Working for Residential Life at UConn

Residential Life at the University of Connecticut employs over 400 professional and student staff. Our diverse group of staff come from a variety of backgrounds to work together to provide services to the University community.

RA & UConn Student Employment Information

    The Office of Residential Life employs nearly 200 student staff members throughout our department in various positions. Student staff members play a pivotal role in our department and are a vital resource for many members of the campus community.


    Why should you apply for a student position in Residential Life?

    • Students that work for us  build skills in organization, record management, scheduling, customer service, problem solving, and giving and receiving feedback.
    • The role is ideal for students who want to give back to the residential community and make a positive impact.
    • Residential Life offers flexibility in scheduling so that students can maintain balance between their academics and extracurricular activities.
    • The benefits of learning with and from a diverse network of peer colleagues in the residential area they serve.
    • A performance evaluation process administered by a supervisor that acknowledges employee contributions and strengths.
    • A pathway to gain access to a professional reference for the future.

    We post all our positions on the Student Employment Website. You can go to the following website to apply:


    All Positions within the Department of Residential Life require the following:

    1. Must have Federal Work Study Award.  You can contact the Office of Financial Aid for information on Federal Work Study awards.
    2. Solid verbal and written communication skills.
    3. Solid customer service skills.
    4. Ability to operate a computer and phone.
    5. Basic or enhanced computer skills [Microsoft Office, Internet Explorer, etc.].
    6. Ability to work evenings and weekends.
    7. Ability to work independently.


    Here are the positions we currently have available in Residential Life:



    Assists in the daily operations of an office under the supervision of a Hall Director. Provides additional support to supervisor. Interacts with students, staff, on and off-campus constituents. Represents the office and department.




    Assists in the daily operations of an office under the supervision of a Hall. Interacts with students, staff, on and off-campus constituents. Represents the office and department.




    Provides assistance in student and public access areas [game rooms or study halls]. Is supervised by a Hall Director.




    Position Summary: Student staff at the Service Desk serve as the front line of communication for the Department of Residential Life, answering phone calls and walk in questions. Service Desk staff assist in management of keys for Residential space on campus and are expected to provide quality customer service regarding housing policies, procedures, and information. While preference is given to students with a Federal Work Study Award this position may hire students without this aware.


    Any questions about the above positions please email Alisa Geller at


    EcoCaptains serve as paid sustainability champions and ambassadors for the Office of Sustainability. In collaboration with ResLife, this program allows for EcoCaptains to lead sustainability related programming and educational activities in their residence halls. Below are some of responsibilities of an EcoCaptain:

    • Work 5 hours per week @ $14.00/hr
    • Collaborate with Hall Directors and Resident Assistants to lead sustainability related programming and educational activities in residence halls
    • Attend monthly EcoCaptains meetings
    • Provide weekly updates to OS staff and intern leads
    • Participate in EcoCaptain training and group chat
    • Participate and encourage student participation in Office of Sustainability led events and programming such as EcoMadness, RecycleThon, Green Game Days, Earth Day Spring Fling, and Hillside Environmental Education Park (HEEP) trail maintenance events.
    • Distribute Recycling Bags and Sustainability Activity books to residents
    • Lead sustainability education and engagement activities in residence halls like the following:
      • Weekly recycling audits and scoring
      • Monthly hall meetings about different topics related to sustainability
      • Environmental film screenings or movie nights, discussion forums, guest speakers
      • EcoCaptain “office hours” where people can ask questions about sustainability or give suggestions
      • Educational flyers, social media, etc.
      • Weekly tips for living more sustainably
      • Volunteer clean-up events
      • Week-long or one-day events or activities, such as a “power-down” day or other fun competitions

    Apply and learn more HERE.


    The link to the posting is available:

    Hiring a Diverse Staff: Approach to Staff Recruitment, Hiring and Retention

    Residential Life is committed to providing an inclusive environment that embraces and values all members who live and work in our residential communities regardless of age, color, ethnicity, gender, sex, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, ability, or socio-economic background.

    Residential Life strives to foster a climate where diverse views and experiences are welcomed and respected. We are dedicated to recruiting, hiring, promoting, and retaining a diverse staff who, in turn, deliver programs, services, and co-curricular experiences that enhance guest satisfaction and student success and reflect our values of diversity. It is understood that these efforts support the development of the whole person by fostering an awareness of lifelong learning and promoting the development of skills for effective citizenship in a pluralistic world.

    In this spirit, we will strive for a diverse applicant pool through aggressive recruitment efforts. We will maintain a welcoming and supportive learning and working environment. We will also commit to the value of constructive and continuous dialogue that will drive our efforts to learn and develop new interpretations of diversity, multiculturalism, and social justice in order to promote an inclusive environment and a diverse staff.