Employment and Leadership Opportunities

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STUDENT ASSISTANT POSITIONS: Summer 2023 and Academic Year 2023-2024

For questions about any of the positions below, contact hrestudentstaff@fullerton.edu 

Facilities Student Assistants

The Facilities Student Assistants are student employees who work with the our Facilities Operations team to assist with the functions of student housing operations. This will include a variety of work assignments including light grounds keeping, minor plumbing repairs and tasks, minor lighting replacement, door lock repairs, painting, occasional custodial related tasks, moving of furniture and equipment, and trash and litter removal. Facilities Student Assistants are not required to live on-campus during their employment. We are accepting applications for Summer Facilities Student Assistants and Academic Year Facilities Student Assistants. Position description below.

Facilities Student Assistant (Academic Year) PDF File Summer Facilities Student AssistantPDF File


Office Assistants

Office Assistants are student employees who will be responsible for a variety of work assignments, such as staffing the Housing Office front desk, Redwood reception desk, Holly Mailroom, and Redwood Mailroom, responding to customer service issues, providing housing tours, assisting with lockouts and escorts, answering the phone, checking out equipment, and opening/closing public use spaces. Office Assistants are also responsible for preparing and setting up meeting rooms and event spaces for various programs and events within the Housing community. We are accepting applications for Summer Office Assistants and Academic Year Office Assistants. Office Assistants are not required to live on campus during their employment. Position description below.

Office Assistant (Academic Year) PDF File Summer Office AssistantPDF File


Important Dates

  • Online Application Opens - Monday, March 6, 2023 at 10 a.m.
  • Online Application Closes - Monday April 3 , 2023 at 12:00 p.m. noon (for Summer work and Academic Year work consideration)
  • Online Application Closes - Sunday April 9, 2023 at 11:59 PM (for Academic Year work only)
  • In-Person Interviews - April 10-28, 2023 



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The application for the Office Assistant and Facilities Student Assistant positions opens Monday March 6, 2023 and closes on Monday April 3, 2023 at 12 PM noon (for Summer work and Academic Year work consideration) and closes on Sunday April 9, 2023 at 11:59 PM (for Academic Year work only). The link for the application is above, no late or incomplete applications will be accepted. A completed application consists of the following components:

  • Responses to all application questions, including demographic information and questions
  • Uploading a résumé
  • Completed Human Resources application with Cal State Fullerton’s HR department

Summer Conference Assistants

Summer Conference Assistants are student employees who work with our Summer Conferences Team to assist with the administrative and customer service functions of student housing summer operations. This will include a variety of work assignments including providing staff support for the Housing Office, assisting summer conference guests and residents, check-in/check-out of conference groups, preparing and delivering linens to conference guests, serving evening and weekend duty to ensure the security of the community, and responding to after-hours emergency calls and resident crises. The SCA receives a free single-occupancy room in an on-campus apartment and a meal plan for use when the Gastronome is open is provided at no cost as remuneration for on-call responsibilities. Position description below.

Summer Conference Student AssistantPDF File


Qualifications, Requirements, and Compensation

Refer to the position descriptions for each position for minimum qualifications, special requirements, and compensation information.


RESIDENT ADVISOR POSITION: Academic Year 2023-2024

Housing and Residence Life Staff 

What is a Resident Advisor?

Resident Advisors (RAs) are CSUF student leaders who live on-campus while serving in the role. Resident Advisors are responsible for ensuring Housing and Residential Engagement’s community development and relationship building by means of student development, training and development, and administrative/operational tasks. Resident Advisors develop individual relationships with each resident (typically 40-50) focused on learning about them, connecting them to resources, and helping them grow. In addition to resident relationships, a core responsibility of this position will be to serve in the student staff on-call duty rotation to ensure the safety and security of the HRE community.

Time Commitment

During the weeks when classes are in session, RAs are expected to maintain a schedule of an average of twenty (20) hours a week. This time shall be distributed between a combination of scheduled and unscheduled time. A reasonable schedule would include a combination of patterns of time including scheduled commitments (i.e. meetings, advising students, etc.) and unscheduled commitments (being available to residents at varying intervals during the day and night). RAs accept the foregoing as a reasonable attempt to define a position that is not easily translated into an hourly basis or reduced to specific duties without gross oversimplification of the nature of the primary position. RAs further recognize the full opportunity to discuss serious deviations from the above with the Community Coordinator and/or the Associate Director, Housing and Residential Engagement.

RAs will attend weekly RA meetings every Thursday from 4 to 6 p.m. during the academic year.

Active working hours during duty shifts are an estimated 2-4 hours per duty shift. This can include rounds, performing lockouts and other duties, and administrative responsibilities.

The RA is expected to participate in a fall and winter training prior to the beginning of both the fall and spring semesters. Training will begin at the end of July/early August for Fall and early January for Spring, RAs will not be allowed to miss training. During this training, RAs will learn foundational skills to be successful in the RA position alongside working on floor preparation. The detailed training schedule will be determined prior to each period. Housing accommodations and limited food service will be provided during training.

Position Qualifications

Qualified applicants for the Resident Advisor position will:

  1. Be a current CSUF student in good standing with a minimum of 12 units earned and cumulative GPA of 2.5 by the end of the Fall semester before applying.
  2. Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or greater, and a semester GPA of 2.25 or greater.
  3. Maintain a full-time course load of 12-16 units per semester specific to enrollment at CSUF. Graduate Students must maintain a course load of 6-9 units per semester specific to enrollment at CSUF.
  4. Be in good judicial standing with the University as well as Housing and Residential Engagement and maintain this throughout their appointment.
  5. An understanding of and willing to work in an inclusive environment with a diverse student population.
  6. An understanding or willingness to learn about residential student needs while they live on-campus.
  7. Ability to effectively communicate and build/ maintain individual and group relationships.
  8. Ability to analyze complex situations accurately and adopt effective course of action.
  9. Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with a variety of individuals.
  10. Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as the ability to acquire knowledge of HRE policies and procedures.
  11. Ability to work and collaborate with others in a team-oriented environment.


Remuneration for Resident Advisors consists of a meal plan with $200 per semester in declining balance and a single bed space in Student Housing (estimated to be a value of $9000 per semester).

Resident Advisors also receive priority registration for their classes while serving in the role in order to plan around RA required commitments.

As a result of receiving this remuneration, the RA position requires you to live on-campus and maintain a presence in the housing community on most days. Requests to be off-campus for multiple days in a row requires approval from your supervisor.


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The application for the Resident Advisor position opens Monday December 5, 2022 and closes on Monday February 6, 2023 at 11:59 PM. The link for the application is above, no late or incomplete applications will be accepted. A completed application consists of the following components:

  • Responses to all application questions, including demographic information and questions
  • Uploading a résumé
  • Attendance in one (1) Resident Advisor Info Session, hosted both in-person and over zoom
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Required Resident Advisor Info Sessions

To learn more about the Resident Advisor position, you must attend one (1) info session in order for your application to be completed. Please  visit this page to sign up for the session you plan to attend Opens in new window .

Resident Advisor Info Session Times
Date Time Location
Thursday, December 15 1 – 2 p.m. Juniper 150 + Zoom
Monday, January 9 1 – 2 p.m. Zoom
Friday, January 27 1 – 2 p.m. Juniper 150 + Zoom
Monday, January 30 1 – 2 p.m. Juniper 150 + Zoom


Resident Advisor Timeline

This is the tentative timeline for the Resident Advisor process, this may be subject to change. Updates will be sent via email to all those that complete an application.

  • Application Opens: Monday, December 5, 2022
  • Application Closes: Monday, February 6, 2023 at 11:59 p.m.
  • Required Attendance at a Resident Advisor Social: Week of February 20-24, 2023
  • Interviews: March, 2023
  • Decisions: March, 2023


Position Description, Responsibilities, and Expectations

For more information about the Resident Advisor position, qualifications, compensation, responsibilities, and expectations for members of the Residential Engagement team, please read the position description below.

Read the Resident Advisor Position Description » PDF File




Email hrestudentstaff@fullerton.edu if you have any questions regarding the Resident Advisor process.

PEER MENTOR POSITION: Academic Year 2023-2024

Housing and Residence Life Staff 

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Position Summary

The Peer Mentors (PMs) provide academic support and direction by introducing residents to academic resources, supporting and encouraging residents to pursue academic success, and hosting study sessions and academic focused workshops. Peer Mentors have the opportunity to mentor residents in one on one and group settings. Benefits of being a Peer Mentor include learning mentoring skills while helping fellow students, developing connections with CSUF staff and faculty, recognition as a student leader, and opportunities to expand knowledge about campus resources, campus life, and the ability to help others.

Special Requirements

  • The Peer Mentor is required to live in on campus housing from Early August 2023 – May 2024
  • Peer Mentors must be full-time CSUF students enrolled in a minimum of 12 units. PMs are encouraged to not take more than 18 units per semester
  • Must attend bi-weekly staff meetings. One on one meetings will be held with the Assistant Director, Residential Engagement
  • Required to assist with Fall Move-In and Housing Orientation Week (HOW) in August and in January. Dates TBD.
  • Participation in Peer Mentor and All Student Leader Training held before the semester begins is required.


  • Host two study sessions per semester. The study session will be open to all residents and are a minimum of two hours in length.
  • Work scheduled shifts at the Academic Resource Center. Four hours per week.
  • Meet weekly with assigned residents who are interested in having a peer mentor. Meetings can be a one on one or group basis. Peer Mentors are encouraged to develop a relationship with their mentees that support academic pursuits and also recognize the holistic development of our residents. Some Mentor-Mentee gatherings may be focused on stress reduction and developing healthy habits. Overall, the meetings help the resident understand what it takes to be a college student and what campus resources exist to assist them.
  • Actively participate in hosting two academic focused workshops per semester. Attend workshops that are hosted by the Faculty Mentors and Faculty in Residence and encourage mentees to attend also. There may be additional opportunities to assist with the planning and implementation of academic engagement events as needed.

Minimum Qualifications

  • CSUF Sophomore status or above preferred
  • Previous live on experience is not required, but helpful.
  • Ability to develop and maintain positive working and personal relationships with Housing Office staff and residents
  • Ability to work effectively as a member of the Housing and Residential Engagement team.
  • Experience developing mentoring relationships preferred
  • Familiarity with CSUF academic resources
  • Ability to interact with diverse populations
  • Organizational and time management skills and the ability to meet deadlines
  • Flexibility to work in a fast-paced environment with changing priorities
  • Must have at the time of appointment, and maintain, the following requirements:

    • An overall Cal State Fullerton GPA of 3.0 or higher and a minimum semester GPA of 2.75
    • No current or pending disciplinary sanctions in Housing and Residential Engagement
    • Current enrollment at CSUF
    • Good academic and judicial standing at Cal State Fullerton


Peer Mentor Application Opens: Monday March 20, 2023 10 AM

Peer Mentor Application Closes: Friday April 21, 2023 11:59 PM

Interviews: Monday May 1, 2023 - Friday May 12, 2023


Priority Registration for Classes

$2500 room credit per semester