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Job Opportunities in Residential Life

GENERAL POSITION INFORMATION

RA Position

The Residential Life Department employs 71 resident assistants in our nine residence halls across campus.  The primary selection process for the staff takes place during the spring semester with information being sent out to the campus in December and January each year.  If there are openings throughout the academic year, a smaller process may be run to fill openings and the campus community will be notified when the process would take place.  If you have questions about being an RA please feel free to e-mail raselection@westfield.ma.edu.

Orientation Leader

The New Student Orientation Team is one of the most engaging and energetic groups on the Westfield State University campus.  Each member of the Orientation team is dedicated to welcoming new students along with their parents and family members to the WSU community, and ensuring that they have a fun, educational and engaging Orientation experience.  The Orientation staff is comprised of the Orientation Leaders (OLs) and Logistics Staff.  During the program, the Parent and Student Leaders work to introduce incoming students and their parents and family members to Westfield, while the Logistics Staff manages the administrative aspects of the program and work primarily out of the Orientation Office.  Orientation Leaders work to ensure a safe and successful program for our students and parents and serve as a resource for our incoming students and parents by providing support, attention, and guidance.  If you have questions about being an OL please feel free to e-mail nso@westfield.ma.edu.

Office Assistant - New Student Orientation

The Office Assistant position for New Student Orientation is one of the most important and hardworking groups on the Westfield State University campus.  Each member of the Office Assistant team is dedicated to supporting the New Student Orientation staff and its mission to welcome incoming students to campus.  During the program, the Office Assistants work primarily in the office, handling the various logistical demands of the New Student Orientation program.  Along with the Coordinator and Assistant Coordinators, the Office Assistants work to ensure a safe and successful program for our students and parents.  The Office Assistant serves as a liaison between the New Student Orientation guests and the Assistant Coordinators while providing assistance to the student members of the team.  The Office Assistant will have thorough knowledge of all aspects of the program, not just their responsibilities.  If you have questions about applying for this position please feel free to e-mail nso@westfield.ma.edu.

Office Staff

The Office of Residential Life hires students each year to work in our main office.  Openings vary each year and hours vary based on whether a student has work study or not.  For information about opportunities feel free to visit our main office in Scanlon Hall or call (413) 572-5402.

Mail Assistants

The Residential Life Department employs mail assistants each year who assist the department in taking mail from the central mail room and distributing it in mailboxes across campus.  The selection process for these positions takes place in the spring and will be posted on the job opportunities section of the University's website.  For more information please feel free to e-mail Magdalene Manu at mmanu@westfield.ma.edu.