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Applicant Requirements

Eligibility Information

Academic Standing

Applicants are required to be in good academic standing with the University, which includes being a full-time, registered student at UNF. 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 the University. Applicants currently serving a sanction of Probation or higher issued by the University or Housing & Residence Life, or Student Conduct are not eligible for employment. All applicants having a prior disciplinary history during their tenure as a college student should share that information during their interview. 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 University Conduct and HRL Offices.

Residency Standing

Candidates are required to have completed one (1) semester of on-campus residency at any college or university by the time of employment (Fall term). Current first year students may apply if they have lived on campus during the prior academic year, but are generally not eligible for hire in the Spring semester of their first year.

Prior to applying, interested applicants should consider the following:

Time Commitment

Our student staff positions have flexible hours and require 20 hours a week. Time management is essential to our staff members' success. 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.

Outside Employment

  • Learning Community Assistant: LCAs can work a maximum of 5 hours/week in outside employment during their first semester in the position. After successfully completing the first semester, LCAs may request to work additional hours, or participate in a clinical/practicum/internship, up to a maximum of 20 hours per week on-campus.
  • Resident Assistant: RAs may NOT be employed elsewhere or hold any other paid position during their first full (fall/spring) semester as an RA. After successfully completing the first semester, RAs may request to work up to a maximum of 15 hours per week on-campus. Approval must be granted by the RA's supervisor before beginning work