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University Housing Human Resources

About Us

The Housing Human Resources Office provides support and guidance for University Housing employees and administration in the areas of employee and labor relations, compensation, employment and recruitment, and employee data management.

We serve as an extension of the central Human Resources Office and provide a direct link to services and support for University Housing staff. Our goal is to provide effective solutions, timely communication, and excellent customer service in all HR relatedmatters.

Contacts & Location

Reubin O'D Askew Student Life Center
942 Learning Way
Tallahassee, Florida 32304
(850) 645-1283

Leia White

Associate Director, HR Satellite Offices
Tel: 850-645-4801
ldwhite@fsu.edu

Ashlee Shafer

Assistant Director
Tel: 850-645-1283
ashafer@fsu.edu

Greg Turner

HR Representative - provides HR support for full time, salaried staff
Tel: 850-644-7986
gturner@fsu.edu

Karen Gordon

HR Representative – provides HR support for student staff to include Office Assistants, Night Staff, and RA's
Tel: 850-644-7974
kgordon@fsu.edu

Joyce Smith

HR Representative – provides HR support for student staff to include Receptionists, Academic Trainers, and RA's
Tel: 850-644-7985
jesmith3@fsu.edu

About University Housing at FSU


Professional Employment Opportunities

For information about full time/salaried positions currently available in the University Housing department, please visit the FSU Human Resources Employment and Recruiting website .

Residence Coordinator — Residence Life

University Housing employs 12 Residence Coordinators responsible for the administration and management of an engaging, community-oriented environment housing a diverse population of 300-700 students. This is a high student contact position and requires enthusiasm for working with undergraduates and a commitment to the community concept. Successful candidates will have a strong interest in student development and passion to work in a high–energy work environment.

Student Employment Opportunities

Part time, student positions currently available in the University Housing department are listed below. These student staff positions provide support within the Residence Halls on campus.

Resident Assistant

2021-2022 RA applications will be available starting at 10AM on Wednesday, October 28, 2020. Please read below to learn more about this position as well as our typical hiring process.

Resident Assistants (RAs) are student staff who live and work in the residence halls. Each RA assumes responsibility for approximately fifty (50) students. They work alongside professional and graduate staff to create events and opportunities for residents to reach their full potential. The ideal RA candidate will have an unwavering commitment to University Housing values related to academic success, student support & care, teamwork, and creating inclusive environments for their residents. RA training focuses on supporting the academic, emotional, and social challenges facing college students.



Qualifications to Apply

  • A cumulative FSU grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 at time of application and employment.
    • Transfer students may not use the GPA from their former institution.
  • Must attend ONE virtual RA Information Session from the list below. You can sign up for a time here.
  • Info Session Dates/Times:
  • Day Date Time
    Wednesday October 28 4-5PM
    Monday November 2 6-7PM
    Tuesday November 10 6-7PM
    Monday November 16 4-5PM
    Thursday November 19 7-8PM
    Sunday November 22 2-3PM
  • Good conduct standing with the University, which includes completing assigned outcomes by the provided deadlines.
  • Successful Background Check

Position Expectations

  • You can read more about the duties and responsibilities required of RAs by clicking here.

Important Information

  • The 2021-2022 Resident Assistant application will be open at 12PM on October 28, 2020 and close at 12pm on November 25, 2020. A complete application includes the following:
  • A complete application includes the following:
    • A completed electronic application via fsu.erezlife.com.
    • Two professional references completed by someone who can speak to your work performance, critical thinking, and ability to help others should complete this reference. Appropriate examples include current RAs, teachers, organization presidents, high school advisors, etc.
    • A professional resume. If you need assistance with creating a resume, please visit the Career Center's website here. They have online resources to help with creating a resume and also offer review services. The Career Center also hosts mock interviews to help you prepare.

Compensation

The RA position is not a typical job with set hours. RAs receive a stipend that covers 40 hours bi-weekly. During this time, RAs will have set weekly items like staff meeting in addition to working the desk, serving in an on-call capacity, and meeting with their residents as needed. Compensation begins at $9.15 per hour. RAs will also receive a discount on the rental rate for their residence hall room. RAs may petition their supervisor(s) for approval to work up to 10 hours per week in positions outside of Housing that do not require them to be on–call. Additional employment requests, including the hours, location, and nature of employment, must be submitted in writing to the RA's supervisor(s) for review before the RA commits to new responsibilities.

Training

RAs are required to participate in all scheduled trainings. Intensive training will take place prior to the opening of residence halls in the Fall and Spring semesters. A mandatory orientation session will occur in April 2020 for all those hired.

Occupancy

RAs are expected to take possession of their assigned room on the day designated for the beginning of the training program and must be physically present as of that date. RAs must pay room rates as billed by the Housing Office. All charges must be paid by the deadline for all residents.

ADA Compliance

These application materials are available in alternative format upon request. If you require reasonable accommodations in order to participate in RA selection activities, please contact University Housing at 850–644–2863 as soon as possible.

Confidentiality Policy

These positions require compliance with University confidentiality policies.

Application Directions

The 2021-2022 Resident Assistant application is available October 28-November 25, 2020. Please follow this link to apply: fsu.erezlife.com. If you have any questions or problems please call Residential Student Experience Office at 850–644–2863 or e–mail UH-Recruitment@fsu.edu.

An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer. FSU's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at: http://www.hr.fsu.edu/PDF/Publications/diversity/EEO_Statement.pdf.


Night Staff

Night Staff applications for Spring 2021 are NOW available at fsu.erezlife.com! Priority applications are due by Monday, November 16th at 9am but will be considered on an as needed basis following this deadline.

Night Staff are student employees who maintain safety, security, and community in the residence halls between the hours of 10:30pm and 7:30am. They work closely with University Housing staff and Florida State University Police to address concerns that occur in the halls. Night Staff will complete walking rounds of the buildings in addition to working the front desk of a residence hall. This role will assist residents with issues and concerns during the course of their shift while also responding to emergencies that require your leadership and guidance. The ideal Night Staff candidate will have an unwavering commitment to University Housing values related to academic success, student support & care, teamwork, and creating inclusive environments for residents.



Qualifications

  • A cumulative FSU grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 at time of application and employment (transfer students may not use the GPA from their former institution)
  • Maintain a 2.5 cumulative GPA throughout the period of employment as Night Staff and at least a 2.5 semester GPA each semester employed as Night Staff
  • Must maintain full-time student status during the fall, spring and summer while employed
  • All students who become top candidates for this opening must be in good conduct standing with the University
  • Must be able to pass a Police Background Check

Duties

  • To be alert and awake during Night Staff shift
  • To serve as a resource to residents that need a assistance between the hours of 10:30pm and 7:00am
  • To thoroughly document all hall activity in the front desk logs and/or through the online documentation system
  • To act as a liaison between residents and University Housing.
  • To be thoroughly familiar with all university and residence hall regulations and to be responsible for their enforcement. As official university staff members, Night Staff assume responsibility for maintaining a level of behavior consistent with the educational philosophies of the university.
  • To assist Housing Maintenance by reporting needed repairs or other concerns in the assigned area to the Facilities Supervisor.
  • To work a shift in a residence hall during evening hours on weekdays and on weekends on a rotating basis. The Night Staff Coordinator and/or Assistant Coordinators arrange and approve the Night Staff schedule. Staff are required to work during Thanksgiving break as assigned. Staff will be asked to work during university breaks as needed.
  • To prepare reports and materials designated by the Night Staff Coordinator/Assistant Coordinators.
  • To attend centralized Night Staff trainings, bi-weekly staff meetings, and to participate in staff recruitment processes as deemed necessary by the Night Staff Coordinator, Assistant Coordinators and University Housing staff.
  • To be responsible for the performance of the above named duties as well as any additional duties assigned by the Night Staff Coordinator and/or Assistant Coordinators.

Compensation

Night Staff are compensated at $9.15/hour. Night Staff Leads are compensated at $10.15/hour.

Training

All Night Staff are required to participate in all scheduled training and staff meetings. Intensive training will take place at the beginning of the Fall and Spring semesters. Staff development and training sessions will be held regularly throughout the year.

Application Schedule

Applications for Spring 2021 are currently open. If you have any questions or problems please call Residential Student Experience Office at (850) 644-2863 or e-mail us at uh-night-staff@fsu.edu.

Confidentiality Policy

These positions require compliance with University confidentiality policies.

Application Directions

Before starting the application, please know thefollowing:

  • You will use your my.fsu.edu login to access the page.
  • You will have to complete the application and all questions in FULL to submit a completed application.
  • Be prepared to give contact information for two references.
  • Click Submit at the end of the application. You will receive a confirmation once you are done. (You can save your application, if you need more time.)
  • The link to apply is: fsu.erezlife.com.

If you have any questions or problems please call Residential Student Experience Office at (850) 644-2863.

Applications will be reviewed on an as-needed basis, and applicants who are selected for an interview will be contacted via email to schedule an interview time.

We are an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer. FSU's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at: http://www.hr.fsu.edu/PDF/Publications/diversity/EEO_Statement.pdf.


Receptionist

*Due to COVID, we are not currently accepting applications for the Receptionist position. Please read below to learn more about this position as well as our typical hiring process. Updates will be provided when possible*

Receptionists will demonstrate an investment in the overall service the front desk provides to each resident. The residence hall desks are considered a professional working environment. They are the heart of the building, often the first impression that a resident, family or visitor to the institution may have. The front desk plays an intricate role in the success of every residence hall. The receptionists are in essence the "face" of residence life, managing many day-to-day functions that are crucial to the success of our communities. Receptionists are responsible for all administrative tasks that occur at the front desk.



Qualifications

  • A cumulative FSU grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 undergraduate or 3.0 graduate cumulative at time of application and employment (transfer students may not use the GPA from their former institution)
  • Maintain a 2.5 or 3.0 cumulative GPA throughout the period of employment as a Receptionist and at least a 2.5 semester GPA each semester employed as a Receptionist
  • Must maintain full-time student status during the fall & spring semesters while employed. Summer enrollment in classes is optional.
  • All students who are hired must remain in good conduct standing with the University while employed.

Important Information

A complete application includes the following:

  • A completed electronic application via fsu.erezlife.com.
  • Two professional references completed by someone who can speak to your work performance, critical thinking, and ability to help others. Appropriate examples include work supervisors, RAs, teachers, organization presidents, high school advisors, etc.
  • A professional resume. If you need assistance with creating a resume please visit the Career Center's website here. They have online resources to help with creating a resume and also offer review services. The Career Center also hosts mock interviews to help you prepare.

Duties

  • To act as a liaison between residents, University Housing, and other university agencies.
  • To organize the front desk area; with mail, packages, telephone calls
  • To assist with handing out keys, collecting keys, or making changes to keys
  • To be able to use the computer to send emails to residents
  • To act as liaison between Facilities Supervisor and residents when there are maintenance requests
  • To cover the desk for specified shift to help answer or assist with residents

Compensation

Receptionists are compensated at $8.65/hour.

An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer. FSU's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at: http://www.hr.fsu.edu/PDF/Publications/diversity/EEO_Statement.pdf.

Training

Receptionists must participate in a mandatory training prior to each semester. Please check back soon for those dates and times.

Application Information:

Receptionist applications for Spring 2020 will be available from October 1-14th. Candidates who currently live on-campus with University Housing will receive priority consideration. Applications must apply via fsu.erezlife.com to be considered. Receptionist applications for 2020-2021 will be available in January 2020. Interviews will take place in February-March 2020. Candidates who will live on campus with University Housing during the 2020-2021 school year will receive priority consideration. Please contact University Housing at UH-Recruitment@fsu.edu should you have any questions or issues.


Academic Trainer

*Due to COVID, we are not currently accepting applications for the Receptionist position. Please read below to learn more about this position as well as our typical hiring process. Updates will be provided when possible*

Academic Trainers are current Florida State University students who serve University Housing by helping residential students succeed in their academic endeavors. Academic Trainers work in our Academic Resource Centers as peer educators to help students with study skills, study scheduling, and resource referral. Academic Trainers are also mentors in our Engage 100 Course, Residential Scholars: Community and College Life. In line with our educational priority, Academic Trainers empower our students to reach their full academic potential as they work towards a degree. Academic Trainers also work closely with the Academic Center for Excellence (ACE) through training, workshops, and meetings to ensure that a seamless academic assistance experience is embodied across our campus.



Qualifications

  • A cumulative FSU grade point average of 3.0 or higher, at time of application and throughout employment
    • Must have an academic record free of any Academic Honor Policy violations
  • Have completed at least 30 credit hours at Florida State University
  • Be able to work 10-15 hours each week
  • Be enrolled as a full-time student
  • Good standing with the University, includes conduct & financial standing
  • Successful Background Check

Duties

  • Support the Residential Scholars Program (RSP) and Engage 100 Courses
  • Collaboration and partnership with campus partners (ACE, Career Center, etc.)
  • Provide academic resources, support, and events for residents
  • Engage intentionally with residents around academic success
  • Attend training to facilitate conversations on study and time management skills
  • Role-model study habits and teaching students to become independent learners
  • Staff Academic Resource Centers

Compensation

Academic Trainers are compensated at a rate of $9.00/hour.

An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer. FSU's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at: http://www.hr.fsu.edu/PDF/Publications/diversity/EEO_Statement.pdf.

Training

Academic Trainers are required to attend all trainings that occur before and during the academic year.

Application Directions

Submit a completed application and resume with up to two recommendation forms.

The Academic Trainer application opens at different times throughout the year. Be on the lookout for advertisements regarding application opening.


Conference Assistant

*Due to COVID, we are not currently accepting applications for the Conference Assistant position. Please read below to learn more about this position as well as our typical hiring process. Updates will be provided when possible*

Conference Assistant (CAs) will demonstrate an investment in the overall service the front desk provides to each conference guest. The CAs are in essence the "face" of Conference Services, managing many day–to–day functions that are crucial to the success of camps and conferences. CAs are responsible for all administrative tasks, customer service, communication, and safety/security that occurs in the hall.



Qualifications

  • A cumulative FSU grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 undergraduate or 3.0 graduate cumulative at time of application and employment (transfer students may not use the GPA from their former institution)
  • Successful Background Check
  • Be able to work the entire summer (mid-May–early-August)
  • You will need to have one (1) professional reference available.
  • Ideal candidate should: have the ability to make decisions autonomously, be organized, detail-oriented, act efficiently and effectively, and maintain a positive attitude while working with others.

Duties

CAs will be asked to assist in the following duties:

  • CAs will assist University Housing by serving as liaisons between conference guests.
  • Work assigned shifts between 7:00am–11:00pm, including holidays, weekends, and weekdays.
  • Perform daily customer service operations such as handling guest check-ins and check-outs, explaining procedures, giving directions and reporting specific needs/concerns of conference guests.
  • Individuals in this position will be responsible for maintaining accurate records for rosters and billing purposes.
  • Acknowledge and respond to emergencies in a safe and timely manner.
  • Must attend/participate in weekly staff meetings and trainings.
  • Other duties as assigned by Conference Services Leadership Team.

Compensation

Conference Assistants start at $9.00/hour.

Training

Training is mandatory and will occur May 13–16, 2020.

Application Schedule

CA applications will be available February 17–March 23, 2020.

Application Directions

  • Before starting the application please know the following:
    • You will use your my.fsu.edu login to access the application.
    • You may need to know what your FSUSN is. Note that this is neither your FSU card number nor FSU ID. Please go to http://registrar.fsu.edu/services/fsusn/apdefault.htm to find your FSUSN.
    • You can save your application along the way, but you will need to complete the application and all questions in FULL to officially submit.
    • Be prepared to give contact information for one (1) reference.
    • Click Submit at the end of the application. You will receive a confirmation once you are done.
  • The link to apply is: fsu.erezlife.com.
    • REMEMBER: The CA application will not be available until February 17, 2020.

If you have any questions or problems please contact Nate Hogan at 850–645–1344 or nhogan@fsu.edu

An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer. FSU's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at: http://www.hr.fsu.edu/PDF/Publications/diversity/EEO_Statement.pdf.


Higher Education Master's Program Graduate Assistantship Positions

Part time, live-in positions in the Residential Student Experience Program for full time FSU Graduate students only.

Graduate Assistantships

We are no longer accepting applications, as we are fully staffed for the 2020-2021 academic year.

Please note that there may be some changes to the compensation packages offered in the future.

Assistant Coordinator: The Graduate Assistant for Residential Student Experience (RSE) is a graduate student employed for 20 hours weekly. The Graduate Assistant for RSE reports directly to a full-time Program/Residence Coordinator for University Housing. The following are responsibilities for the Graduate Assistant for RSE position:



Assistant Coordinator: The Graduate Assistant for Residential Student Experience (RSE) is a graduate student employed for 20 hours weekly. The Graduate Assistant for RSE reports directly to a full-time Program/Residence Coordinator for University Housing. The following are responsibilities for the Graduate Assistant for RSE position:

  • Participate in student staff supervision and/or student group advising
  • Promote the professional and personal development of student staff and student group advisees
  • Implement crisis management protocol and participate in an on-call duty rotation for an area of campus
  • Participate in the recruitment, selection, and training for student staff
  • Serve as a hearing officer for student conduct
  • Collaborate with campus partners to provide academic support and promote student development
  • Engage students through large-scale event planning and programming
  • Support community development efforts within the residence halls
  • Assist with area and departmental administrative initiatives

Other functional responsibilities may include (but are not limited to): direct hall management; oversight of the Night Staff program; advising special student leadership programs (Inter-Residence Hall Council; National Residence Hall Honorary); coordinating recruitment and training of student staff; working with academic and retention initiatives in the hall; coordinating student conduct and assessment initiatives; or advising the Residential Conduct Board.

Additional Information:

  • A furnished, on-campus apartment, stipend paid at $13.71 per hour for 20 hours/week, and an in-state tuition waiver for 9 credit hours (matriculation fee) are provided as part of the compensation.
  • Start date for this position is July 2019.

Training

Training for all graduate assistants occurs in July.

Qualifications

  • Admitted in a FSU Graduate Program (Preferably Master's or Doctoral in Higher Education)
  • Experience in residence hall leadership at the undergraduate level (i.e. Hall Council, RA, etc.)
  • Ability to relate well to others, especially students and student groups
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing
  • Available nights and weekends

For more information regarding Higher Education Visiting Days click here.

Graduate Assistants must be enrolled as a full-time, degree-seeking graduate student at Florida State University.

Should you have any additional questions, please feel free to call (850) 644-2863.

Background Check Requirements

These positions require successful completion of a criminal history background check.

Confidentiality Policy

These positions require compliance with University confidentiality policies.

An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer. FSU's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at: http://www.hr.fsu.edu/PDF/Publications/diversity/EEO_Statement.pdf.


Total Rewards Program

Florida State University offers a competitive Total Rewards Program which includes Compensation, Benefits, Wellness, Recognition, and Employee Development.

For more information visit: https://hr.fsu.edu/total-rewards

Compensation includes items that are not always visible on your paycheck. To understand the true value of your position use the compensation calculator tool at the link below.

Total Compensation Calculator

Employee Tuition Scholarship

Florida State University provides the opportunity for the University's employees to take up to two courses, or six hours, of course work per academic term tuition free.

For more information, visit: https://hr.fsu.edu/total-rewards/additional-benefits-and-perks/education-and-development

Additional Benefits, Perks and Savings

Current FSU employees have the opportunity to participate in exclusive discounts. Discounts and perks are available at a variety of campus, local, and national vendors.

For more information, visit: https://hr.fsu.edu/total-rewards/additional-benefits-and-perks


FSU New Employee Orientation

The University's New Employee Orientation program is available online for all newly hired employees to provide them with information concerning employee benefits, rules and regulations affecting employment, basic cybersecurity awareness, and University operating procedures. Orientation is mandatory for all employees.

For more information, visit: https://hr.fsu.edu/working-fsu/new-employees

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

The Employee Assistance Program is a free and confidential program that provides brief intervention/short-term counseling, referrals (if needed), and follow-up services to help FSU employees in dealing with issues such as: marital and family conflicts, job stress, alcohol & drug abuse, financial difficulties, separation/divorce, grief/loss issues, parenting, relationship issues, anxiety/depression/ anger concerns, physical/sexual/emotional abuse, and communication problems. Supervisor Consults, Mediation Services, and Crisis Intervention are also available.

For more information, visit: https://eap.fsu.edu/

Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

FMLA provides eligible employees unpaid job protected leave for the following qualifying events:

  • The birth or placement of a child for adoption or foster care.
  • To care for a spouse, son, daughter, or parent with a serious health condition.
  • For the employee's own serious health condition.
  • For qualifying exigency leave arising out of the covered active duty status of a military member who is the employee's spouse, son, daughter, or parent.

For more information, visit: https://hr.fsu.edu/sections/equity-diversity-inclusion/family-medical-leave-act-fmla-1993

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

FSU has many resources available to students, faculty, staff and visitors who have disabilities, which help ensure a quality, educational and work environment.

Reasonable Accommodations

Reasonable Accommodations are for the purpose of structural or procedural modifications that remove barriers which prohibit an employee with a disability from enjoying the same rights and privileges as those who are not disabled. Such modifications may be in, but are not limited to, three forms:

  • Modification of a particular job assignment that enable a qualified individual with a disability to perform the essential function of the job without causing undue hardship to the University.
  • Modifications that allow employees with disabilities equal access to all privileges and benefits of employment.
  • Modification to the employment process that allow applicants with disabilities equal opportunity to apply for jobs.

For more information visit: https://hr.fsu.edu/sections/equity-diversity-inclusion/americans-disabilities-act-ada .

Workers’ Compensation

The Workers' Compensation program coordinates and manages claims relating to work-related injuries sustained by University employees.

Please report any injury or illness to AmeriSys at 1-800-455-2079.

For more information visit: https://hr.fsu.edu/sections/equity-diversity-inclusion/workers-compensation .

Attendance & Leave

The Office of Human Resources offers training and provides guidance for the administration of Florida State University’s attendance and leave policies and monitors time reporting for all employees.

For more information, visit: https://hr.fsu.edu/sections/attendance-leave

Payroll Calendars and Schedules

Training & Development

Florida State University's Office of Training & Organizational Development (TOD) delivers workplace training and personal development among University employees through a variety of virtual and in person learning opportunities.

Browse the training catalog here: https://hr.fsu.edu/sites/g/files/upcbnu2186/files/PDF/Publications/training/Catalog.pdf

For more information, visit: https://hr.fsu.edu/index.php/train

In addition to University training & development opportunities, Housing staff are encouraged to participate in the many DSA Professional Development events, programs, conferences, and more to support professional growth.

For more information, visit: https://studentaffairs.fsu.edu/staffdev/


Staff Recruiting & Onboarding

Selecting the right candidate for your position is very important. HR Employment and Recruitment Services offers a variety training and resources to assist supervisors in areas such as, creating a job opening, preparing for interviews, and making a job offer.

for more information, visit: https://hr.fsu.edu/index.php/sections/employment-recruitment-services/departments

All Housing employees involved in staff hiring are required to complete the University staff search training. To complete the staff search training visit: https://searchtraining.hr.fsu.edu/training/.

Performance Management/Evaluations

All employees must have a performance evaluation at least annually. The performance evaluation process should be a constructive tool for continual improvement, documenting substandard performance, and recognition of employees' performance.

For more information visit: https://hr.fsu.edu/sections/employee-labor-relations/performance-evaluations.


Housing Resources

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Division of Student Affairs at Florida State University

 

University Housing Department
Division of Student Affairs
109 Askew Student Life Building
Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL 32306

Phone: 850–644–2860
Fax: 850–644–7997
Email: housing@fsu.edu

University Housing: