Resident Assistant and Apartment Manager

Staff Hiring for 2024-2025 Academic Year

Annually we recruit for talented students who are passionate about building community and enhancing the residential experience at Elon! As a Residence Life student staff member you will hold a premiere leadership role on campus and have the opportunity to impact your peers where they live and learn.

If you hold a passion for mentoring others, building community, and helping others identify why and how they can make a difference, then a position within Residence Life is right for you! Our RA/AM application opens on Monday, October 2, 2023 and submissions are due by 12:00pm on Friday, October 27, 2023 via the online application in PhoenixCONNECT. The student staff positions hired in the fall semester are Resident Assistant (open to all students) and Apartment Manager (only rising juniors and seniors are eligible to apply). House Managers (HMs) for Loy Center, for EcoVillage at Loy Farm, and for Trollinger House are hired in a separate Spring semester process. Senior Resident Assistants (SRAs) and Senior House Managers (SHMs) for Loy Center are hired from current staff members with required experience in a Residence Life position.

Apply beginning Monday, October 2, 2023 on PhoenixCONNECT to be considered for a student staff position within Residence Life for J-Term/Spring 2024 and the 2024-2025 academic year. Important dates for the applications and interviews can be found below. Current students studying abroad may also apply and interview via Zoom. You can also get more information from our leadership team and student staff who will be hosting information sessions on the dates and times listed below. Students applying for a position are required to attend one information session. Interested applicants can also visit the Residence Life staff who will be tabling at 9:40am at College Coffee on Tuesdays, October 10th, October 17th, & October 24th on Phi Beta Kappa Commons.

Positions Descriptions for Fall-Spring 2024-2025:

2024-2025 Apartment Manager Position Description

2024-2025 Resident Assistant Position Description

2024-2025 Senior Resident Assistant Position Description

Student Staff Positions Comparison Chart


Event Date Location
Application Available Monday, October 3, 2023 @ 5:00pm Online
Tabling Information at College Coffee Tuesdays – October 10, October 17, October 24 @ 9:40am Phi Beta Kappa Commons
Informational Sessions (mandatory to attend one) Wednesday, October 4, 2023 @ 6:00pm Global Commons 103
Monday, October 9, 2023 @ 12:00pm Moseley 215
Wednesday, October 18, 2023 @ 6:30pm Virtual via Zoom (link by email)
Friday, October 20, 2023 @ 1:00pm LaRose Commons 200 (in Historic)
Application Due Friday, October 27, 2023 by 12:00pm Online
Confirmation of individual interview date/time and location Friday, October 27, 2023 by 5pm Via Elon email
Candidate Notification for J-term/Spring 2023 positions Friday, November 10, 2023 by 5pm Via Elon email
Candidate Notification for Fall 2024 positions Friday, January 12, 2024 by 5pm Via Elon Email

Resume Writing & Interview Prep

The Student Professional Development Center (SPDC) has Career Advisors are available to assist you with your resume and interview skills, both integral parts of the application process. You can schedule an appointment right on their website or call their office or stop by their office in person in Moseley Student Center​.

Website: Student Professional Development Center (SPDC)

Contact Information

If you have questions about anything on our site, please contact Residence Life at or 336-278-7300.


Frequently Asked Questions about being a Residence Life Student Staff member:

  1. If I miss the deadlines listed above how do I apply to be on staff?
    1. While our process does have to adhere to guidelines we are always interested in building up our interest pool for potential student staff candidates so you can email to find out if there is any supplemental or later process in the near future in which you can apply.
  2. What is the time commitment for being on staff?
    1. It can certainly vary based on your number of residents, the specific neighborhood you are in as well as week to week. Some times of the year are just busier than others and some are very slow comparatively. Keeping this in mind we say it averages to about 15 hours a week; knowing that some weeks, like Health and Safety or closing weeks, may be closer to 20 hours while weeks leading up to spring and fall breaks or the end of the first month each semester tend to be quieter and closer to 10 hours or less.
  3. What is the training commitment for being on staff?
    1. All training dates are required for staff to attend so please plan your calendar accordingly if you intend to apply. All staff hired for the Fall 2024 semester must attend:
      1. Staff Onboarding for Fall 2024 hires: Wednesday, April 17, 2024 8:30-9:30pm, location TBD
      2. August 2024 Mandatory Staff Training: Monday, August 12th, 2024 for SRAs/SHMs; Tuesday, August 13th, 2024 for RA/HMs; (AM contracts begin May 28, 2024)
    2. In addition, all staff hired to start in the Spring 2024 semester must attend mandatory staff training Wednesday, January 31, 2024 with anticipated move-in/relocation date of Tuesday, January 30, 2024.
  4. What does staff training involve?
    1. Our Residence Life Student Staff training provides a knowledge and skill base necessary to act in the successful capacity of a leader within your residential community and beyond at Elon University. Training topics include but are not limited to:
      1. Communication skills
      2. Conflict mediation
      3. Critical thinking approach to problem solving
      4. Community building and programming
      5. Diverse, inclusive & equitable community creation and development
      6. Ethical decision making
      7. Leadership in action
      8. Mental health concerns and support
      9. On-call crisis response and emergency management
      10. Residential living and learning experience
  5. Do I have to have prior job experience to be a student staff member with Residence Life?
    1. While prior relatable work experience can be a beneficial knowledge base to bring as part of your resume and application it is not a requirement to be hired as an RA or AM. Annually, we hire staff members with a diverse amount of work experience from none to some to plentiful. The SRA/SHM positions do require a prior experience in a Residence Life role.