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Residence Life Opportunities

Are you interested in gaining valuable work experience, meeting great people, being challenged, and having fun? Residence Life is the place for you!

Residence Life & Judicial Affairs

The Office of Residence Life takes great pride in our student program. Residence Life student employees and volunteers are the key to creating an unparalleled, first-rate living experience for our residents every day. While working with us, you will gain the tools, abilities, and self-awareness that will allow you to provide leadership in the workplace. We believe that providing our students with real-world experiences in the campus environment will help expand their education and assist with planning for the future.

Student employees and volunteers will quickly see how seriously we take work based upon the high set of standards. Student employees and volunteers are expected to consistently:

  • Aid in building a positive living and learning community
  • Take personal ownership of hall security and safety
  • Incorporate the Departments values into their role: teamwork, quality, integrity, community, impact, and passion.
  • Create a memorable experience for each individual that visits.

Each student employee and volunteer will gain an understanding about the various programs and opportunities available to our residents, and they will live, work, play, and learn on a daily basis. A great opportunity awaits. Contact Residence.life@yc.edu for more information!


Core Competencies

During the time you spend working in Residence Life, you'll develop an important set of intangible skills that we call Core Competencies. No matter what you're studying in school or planning on doing when you graduate, these skills will help advance your career in any field.

Critical Thinking – This involves being able to handle difficult situations, processing information, and developing a reasonable solution. When a guest comes to you with a problem, we expect you to be able to handle it, or find someone who can.

Interpersonal Development – Communication, working together with others, how you interact with another person or group of people…this quality is imperative to success in the workplace.

Intrapersonal Development – This is understanding and coming to terms with who you are as a person – that is, what your values are and how they affect the decisions you make.

Professionalism – You'll be equipped with the tools needed to look and act the part of a professional: resume and cover letter tips, interview skills, gaining responsibility, being accountable for decisions, time management, prioritizing tasks, and more.


Join our Team

Resident Assistant (RA) – This is a paid position for resident leaders who have a desire to help people make the transition from home to campus life. RAs are responsible for the well-being, belonging, and safety of the residents living on campus. Applications are available in early spring semester for the following academic year. Attendance at an information session is required to receive the application. See signage in the Residence Halls. This job is 25 hours per week and compensated via housing scholarship.

Conduct Hearing Panel – This volunteer position is very important to all of YC. Students who sit on this board hear the Appeals of conduct cases heard by YC administrators. The Board also helps review and change student policy in the Code of Conduct. Time commitment is about 3 hours per month. Contact residence.life@yc.edu to get involved.

Desk Assistant (DA) – This is a paid position for residents who live in the halls and qualify for Federal Work Study Funding. DAs provide security, resident services, and complete odd tasks for the department. This is a minimum wage position where you will work between 4 and 24 hours per week. Apply via the Student Financial Aid website.

Conference Assistant (CA) – This is summer job that is contingent upon conference groups staying in the halls during the summer. Responsibilities include customer service, room setups, paperwork, cleaning, folding linens, and providing activities for our guests.


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