Employment and Leadership Opportunities

 resident advisors

RA Selection

Resident Advisors (RAs) are CSUF student leaders who live in the residence halls and apartments. RAs create connections with residents and host events for students in housing in order to build community and provide co-curricular education. RAs are familiar with campus policies, departments and resources and promote student success through measures of safety and security, peer support and referrals, as well as campus engagement.

For questions about the application process, contact Andy Garate at agarate@fullerton.eduOpens in new window .


Applicant must be a current Cal State Fullerton student in good standing with a minimum of 12 units earned and cumulative CSUF GPA of 2.5 by the end of the Fall semester before they apply.

Applicant must maintain during their appointment a cumulative CSUF GPA of 2.5 or greater, and a semester GPA of 2.25 of greater.

Undergraduates must maintain a full time course load of 12-16 units per semester. Graduate students must maintain a course load of 9 units per semester.

Applicant must be in good judicial standing with the University as well as Housing and Residential Engagement and maintain this standing throughout their appointment. Failure to do so may result in immediate termination.

Time Commitment

The RA position requires about 20 hours per week.  If accepted for the role, you may not exceed more than 10 hours of responsibilities outside academics. The 10 hour per week of responsibilities includes work, clubs, and any other organizations.


Compensation for Resident Advisors consists of a 7 day continuous meal plan with $200 per semester in declining balance and a single bed space in Student Housing.


A complete application includes all of the following components:

  • Application submitted through the online Housing Portal
  • Application Questions
  • 2 Reference Contacts

Important Dates

  • Monday, November 13
    Information Session: 7 p.m. in Pine 140
  • Wednesday, November 15
    Online Application Opens
  • Thursday, November 30
    Information Session: 5 p.m. in Pine 140
  • Friday, December 1
    Information Session:  7 p.m. in theCenter for ScholarsOpens in new window (PLN First Floor)
  • Tuesday, December 5
    Information Session: 7 p.m. in Pine 140
  • Wednesday, December 6
    Information Session: Noon in the Titan Dreamers Resource CenterOpens in new window (PLN-203)
  • Wednesday, January 24
    Application Closes
  • Thursday and Friday, February 8 and 9
    Group Interviews
  • Monday through Friday, February 12 - 16
    Individual Interviews
  • Mid-March
    Application decisions sent via email
  • April
    Spring Orientation

Group Interviews

Resident Advisor Group Interview sessions will occur February 8 - 9, 2018. In a teamwork model, candidates will work together through a series of activities that relate to the Resident Advisor position. Applicants must be available to participate in one group interview session.

  • Session 1 - Thursday, February 8: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Session 2 - Thursday, February 8: 1p.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Session 3 - Friday February 9: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Session 4 - Friday, February 9: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Individual Interviews

After completing the Group Interviews, applicants who are selected to continue will be invited to an individual interview to be scheduled during the week of February 12 - 16.

Accessing the Application

  1. Click the button below to access the Housing Portal, using your CSUF student portal username and password to log in.
  2. Click "Resident Advisor Application" in the upper-left corner of the page.
  3. Select Resident Advisor 2018-2019 and click Save & Continue to start your application.
The application for 2018-2019 Resident Advisors will open on November 15, 2017 and will close at midnight on January 24, 2018.


Office Assistants and summer conference assistants

OA and SCA Hiring

Office Assistants are student employees who work to staff the Housing Office front desk, Mailroom, and Academic Resource Center. Office Assistants are not required to live on campus during their employment.

Summer Conference Assistants are student employees who work with our Summer Conferences Team to assist with administrative and customer service functions of our summer operation; including providing staff support for the Housing Office, assisting summer conference guests and residents, and check-in and check-out of conference groups.

Summer Conference Assistants also perform the duties of Office Assistants during the summer season.

Requirements and Time Commitment

Refer to the position descriptions below for minimum qualifications and special requirements for both positions.


Both positions are paid hourly, at a starting wage of $10.50 per hour.

During the summer or semester breaks while classes are not in session, Summer Conference Assistants and Office Assistants may work up 30-40 hours per week. During Fall and Spring Semester while classes are in session, Office Assistants may work up to 20 hours per week.


Office Assistant (OA) and Summer Conference Assistant (SCA) applications for the 2017-2018 Academic Year will become available on February 13, 2017.

Applicants should use the link below to apply through the online Housing Portal.

Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be invited to participate in Group Interviews with other candidates. After the group interviews, applicants who are selected to continue will be invited to participate in an individual interview.

Important Dates

  • Monday, February 13
    Online Application Opens
  • Monday, March 6 at 10 p.m.
    Application Deadline
  • March 12 - March 15
    Group Interviews
  • March 21 - March 24
    Individual Interviews
  • Friday, March 31
    Position offers sent via email
Office Assistant Position Description
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Summer Conference Assistant Position Description
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The application for 2018-2019 Summer Conference Assistants and Office Assistants will become available in early 2018. We're excited to see your applications next year!