Enhance Your Skills Through Employment and Leadership

The On-Campus Living community, which includes the departments of Residence Life and University Housing, Dining & Conference Services (UHDCS), is one of the largest student employers and activity centers on campus. You can become involved in student government, hall council, or work in one of our many student employment positions. We can provide you with the experience future employers seek.

Opportunities At Your Doorstep:

The On-Campus Living community provide a variety of fun and rewarding employment opportunities, with positions opening throughout the year. You can make new friends and have a convenient source of income with a flexible work schedule by working in your community. 

To search for potential openings, visit UAA's Human Resource Services website, www.uakjobs.com.  If you don't see any openings for our areas, bookmark the website and check back frequently.

Cama-i Room Peer Mentors (CRPM)

Paraprofessional staff that create a welcoming environment in the Cama-i Room and host weekly activities that are social, educational, and celebrate the various cultures of Alaska. CRPMs work during the weekends and the late evening hours of the week to support students.

Desk Assistants (DA)

Paraprofessional staff that monitor the safety and security of each hall through operations at the front desk. DAs also serve as a resource to students and staff by providing equipment checkouts, community building activities, policy clarification, and customer service.

Dining Staff

A variety of positions at different campus venues (cashier, fry cook, busser, barista, etc.).

Housing Resource Assistant (HRA)

Paraprofessional administrative staff members who handle day-to-day operations of the  University Housing office during business hours, including mail, contracts, customer service, after-hours assistance, and administrative functions. 

Mail Sorter

Responsible for the daily delivery of residents’ mail through UHDCS, Monday through Saturday.

Maintenance Staff

Assists the Maintenance Services Coordinator and related employees with the repair, renovation, and general maintenance of the residential community. Completes student generated work orders, conducts routine inspections of housing conditions, and provides preventative maintenance.

Office Assistant (OA)

Paraprofessional administrative staff handle day-to-day operations of the  Residence Life main office during business hours, including mail pick-up, customer service, and administrative functions. Assist with On-Campus Living marketing and publicity, create information bulletin boards, and special projects.

Residence Life Live-in Paraprofessional Staff

Paraprofessionals who offer support and guidance within the residential communities. They are selected for their ability to have a positive impact on group living. RAs, PMs, and PAs undergo an extensive training program focused on leadership, peer counseling, academic support, crisis intervention, conflict mediation, activity facilitation, and community development. 

Resident Advisor (RA)

Paraprofessionals who serve as a referral contact for students in need of personal or academic assistance. They also confront residents when their behavior extends outside community guidelines. They produce dozens of educational, social, diversity, and community service programs, as well as informational bulletin boards throughout the semester. Resident Advisors are eager to address your individual questions and concerns and to help in any way they can.

Peer Mentor (PM)

Paraprofessionals who provide personal and academic support for students through study groups, academic programs, and other outreach programs. They assist with Guidance 150 Creating Success in College classes taught in North Hall. They produce dozens of educational, social, diversity, and community service programs, as well as informational bulletin boards throughout the semester.

Programming Assistant (PA)

Paraprofessionals who serve as a resource for students through collaboration with RAs and PMs for programming and outreach.  Help with Welcome Week, create informational bulletin boards, and participate in collateral meetings with campus partners in the areas of diversity/identity, alcohol/drug wellness, and late night programming. Plan and implement 2 programs per month in these areas.

Fall 2010 RA/PM Training


Spring Banquet PJ Party for RAs & PMs, 2011