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Undergraduate Positions

Resident Assistants – RAs

RAs are student leaders who support and advise residents living on-campus, creating positive communities and meaningful engagement to enhance the on-campus living experience.

  • The priority review date for 2022-2023 year has past. However, you can still apply (link below). Your application may be reviewed if additional candidates are needed in the future. 
  • Apply here: RA Applications for the 2022-2023 academic year
  • Interviews will occur early in the Spring semester. Hiring decisions will be delivered in early February.
  • The department hires around 30 RAs each academic year.
  • Compensation includes full room and meal plan cost waivers. RAs who assist with extra projects or during University breaks are paid hourly.

To learn more about the RA position, contact Andrew Price at aprice06@shepherd.edu.

Office & Postal Assistants

Office and Postal Assistants are student employees who work in the main Residence Life Office. Responsibilities include front-end customer service, answering phones, paperwork management, and other office functions. Students also assist in mail and package processing, delivery, and documentation.

  • Position opens are as needed. 
  • Compensation is an hourly minimum wage rate with a max of 25 hours per week.

To learn more about the Office & Postal Assistant position, contact Robin Hosby at rhosby@shepherd.edu.

Residence Hall Improvement Crew – RHIC

RHIC crew members are student employees who focus on facilities work. Responsibilities include, but are not limited, to painting, moving room items, furniture repairs, cleaning, and more.

  • Applications open each Spring semester for the Summer. Occasionally positions open during the academic year.
  • RHIC position numbers vary from year to year.
  • More positions are available in summer than during the school year.
  • RHIC members are compensated at an hourly minimum wage rate with a max of 25 hours per week.

To learn more about the RHIC position, contact Dr. Liz Sechler at esechler@shepherd.edu.

Administrative Conference Assistants – ACAs

ACAs are a summer position that provide customer service to the organizations who bring their members and camps to Shepherd to utilize our residence halls. Responsibilities include checking in and out conference attendees, cleaning rooms, maintaining inventories, and more.

  • Applications open each Spring semester for summer student employment.
  • ACA positions vary from summer to summer depending on need.
  • ACAs are compensated at an hourly minimum wage rate with a max of 25 hours per week.
  • ACAs may choose to hold the ACA and OCA position simultaneously.
  • ACAs may choose to hold the ACA and Summer RA position simultaneously.

To learn more about the ACA position, contact Dr. Liz Sechler at esechler@shepherd.edu.

Overnight Conference Assistants – OCAs

OCAs are a summer position that provide customer service to the organizations who bring their members and camps to Shepherd to utilize our residence halls. OCAs main responsibility is to provide overnight customer service through accessibility through a duty number to assess concerns that conference attendees may have. Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to, general administrative tasks, maintaining inventories, cleaning rooms, and checking in and out guests.

  • Applications open each Spring semester for summer student employment.
  • OCA position numbers vary each year depending on need.
  • OCAs are compensated with full room waivers for Summer terms.
  • OCAs will be living in a campus room, but will live in other halls when on duty for conferences as needed.
  • OCAs may choose to hold the ACA and OCA position simultaneously.

To learn more about the ACA position, contact Dr. Liz Sechler at esechler@shepherd.edu.

Summer Resident Assistants

RAs are student leaders who serve the residents living on-campus (typically in Dunlop or Printz Apartments), creating positive communities and meaningful engagement to enhance the on-campus living experience.

  • Applications open each Spring semester for summer student employment.
  • Apply by visiting the University Jobs Site and looking under Student Employment Positions
  • Summer RA position numbers vary each year depending on need.
  • RAs are compensated with full room waivers for summer terms and live in the apartments.
  • Previous RA experience or being hired as an RA for the upcoming Fall is highly preferred.

To learn more about the Summer RA position, contact Andrew Price at aprice06@shepherd.edu.

Graduate Positions

Hall Directors – HDs

HDs are graduate leaders who supervise the daily functions of Shepherd’s residence halls. HDs ensure positive communities and create resident engagement to enhance the on-campus living experience.

  • Applications open annually and as-needed. Please contact the Director of Residence Life for more info.
  • 12 Month Position – 25 hours per week ($12,500 earning potential per year).
  • Up to 16 credit waiver for Shepherd University graduate courses per academic year.
  • HDs are provided with an apartment, meal plan, access to free laundry, and convenient parking.
  • HDs also are permitted to have partners and some pets live with them. Please ask for details.
  • Candidates must be an admitted/enrolled in the College Student Development and Administration Program (CSDA) or other Shepherd graduate program.
  • Most candidates for the position choose to participate in and interview during the CSDA Preview Program.

To learn more about the HD position, contact Andrew Price at aprice06@shepherd.edu.

Practicum & Internship

Residence Life welcomes interested practicum students who wish to gain experience in Housing Assignments, Facilities Management, Conferences Services, and more. The department also has several internships available. Interns receive room waivers.

To learn more, contact Dr. Liz Sechler at esechler@shepherd.edu or Andrew Price at aprice06@shepherd.edu.

Professional Positions

Contact Us
Residence Life Office, Miller Hall Lower Level
Office Hours: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday
304-876-5172
residencelife@shepherd.edu