There are a number of employment opportunities in the Office of Residential Education available for students and professionals alike.
The RA role is one of a community facilitator and educator. RAs provide leadership and assist residents in developing a positive learning community environment by building strong, healthy relationships. RAs are responsible for facilitating opportunities for formal and informal faculty and resident interaction, encouraging resident involvement, and creating a sense of investment among residents. This is completed within guidelines established by the College and the Office of Residential Education.
Applicants must be in good academic and disciplinary standing. Anyone on disciplinary probation may not hold a student staff position, and students may not start the position while on academic probation. The Office of Residential Education will verify each applicant’s academic and disciplinary standing as part of the application process.
Each year the Office of Residential Education hires approximately 75 students as RAs or VAs for the residence halls and village housing.
Applications Open December 12th and closes February 10th
The Village Assistant position is a unique student-staff opportunity within the Office of Residential Education. Working in a variety of non-traditional housing settings, Village Assistants not only facilitate the development of a positive learning community but also play a critical role in assisting students to develop the skills necessary for independent living.
This is accomplished through the thoughtful and intentional implementation of the Senior Year Residential Experience as well as significant administrative and committee work within the Office of Residential Education in accordance with guidelines established by the College and the Office of Residential Education.
The Senior Year Residential Experience is an initiative that seeks to enhance students’ final year(s) at Oberlin through a variety of experiences designed to foster growth, reflection, and preparation for the transition to post-Oberlin life.
Applicants for the VA position must be eligible to live in Village Housing before becoming a VA. Applicants must be a student staff member for at least one academic year as a Resident Assistant, Conference Assistant, or ResEd Office Worker. Applicants must be in good academic and disciplinary standing.
Anyone on disciplinary probation may not hold a student staff position, and students may not start the position while on academic probation. The Office of Residential Education will verify each applicant’s academic and disciplinary standing as part of the application process.
Summer Conference Assistant
We are excited to share the opportunity to work for Conference Services. It's a great time of year to be in Northeast Ohio with concerts in Tappan Square, Fourth of July on the Lake, and many festivals and shows in Cleveland. Consider the summer months an opportunity to explore the area, which can be difficult to accomplish during the academic year.
During the summer we work with many unique groups that bring a different life to our campus. Some of the groups include the Socialist Worker's Party, Ohio Scottish Arts School, and many youth camps. Each day brings a different experience to the summer.
Applications for the Summer Conference Assistant position will be posted to the Oberlin Human Resources Website when available.
For more information about the summer conference positions offered and how to apply, please be on the lookout for more information beginning in February.
Summer Conference Assistant Job Description
For Professional Staff career opportunities please check Oberlin's Human Resource Job Posting Board to see if there are positions available within the Office of Residential Education.