Student Employment

The Department of Residential Life has many student leadership opportunities to offer our students.  We are excited to offer a 4 year leadership development opportunity for students wanting to work within the Residential Community in positions that have immediate impact on both the individual’s own student experience as well as their peers. They can be categorized into two areas: Volunteer Leadership and Student Employment. Both develop great leaders.

Volunteer Leadership
Students can become involved immediately by joining the Village Council in their area. Village Council members are comprised of residents with the village they reside. These voluntary Councils provide both the voice of the village, as well as activities that help create the social fabric by which people connect to each other.  Village Councils receive funds from the Residential Student Association, the parent organization, to offer Village wide programs and events. Additionally each Village Council sends representation to the Residential Student Association weekly board meetings, and assists in the large RSA community programs such as Luau, Casino Night, and Seawolf Search.

Student Employment
The Residential Community offers several different student employment opportunities. One of the hallmarks of Sonoma State University is the utilization of students in highly visible and important positions. Within Residential Life, there are a number of student employment positions available each year. Residential Advisors (RA) are live-in positions directly supporting a community of students. Additionally, FYE, FIRST-GEN and ACE Peer Mentors are joint appointments between Residential Life and Academic Affairs that support the Freshman Living and Learning Communities. The application process for these positions, for the next school year, begins in November and then continues through the spring semester until all positions are filled.

In addition to these positions Residential Life also hires students to work in our Service Desk or as a Front Desk Receptionist.  Hiring generally takes place in the spring and summer preceding the start of school. These positions are posted on the Seawolf Jobs site.

Contact the Office of Residential Life for more information!