Residence Life Leadership Opportunities & Positions
The Office of Residence Life offers a variety of leadership positions and opportunities for students. Student leadership and involvement contribute to a strong and vibrant residence hall community. Below are several leadership and employment opportunities students can pursue to engage more deeply in their college experience.
The Student Leadership Application is an online, singular application for several on-campus leadership positions, including Community Facilitators (CFs), Neighborhood Representatives (NRs), and Orientation Leaders (OLs). Students complete just one application that allows them to apply for multiple positions at once. The application typically becomes available in the last week of November each year.
Community Facilitators (CFs) are live-in student staff leaders in Residential Learning Communities (RLCs) under the Office of Residence Life. CFs are part of a staff team and work closely under the direction of Resident Directors and Assistant Resident Directors. The CF position supports the University Strategic Plan and the Jesuit philosophy for integrated education. CFs contribute to the development of a community of scholars in their respective communities by assisting the academic and personal development of residents, and by promoting and supporting an inclusive environment where differences are thoughtfully explored. Additionally, CFs are expected to know and uphold University policies and community standards, work collaboratively to build community, serve as positive role models, and encourage responsible citizenship.
Neighborhood Representatives (NRs) are live-in student staff leaders in the University Villas under the Office of Residence Life. NRs are part of the staff team and work closely under the direction of the Resident Director and Assistant Resident Director. The Neighborhood Representative position supports community development and provides an upper-division student presence. Neighborhood Representatives contribute to the development of a community of scholars in their respective buildings through assisting with the personal development of residents, promoting and supporting an inclusive environment where differences are thoughtfully explored, and working collaboratively to build community. Additionally, NRs are expected to know and uphold University policies and community standards, work collaboratively to build community, serve as positive role models, and encourage responsible citizenship.
Assistant Resident Directors (ARDs) are live-in student staff leaders who form part of the Residence Life Senior Staff under the Office of Residence Life. As a member of the Leadership Team in each community, Senior Staff assist in overall building operations and serve as a resource for residential students and staff. They supervise service desk operations within the communities, advise Leadership Councils, and support the safety and security of on-campus residents by serving in an on-call duty rotation.
Desk Assistants (DAs) work at the Service Desks in each community under the Office of Residence Life. DAs are often the first representative of the residence hall, the department, and Santa Clara University. DAs maintain a working knowledge of campus resources to properly refer and resource residents, guests, and visitors. They also receive and disseminate information to the community. Finally, DAs assist residents with equipment rentals.
The DA selection process typically occurs in the Spring Quarter.
Leadership Council (LC) is an organization within each community that allows residents to shape the culture of their RLC. It is an excellent way to get involved and play an active role in the RLC. The LC plans educational and social events to help create a well-connected community. LC members represent and express the ideas and opinions of their fellow residents to the community leadership team and staff. The LC is an excellent way to develop leadership skills, connect with others, and build community in the RLC. Contact the Resident Director for your RLC for more information.
Summer 2023 Housing & Conference Services Student Staff Positions
The Housing & Conference Services Office offers a number of student positions, which are also described below. These positions contribute to the overall function of our office and are vital to our success. We are looking to hire students for Summer 2023 for all three positions:
- Applications Available: February 1, 2023 Application link will be available
- Application due: March 15, 2023 at 11:59pm PST
- Interviews: Starting Feb 14 - March 15th
- Hiring: We will be hiring on a rolling basis until all positions are filled