, the FBM serves as the primary educator and resource for residents within their community.
Summer Conferences Assistant (CA)
The Conferences Assistant (CA) role works directly with Housing & Residence Life for on-site summer programs, including group and individual stays. CAs hold a thirteen-week, live-in position within Housing & Residence Life spanning from mid-May to mid-August. The CA role provides support to Summer School, Occupancy Management, Desk Operations, and the overall Camps and Conferences program. The CA performs administrative duties, customer service, recruitment, crisis management/response, and individual outreach functions for summer guests and for the unit in general.