Employment Opportunities

Open positions are listed below, ordered by latest opening date. All positions listed are student positions, unless otherwise stated as a graduate or full-time professional position.

Please look at position description for more details and contact information. Otherwise, contact the Housing Office.

Current Openings

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 review the RA appointment description before applying.

Applications for the 2024-25 role are being accepted with a preferred deadline on October 30 at 8am. (Applications submitted after this deadline will be considered for interview if there is a need for back-filling positions later this academic year.) Please note: there is also the opportunity to indicate if you are interested in a Spring/January 2024 start date, if a role were to become available.

Yearly Openings (check back for application openings)

Summer Conference Assistants is a live-in position and provide administrative and front desk, customer service support for CSULB summer operations. The most important aspects of this position are customer service, attention to detail, the ability to work as a team, flexibility to work in an environment with changing schedules, deadlines, and a willingness to serve. Please review the position description below for information. 

Applications closes on Wed, March 15, 2023 at 5:00 pm.

Summer Conference Assistant Position Description (PDF)

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There are two types of graduate assistantship 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, academic year parking, and partial tuition remission.

  • The Assistant Residential Life Coordinators (ARLC) reports 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 7 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.

See the A/GRLC Position Description here

Be sure to carefully review 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.

See more information about the positions and their role in the department.

To be considered, interviews are held during the week of March 13-17.

Deadline to apply is March 10th at 5pm (extended from March 3rd)

The Resident Assistant of Technology (RA-Tech) is a live-in position with such responsibilities as assisting residents connect to the university network, addressing violations of campus network policy, providing cable television troubleshooting as well as other technological and media related duties as assigned. Assist Housing with front desk responsibilities such as phone and email support.  Other duties include but are not limited to setup Audio Visual equipment for events, assist staff with tech equipment, program doors and badges, office related duties, and create content for Housing and Residential Life Staff. 

Application closes on March 10, 2023 at 9am

Resident Assistant of Technology Position Description

Apply here to the RA-Tech Position

Summer Conference Assistant of Technology (CA-Tech) is a live-in summer position to assist Summer Conference guests and summer students with technical assistance. Our conference guests reside with us for short and/or long term overnight accommodations. Summer Conference Assistant of Technology play a critical role in providing excellent customer service, assuring our guests technology needs are meet while ensuring the safety and security of our housing community. Duties include but not limited to assist conference guest and summer students with technical support, program doors, and create content for Housing website and social media.

Application closes on March 10, 2023 at 9am

Summer Conference Assistant of Technology Position Description

Apply here to the CA-Tech Position

49er Shops Dining Job flyer

Dining 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.

To apply visit:   49erShopsJobs.com

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.

The National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH) is a leadership-based honorary comprised of exemplary residential students who value recognition and service. NRHH is responsible for planning, implementing, and evaluating a variety of initiatives and programs that support community service and leadership opportunities. NRHH provides a platform for recognition of the leaders on campus and in the three undergraduate Housing Villages (Beachside Village, Hillside Village, and Parkside Village). The NRHH supports and upholds the CSULB Student Housing Mission, Vision, and Values.

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

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

Application will close March 27, 2022 at 11:59pm.

The Graduate Res Life Assistant (GRLA) 

primarily works in the Housing & Residential Life office and maintains 20 hours a week assisting with administrative tasks, student conduct, educational programming, and other projects. This position will receive in-kind compensation of a studio or one-bedroom staff apartment. The Graduate Res Life Assistant must agree and adhere to the responsibilities, terms, and conditions associated with this role.

This position will receive in-kind compensation of a studio or one-bedroom staff apartment. The Graduate Housing Assistant must agree and adhere to the responsibilities, terms, and conditions associated with this role.



The Marketing and Social Media Assistant (MSMA) is a student employee who supports the media production and communication efforts of CSULB Housing & Residential Life. The MSMA helps communicate the mission and educational priorities of the department through graphic design, video production, photography, and social media. The ideal candidate can begin working immediately and continue working through Spring 2022. The position pays $15.50 per hour.

For more information, please review the MSMA position description

Complete the online MSMA Application which consists of the following:

  • Answer the two short answer statements
  • Upload sample work (no more than 3 samples uploaded into one PDF document) (Please note: you can also showcase separate Youtube, Instagram, or other channels) and upload your resume
  • Design a Banner for the HRL department website (sample banners are seen on the CSULB website). During your interview you will have an opportunity to showcase your banner.

* Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and will be open until position is filled. If you have any questions please email Residential Life Director, Fatou Olshanski at fatou.olshanski@csulb.edu.

The Housing and Residential Life Student Assistant is an on-campus position based in the Housing and Residential Life office in the Hillside Commons. Under general supervision from the Office Manager of Housing, Student Assistants will perform a variety of customer service functions including operation of the telephone, receiving the public and answering general information questions about the residence halls, taking messages, replying to emails, assisting in housing tours, maintaining and updating necessary records, and contacting appropriate staff in an emergency.

Application closes on Friday, April 7th, 2023, at 1:00 PM

CSULB Housing and Residential Life Student Assistant Position Description (PDF) 

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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, overseeing the service centers, 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.

Under the general supervision of the Residential Life Coordinator, graduate assistant, or Admin Support Coordinator, Desk Assistants will perform a variety of customer service functions including operation of the telephone, 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, providing tours, processing work-orders and other duties as deemed necessary to be assigned.

Please see the Desk Assistant Position Description 
Priority deadline is April 21st, 2023

Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis.