Residential Life Opportunities

Resident Assistant

The Resident Assistant (RA) is responsible for working closely with other Student Housing Services staff members to develop and maintain positive residential communities. RAs have the most frequent interaction and direct communication with residential students and, as a result, have a unique opportunity to contribute to the holistic development and education of residents. A returning RA is defined as an individual with one or more full semesters of RA experience at UHM.

The RA position is typically a 20 hour/week position (the hours fluctuate throughout the year). The RA role includes programming, administrative work, community development, emergency response, and evening/night duty work. The responsibilities require flexibility from the individual in this position. The RA serves as a resource to residents and promotes the values of Student Housing Services. The responsibilities listed will be carried out under the supervision of the Residence Director (RD), Assistant Residence Director (ARD), or Assistant Director (AD).

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Application for AY 2024-2025 Opens: Tuesday, April 23, 2024 at 12:00 PM (HST)
Application Deadline: Tuesday, May 14, 2024 at 12:00 PM (HST)

For questions about the position, please contact Tayla Yogi at

Assistant Residence Director

The Assistant Residence Director is approximated to be a half-time (20) hours per week graduate student fellowship appointment position. The Assistant Residence Director (ARD) is a member of Student Housing Services Residential Life, supervising staff and will be expected to uphold and promote the mission, vision, and values of this organization. Student Housing Services (SHS) is a division of the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa (UHM); Office of Student Affairs (OSA) and is a multifaceted organization involving both internal and external campus stakeholders, such as students, staff, faculty, and parents. The Assistant Residence Director may have responsibilities, under the supervision of a Residence Director (RD) and/or an Assistant Director (AD), in the management of a residential community. The ARDs play a critical role in developing inclusive, welcoming communities which foster personal and academic success while demonstrating an appreciation and understanding of the host culture (Native Hawaiian). Well-qualified applicants will have an understanding of non-traditional work hours within Residential Life as well as maintaining a presence in community.

Student Opportunities

See below for current Student Employment opportunities at Student Housing. Please submit your application for these jobs on

Additional Student Employment Opportunities within the UH System can be found on SECE.

Other opportunities at UH can be found at the Work at UH website.