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Community Director (CD)

The Community Director (CD) position is a graduate assistantship within the department of Housing & Dining at the University of South Alabama. The Community Director position is a live-in senior staff member responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of a community that ranges from 200 to 500 residents. The Community Director supervises the paraprofessional staff consistent with the university mission to develop a safe, student centered, living-learning environment; the environment should foster student growth, leadership development, diversity, and multiculturalism as well as personal, spiritual, cognitive, emotional and academic success. The Community Director position is supervised by an Area Coordinator who provides overall community management and direction.

Please browse our CD Recruitment Guide for a full description. For questions or additional information, contact Dr. James Bridgeforth, Director of Housing at (251) 460-6185.

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Summer Housing Assistant

The Summer Housing Assistant is considered a student assistant position and appointments are made on a temporary basis each summer. 

Information about this position should be posted here by mid-February 2016. 

Selection Timeline 2016

  • TBA
Desk Assistant (DA)
The function of each Community Office is a vital part of successful operations in the residence hall communities. Due to their location & availability, the Community Office serves as the information hub for students, staff & guests. Also, security & emergency procedures often center at the Community Office. Therefore, it is essential that courteous, responsible individuals staff each Community Office. The Desk Assistant needs to create & maintain an atmosphere that is conducive to a living-learning environment in the residential community. The Desk Assistant reports to the Area Coordinator & Community Director in the respective Community Office.  Housing & Dining invites you to apply for this student leadership position after reviewing the full DA Position Description.  Applications are never turned away & will be reviewed on an “as needed” basis.
For more information please contact Amber L. Jones, Chair of the Desk Assistant Selection Committee at or (251) 460-7088. 
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Facilities Assistant (FA)

The summer Facilities Assistant (FA) is a student assistant position within the department of Housing & Dining at the University of South Alabama. The Housing Facilities team serves to support the day to day operations of Housing Maintenance. The Facilities Assistant is supervised, hired, and trained by the Housing Services Coordinator with the assistance of Summer Facilities Community Director.

To find out more, including additional requirements and qualifications review the full FA Position Description.  If you still have questions after viewing, please contact Monica Davidson, Chair of the FA Selection Process at or (251) 460-7655.

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Resident Assistant (RA)

USA Housing & Dining is currently accepting applications for dynamic, dedicated, and enthusiastic students who are interested in becoming Resident Assistants at the University of South Alabama.

The large group selection process for the Resident Assistant position occurs early each spring semester (see timeline below). If you have submitted an application prior to this selection process, but have not been contacted regarding an interview you will be sent communication via your university email address (JagMail) regarding your candidacy.

The RA Application Packet includes the full position description and fill-able application. If you still have questions after reviewing this document, please contact Jerica Jones, Chair of the RA Selection Committee, at or (251) 460-7869.

Interest Sessions are held early each spring semester (see dates below). Attending an interest session is a great way to learn more about the position and all that it entails. You must attend one (1) interest session to be an eligible candidate. We look forward to your candidacy!

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  • February 5, 2016 – RA applications due by 5PM
  • February 26-27, 2016 – RA Interview Days
  • March 18, 2016 – All applicants notified of selection status via email
  • April 27, 2016 – RA Placement Event 

RA Selection Open House:
December 2, 2015 (Wednesday): 12PM - 2PM
Dining Hall Conference Room (2nd floor)

RA Interest Sessions will be held:

  • 12/03/15 (Thursday) @ 6PM, Dining Hall Conference Rm
  • 1/11/16 (Monday) @ 7PM, Epsilon 1 TV Room
  • 1/12/16 (Tuesday) @ 9PM, Beta/Gamma Commons
  • 1/13/16 (Wednesday) @ 2PM, Delta Commons Lounge
  • 1/14/16 (Thursday) @ 8PM, New Hall Classroom
  • 1/19/16 (Tuesday) @ 6PM, Stokes Hall Classroom
  • 2/01/16 (Monday) @ 6PM, Dining Hall Conference Room 
  • 2/04/16 (Thursday) @8PM, Dining Hall Conference Room