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.edu Opens 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 Scholars Opens 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 Center Opens 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 has closed. We look forward to seeing your application next year!


student assistant positions

For questions about any of the positions below, contact Tracy Shadowens at tshadowens@fullerton.edu

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, Mailroom, and Academic Resource Center, 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 space 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.

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. The SCA receives a free single-occupancy room and meal plan and is required to live in an on-campus apartment from May 20 – August 13, 2018.  


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 summer 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.


Qualifications, Requirements, and Compensation

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


The student staff applications for Summer 2018 and the 2018-2019 Academic Year will become available on January 22, 2018. 

 The application for Student Assistant Positions for Summer 2018 and the 2018-2019 Academic Year has closed. We look forward to reviewing your application next year!

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, January 22 at 8 a.m.
    Online Application Opens
  • Wednesday, February 14 at 10 p.m.
    Application Deadline
  • February 20 - March 23
    Group Interviews
  • March 5 - March 14
    Individual Interviews
  • Friday, March 23
    Position offers sent via email