The Department of Residential Living provides services, facilities, and programs to more than 4,000 students living on the campus of Western Carolina University.
We strive to create positive growth environments for students by providing programs, services, and facilities which promote educational, social, and cultural development.
Residential Living is responsible for the development, administration, and management of all facilities, operations, and programming involving all 13 on-campus residence halls.
Professional Employment Opportunities
Application for professional positions within the Department of Residential Living can be completed by visiting the Human Resources Job website: http://jobs.wcu.edu.
Current professional positions available include: Director of Conference Service and Resident Director.
Graduate Student Employment Opportunities
Residential Living offers two different experiences for graduate students. Preference for both positions is given to master’s candidates in the College Student Personnel program.
Graduate Community Coordinators work under the supervision of an assigned Resident Director to provide additional leadership and support for a residential facility housing between 290 and 750 students.
Graduate Success Coordinators implement programs and activities that support the academic mission of the department and university, as well as assist individual students in meeting their academic goals.
To apply for either of these graduate student positions, please contact Stephanie Sue Helmers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Student Employment Opportunities
We realize that many students need some means of employment while pursuing their education. Did you know that Residential Living offers more student work opportunities than any other department on campus?
If you have leadership abilities or would like to develop your leadership potential, you might consider applying for a Resident Assistant (RA) position.
RA applications are available at the Department of Residential Living.
The RA position is one of the premier leadership positions not only at Western Carolina University, but at schools all over the country. Many celebrities boast of having been Resident Assistants during their college careers (Katie Couric of The Today Show; Jerry O’Connell, actor from Crossing Jordan, Scream, and Stand By Me; Sheryl Crow, singer; Hillary Clinton; and Paul Reiser, actor from Mad About You).
Aside from gaining valuable leadership skills and experience, the RA position affords you the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of your fellow students.
Are you interested in other areas of Residential Living? Here are some other job opportunities that we offer.
By becoming a Conference Assistant, Student Office Assistant or Student Mail Assistant, you will gain much experience in public relations, as well as professional office procedures.
In order to keep residence hall costs down and complete repairs efficiently and in a timely manner, the Department of Residential Living performs about 50% of residence hall maintenance “in-house.” We accomplish this through the utilization of a crew of Student Facilities Technicians. No experience is necessary for this position, as you will work under the guidance of the Assistant Director for Facilities and alongside our highly skilled Maintenance Mechanics.
To maintain our residence halls in pristine fashion, we employ a number of Housekeeping Assistants who work alongside trained housekeeping personnel.
Another means of keeping our residence halls “spruced up” is through the employment of a group of students who work on the Student Paint Crew. No experience is needed for this position as you will work under the guidance of a trained Student Paint Crew Supervisor.
Thank you for your interest in the employment opportunities through Residential Living at WCU. Information regarding positions for undergraduate students, graduate students, and professionals is posted as the positions become available.