The mission of The Office of Residential Life is to create a safe, supportive, inclusive and engaged living-learning community that enhances students' personal and academic success. In order to achieve this part of the mission, the Office of Residential Life employs over 75 student staff year-round in various positions that range in time commitment and leadership experience.
These leadership opportunities give students a chance to connect with the campus community at a deeper level, make an impact on other students' experience at the University of New Haven, work with a team of dedicated peers and supervisors, learn more about themselves and have a lot of fun with the on-campus living experience!
Each leadership position has its own unique purpose to help support the students here at UNH. Please browse the descriptions of some of the positions available in the Office of Residential Life to see if there is an opportunity that interests you.
The Office of Residential Life employs office assistants to work on small, creative projects, answer the phone, greet students, provide information and generally assist in the overall operation of the office. Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, administrative support to the Office of Residential Life. Positions are paid a weekly wage as part of the work study program. You must be eligible for Federal Work Study in order to apply for the position.
Sign-In Assistants work within the residence halls as the first point of contact for all residents, guests and visitors during evening hours. The main responsibilities for this position include: signing in all visitors/guests to the residence halls and ensuring that the Sign-in Log is maintained and accurately reported nightly. Positions are paid a weekly wage as part of the work study program. You must be eligible for Federal Work Study in order to apply for the position.
The Office of Residential Life employs undergraduate students who serve as student leaders in the residence halls. Resident Assistants work with residents to create a healthy living and learning environment through educational programming, policy enforcement, and social interactions. Currently, there are 58 Resident Assistants employed by the Office of Residential Life. Five of these positions are Senior Resident Assistants, who serve as staff mentors.
The Resident Assistant position requires great organizational and interpersonal skills, leadership, strong ethics, accountability and creativity. As a Resident Assistant, you are part of a talented staff dedicated to the residential students of the UNH community. Resident Assistant positions are hired between the months of December and March.
Academic Peer Mentors
Academic Peer Mentors serve as an academic support system for students as they face new challenges and concerns during their first year of college. Peer Mentors are trained to point first-year students to faculty and other academic support professionals on campus, as well as help in the development of important study skills such as time management, reading and note taking. Academic Peer Mentor positions are hired between the months of December and March.
The Graduate Resident Director
The Graduate Resident Director is a full-time graduate student employed by the Office of Residential Life to oversee a residential community of undergraduate students and a staff comprised of Resident Assistants and Academic Peer mentors (in first-year areas only). Resident Directors builds community through high visibility, programming and student engagement and ensures policies and procedures are upheld. This positive requires dedication, strong time management, creativity and leadership.
Contact the Office of Residential Life at (203) 932-7076 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about these positions.