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Leadership & Employment

Get involved at Housing & Residence Life through our employment opportunities, available for professionals and students, or through your hall association.

Student Staff Opportunities

  • Interested in being a Desk Receptionist or an Office Assitant for HRL? 
    • The position description and application can be found on the Student Job Board:
    • Questions? Email us at housing@american.edu.

Hall Associations

American University Residence Hall Association: RHA represents and advocates for all resident students, provides programming to benefit the residential community, and strives to build a greater sense of community among all residents of American University residence halls.

Hall Council: Each residential community elects a hall council to advocate for its residents and provide programming. Contact your Resident Assistant for more information.

Professional Staff Opportunities

Learn more about our employment search values.

Professional staff candidates: Visit American University's employment opportunities page.

Graduate student candidates: Graduate students can apply for our full-time and part-time professional staff positions. All of our student staff positions are open to graduate students with the exception of Resident Assistant position.

Applications are now open for Spring 2023 Desk Receptionist (DRs)

Housing & Residence Life is hiring Desk Receptionists for all shifts for Spring 2023. To find the day shift application click here and the night shift application here.  

Interested in being a Resident Assistant for 2023-2024?

Applications open November 28, 2022. In the meantime, learn more about the position by attending an info session (required for all RA applicants) or stopping by one of our tabling sessions!

 

  • General Info Session: October 31, 2022, 1:00-2:00 PM – Mary Graydon Center 247
  • LGBTQIA+ Affinity Info Session: November 1, 2022, 5:00-6:00 PM – Mary Graydon Center 247
    • This info session is designed for LGBTQIA+ students who want to learn more about how their identity intersects with the RA role. Hear from current LGBTQIA+ RAs and Community Directors about their experiences.
  • General Info Session: November 3, 2022, 5:00-6:00 PM – Mary Graydon Center 245
  • General Info Session: November 7, 2022, 5:00-6:00 PM – Mary Graydon Center 247
  • POC Affinity Info Session: November 9, 2022, 1:00-2:00 PM – Mary Graydon Center 247
    • This info session is designed for students of color, regardless of racial or ethnic identity, who want to learn more about how their identity intersects with the RA role. Hear from current RAs and Community Directors of color to learn more about their experiences. Note that this info session is separate from the Black Affinity Housing RA information session(s).
  • General Info Session: November 11, 2022, 1:00-2:00 PM – Mary Graydon Center 247
  • Virtual Info Session – For those who are unable to attend any of the above info sessions, a recorded info session will be posted to this website at a later date.
  • October 31, 2022, 12:00-1:00 PM – Mary Graydon Center
  • November 2, 2022, 5:00-6:00 PM – Anderson Hall Lobby
  • November 9, 2022, 5:00-6:00 PM – Leonard Hall Lobby
  • November 10, 2022, 12:00-1:00 PM – Mary Graydon Center
  • November 15, 2022, 12:00-1:00 PM – Mary Graydon Center
  • November 17, 2022, 5:00-6:00 PM – Federal Hall Lobby
  • November 21, 2022, 5:00-6:00 PM – Nebraska Hall Lobby
  • November 29, 2022, 5:00-6:00 PM – Hughes Hall Lobby
  • November 30, 2022, 12:00-1:00 PM – Mary Graydon Center

Contact Information

Email: housing@american.edu