Resident Assistant and Apartment Manager Staff hiring for 2022-2023 academic year

We annually 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 October 1st and submissions are due by 11:59pm on October 24th 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 in Loy Neighborhood are hired in a separate Spring semester process. Senior Resident Assistants are hired from current staff members with required experience in a Residence Life position.

Apply beginning Friday, October 1st on PhoenixCONNECT to be considered for a student staff position within Residence Life for J-Term/Spring 2022 and the 2022-2023 academic year. Important dates for the applications and interviews can be found below. Current students studying abroad may also apply and interview via Skype. You can also get more information from our staff who will be tabling at College Coffee in October.


Positions Descriptions for Winter/Spring 2022 & Fall-Spring 2022-2023:

2022-2023 Apartment Manager Position Description

2022-2023 Resident Assistant Position Description

2022-2023 Senior Resident Assistant Position Description

Event Date Location
Application Available Friday, October 1 Online
Informational Sessions (Optional) Tuesday, October 5 @ 5:00pm Global E 114
Monday, October 11 @ 7:30pm Global Commons 200
Wednesday, October 20 @ 6:30pm LaRose Commons 200
Thursday, October 21 @ 8:00pm Daniel Commons 117
Application Due Sunday, October 24 by 11:59pm Online
Interview Days October 28 & 29 TBA
Candidate Notification for J-term/Spring 2022 positions Friday, November 19 Via Elon Email
Candidate Notification for Fall 2022 positions Wednesday, January 19, 2022 Via Elon Email

Resume Workshop Drop-In Hours

These will be hosted by the Student Professional Development Center prior to the October 11th Information Sessions at 6:30pm in Global Commons 200.

Contact Information

If you have questions about anything on our this 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 20 hours a week; knowing that some weeks, like Health and Safety or closing weeks, may be closer to 30 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 2022 semester must attend:
      1. Staff Onboarding for Fall 2022 hires:  Wednesday, April 27, 2022 (likely 7:30 or 8pm start until 9:30pm)
      2. August 2021 Mandatory Staff Training:  Monday, August 8th, 2022 for SRA/SHMs; Tuesday, August 10th, 2021 for RA/HMs; (AM contracts begin July 29th)
    2. In addition all staff hired to start in the Winter or Spring 2022 semester must attend:
      1. Staff Training on Monday, January 3, 2022
        1. This group’s training will also require an online component to be completed prior to returning to campus in January as well
  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.