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Student Employment with Residential Living

Residential Living Employment

The Department of Residential Living provides services, facilities, and programs to more than 4,000 students living on the campus of Western Carolina University, and we offer more student work opportunities than any other department on campus.

We strive to create positive growth environments for students by providing programs, services, and facilities that promote educational, social, and cultural development, and this work requires a lot of helping hands. Residential Living is responsible for the development, administration, and management of all facilities, operations, and programming for all 13 on-campus residence halls, and we offer many ways for you to get involved.

Available Positions

  • Resident Director
  • Resident Assistant
  • Conference Assistant
  • Student Office Assistant
  • Student Mail Assistant
  • Student Facilities Technician
  • Student Housekeeping Assistant
  • Student Paint Crew

Additional Information

Residential Living offers a great experience for graduate students as a Graduate Community Coordinator. Preference for this position is given to master’s candidates in the Higher Education Student Affairs 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.

To apply for the graduate student position, please contact 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. 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. If you have leadership abilities or would like to develop your leadership potential, you might consider applying for a Resident Assistant (RA) position.

We also have opportunities for students to become conference assistants, student office assistants, and student mail assistants. If you’re interested, please complete an application online. Note: Please click on Current Employee and Student before searching for student job postings.


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. We also employ Housekeeping Assistants who work along trained personnel and keep everything looking fresh by employing a Student Paint Crew. If you're interested, please complete an application online. Note: Please click on Current Employee and Student before searching for student job postings.


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