Residence Life Job Opportunities

The Office of Residence Life employs more than 350 students, 11 graduate students and 25 professional staff every year and provides employment year-round. Student employment with the Office of Residence Life is a great way to gain work and leadership experience while still balancing your academic commitments.

Graduate Student Employment Positions

If you are interested in applying for a Graduate Student Staff position, you must apply through the College Student Personnel (CSP) program and in the College of Education. 

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Interested in applying for a Student Staff position with the Office of Residents Life? Check out the following positions we are currently hiring for.

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The Office of Residence Life doesn't just offer positions for undergraduate and graduate students, individuals can start their career after college with us. The most well known position that is offered is the Resident Hall Director. If you are interested in other career opportunities in the Office of Residence Life or at BGSU, please visit the University Employment Page.

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Student Employment Positions

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2018 Summer Applications Now Closed
Duration of Employment | May 6 - Aug. 17, 2018

The Office of Residence Life employs undergraduate students to serve as Summer Assistants and Team Leaders during the summer months. Our summer staff  are representatives of Bowling Green State University and the Office of Residence Life.

Guiding Statements and Philosophy

We understand great hiring decisions are critical to our overall success. Our recruitment process is taken seriously and we select only those students who are motivated to learn and contribute to other students’ growth. We take great care in our recruitment and selection process and always hire with an emphasis on developing a long-term relationship between the student and the University. Our focus is on helping students acquire the skills and experience needed to become successful leaders.

We look for candidates with academic excellence, solid communication skills, inclusivity awareness, and self-motivation. We also want our staff to be well-rounded individuals with the desire to contribute to the university, explore personal interests, and excel in areas outside campus. The diversity of our staff has a significant and positive impact on the climate of the residence halls and the students living in them.

The Office of Residence Life Recruitment and Selection Committee strives to recruit and select student staff candidates who:

  • have solid oral and written communication skills
  • have the ability to think critically
  • have a desire to help other students
  • personally and professionally maintain the academic and co-curricular mission of BGSU
  • are self-aware and socially conscious
  • are academically sound
  • manage student concerns
  • understand the expectations of the position

The Office of Residence Life Recruitment and Selection Committee aspires to develop self-aware Resident Advisors, Community Assistants, Student Desk Managers, Academic Peer Mentors and SMART Team Leaders and Mentors who positively contribute to the BGSU community.

The ORL Recruitment and Selection Committee believes it is incredibly important to be upfront about how we hire. Being open about our process, the characteristics we look for, and the actual process from an applicant’s perspective will lead to great talent, foster great teamwork, and build a “dream team” that is fit for our culture and results in a happy, healthy and motivated team.

The Office of Residence Life discovers student leaders in the following ways:

·       Referrals from current and former ORL staff members, BGSU faculty and staff

·       Peers (other students)

·       Student Organizations

·       Marketing

·       Applications and interviews

·       Hall Council involvement

·       Residence Hall programs