University Housing

Hamlin Hall, Room 448
550 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4452
(location map)
(248) 370-3570
housing@oakland.edu
Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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Work For Housing

University Housing employs undergraduate students in virtually every capacity, helping to develop and refine leadership and decision-making skills. Work hours are planned around your schedule, so you get on-the-job experience without sacrificing class or study time.

You can read more about specific positions below, and may also search for open University Housing positions through Handshake. If you have any questions about the positions, please email housingjobs@oakland.edu.

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Employment Opportunities

Residential tutors needed for the 2022-23 academic year

Are you interested in becoming a certified tutor for the upcoming academic year? Several paid positions are available, and include an International Tutor Training Program Certification (ITTPC) through the CRLA program. Contact Assistant Director for Residential Academic Success, Michele Applebee, at mlladisk@oakland.edu for more information.

Student Staff Positions
Conference Assistant

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Job summary

The Conference Assistant (CA) is an Oakland University student who is hired to assist in all facets of the Residence Halls Conference Program. Duties include administrative, clerical, and physical operations assigned in connection with the general management of the conference program. A major portion of the CA’s job is working at the service desk, assisting conference and hostel guests, mediating residential conflict, social programming and participating in an on-call duty rotation on nights and weekends.

Responsibilities and duties

  • Assist in the preparation of conference housing facilities including inventorying supplies, set up at reception desks, key preparation, and decorating bulletin boards.
  • Attend weekly staff meetings.
  • Work assigned desk shifts for approximately 25 or more hours per week. 
  • Work Housing Office shifts as needed
  • Serve in a duty rotation including weeknights, weekends, and summer holidays.
  • Complete tasks, programs, and paperwork by the assigned deadlines.
  • Perform check-in and check-out procedures as assigned for conference guests and summer residents.
  • Respond to all situations involving conference guests and summer residents and notify supervisors for follow-up and emergency assistance as part of serving on duty.
  • Support various mail tasks.

Qualifications and skills

  • Must have sophomore, junior, or senior class standing at Oakland University, by fall 2022.
  • Have one year of on-campus living experience.
  • Current cumulative and semester GPA must be 2.75 or higher
  • Previous Housing Staff experience preferred.

Conditions of employment

  • Maintain a minimum of a 2.75 cumulative and semester GPA. If the CA’s GPA falls below the requirement, that staff member may be placed on academic notice or be subject to termination. 
  • Must be free of student conduct sanctions and uphold the University’s Student Code of Conduct and all Housing staff policies at the time of application and throughout employment.
  • The student must complete the most recent Conference Assistant training.
  • The student must live in University Housing for the duration of employment.
  • Taking classes and/or additional part-time employment, not interfering with work schedule, must be approved by the Assistant Director for Assignments and Summer Conferences. Full-time employment/internships are not allowed. Must commit to work both summer sessions with no extended vacations.

Documents needed to apply

  • Handshake application
  • Resume
Housing Ambassador

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Job summary

Housing Ambassadors interact with prospective and incoming students during Undergraduate Admissions and orientation events, or other events designed to recruit prospective students. Students are trained to perform University Housing presentations and tours that accurately and enthusiastically represent the Department of University Housing.

Responsibilities and duties

  • Active participation in, and engagement with, the marketing and recruitment plan for the Department of University Housing.
  • Interact with prospective and incoming students during orientation events or other events designed to recruit students to live on campus.
  • Perform housing presentations and tours that accurately and enthusiastically represent the Department of University Housing.
  • Provide tours of Housing facilities upon request.
  • Support the Hillcrest Hall Housing Office, as needed.

Qualifications and skills

  • Must have sophomore, junior, or senior class standing at Oakland University by fall 2022.
  • Preferred to have one year of on-campus living experience.
  • Current cumulative and semester GPA must be 2.75 or higher

Conditions of employment

  • Maintain a minimum of a 2.75 cumulative and semester GPA. If the student staff member’s GPA falls below the requirement, that staff member may be placed on academic notice or be subject to termination. 
  • Must be free of student conduct sanctions and uphold the University’s Student Code of Conduct and all Housing staff policies at the time of application and throughout employment.
  • Must be enrolled full-time, at least 12 credit hours per semester, at Oakland University unless otherwise approved by the supervisor.
  • Attend all meetings and training sessions during employment.
  • Act in accordance with the Clery Act and carry out responsibilities in reporting a crime on campus as a University Housing staff member.
  • The student must complete the most recent Housing Ambassador training.
  • Due to the formal and informal demands of the position, involvement in other activities that require a sizable time commitment (i.e., volunteer work, additional employment, or academic courses or labs), must be communicated to, and approved by, the Assistant Director for Housing Enrollment.
  • If one or more of these conditions are violated, you will be provided a timely and orderly process for the investigation and adjudication of the alleged violations. If you are determined to be responsible for the alleged violations, you will be subject to disciplinary action. The Student Employee Discipline Procedures are provided in the student staff training manual and will be reviewed during the first mandatory training.

Documents needed to apply

  • Handshake application
  • Resume
Maintenance Assistant

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Job summary

Maintenance Assistants are responsible for assisting in facility operations, including trash disposal, after hours on-call coverage response, and projects that relate to facility maintenance and enhancement.

Responsibilities and duties

  • Pick up the trash daily from the curbs of Hamlin Hall and Van Wagoner House.
  • Transport trash to the Vandenberg Hall trash compactor and compact the trash.
  • Respond to after-hour emergencies such as floods, minor lock problems, minor plumbing problems, broken windows, potential health and safety issues due to blood or vomit, etc., during the hours of 3:30 p.m. - 7 a.m.
  • Flexible schedules offered on Saturday and Sunday between the hours of 7 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Can expect other related duties, such as; supply delivery, meeting room and furniture set-ups, student room furniture set-up, painting, cleaning of Residence Halls in the absence of full-time employees, cleaning vacant apartments, carpet shampooing, bathroom cleaning, etc.

Qualifications and skills

  • Must have sophomore, junior, or senior class standing at Oakland University, by fall 2022.
  • Current cumulative and semester GPA must be 2.75 or higher.
  • The ability to lift up to 50 pounds on a regular basis.

Conditions of employment

  • Maintain a minimum of a 2.75 cumulative and semester GPA. If the staff member’s GPA falls below the requirement, that staff member may be placed on academic notice or be subject to termination. 
  • Must be free of student conduct sanctions and uphold the University’s Student Code of Conduct and all Housing staff policies at the time of application and throughout employment.
  • Must be enrolled full-time, at least 12 credit hours per semester, at Oakland University unless otherwise approved by the supervisor.
  • The student must complete the most recent Maintenance Assistant training.
  • Applicant must have a valid Michigan driver's license and driving record acceptable to Oakland University.
  • Previous maintenance or custodial experience is preferred.

Documents needed to apply

  • Handshake application
  • Resume
Nightwatch Desk Worker

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Job summary

Nightwatch Desk Workers (NW) help maintain safety by checking and scanning IDs of students and guests entering the residence halls starting at 8 p.m. each day.

Responsibilities and duties

  • Work multiple 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. shifts weekly
  • Make sure the appropriate doors are locked in the building
  • Check the validity of residential status by swiping student IDs
  • Sign in all students/guests that do not live in the Oakland University Housing community 
  • Attend Nightwatch staff meetings and training
  • Maintain confidentiality 
  • Keeping Nightwatch stations and closets tidy
  • Act in accordance with all Housing Staff Policies
  • Serve as a mandated reporter for Title IX and the Clery Act. As a student employee of University Housing you are responsible for reporting crimes on campus. The Clery Act and Title IX info can be found in detail here.
  • Abide by the guidelines regarding student information as outlined in the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

Qualifications and skills

  • Must have sophomore, junior, or senior class standing at Oakland University by fall 2022.
  • Current cumulative and semester GPA must be 2.75 or higher

Conditions of employment

  • Maintain a minimum of a 2.75 cumulative and semester GPA. If the staff member’s GPA falls below the requirement, that staff member may be placed on academic notice or be subject to termination. 
  • Must be free of student conduct sanctions and uphold the University’s Student Code of Conduct and all Housing staff policies at the time of application and throughout employment.
  • Must be enrolled full-time, at least 12 credit hours per semester, at Oakland University unless otherwise approved by the supervisor.
  • The student must complete the most recent University Housing training.
  • Must be able to work some nights and weekends.

Documents needed to apply

  • Handshake application
  • Resume
Residence Life Association Executive Board Member

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Job summary

The Residence Life Association (RLA) is the governing body of housing at OU. RLA members vote on important issues about the living communities and policies, host programs, and discuss any concerns of the students.

Responsibilities and duties

All Executive Board Members

  • Act in accordance with all Housing Staff Policies
  • Serve as a mandated reporter for Title IX and the Clery Act. As a student employee of University Housing you are responsible for reporting crimes on campus. The Clery Act and Title IX info can be found in detail here.
  • Abide by the guidelines regarding student information as outlined in the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

President

  • Serve as the official representative of the Residence Life Association to campus
  • Preside over all RLA executive board, general body, and business meetings
  • Serve as a liaison to Community Councils and housing graduate and professional staff
  • Develop, implement and execute Community Council Training for new Community Council Members
  • Serve a minimum of 5 office hours a week
  • Maintain professional and timely communication with the RLA team and in the RLA email account with all executive board members

Operations Coordinator

  • Manage fund forms for the Residence Life Association
  • Prepare and present budget reports for the weekly executive board and business meetings
  • Help track and coordinate donations for events with local vendors
  • Responsible for the distribution and maintenance of all RLA-owned equipment
  • Serve a minimum of 5 office hours per week
  • Maintain professional and timely communication with the RLA team and in the RLA email account with all executive board members

Marketing Coordinator

  • Maintain records of the Residence Life Association, including but not limited to meeting minutes and attendance reports
  • Post minutes to the RLA website and Google Drive and send them to meeting attendees within one business day following RLA general body meetings
  • Responsible for helping to create and distribute advertisements for RLA programs
  • Work with the Housing Enrollment team to provide social media content about RLA with photos, updates, and events once a week
  • Serve a minimum of 5 office hours per week
  • Maintain professional and timely communication with the RLA team and in the RLA email account with all executive board members

Programming Coordinator 

  • Survey resident opinions and feedback on what programming they would like to see in University Housing
  • Keep an updated calendar of all RLA events
  • Plan large-scale programs such as Halloween Events and Siblings Weekend
  • Responsible for coordinating attendance records of programs and events as well as notes of what worked and did not work
  • Assist the diversity & inclusion programming coordinator with small scale programming
  • Serve a minimum of 5 office hours per week
  • Maintain professional and timely communication with the RLA team and in the RLA email account with all executive board members

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Programming Coordinator 

  • Plan at least one program per semester about multicultural, diversity, equity, or inclusion topics, issues, and initiatives
  • Plan other small-scale or passive programs with the programming coordinators
  • Assist the programming coordinators with large scale events
  • Responsible for coordinating attendance records of programs and events as well as notes of what worked and did not work
  • Serve a minimum of 5 office hours per week
  • Maintain professional and timely communication with the RLA team and in the RLA email account with all executive board members

National Communications Coordinator

  • Serve as the liaison between Residence Life Association and the national and regional affiliates 
  • Notify RLA of any critical updates or opportunities occurring within the national and regional affiliates
  • Serve as a liaison to NRHH and Student Congress and the parliamentarian for RLA business meetings
  • Assume all presidential duties upon the absence of the President
  • Serve a minimum of 5 office hours per week
  • Maintain professional and timely communication with the RLA team and in the RLA email account with all executive board members

Qualifications and skills

  • Must have sophomore, junior, or senior class standing at Oakland University by fall 2022
  • Current cumulative and semester GPA must be 2.75 or higher
  • Have one year of on-campus living experience

Conditions of employment

  • Maintain a minimum of a 2.75 cumulative and semester GPA. If the staff member’s GPA falls below the requirement, that staff member may be placed on academic notice or be subject to termination
  • Must be free of student conduct sanctions and uphold the University’s Student Code of Conduct and all Housing staff policies at the time of application and throughout employment
  • Must be enrolled full-time, at least 12 credit hours per semester, at Oakland University unless otherwise approved by the supervisor
  • The student must complete the most recent University Housing training
  • Must live on campus
  • Must be able to work some nights and weekends

Documents needed to apply

  • Handshake application
  • Resume
Resident Assistant

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Job summary

Resident Assistants (RA) live in the residence halls where they advise and counsel students living on their assigned floor and actively encourage a positive residential environment. They offer students advice and guidance in academic, social and financial matters and handle several administrative duties. They also help residents become acquainted with the university and residence halls community.

Responsibilities and duties

The Resident Assistant (RA) is a student who is hired to mentor residents of a particular floor on academic, personal, social, and financial matters. In addition, they perform administrative duties in connection with the general management of their hall and with the total residence halls system. A major portion of the RA’s job will be to actively influence the environment and encourage students to participate in programs and activities through leadership and availability. This job is contracted for the full academic year including the fall and winter semester. RAs are expected to move out at the end of their contracted period of employment.

  • Become acquainted with and build rapport with every resident on the assigned floor.
  • Be available to residents by posting a schedule on the door and by spending a maximum amount of time on the assigned floor.
  • Foster a community that is supportive of all residents by promoting acceptance and understanding of diverse backgrounds.
  • Help new residents adapt to living on the floor as changes occur.
  • Act as a positive role model for residents of the floor.
  • Respond to emergency situations at any time of the day and night.
  • Refer residents to appropriate campus and community resources
  • Plan and implement programs to foster community and to educate residents on issues pertinent to their development.
  • Attend weekly staff meetings and one on one meeting with the supervisor.
  • Participate in an on call duty rotation. 
  • Complete all assigned administrative work including, but not limited to weekly reports, duty logs, program forms, etc.
  • Participate in the opening and closing of the residence halls during all recess periods.
  • Hold regular floor meetings and assist with getting residents to building meetings.
  • Support and enforce all Oakland University and University Housing policies and the Student Code of Conduct.
  • Participate in an ancillary committee, as assigned and assist with committee projects.
  • Serve as a mandated reporter for Title IX and the Clery Act. As a student employee of University Housing, Resident Assistants are responsible for reporting crimes on campus. The Clery Act and Title IX info can be found in detail here.
  • Act in accordance with all Housing Staff Policies as outlined in the Housing Handbook.
  • Adhere to and enforce all policies and procedures that have been changed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a full list can be found here.

Qualifications and skills

  • Must have sophomore, junior, or senior class standing at Oakland University, by fall 2022.
  • Have one year of on-campus living experience.
  • Current cumulative and semester GPA must be 2.75 or higher

Conditions of employment

  • Maintain a minimum of a 2.75 cumulative and semester GPA. If the RA’s GPA falls below the requirement, that staff member may be placed on academic notice or be subject to termination. 
  • Must be free of student conduct sanctions and uphold the University’s Student Code of Conduct and all Housing staff policies at the time of application and throughout employment.
  • Must be enrolled full-time, at least 12 credit hours per semester, at Oakland University unless otherwise approved by the supervisor.
  • Attend all meetings and training sessions during the academic year which also may include select hours beginning in mid-August 2022.
  • Act in accordance with the Clery Act and carry out responsibilities in reporting a crime on campus as a University Housing staff member.
  • You will not be allowed to retain this position while student teaching.
  • You will be permitted to work up to 10 hours of Oakland University student employment outside of this position.
  • Must attend semesterly in-service training sessions during the academic year and are required to participate in training prior to the fall and winter semesters.
  • If one or more of these conditions are violated, you will be provided a timely and orderly process for the investigation and adjudication of the alleged violations. If you are determined to be responsible for the alleged violations, you will be subject to disciplinary action. The Student Employee Discipline Procedures are provided in the student staff training manual and will be reviewed during the first mandatory training.

Documents needed to apply

  • Handshake application
Residential Peer Tutor  

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Job summary

A Residential Peer Tutor is a student with previous residential experience who provides academic support in various ways. In addition to course-specific tutoring, Residential Peer Tutors provide additional guidance for students facing challenges by providing resources and referrals to campus professionals.

Responsibilities and duties

Residential Peer Tutors address residents' unique academic and social concerns from the first year in college until graduation. They provide educational programming, refer students to professional resources on campus, including the Residential Academic Success staff. They must complete comprehensive training before each academic year, including the International Tutor Training Program Certification (ITTPC) through the College Reading & Learning Association (CRLA). There will be ongoing training throughout employment, including crisis response, Oakland University policies, University Housing policies, and professional development skills training.

  • Make daily contact with residents as assigned on personal, social, and academic status.
  • Remain visible to residents by spending a significant amount of time interacting with their assigned community.
  • Organize and promote study groups, academically themed programs, and events as assigned.
  • Attain tutoring certification provided by The Tutoring Center and complete additional certification hours as assigned.
  • Attend a practicum with Oakland University's Writing Center and participate in ongoing training as necessary.
  • Attend floor and building meetings plus other events inside and outside of University Housing to discuss and promote the role of the Residential Peer Tutor and Residential Academic Success services.
  • Hold formal tutoring hours in a designated location as assigned.
  • Assist in reaching out to "high risk" students to encourage contact with the Assistant Director of Residential Academic Success.
  • Carry out responsibilities which may include one or more of the following: bulletin boards, door tags, newsletters, advertisements, and paperwork.
  • Fulfill all duties related to the assigned specialized role.
  • Maintain an accurate schedule on Google Calendar and share it with all supervisors.
  • Communicate regularly with the residence life staff in your hall or apartments to discuss issues and concerns you are addressing with your student population.
  • Attend staff meetings to plan upcoming events, programming, and discuss trends.
  • Meet regularly with the Residential Academic Success staff to discuss requirements, student concerns, etc.
  • Working conditions involve working in an environment with limited privacy and noise. Staff may be called to respond to situations at any time of the day and night. The job requires moderate physical effort when responding to emergencies.
  • Serve as a positive role model for University Housing and Oakland University at all times. 
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and skills

  • Must have sophomore, junior, or senior class standing at Oakland University by fall 2022.
  • Have lived on OU’s campus for at least one semester.
  • Plan to reside on campus for 2022/2023 academic year preferred. 
  • Possess strong communication and organizational skills.
  • Must have a minimum of 3.0 cumulative and semester GPA

Conditions of employment

  • Maintain a minimum of a 3.0 cumulative and semester GPA. If the staff member's GPA falls below the requirement, that staff member may be placed on academic notice or be subject to termination. 
  • Must be free of student conduct sanctions and uphold the University’s Student Code of Conduct and all Housing staff policies at the time of application and throughout employment.
  • Must be enrolled full-time at Oakland University unless otherwise approved by the supervisor.
  • All campus employment hours must not exceed 25 hours per week. 
  • Attend all meetings and training sessions during the academic year which also may include select hours beginning in mid-August 2022.
  • Serve as a mandated reporter for Title IX and the Clery Act. As a student employee of University Housing, staff members are responsible for reporting crimes on campus. The Clery Act and Title IX info can be found in detail here.
  • If one or more of these conditions are violated, you will be provided a timely and orderly process for the investigation and adjudication of the alleged violations. If you are determined to be responsible for the alleged violations, you will be subject to disciplinary action. The Student Employee Discipline Procedures are provided in the student staff training manual and will be reviewed during the first mandatory training.

Documents needed to apply

  • Handshake application
  • Resume
  • One reference from a current Oakland University faculty member
Service Desk Attendant

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Job summary

Service Desk Attendants create a welcoming environment and act as the central location for exchanging information for residence hall and apartment students and guests. 

Responsibilities and duties

  • Provide accurate campus information and assistance to residents and guests
  • Sort and deliver mail to residents’ mailboxes
  • Sort and handle packages delivered for residents to pick up
  • Loan cleaning equipment such as vacuums to residents
  • Perform administrative duties necessary for efficient building operation
  • Attend monthly staff meetings
  • Act in accordance with all Housing Staff Policies
  • Serve as a mandated reporter for Title IX and the Clery Act. As a student employee of University Housing you are responsible for reporting crimes on campus. The Clery Act and Title IX info can be found in detail here.
  • Abide by the guidelines regarding student information as outlined in the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

Qualifications and skills

  • Must have sophomore, junior, or senior class standing at Oakland University by fall 2022
  • Current cumulative and semester GPA must be 2.75 or higher
  • The ability to lift up to 10 pounds on a regular basis for packages and supplies

Conditions of employment

  • Maintain a minimum of a 2.75 cumulative and semester GPA. If the staff member’s GPA falls below the requirement, that staff member may be placed on academic notice or be subject to termination. 
  • Must be free of student conduct sanctions and uphold the University’s Student Code of Conduct and all Housing staff policies at the time of application and throughout employment.
  • The student must be enrolled full-time at Oakland University unless otherwise approved by the supervisor.
  • Must complete the most recent University Housing training
  • Must be able to work some nights and weekends

Documents needed to apply

  • Handshake application
  • Resume
Student Assistant - Residential Facilities

Job summary

The Student Assistant for Residential Facilities is responsible for supporting the Assistant Director for Residential Facilities as well as providing support for the office of the Assistant Director for Finance and Operations within University Housing.

Responsibilities and duties

  • Greet in-person guests and answer phones
  • Complete special projects and other tasks as needed
  • Learn & know the location of all rooms and equipment in the Housing Department
  • Download information to spreadsheets and specific databases
  • Provide office support including scanning, data entry, copying and filing
  • Performs work related on campus errands and keeps office areas clean and tidy
  • Provide support e-Maintenance
  • Be comfortable using the Google Drive platform, including Sheets, Docs, Calendar, Sites, and Forms

Qualifications and skills

  • Must have sophomore, junior, or senior class standing at Oakland University, by fall 2022.
  • Current cumulative and semester GPA must be 2.75 or higher

Conditions of employment

  • Maintain a minimum of a 2.75 cumulative and semester GPA. If the staff member’s GPA falls below the requirement, that staff member may be placed on academic notice or be subject to termination. 
  • Must be free of student conduct sanctions and uphold the University’s Student Code of Conduct and all Housing staff policies at the time of application and throughout employment.
  • Must be enrolled full-time, at least 12 credit hours per semester, at Oakland University unless otherwise approved by the supervisor.
  • The student must complete the most recent University Housing training.
  • Applicant must have a valid Michigan driver's license and driving record acceptable to Oakland University.
  • Previous custodial experience is desired.

Documents needed to apply

  • Handshake application
  • Resume
Student Office Assistant

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Job summary

Student Office Assistants (SOA) play a significant role in the administrative support of the front office operations within University Housing.

Responsibilities and duties

  • Greet in-person guests and answer phones
  • Assist with residential check-ins/outs and room change processes.
  • Support key distribution and collection process
  • File paper documents and prepare mailings
  • Complete campus delivery runs as needed
  • Provide Housing tours to prospective residents
  • Connect students to relevant university resources
  • Completing daily rounds through residence hall service desks 
  • Complete special projects and other tasks as needed
  • Act in accordance with all Housing Staff Policies
  • Serve as a mandated reporter for Title IX and the Clery Act. As a student employee of University Housing you are responsible for reporting crimes on campus. The Clery Act and Title IX info can be found in detail here.
  • Abide by the guidelines regarding student information as outlined in the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

Qualifications and skills

  • Must have sophomore, junior, or senior class standing at Oakland University by fall 2022
  • Current cumulative and semester GPA must be 2.75 or higher
  • Have one year of on-campus living experience
  • Be comfortable using the Google Drive platform, including Sheets, Docs, Calendar, Sites, and Forms
  • Possess a professional demeanor, a high level of maturity, and an ability to use independent judgment
  • Be familiar with OU resources, services, and departments
  • Be an effective communicator with Housing staff and guests
  • The student must complete the most recent University Housing training.
  • Be able to think critically, problem-solve and utilize Housing resources as needed to support residents, prospective residents, and Housing Office guests
  • Be comfortable working in a fast-paced and team-oriented environment
  • Maintain high levels of energy and enthusiasm

Conditions of employment

  • Maintain a minimum of a 2.75 cumulative and semester GPA. If the student staff member’s GPA falls below the requirement, that staff member may be placed on academic notice or be subject to termination. 
  • Must be free of student conduct sanctions and uphold the University’s Student Code of Conduct and all Housing staff policies at the time of application and throughout employment.
  • Must be enrolled full-time, at least 12 credit hours per semester, at Oakland University unless otherwise approved by the supervisor.
  • Must be able to work between 10-25 hours per week; hours worked may fluctuate and extend past regular hours of operation (after 5 p.m.).

Documents needed to apply

  • Handshake application
  • Resume
Sustaining Our Planet Earth Ambassador

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Job summary

S.O.P.E. Ambassadors help implement campus-wide programs to promote sustainability and educate students, faculty, and staff about environmental practices. Ambassadors also serve as the conduit between faculty, staff, students, and S.O.P.E.

Responsibilities and duties

  • Facilitate eco-focused programs within the residential communities
  • Assist with planning annual sustainability programs
  • Lead campus projects that center on sustainability initiatives
  • Handle the responsibility of taking out recycling bins within your assigned community weekly
  • Work on at least one project per semester that actively implements change on campus
  • Assisting the S.O.P.E. supervisor with tasks like attending various S.O.P.E. programs
  • Attending bi-weekly group meetings, and weekly one-on-one meetings
  • Act in accordance with all Housing Staff Policies
  • Serve as a mandated reporter for Title IX and the Clery Act. As a student employee of University Housing you are responsible for reporting crimes on campus. The Clery Act and Title IX info can be found in detail here.
  • Abide by the guidelines regarding student information as outlined in the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

Qualifications and skills

  • Must be at least a second-semester freshman or have sophomore, junior, or senior class standing at Oakland University by fall 2022.
  • Current cumulative and semester GPA must be 2.75 or higher
  • The ability to roll recycling containers weighing up to 35 pounds on a regular basis

Conditions of employment

  • Maintain a minimum of a 2.75 cumulative and semester GPA. If the student staff member’s GPA falls below the requirement, that staff member may be placed on academic notice or be subject to termination. 
  • Must be free of student conduct sanctions and uphold the University’s Student Code of Conduct and all Housing staff policies at the time of application and throughout employment.
  • Must be enrolled full-time, at least 12 credit hours per semester, at Oakland University unless otherwise approved by the supervisor.
  • The student must complete the most recent University Housing training.

Documents needed to apply

  • Handshake application
  • Resume
Technology Helpdesk Technician

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Job summary

The Technology Helpdesk Technician role in the Department of Housing is a student employee hourly position. The employee reports to the acting Information Systems Specialist that resides in the department and works out of the University Housing Technology Helpdesk located in Hamlin Hall and the auxiliary location in Hillcrest Hall. This is a technical support position serving both students and University Housing employees.

Responsibilities and duties

  • Serving as a help desk representative at the University Housing Technology Help Desk
  • Assisting in maintaining workstations, printers, and scanners in the University Housing public spaces
  • Assisting in installations and basic desktop support of University Housing workstations and peripherals
  • Assisting Information Systems Specialist with special projects when necessary
  • Act in accordance with all Housing Staff Policies

Qualifications and skills

  • Knowledge of and ability to troubleshoot modern computer operating systems for Windows and Mac platforms. This includes but is not limited to:
    • OS installation, updates, and troubleshooting
    • effective software installation
    • device drivers installation and update
    • knowledge of how to properly secure an OS
    • extensive knowledge of virus and malware removal
  • Excellent communications and customer service skills. This includes but is not limited to:
    • ability to effectively relay information and directions to customers face-to-face, over the phone, and via email
    • effective conflict management skills in customer service and inter-office situations
  • High proficiency in the use of Internet search engines for problem-solving
  • Networking knowledge including but not limited to:
    • basic WiFi functionality Basic understanding of DHCP/IP
    • basic understanding of LAN hardware and functionality
  • Ability to work with limited supervision and maintain trustworthiness

Conditions of employment

  • Maintain a minimum of a 2.75 cumulative and semester GPA. If the Technology Helpdesk Technician’s GPA falls below the requirement, that staff member may be placed on academic notice or be subject to termination. 
  • Must be free of student conduct sanctions and uphold the University’s Student Code of Conduct and all Housing staff policies at the time of application and throughout employment.
  • Must be enrolled full-time, at least 12 credit hours per semester, at Oakland University unless otherwise approved by the supervisor.
  • The student must complete the most recent University Housing training.

Documents needed to apply

  • Handshake application
  • Resume