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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, & multiculturalism as well as personal, spiritual, cognitive, emotional & academic success. The Community Director position is supervised by an Area Coordinator who provides overall community management & direction.

Please browse our CD Recruitment Guide for a full description. For questions or additional information, contact Robbie Durr, Chair of the CD Selection Committee at (251) 460-7869.

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Conference Assistant (CA)

The Conference Assistant (CA) is considered a student assistant position & appointments are made on a temporary basis each summer. A Conference Assistant's primary goal is to ensure complete customer satisfaction from beginning to end of the conference group's experience. The Conference Assistant will be involved in all phases of Conference Housing operations including conference preparation, check-in & check-out, assembling key packets, preparing client materials, & public relations at the Conference Housing Office/front desk. Assisting in the Housing transition from Spring semester to Summer semester, Summer semester to Fall semester, & duty rotations are also part of the Conference Assistant schedule. This position reports directly to the Conference Housing Coordinator & the Community Director for Conference Housing.

To find out more, including requirements & qualifications, please review our CA Position Description. If you still have questions, please contact Lauren Gulsby, Marketing & Conference Housing Coordinator by email ( or phone (251-460-6185).

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CA Selection Timeline 2015

  • March 30, 2015 (Monday) – Priority Application Deadline
  • March 31, 2015 (Tuesday) – Eligible candidates will receive a link via email to submit their schedule of availability for interview week.
  • April 03, 2015 (Friday) – Eligible candidates will receive an individual email to confirm their interview time, date, and location
  • April 06-10, 2015 (Monday – Friday) – CA Interviews
  • April 24, 2015 (Friday) – All CA Selections announced via email
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)

Housing & Dining is currently accepting applications for dynamic, dedicated & enthusiastic students who are interested in becoming Resident Assistant at the University of South Alabama. We never stop taking applications! All applications received will be considered on a case-by-case basis throughout the year as positions become available.

The large group selection process for Resident Assistant occurs early each spring. 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.

To find out more, including additional requirements & qualifications review the full RA Position Description found within the RA Application Packet. If you still have questions after reviewing, please contact Robbie E. Durr, Chair of the RA Selection Committee at or (251) 460-7869.

Interest Sessions are held early each Spring semester. Attending an interest session is a great way to learn more about the position & all that it entails! Attendance is encouraged but not required. We look forward to your candidacy!

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Please choose one of the following options to submit your completed RA Application Packet:

  1. Return your application to the Community Office in Epsilon 1 (ATTN: RA Selection)
  2. Email your application to (ATTN: RA Selection)

November 18, 2014 (Tuesday) 5 - 7PM
Fresh Food Company/Dining Hall

Interest Sessions will be held:

  • 1/28/15 (Wednesday) @ 8:00 p.m., New Hall Classroom
  • 2/03/15 (Tuesday) @ 5:30 p.m., Beta/Gamma Commons
  • 2/05/15 (Thursday) @ 6:00 p.m., Epsilon 1 TV Room
  • 2/09/15 (Monday) @ 6:30 p.m., Stokes Classroom

RA Selection Timeline

  • February 20, 2015 – All priority applications are due
  • March 14, 2015 – RA Interview Day
  • April 3, 2015 – All applicants notified of selection status via email
  • April 10, 2015 – RA Placement Event