Student Staff Recruitment

Mid-Year Student Staff Applications Open: October 7, 2019 @ 8am

Mid-Year Student Staff Applications Close: October 25, 2019 @ 5pm

2020-2021 Student Staff Applications Open: November 25, 2019 @ 8am

2020-2021 Student Staff Applications Close: February 7, 2020 @ 5pm

Go to "Guidance on Applying for a Student Staff Position" below for more information on how to apply.

Rehire Applications Open: November 25, 2019 @ 8am

Rehire Applications Close: January 24, 2020 @ 12pm

Go to "Guidance on Submitting a Rehire Application" below for more information on how to apply.

Recruitment and Selection Guidelines

    • All Student Staff Applicants must have lived on-campus for at least 2 semesters (can include current semester).
    • All Student Staff Applicants must have earned a minimum 2.3 Semester GPA and 2.5 Cumulative GPA for consideration of employment.
    • Student Staff Employees must maintain a 2.3 Semester GPA and 2.5 Cumulative GPA during employment.
    • Prior to completing a Student Staff Application Form, be sure to understand the responsibilities and commitment involved in each position you apply.
    • All selection & hiring correspondence, including offers of employment/student staff position, will be sent via FSU Email. Please be certain your FSU Email account is working properly and you check your account frequently.
    • If offered employment/student staff position, you must have appropriate identification and bank information available to complete job acceptance paperwork. (Must be official, government issued documents)
  • Passport
    OR

    State Issued Drivers License/State Issued Identification Card 

    AND

    Social Security Card   OR   Birth Certificate

  • Checking or Savings Account Number and Bank's Routing Number (Mandatory Direct Deposit for Payroll)
  • Resident Advisor (RA)
    Resident Advisor Job Description

    Community Advisor (CA)
    Community Advisor Job Description

    Senior Staff Advisor (SSA)
    Senior Staff Advisor Job Description

  • Desk Service Assistants (DSA)
    Desk Service Assistant Job Description
    Desk Service Assistant Application Form

    DSA applications should be turned into the front desk of their respective hall/suite complex/community center.

    DSA application time periods are set by each individual front desk.  Please check with your communities front desk for any current openings.

  • Summer Resident Advisor (SRA)
    Summer Resident Advisor Job Description

    Summer Community Advisor (SCA)
    Summer Community Advisor Job Description

    Summer Camp Assistant (SCaA)
    Summer Camp Assistant Job Description

    Senior Summer Camp Assistant (SrSCaA)
    Senior Summer Camp Assistant Job Description

    Summer Desk Service Manager (SDSM)
    Summer Desk Service Manager Job Description

    1. Make sure to read all position descriptions and requirements before applying.   Make sure to read all of these instructions, as it is intended to guide you step by step through the application process.
    2. Before you submit your application, make sure you have these things ready and completed.  You have made a "Resume" and "Cover Letter" and have saved them both as a PDF.  Please upload your documents as PDF format.
    3. Additionally, you will need to list 3 references.  One of them absolutely has to be your current Resident Advisor or Community Advisor.  If you currently live off campus, please use your former RA/CA.
    4. Log into your myfsu account
    5. Click "Student" on the tabs
    6. Click "[email protected]"
    7. Click "Dining & Housing"
    8. Click on the "MyHousing" link
    9. In the MyHousing screen, click on "Contracts"
    10. A drop down menu should appear.  Click on "Student Staff Recruitment (Fall 2020)"
    11. You should now be at the application.  Make sure to read the application fully.  Then sign in the bottom box and click "Continue"
    12. There will now be a series of questions for you to answer.  
    13. Question #1 is a "multi-choice" answer.  All applicants automatically apply for both the RA and CA jobs.  This question is just asking what your preference is between the two positions.
    14. Questions #9-11 are asking for your references.  You should submit your reference's First & Last Name, Their Relation to You (ex: supervisor, RA/CA, Colleague), Phone #, and Email Address.
    15. Questions #14 and #15 are purely for us to understand more about our process and help us improve in the future.  They have absolutely no impact on the hiring process.
    16. Question #18 is there for a reminder, but you must select "yes" to continue.
    17. At the bottom of this page there is a button labeled "Choose File."  This is where you will upload your cover letter and resume.  Click the button and upload both files.  Remember that they should be in PDF.  You do not need to upload a reference page.
    18. Once you have finished with everything on this page, click "Continue."
    19. You should end up at a "Thank You for Applying" page.  You will also receive this thank you letter as an email with your application attached.
    20. Applications close on February 7th at 5pm.
    21. Between February 7th and February 11th you will receive an email regarding your applicant status and potential interview signup.  Interviews will take place on February 17th, 18th, 19th, and 20th.  The next two steps detail about signing up for an interview and group process time slot.
    22. Sign up for an Interview:  
    23. Sign up for Group Process: 
    24. Congratulations, you are now finished applying for Housing and Residence Life Student Staff.  There will be confirmation emails and information sent out before interviews take place.
    1. Make sure to read all position descriptions and requirements before applying.   Make sure to read all of these instructions, as it is intended to guide you step by step through the application process.
    2. Before you submit your intent, make sure you have these things ready and completed.  You have made a "Resume" and "Cover Letter" and have saved them both as a PDF.  Please upload your documents as PDF format.
    3. Log into your myfsu account
    4. Click "Student" on the tabs
    5. Click "[email protected]"
    6. Click "Dining & Housing"
    7. Click on the "MyHousing" link
    8. In the MyHousing screen, click on "Contracts"
    9. A drop down menu should appear.  Click on "Student Staff Rehire (Fall 2020)"
    10. You should now be at the intent.  Make sure to read the intent fully.  The intent lists the different types of options and positions available during rehire.  Then sign in the bottom box and click "Continue"
    11. There will now be a series of questions for you to answer.  
    12. Question #1:  If you are intending to end your employment with the Office of Housing and Residence Life, you can select "Yes" as the answer (skip to #18).  If you are seeking rehire (or a new position) for the academic year of 2020-2021, you would select "No."
    13. Question #1A: If you are intending to only seek rehire into the same position you currently have (DSM, SrRA, and SrCA select this option if you are only seeking rehire for RA/CA), then select "Yes" as the answer.  If you are looking to apply for a different position and/or rehire, please select "No" and answer either questions #3 or #3A.
    14. Question #2: If you are looking to transfer to another building in the same position, you would select the building you prefer to transfer to. (RA's cannot select to transfer to WCA and ECS). 
    15. Question #3:  Anyone seeking a new position within the Office of Housing and Residence Life, and wanting to be rehired into the same position if not chosen for the new position would answer "Yes" (DSM, SrRA, and SrCA select this option if you are applying for the SSA position and also seeking rehire for the RA/CA position).  Example: Resident advisor wants to become a community advisor, but wants to remain a resident advisor if not chosen for the community advisor position.
    16. Question #3A: Anyone seeking a new position within the Office of Housing and Residence Life, and if not chosen, would then wish to end their employment with the Office of Housing and Residence Life (DSM, SrRA, and SrCA select this option if you are only seeking to be hire as an SSA and do not want to rehire for the RA/CA position).  Example:  Resident advisor wants to become a Senior Staff Advisor, but wants to end their employment with the Office of Housing and Residence Life if not chosen.
    17. Question #4:  If you are interested in applying for the Senior Staff Advisor position, please select "Yes" as the answer.
    18. Once you have finished with everything on this page, click "Continue."
    19. You should end up at a "Thank You for submitting your intent" page.  This page contains links to to sign up for a presentation time.  Presentations are mandatory to be completed.  You will also receive your application and this thank you letter in your email.
    20. Sign up for a presentation:  Make sure to follow the instructions because there are two different links.  You only need to sign up for ONE presentation time slot.  The first link is for a 30 minute presentation and is only for applicants who are solely rehiring into their position or applying for the opposing RA/CA position.  The second link is for a 60 minute presentation & interview, and is only for applicants who applied for either of the senior staff advisor position.  Make sure to put your FIRST and LAST name in the doodle sign up sheet.
    21. Congratulations, you are now finished submitting your rehire intent for Housing and Residence Life Student Staff.  There will be confirmation emails and information sent out before presentations take place.
  • Resident Advisor

    • Room and Meal Plan Provided
    • Monetary Stipend
    • Minimum Wage

    Community Advisor

    • Room and Meal Plan Provided
    • Minimum Wage
    • Ability to be work a second on campus job (up to 20 hours)

    Desk Service Assistant

    • Minimum Wage

     

  • Q: What should I include in my Cover Letter?

    A: Your cover letter should consist of 3 paragraphs:  Introduction paragraph should detail how you learned about the position and why you are writing it.  The body paragraph should address the following three questions: What skilled do you possess which will help you be an excellent student staff member for the Office of Housing and Residence Life?  How will a student staff position help to shape your future career plans?  What responsibilities of these jobs made you interested in a student staff position?  Finally, the conclusion paragraph should be a thank you to the employer for considering you as a candidate.

    Q: What is Group Process?

    A: Group Process will consist of 3 team building activities that you will work then work with other candidates to complete.

    Q: What do I wear to Group Process?

    A: Casual clothing is 100% acceptable.  Jeans and sweatshirt are a good example.

    Q: How long does Group Process take?

    A: Plan on being there for 3 hours.  Most candidates enjoy the atmosphere and fun activities planned.

    Q: How early should I show up for Interviews and Group Process?

    A: Please try to be 5-10 minutes early for both your interview and group process.

    Q: What should I wear to Interviews?

    A: Interviews are set to be business causal.  While we give our examples on what to wear, we are understanding for those who may not be able to afford buying new clothes for an interview.  We encourage applicants to utilize the First Lady's Attic in UC 134.  The First Lady's Attic provides 1 free complete professional outfit for all students during their college career.  Examples: Dress, Khakis and a Polo, Black Pants and Button up shirt.  

    Q: Do I have to keep a certain GPA to stay on staff?

    A: Yes, all student staff are required to maintain a 2.3 semester GPA and a 2.5 cumulative GPA.

    Q: How long does the presentation have to be for rehire?

    A: There is no technical "page requirement" for rehire.  As long as you address all the required material in the "template presentation" you should be fine.  Additionally, your presentations should be creative in your own taste as an individual.

    Q: What happens during a rehire presentation?

    A: You will be given 10-15 minutes to present your presentation to two residence life professionals (other than your current supervisor), with an additional 10 minutes for questions.  If you applied for a senior staff position, you will also have a 30 minute interview that directly follow your presentation.  Additionally, a current senior staff member (other than your own) will join the two professionals for the presentation and interview.

  • If you have questions about student staff positions or the student staff selection process, please contact your Resident/Community Advisor, your Hall/Community Director, or email [email protected].

    Housing Staff Photo