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The Office of Residence Life has begun the RA/LCA/RAM search process for 2015-2016. 

RA Employment

The Resident Assistant (RA) is a member of the Residence Life team and is responsible for the general administration, development, and implementation of student life programs in the residence halls. Under the direction and supervision of an Area Coordinator (AC), the Resident Assistant is responsible for providing resources and assistance that will make each residence hall community a place that supports and enhances all aspects of student life. More information about the job can be found here.

LCA Employment

The Learning Community Assistant (LCA) is responsible for the development and implementation of First Year Experience (FYE) programs in Ondine and Broadway halls with specific goals around academic transition and success, diversity, critical thinking, and service-learning. Under the direction and supervision of Residence Life, the LCA is responsible for providing programs, resources, and assistance that will support and enhance academic success, a global perspective, critical thinking, and civic responsibility, tied to the Freshman Inquiry themes whenever possible. More information about the job can be found here.

RAM Employment

The Resident Academic Mentor (RAM) is a member of the Residence Life team. The RAM is responsible for fostering a supportive learning environment for academic and personal success in the residence halls, and for providing leadership, information and resources to residents. Resident Academic Mentors will provide valuable experiences for residents that retain and support students through graduation and promote achievement, character development, academic engagement and independence. The RAMs supplement the Resident Assistants living on the floor by providing more extensive academic resources and in depth individual and group academic attention. A RAM is a full-time student at Portland State University who lives within the residence halls and acts as a role model and representative of the residence hall community, University Housing & Residence Life, and other administrative departments within the University. More information about the job can be found here.

Looking to apply for a RA/LCA/RAM position?

Aplication, background, and reccomendation forms are listed below.

Fact Sheet

2015-2016 RA/LCA/RAM Job Application

Reccomendation Form

Background Check Form

Professional Staff Employment

Looking for a professional job within the Department of Housing & Residence Life? Office Specialists, Administrative Program Specialists and other classified positions within the department should go to to apply. Unclassified positions, such as Graduate Assistants and other professional positions in Residence Life will be posted as they become available.

Montgomery Service Desk Assistant

The Montgomery Services Desk provides services to all residents living with University Housing and Residence Life. The Montgomery Services Desk is open from 9:00am to midnight every day of the week, providing services and information past regular business hours. The Montgomery Services Desk is also the main package hub for all residents. Responsibilities include answering questions via email, phone, and walk-ins, processing and issuing keys and packages, and basic data entry. More information about the position can be found here.

While we may not be currently hiring, we are accepting applications for the Housing Ambassador, UHRL Student Office Assistant and Montgomery Desk Assistant positions. Application may be filled out here. Please do not contact University Housing and Residence Life for an interview. We will contact candidates for interviews as positions become available. Thank you for your interest in working with University Housing and Residence Life.

UHRL Student Office Assistant 

The UHRL Student Services Office is looking for an exceptional resident with customer service experience to work at the Front Desk in our Office. Responsibilities include answering questions via email, phone, and walk-ins, giving tours to prospective residents, and representing University Housing and Residence Life at our Front Desk. 10-20 hours during the Academic Year with up to 30 hours in the Summer. More information about the position can be found here.

Student Housing Ambassadors

Housing Ambassadors serve as the student representation for Housing and Residence Life here at PSU. Our Ambassadors are an integral part of our office team. They work directly with our marketing and outreach operation by providing housing tours and assisting with recruitment efforts both on and off campus. It is the duty of an Ambassador to represent the department with great enthusiasm and professionalism while recruiting and interacting with prospective students, their families, current residents, and professional staff. The key attributes of an ambassador are professionalism, interest in and sensitivity to people, quick problem solving skills, their success in the academic setting, and their ability to work independently. Priority consideration is given to candidates who have lived on-campus for at least two quarters (including the current quarter), and should possess excellent public speaking and interpersonal skills. The peak time of employment for this position is January-June with opportunities for summer employment available. Applications may be completed here.


UHRL is hiring ten students to serve as Greeters for 8-16 hours per week during Winter Term. The individuals in this position serve the community by providing front line support to Montgomery residents.  This person serves as a gatekeeper to the residential parts of the building, and are aware of Montgomery activity.  This position reports directly to the Resident Director of Resident Services.  The Position Description is here. Applications may be completed here.