»Student Employment and Leadership
There are many opportunities for students to actively participate in the residential experience at Chapman. To become involved in any of the following opportunities, please contact us.
Applications for RA, FYCA, & RHA officer positions for the next academic year will open in the spring. To apply for these position please visit the Office of Housing and Residence Life page on OrgSync. For more information on these positions and other student jobs through the Office of Housing and Residence Life please browse below.
RAs are vital members of the Housing and Residence Life team. They are responsible for the development of both the individual students and the residential community in which they live. RAs provide programs and resources to support student success beyond the classroom and to ensure students feel safe and comfortable in their residence. RAs are full-time students who are in their third semester or beyond and have at least a sophomore student status. RAs are selected in February for the following year.
RA Job Description
In an effort to assist the large number of first year students in our residence halls, the First Year Community Assistant position will focus on the needs of first year residents as they navigate their experience in the residence halls. First Year Community Assistants (FYCAs) will be an integral part of the residence life staff working on preventative programming and intervention methods in their attempt to reduce some of the issues that result in living in first year halls. The FYCAs primary area of focus will be mediating roommate conflicts followed by programming efforts and administrative tasks. FYCAs are selected in March for the following year.
FYCA Job Description
The Residence Hall Association is a student board that acts as the overarching organization for the Hall Councils/LLC Council. To that end, RHA oversees residential-wide programming, provides service to the community, and advocate for the needs of all resident students. Each year RHA organizes Trick or Treat Street, Hall Brawl, and other annual events. RHA is a great way to help students develop leadership skills and get an insider’s look at Housing and Residence Life.
RHA Officer Job Description
The Hall Councils and LLC Councils are resident-sponsored leadership opportunities within the residential communities. Volunteers on the councils are primarily responsible for building hall pride by working alongside RAs and Housing and Residence Life professional staff to coordinate programs, address resident concerns, and provide students a voice within their hall. This is an easy and fun way to share your ideas and have an impact in your residential community!
Peer Conduct Boards are a group of students, led by a staff advisor, who hear conduct cases, decide if violations of the conduct code have occurred, and determine appropriate sanctions. Peer Conduct Board is a once a week commitment that allows students to connect with other students in a small setting. This is an easy way for students to get acquainted with the conduct process and help other students be accountable for their decisions and actions.
The main Housing and Residence Life office, as well as each residence hall, are staffed by students who have Federal Work-Study awards. Office Assistants responsibilities include answering phones, filing, designing and putting up posters, and providing strong customer service to students and their families. OAs learn basic administrative and customer relations skills while connecting with other OAs, RAs, and on campus residents.
There are two package rooms in the residential area, one in the Davis Community Center and the other in the Sandhu Residence Center. The Package Room Assistants receive and organize student packages, as well as distribute them during designated hours. This is a great student employment opportunity that allows students to demonstrate their organizational and customer service skills.
The Office of Housing and Residence Life employs several Program Support Technicians (formerly called A/V Assistants) to help with the programs around the residential communities. Job responsibilities usually include gathering A/V equipment from the main office, setting up the equipment, and being present to troubleshoot throughout the program. On average, Program Support Technicians work 2-4 hours a week.
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