Housing and Residential Education employs a number of students in various roles. Read below about the positions we hire for and how to apply for them.

Resident Assistant (RA)

Resident Assistants (RAs) are upper-class students who support the community they live in. Reporting directly to the Residence Director, they are a great resource for students in the halls if they have a concern that needs addressing.

RAs are trained about the resources on campus, are knowledgeable about campus policies, and are responsible for hosting educational and social events to build community in the residence halls. 

The RA application process begins late in the fall semester, interviews are hosted in the spring semester, for students to start in their position in the following academic year. 

Welcome Desk Assistant

Each of our residence halls is equipped with a Welcome Desk that is managed by the Residence Director. The Welcome Desk staff serves as a crucial part of the Emerson community. They answer questions students might have, verify the identity of all students coming into the residence halls, and sign guests in and out of the building.

Students are hired each semester for the Welcome Desk Assistant role. Interested students should contact their Residence Director for information on how to apply.

Office Assistants

Office Assistants work directly with the Residence Directors to assist in the day to day operations of the residence halls. They help with paperwork, lockouts, communicating with students and other general office-related matters.

Students interested in becoming an Office Assistant should connect with their Residence Director about the hiring process.