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Join our Residence Life Team

Looking to join our team? Residence Life offers student employment opportunities every year!

You'll find important information about the various positions available below, including their requirements and benefits. We are committed to creating a positive work environment where all staff members can thrive and contribute to our mission of providing high-quality housing services to our residents. Whether you're a seasoned professional or just starting your career, we encourage you to explore our opportunities and apply to join our team today.

Become a Resident Assistant

The Resident Assistant (RA) role is a student leadership position that resides on-site to serve as a resource, role model, and mentor for students living on-campus. RAs are responsible for creating a positive and safe living environment by enforcing university policies, promoting community building, and responding to student concerns.


  • 2.5 GPA
  • Good judicial standing at UHV
  • Living within the Residence Halls at least one semester OR a UHV student for at least two semesters
  • Enrolled full-time academically (Undergraduate & Graduate)



  • Free on-campus housing
  • Free Gold Meal Plan
  • Professional development and networking opportunities
  • Positively impact the UHV campus and your fellow Jaguars!

Become a Residence Hall Coordinator

The Residence Hall Coordinator (RHC) role is a part-time graduate assistantship that directly reports to the Coordinator of Residence Life and assists in creating an environment that is conducive to experiential learning by providing educational programs to students and supervising student staff. The position is responsible for enforcing university policies, staff mentorship, and serves as an adjudicator.


  • 3.0 GPA
  • Good judicial standing at UHV
  • Experience living on-campus
  • Enrolled full-time academically (Graduate Program)
  • Experience working in student housing preferred


  • Free on-campus housing including a furnished apartment
  • Graduate program funding (two courses per semester)
  • Monthly stipend for $600 during the academic year
  • Professional development and networking opportunities
  • Positively impact the UHV campus and your fellow Jaguars!

Join the Residence Life Team Today!

For those who are interested and seeking more information about RA positions, we invite you to attend one of our RA Interest Meetings on the following dates. Free pizza will be provided and you have the opportunity to speak with current RAs about their roles.

Spring 2024 RA Interest Meetings

  • Thurs., Feb. 1 at 7 p.m. in the Jaguar Hall 1128 Classroom
  • Thurs., March 7 at 2 p.m. in the Jaguar Hall 1128 Classroom

RA applications for Fall 2024 are currently open so apply online today! If you have any questions about these positions, please don't hesitate to contact our Director, Hilary Kofron at (361) 485-4409 or

Let your Voice be Heard by Joining RHA!

The Residence Hall Association (RHA) is an elected governing body for the residential hall students at UHV. The main mission of RHA is to promote communication between Residence Life and our UHV residents. All residents are welcome to join RHA and attend our monthly general body meetings. Meetings are hosted to hear your concerns, be your voice and drive positive change within our residence halls. RHA even has officer/leadership opportunities available to interested students.

If you have specific needs or requests regarding housing, RHA is the place to go. They're passionate about making your residential experience the best it can be. Join RHA today and let's work together to create an incredible living environment for all!

If you have any questions regarding RHA, please contact our Director, Hilary Kofron at (361) 485-4409 or

RHA Opportunities

  • Conduct meetings for students in the residence hall
  • Plan and implement events to help promote community within the residence halls
  • Create and change Housing Policies and expectations
  • Report building issues and offer suggestions for improvement within the residence halls
  • Any other ideas which residents would like to see done within the residence halls
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Available RHA Leadership Positions 

  • President
  • Vice President
  • Treasurer
  • Secretary
  • Program Coordinator
  • Historian/National Communication Coordinator (NCC)
  • Representatives
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