Work With Residential Life

The Office of Residential Life prides itself on hiring a diverse and dynamic team compromised of student, graduate, and professional staff members. We are always looking to add members to our team who will help us uphold our departmental values and mission.


The primary role of a Resident Advisor (RA) is developing a community of students in a university living environment. RAs create opportunities for students to learn about themselves and others and are responsible for facilitating the general safety and well-being of the community.

Resident Advisors (RA)

The Conflict Resolution Facilitators (CRFs) at WashU offer instruction and guidance to assist residents when they find themselves in moments of conflict. Through utilizing a variety of tools, including conflict-coaching, facilitated dialogue, mediation, and restorative circles, CRFs offer both proactive and reactive measures to help students before, during and after disagreements arise. No matter the size of the problem or the group involved, the CRFs are here to help! Application to be a CRF is LIVE! 

Conflict Resolution Facilitators

The Residential College Graduate Fellow is a graduate student who works in close collaboration with and is supervised by the Residential College Director (RCD) to support the Residential College Council through program development and implementation. Graduate Fellows also support the Resident Advisor staff and departmental initiatives.

Graduate Fellows

Residential Life provides annual summer employment opportunities to our residential students in the form of Summer Resident Advisor and Summer Front Desk Worker.

Summer Employment

The Front Desk Worker acts as a positive representative of the Office of Residential Life.  They are asked to serve as an ambassador to the public, keeping in line with the office’s positive, client-oriented, open door image while assisting callers and visitors.

The staff in Residential Life rely upon the Front Desk Workers to provide accurate information and assistance to callers and visitors in a customer service oriented and professional manner. View the position description here for Residential Life Student Front Desk Worker Position 2021-2022Application is open for 2021-2022. 

Hours to be filled:

  • Mondays & Wednesdays  (8:30am – 12:00pm) Can be individually filled. 
  • Tuesday & Thursdays (12:00pm – 2:00pm) Can be individually filled. 

Student Front Desk Worker