Thank you for your interest in a Residence Life staff position at Bowling Green State University! BGSU is home to nearly 20,000 students, including nearly 6,000 students who live on campus.
Our office is committed to providing a safe and inclusive environment that promotes students’ academic and personal success. To guide student-centered programs and services throughout the year, we focus on five priorities: academic success, safety and security, inclusivity, personal growth and engagement.
We employ 24 professional staff members in the areas of Housing Administration, Facilities, Budgeting, Marketing, Technology and Residence Education. All BGSU staff and positions play a critical role in student development and retention, making the on-campus living experience a critical piece of students’ college experience.
Application Process 2021-2022 Academic School Year
|Jan. 11-22||Accepting Applications|
|Jan. 11-22||(Current Staff Only) Intent to Return form|
|Jan. 26-29||Interviews with Professional and Graduate Staff|
|Feb. 3||Interviews with current student staff (Peer Interviews)|
|Week of March 8||Notification letters will be sent to candidates|
Academic Peer Mentor
The Academic Peer Mentor (APM) is a part-time paraprofessional staff member in the Office of Residence Life who works within an assigned residence hall. The Academic Peer Mentor works closely with other groups of students, including their Campus Team (East/West) and is directly responsible to the Graduate Coordinator for Academics (GCA) and the Assistant Director for Academic Support and Assessment. The APM provides individual mentoring to students in the residence hall experiencing academic difficulties. The APM also assists in planning programs and activities that promote academic success. The APM helps students with understanding a syllabus, understanding Canvas, time management study skills, test-taking skills, organization, note-taking, course registration, online library database skills, stress management, and other academic skills.
Academic Peer Mentor Team Leader
Must already complete one full year as an APM | The Academic Peer Mentor Team Leader (APM TL) is a part-time paraprofessional staff member in the Office of Residence Life who works with an assigned group of students within the residence halls. The Academic Peer Mentor Team Leader is responsible for leading a small team of 8-10 APMs on either the East or West side of campus. Team Leaders are directly responsible to the Graduate Coordinator for Academics (GCA) and the Assistant Director for Academic Support and Assessment. The APM Team Leader keeps the supervisors informed of the academic problems and needs of the APMs on their assigned Campus Team.
Team Leaders are assigned to one of two clusters of buildings (One on the eastern side of campus, one on the western side) and are expected to serve as the team leader of APMs assigned to those buildings. Team Leaders are expected to keep a detailed schedule for their campus team, arrange schedule changes, and addressing scheduling conflicts with their assigned APMs. The Team Leaders are expected to hold hourly shifts within the residence halls to meet with their campus team or complete weekly tasks. Team Leaders are expected to have weekly 1:1 check in meetings with their Campus Team, informing all areas of concern to the Graduate Coordinator of Academics [GCA]. Team Leaders are expected to set aside time weekly to work alongside the GCA in creating marketing and programming for the Residence Halls. - This appointment is for one full academic year.
Community Assistant (Greek Life)
This position is an undergraduate student staff member of the Office of Residence Life who lives in one of the Greek Village units. The Community Assistant is directly supervised by the Residence Hall Director and Graduate Hall Director responsible for Conklin Hall and the Greek Village. The Community Assistant is primarily responsible for the safety, security and administrative duties of the residents of the Greek Village. This appointment is for one full academic year.
This position is a part-time paraprofessional staff member of the Office of Residence Life who lives in an assigned residence hall. The Resident Advisor is directly supervised by the Residence Hall Director and Graduate Hall Director. The Resident Advisor keeps the supervisor informed of activities, problems and needs of the residents and the community. The Resident Advisor gets to know residents and the larger residential community to build an engaged, safe and inclusive environment for academic success and personal growth. The Resident Advisor helps to establish and maintain open lines of communication between residents of the hall and the Office of Residence Life. This appointment is for one full academic year.
The Residence Life SMART (Students of Color Mentoring, Aiding, Retaining and Teaching) Mentor is responsible for developing a positive, supportive relationship with first-year residential students, particularly from marginalized populations (Mentees). In addition to helping their Mentees with the transition to college life, SMART Mentors will assist with with SMART event planning, implementation and management.
SMART Team Leader
Must already complete one full year as SMART Mentor | The Residence Life SMART (Students of Color Mentoring, Aiding, Retaining, and Teaching) Team Leader is responsible for providing direction, support and leadership for SMART Mentors. In addition, Team Leaders will perform administrative duties within the program (including event planning, implementation and management) and will develop a positive, supportive, helping relationship with Mentees that will facilitate their adjustment to college life at Bowling Green State University.
Student Desk Manager
Must have at least one year of service as a Resident Advisor or Desk Clerk at BGSU | The Student Desk Manager is responsible for leadership and supervision of the operations of a BGSU Residence Hall Front Desk. The Student Desk Manager is also responsible for providing administrative support to the Hall Director and Graduate Hall Director/Graduate Leadership Coordinator. This person should be able to demonstrate effective skills in communication, leadership, administration and must understand and be sensitive to the needs of others.
Hall Desk Clerk
Always accepting applications | This is an undergraduate position that assists the Residence Hall Staff in the daily operation of a Residence Hall. The DC works under the supervision of the Student Desk Manager (SDM) and performs a variety of clerical tasks, general operational services for residents and visitors, and a variety of safety tasks. DCs may be asked to work a variety of hours to accommodate the coverage needs of the Residence Hall. Principle responsibilities include clerical tasks, operational services, safety tasks and general functional area responsibilities.
Not currently accepting applications. | The HA reports to the Marketing Coordinator and works with Hall Directors, Graduate Hall Directors, Resident Advisors, hall staff and volunteers to effectively communicate with hall residents, maintain marketing/communication messaging, facilitate hall and room tours and handle tasks relative to liaison services for the Office of Residence Life and recruitment.
Application has not opened yet. | The Move-in Coordinator is a part-time paraprofessional staff member in the Office of Residence Life who works up to 28 hours per week during the summer to prepare for August move-in. This position will coordinate the move-in process, arrival and provide administrative support to the Coordinator for Leadership and Administration..
Application has not opened yet. | The SA is seen as the face of the University during the summer months. The SA is the first contact to conference guest, and has the responsibility to provide strong customer service, while upholding the University’s standards and polices. The SA works hourly shifts completing front desk duties, as well as camp inspections and check-ins/check-outs.
Summer Team Leader
Application has not opened yet. | STLs serve as part of the leadership team for summer conferences and will assist in managing the administrative processes. The STL works directly with Summer Hall Directors to operate the assigned residence halls. In addition, the STL is to provide administrative support to the Assistant Director and Coordinator overseeing the summer programs.