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Resident AssistantDesk Assistant Community Director
Housing Facilities Assistant Conference Assistant

Resident Assistant (RA)  

Housing & Residence Life is currently accepting applications for dynamic, dedicated & enthusiastic students who are interested in becoming Resident Assistant at the University of South Alabama. Applications may be downloaded by selecting the blue button to the left. We never stop taking applications! All applications received will be considered on a case-by-case basis throughout the year as positions become available.

The large group selection process for Resident Assistant occurs early each spring. If you have submitted an application prior to this selection process, but have not been contacted regarding an interview you will be sent communication via your university email address (jaguar1) regarding your candidacy.

For more information please contact Ms. Robbie E. Durr, Chair of the Resident Assistant Selection Committee at (251) 460-7870. Interest Sessions are held late each Fall semester & early each Spring semester. Attending an interest session is a great way to learn more about the position & all that it entails! Attendance is encouraged but not required. We look forward to your candidacy!

Please choose one of the following options to submit your completed RA Application Packet:

  1. Return your application to Epsilon I, Community Office, (ATTN: RA Selection)
  2. Fax your application to (251) 460-7401 (ATTN: RA Selection)
Information meetings will be held:
  • Mon, Feb. 3rd @ 4:30PM, Stokes Hall Classroom
  • Wed, Feb. 5th @ 1:00PM, New Hall Classroom
  • Fri, Feb. 7th @ 10:00AM, Delta Commons Lounge
  • Tues, Feb. 11th @ 5:30PM, Beta/Gamma Commons
  • Thurs, Feb. 13th @ 5:00PM, Epsilon 1 TV Room
  • Mon, Feb. 17th @ 4:30PM, New Hall Classroom
  • Wed, Feb 19th @ 2:00PM, Stokes Hall Classroom
  • Tues, Feb 25th @ 6:00PM, Epsilon 2 RHA Lounge
Desk Assistant (DA)  

The function of each Community Office is a vital part of successful operations in the residence hall communities. Due to their location & availability, the Community Office serves as the information hub for students, staff & guests. Also, security & emergency procedures often center at the Community Office. Therefore, it is essential that courteous, responsible individuals staff each Community Office. The Desk Assistant needs to create & maintain an atmosphere that is conducive to a living-learning environment in the residential community. The Desk Assistant reports to the Area Coordinator & Community Director in the respective Community Office.

Housing & Residence Life invites you to apply for this student leadership position.  Applications are never turned away & will be reviewed on an “as needed” basis.

For more information please contact Mrs. Amber L. Jones, Chair of the Desk Assistant Selection Committee at (251) 460-6315.
Community Director (CD)  

The Community Director (CD) position is a graduate assistantship within the Department of Housing & Residence Life at The University of South Alabama. The Community Director position is a live-in senior staff member responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of a community that ranges from 200 to 600 residents. The Community Director supervises the paraprofessional staff consistent with the university mission to develop a safe, student centered, living-learning environment; the environment should foster student growth, leadership development, diversity, & multiculturalism as well as personal, spiritual, cognitive, emotional & academic success. The Community Director position is supervised by an Area Coordinator who provides overall community management & direction. Please view the CD Position Description link for a full description.

For questions or additional information, contact Mr. James Bridgeforth, Associate Director of Housing & Residence Life at (251) 460-6185.
Conference Assistant (CA)  

The Conference Assistant (CA) is considered a student assistant position & appointments are made on a temporary basis each summer. A Conference Assistant's primary goal is to ensure complete customer satisfaction from beginning to end of the conference group's experience. The Conference Assistant will be involved in all phases of Conference Housing operations including conference preparation, check-in & check-out, assembling key packets, preparing client materials, & public relations at the Conference Housing office/front desk. Assisting in the Housing transition from Spring semester to Summer semester, Summer semester to Fall semester, & duty rotations are also part of the Conference Assistant schedule. This position reports directly to the Conference Housing Coordinator & the Community Director for Conference Housing.

To find out more, including requirements & qualifications, please review the position description found on the left. If you still have questions, please contact Lauren Gulsby, Marketing & Conference Housing Coordinator by email (lgulsby@southalabama.edu) or phone (251-460-6185).

CA Selection Timeline 2014
  • March 28, 2014 (Friday) Priority Application Deadline
  • March 31, 2014 (Monday) Eligible candidates will receive a link via email to submit their schedule of availability for interview week.
  • April 04, 2014 (Friday) Eligible candidates will receive an individual email to confirm their interview time, date, and location
  • April 07-11, 2014 (Monday Friday) CA Interviews
  • April 25, 2014 (Friday) All CA Selections announced via email

Housing Facilities Assistant (HFA)

The Housing Facilities Assistant (HFA) is a paraprofessional (work-study position) within the Department of Housing & Residence Life at the University of South Alabama. The Housing Facilities Assistant is an undergraduate student at the University who qualifies for work-study based on the guidelines set for by the University. The Housing Facilities Team serves to support the day to day operations of Housing Maintenance. This position is expected to work 15-20 hours per week & maintain consistent hours to support the mission of Housing & Residence Life.  The Housing Facilities Assistant is supervised, hired, & trained by the Housing Facilities & Services Coordinator.

To find out more, including additional requirements & qualifications view the position description found on the left.  If you still have questions after viewing, please call Mr. Owen Gates, Housing Facilities & Services Coordinator at (251) 460-7584.
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