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Student Staff Recruitment

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What You Need To Know

The Student Staff Application will open Saturday, June 1, 2024 and will close Friday, June 28, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. Please take a moment to review the self-enroll canvas course for more information. If you would like to apply for our student staff positions, apply via If you have any questions regarding the student staff application, process or positions please email Katie Lewis at

Applications Close: Friday, June 28, 2024

The deadline to apply to be a student staff member is Friday, June 28, 2024 at 11:59 p.m.

Review the Self-Enroll Canvas Course

Review the information in the self-enroll canvas course.

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Learning Community Assistant

Apply to be a Learning Community Assistant (LCA) at the University of North Florida! In this part-time role, you will work in a Living-Learning Community (LLC), focusing on enhancing academic success and creating engaging initiatives. LCAs collaborate with faculty and staff, and serve as a role model for peers while fostering a sense of community. Enroll in the Canvas Course to learn more!

Resident Assistant

Elevate your college experience as a Resident Assistant (RA) at the University of North Florida! This part-time role offers flexibility around your class schedule. You'll impact a diverse group of residents, promote student success and build supportive communities. As an RA, you'll play a key role in the enforcement of housing policies and assisting with crisis management, ensuring a safe and secure living environment for all. Enroll in the Canvas Course to learn more!

Priority Alternate

Being a Priority Alternate (PA) signifies your potential as a student staff member! If RA/LCA vacancies arise, we'll hire directly from this pool. As a PA you will complete online training modules and attend in-person fall student staff training. PAs will receive compensation for successfully completing trainings and will remain in PA status through January 2025.

While PA status improves your chances, it does not guarantee a Student Staff position. Hiring depends on vacancies and community needs. If offered and accepted, you will be required to live on campus. Enroll in the Canvas course for further details!

Engagement Assistant

As an Engagement Assistant (EA), you will play a crucial role in enhancing the residential living experience for UNF students. This part-time position combines marketing, event planning, resource management and student engagement. You’ll work closely with a dedicated team to contribute to the vibrant community and educational experience in the residence halls. Enroll in the Canvas course for further details!

Applicant Requirements

  • Academic Standing

    Applicants are required to be enrolled full-time at UNF (12 credit hours per semester for undergraduate students; 9 credit hours per semester for graduate students) and in good academic standing with the University. In order to apply for a student staff position with Housing & Residence Life, applicants must have both a semester and cumulative GPA of a 2.5 or higher. Our student staff members are expected to put their academics first and to be academic role models for their residents.

  • Disciplinary Standing

    Applicants are required to be in good disciplinary standing with Housing and Residence Life and the University. Having a disciplinary history with the University or with the department does not eliminate a candidate from consideration, but the nature of the incident(s) may have bearing. All candidates' disciplinary history will be checked with the Office of Student Accountability and Resolution (OSAR) and the Housing and Residence Life office.

  • Residency Standing

    Resident Assistant and Learning Community Assistant applicants are required to have completed a minimum of two (2) semesters living on campus prior to beginning the position and/or must have completed 2 semesters as a student at UNF. Engagement Assistant applicants are required to have completed a minimum of one (1) semester living on campus prior to beginning the position.

Prior to applying, interested applicants should consider the following:

Time Commitment

Time management is essential to our staff members' success. The Learning Community Assistant (LCA) role is a 15 hours/week position. The Resident Assistant (RA) role is a 20 hours/week position. With that being said, because of the difficulty of balancing academics with the responsibilities of the position, we strongly discourage students from applying that are in overly demanding majors, as well as students interested in obtaining student teaching, internships, or athletic training practicum during their employment with us. Student staff should not be employed elsewhere or hold any other paid position during their first full (fall or spring) semester as an RA. Student staff may request to pursue outside employment/involvement; it must be approved by the student staff member's supervisor prior to beginning work/involvement.

Student Staff Benefits and Opportunities

*Applicable to RAs and LCAs only


Free Housing*

Private Room*

Move In Early

Student Staff Training

Resume Builder

Stipend/Meal Swipes*

Priority Course Registration

Leadership Opportunities

Transferable Helping Skills

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"Coworkers are constantly supporting and learning from one another. It is motivating to be surrounded by people who encourage each other to be the best we can." - Student Staff Member

"Having to leave behind family, friends, and the only life they've ever known to embark on a journey of self-discovery can be challenging...I make certain that students feel as if UNF is a place where they are safe, valued, and included." - Student Staff Member

"Sometimes being a leader is proving that you can put others in the leadership position and allowing them to grow and teach you." - Student Staff Member