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Resident Assistant (RA) 2022-23

The Resident Assistant (RA) appointment is a unique leadership opportunity for undergraduate students to meaningfully contribute to the residential experience at California State University Long Beach. RAs contribute to the mission of the department and the University by serving as responsible peer educators, community builders, administrators, and leaders for residential students. RAs work collaboratively with departmental staff to develop residents as responsible, mindful, and inclusive community members. They do this through the support of a curricular approach to learning in the residence halls. RAs implement the residential curriculum by engaging students through various educational strategies and connecting residents to campus resources. Resident Assistants (RAs) live in their communities of responsibility and report directly to a Residential Life Coordinator (RLC) or Assistant Residential Life Coordinator (ARLC).

Please see the RA appointment description-PDF.

Please click here to apply for the 2022-23 RA team – application closes January 23, 2022

Student Assistant 

Under general supervision from the Office Manager of Housing, Student Assistants will perform a variety of service functions including operation of the telephone, receiving the public and answering general information questions about the residence halls, taking messages, receiving and sorting mail, replying to emails, maintaining necessary records, contacting appropriate staff in an emergency, processing workorders, the Pointe attendant services/duties (such as setting up and prepping rooms for conferences and banquets at the point, confirming and setup A/V equipment, assist in ensuring the events are on time and necessary preparation are done, and that all catering food and trash is removed at the close of the event) and other duties as assigned.

Please submit your application by September 3rd  2021.

To apply, complete the Student Assistant Application and return the application to the Housing Office or email application to


49er Shops- Dining Associate I

49er Shops Dining Job flyerDining Associate I is to serve and assist in several areas of guest service in the kitchen and dining hall. Including but not limited to dishwashing; pots and pans, provides back-of-the-house and front-of-the-house support, provides a clean and neat dining room facility, and any combination of these positions in the course of a work day. The Dining Associate I must be very flexible in performing job duties and assuming a variety of job duties while maintaining a courteous, friendly, and helpful attitude toward all guests.

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Residential Life Coordinator (RLC)

Residential Life Coordinators (RLCs) are full-time, live-in professionals who oversees the daily operations and leadership of their assigned community, housing between 400 - 700 residents. They are responsible for the following areas in their community: para-professional supervision and leadership (grad and RAs), case management centering around student behavior, residential curriculum and community development, and various administrative components. Residential Life Coordinators also participate in departmental initiatives and they lead or serve on committees as needed. Residential Life Coordinators assist in the overall development and implementation of the Residential Life and Student Housing programs.

For more information about our department, please review this RLC recruitment brochure.

Residential Hall Association (RHA) Executive Board

The Residence Hall Association (RHA) is the governing body for on-campus residents at CSULB. RHA consists of the executive board, the General Assembly, and the Community Governments (CGs). Together, they serve, program, and advocate for residents. RHA allows students to gain leadership experience as they plan events, lead initiatives, and develop communities within their residence halls. RHA also hosts development workshops for leadership, marketing, and social justice skills. Additionally, some members of RHA can join delegations to regional and national conferences. large scale programming and advocacy group for residents in housing. This group is advised by full-time and graduate staff, but is completely student lead and is an opportunity for residents to be involved in their community. RHA is part of a larger national organization, NACURH and our campus is within the PACURH region.

There are six executive board positions available within RHA: President, Vice President of Leadership Development, Vice President of Programming, Vice President of Administration and Finance, Vice President Marketing and Outreach, and National Communications Coordinator. The RHA executive board must be committed to creating a unique, memorable, and lively residential experience. As compensation for their efforts, the RHA e-board is afforded a double room rate fee waiver while they are in office.

Please be sure to read the Position Descriptions and the E-Board Expectations prior to applying. These documents will be finalized and will need to be signed in order to accept the position if offered.

"Take an exclusive look at what life is like as a member of the Residence Hall Association: RHA Video"

Application will close March 21, 2021 at 11:59pm.

Graduate Positions (ARLC & GRLC)

There are two types of graduate positions in HRL: Assistant Residential Life Coordinators and Graduate Residential Life Coordinator. Both positions are paid 20 hours a week with additional on-call duty responsibilities which are compensated by an on-campus apartment, meal plan, and partial tuition remission.

  • Assistant Residential Life Coordinators (ARLCs) report to a full-time Residential Life Coordinator. They supervise RAs, implement Residential Curriculum strategies, hear conduct cases, hold office hours, and complete various administrative and operational tasks for the department. There are 6 ARLCs.
  • The Graduate Residential Life Coordinator (GRLC) reports to an Assistant Director and helps to co-advise RHA. The GRLC also assists with student leadership programming, large scale programming, department-wide initiatives, marketing, and various administrative and operational tasks. There is 1 GRLC.

The Terms & Conditions (same for both positions) prior to applying. These documents will be finalized and will need to be signed in order to accept the position, if offered.

The graduate position applications have closed and interviews have been completed. Offers will be extended between March 29 -May 1, 2021 on a rolling basis until all positions are filled. We appreciate your patience during this extremely busy recruitment season.