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We employ hundreds of students each year. Read on to discover what some of these jobs entail. Also, see our listings at Jobs @ IU for more opportunities.


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Den by Denny's

The Den by Denny's is now hiring! Starting pay is $10.15/hour. Visit to apply.

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Academic Peer Advocates

Position Summary

Academic Peer Advocates (APA) are 20 hour-per-week, live-in, student staff members who help peers succeed academically. The APAs primary responsibility is mentoring. They hold 10 office hours per week to support students, serve as a referral agent, and encourage the use of campus resources. APAs actively listen to the concerns of their peers, offer sound advice, and direct them to relevant support services. Lastly, they provide academic programming around topics such as study skills, time and stress management, and test-taking skills while being knowledgeable regarding course information and university academic deadlines.

Qualification Requirements

For consideration, candidates must meet the following minimum qualifications:

  • Possess and maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • No substantial university judicial record.
  • Must live in a specified academic community.
  • Sophomore or higher class standing.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.

Job Responsibilities

  • Maintain ~10 office hours per week.
  • Be available to meet with students needing academic guidance.
  • Serve as a referral agent between students, faculty or staff, and campus resources.
  • Develop relationships with Resident Assistants (RAs) in their house and inside the building to discuss issues and concerns seen within the community.
  • Work with leadership councils to address academic issues.
  • Communicate with supervisors (Graduate Supervisor, Assistant Residence Manager, and Residence Manager) regarding students experiencing academic difficulties.
  • Maintain frequent contact with community members regarding, but not limited to, upcoming events, advising schedule, and departmental and community resources.

Other Responsibilities

  • Attend weekly meetings (approximately three to four hours), including a bi-weekly meeting with your immediate supervisor, a weekly meeting with an Academic Peer Advocate staff, a bi-weekly meeting with in-center staff, and occasional position-related training.
  • Spend two to three hours per week planning for and implementing at least two academic programs per month (e.g., workshops, study groups, incentive programs, tutoring).
  • Spend at least one hour per week developing a monthly academically-related bulletin board for your residence hall.
  • Arrive on campus early for fall and spring training.
  • Other assigned duties.

Compensation and Term

The term for this position is the entirety of the 2016–17 academic year. Pay is $9 per hour, which is roughly $180 per week. Depending on the hiring date, this could come to approximately $5,400 for the academic year.

To Apply

Please have your recommender submit the recommendation. Email your completed application and resume with the subject line "Academic Peer Advocate Search." For full consideration, applications must be received no later than 11:59 p.m. on Friday, December 11, 2015.

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Graduate Staff

We employ graduate students in a variety of residence hall positions. Benefits and requirements vary depending on the position. For more information, email us, or call 812-855-1764 for more information.

We will not be accepting applications until December of 2016.

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Library Staff

Student Assistants

The student assistant position is responsible for the daily operations of the libraries and Movies, Music, & More (MMM) centers. Duties include staffing the circulation desk, re-shelving materials, and completing other duties as assigned by the Center Supervisor. A typical work schedule is 10 hours per week. Must be willing to work evenings and some weekends. These positions are open to IU students only; students who live in the residence halls are preferred. Students may apply throughout the year.

Applicants must complete an IU Hourly Employee Application and our application. Completed applications can be emailed to us as a pdf attachment.

Assistant Manager

Job postings for this position begin during the spring semester (February or March) for the following fall. No resumes will be accepted until a position becomes open. Should a position open at any other time, it will be posted.

The Assistant Manager of Residence Hall Libraries (AML) is specifically appointed to assist the Manager of Residence Hall Libraries and the Library Services Coordinator to develop and maintain a library system within the residence halls and apartment housing at Indiana University Bloomington.

Major responsibilities include:

  • Supervision and evaluation of libraries and MMM Center Supervisors.
  • Collection development and management.
  • Assisting with the coordination of purchases of library materials.
  • Serving as a liaison with various leaders in the residence hall communities to maintain dynamic library and media center facilities.

Position Requirements

The ideal candidate for the AML position will have knowledge of collection development practices, as well as supervisory experience. In addition, applicants should be enrolled and taking classes in a degree-granting graduate program of study at Indiana University Bloomington.


Graduate students holding this position will receive insurance benefits. The AML position is a 20-hour per week commitment. Due to the nature of working with staff and students in residence halls, there are weekly fluctuations in which the AML may work above and beyond 20 hours in a given week.

Center Supervisor

The Center Supervisor is specifically appointed to manage the daily operations of one of 11 RPS Libraries locations in the form of a library or an MMM Center.

Major responsibilities include:

  • The supervision and evaluation of five to seven hourly student employees.
  • The selection of library materials.
  • Attendance at regular meetings.

Position Requirements

The ideal candidate for the Center Supervisor position will have supervisory experience. Interest in library-related employment or knowledge of collection development is preferred, but not necessary. In addition, applicants should be enrolled and taking classes in a degree-granting program of study at IU Bloomington. Graduate students will receive the highest consideration for library positions, and undergraduates will receive the highest consideration for MMM positions.

Remuneration and Benefits

Due to the differences in the size and content of Library and MMM collections, compensation is as follows:

  • Graduate students holding a Library Center Supervisor position will receive insurance benefits and a cash stipend of $4,600 in ten equal installments.
  • Undergraduates holding an MMM Center Supervisor position for the 2014–15 year will receive a cash stipend of $4,100 in ten equal installments.
  • The Center Supervisor position is a 15-hour per week commitment. Due to the nature of working with staff and students in residence halls, there are weekly fluctuations in which the Center Supervisor may work above and beyond 15 hours in a given week.
Home > Housing > Employment > Resident Assistants & CommUNITY Educators

Resident Assistants & CommUNITY Educators



Eligibility for either position, includes:

  • Sophomore or higher class standing at the time position the position begins (fall semester 2017).
  • Possess and maintain a semester and cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.
  • No substantial university judicial record.
  • No outstanding or past due bills with the Office of the Bursar.
  • Previous residence in a university residence hall, or relatable experience.


Compensation for both positions includes:

  • Single room.
  • RPS meal plan.
  • Laundry stipend.
  • A stipend of $1,500, paid bi-weekly during the academic year.

Selection Process

  • October 17: Applications go live via the RA/CUE application center.
  • October/November: MANDATORY Information Sessions—if you cannot attend a session, you must e-mail prior to the application deadline.
  • October/November: Candidates should register for EDUC-U450 for the first 8 weeks of the spring semester at the time of course enrollment—this is a required course for all applicants.
  • December 8 by 11:59pm: Applications, including recommendation letters, are due.
  • Week of December 12: Candidates will be notified if they have passed through the first phase of the application review.
  • Late December: Candidates will be notified if they do not meet the GPA requirements, or if they have judicial or bursar issues that will impact their application.
  • First 8 Weeks of Spring Semester: EDUC-U450 Foundations of Residential Leadership
  • March 3-4: RA/CUE Interviews
  • Week of April 3: Offers will begin on a rolling basis for 2017-2018.

Information Sessions

Attendance at one of the sessions below is mandatory for applicants. Each session will include:

  • time to hear from current staff about their experiences
  • tips on how to put together a strong application
  • an opportunity to ask questions of Residential Life staff

If you cannot attend, you must email prior to the application deadline.

  • Sunday, October 16: Spruce Classroom B111, 8 p.m.
  • Monday, October 24: La Casa, Latino Cultural Center, 7:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, October 27: Teter Classroom F260, 7 p.m.
  • Thursday, November 3: IMU Dogwood Room, 6 p.m.
  • Sunday, November 6: Briscoe SAR, 8 p.m.
  • Thursday, November 10: IMU Dogwood Room, 6 p.m.
  • Tuesday, November 15: Wright Quad Formal Lounge, 6 p.m.
  • Monday, November 28: Union Street Auditorium, 9 p.m.

Recommendation Information

As part of your application, two letters of recommendation must be submitted electronically. It is prefered that one of these be from an RPS staff member.

Good recommenders include your current or former RA/CUE, center staff (graduate or professional) that you have worked with on student government, conduct board or leadership councils, Living Learning Community staff, current or former employment supervisors, advisors, or faculty members.

Do not ask family members, friends, roommates or other individuals who cannot speak to your relevant experiences. We advise that you ask your recommenders at least two weeks in advance of the application deadline if they can provide you with a positive recommendation.

To Submit a Recommendation

1. Save your application before sending out the recommendation link below. Go to the bottom of the application and click "Save my application, I am not dont yet. Next click "submit" to save.

2. Send your recommenders this link address,

RA Responsibilities

There are 8 to 26 RAs per residence hall who live on a floor or unit with approximately 50 residents.

General responsibilities include:

  • Knowing each resident in the community.
  • Serving as a resource person for questions regarding residence hall and university offices.
  • Familiarizing residents with and enforcing university and residence hall policies and regulations.
  • Mediating conflicts between residents.
  • Helping residents maintain an environment conducive to learning.
  • Assisting residents to improve study techniques and personal problem-solving skills, as appropriate.
  • Providing social and educational programs for floor/unit and center residents within the context of the Residential Curriculum.

RAs develop a host of skills in this job including:

  • Administration, networking, communicating, and collaborating with faculty, staff, committees, and other IU offices.
  • Budget planning, development, and accounting.
  • Program development including researching, establishing learning outcomes, marketing, and assessment.
  • Time management.
  • Facilitation.
  • Cross-cultural communication and work.
  • Assertiveness and conflict mediation.
  • Emergency response.

CUE Responsibilities

There are 1 to 2 CUEs per residence hall committed to working on diversity and social justice awareness and education.

General responsibilities include:

  • Planning and presenting a variety of programs related to issues of diversity and social justice guided by the foundations of the Residential Curriculum, especially issues related to ability, gender, race, religion, and sexual orientation.
  • Working collaboratively with student government, RAs, community managers, and other campus groups to promote the aims of RPS.
  • Program development including researching, establishing learning outcomes, marketing, and assessment.

CUEs develop a host of skills in this job including:

  • Administration, networking, communicating, and collaborating with faculty, staff, committees, and other IU offices.
  • Budget planning, development, and accounting.
  • Program development including researching, establishing learning outcomes, marketing, and assessment.
  • Time management.
  • Facilitation.
  • Cross-cultural communication and work.

Application Guide

For detailed information, refer to the RA/CUE Application Guide. Please send questions to

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Tour Guides (Now Hiring for Fall 2016)

RPS Tour Guides provide 30 to 40 minute guided tours of Teter Residence Hall to prospective students and their family members. Tour guides speak about learning communities, the roommate and housing assignment process, dining, and general experiences of living on campus. They also answer questions from the tour group.


$10.15 per hour

Requirements and Time Committment

  • Cumulative GPA of at least 3.0.
  • Reside in an RPS residence hall or Union Street Center.
  • Strong work ethic and commitment to the on-campus living experience.
  • Ability to attend monthly meetings—generally on Sundays.
  • Cannot be a(n) RA, CUE, peer instructor, etc. while being a tour guide.
  • Must be available for a minimum of six of the following times in addition to at least two Saturdays between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. each month.
    • Mondays to Fridays
      11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
      12:45 to 1:45 p.m.
      2:45 to 3:45 p.m.
      3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

To Apply

Complete an IU Jobs application for this position. At IU Jobs, type 00903P in the "Job No:" field.

Home > Housing > Employment > Conference Services Summer Staff

Conference Services Summer Staff

The departments of conference services and residential life are committed to the total experience of the guest and resident within an inclusive community through residence hall standards, and supportive learning environments in the residence halls.

The summer staff works with the residential life professional staff to assist in achieving our mission and goals. Additionally, the summer staff will assist in various areas of residence life which may include assisting with guests' needs and concerns, providing excellent customer service, collaborating with campus partners, or offering feedback to improve our processes.

Positions Available

Summer School Resident Assistant

Build community through personal connections and collaboration with residents and staff while supporting the academic pursuits of individual residents. The summer Resident Assistant will serve as a resource to residents, enforce university policy and plan and facilitate educational and social events. Please see the additional position eligibility requirements below

  • Must be a current RPS (RA/CUE) staff member.
  • Minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA.

Housing Assistant for Conferences

A great attitude and excellent customer service are essential parts of making a great impression of IU. The student staff are an important part of the summer operation of camps, conferences and summer school where student staff represent the university and are the ideal representative for the IUB campus. In many cases, camp is a conference attendee's first experience with IU, and likely first exposure to life on a college campus. Camps are an excellent way to engage future students, and we have an opportunity to recruit a "Hoosier for Life".

Housing Assistant for Orientation

These ambassadors for residential life create a welcoming environment and positive impression for incoming students and parents on campus for orientation programs. This position assists with the quick turnover for the two-day orientation program.


  • Must be available May 9 through August 3, 2016.
  • Must pass a criminal background check before beginning employment.
  • Strong public relations, customer service, interpersonal, and communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Flexibility and ability to handle potentially stressful situations.
  • Positive and professional attitude.
  • Attention to detail and strong organizational skills.

Areas of Responsibility

Customer Service

  • Travel between assigned areas and other departmental facilities to perform job-related responsibilities.
  • Ensure smooth check-ins and check-outs for conference guests and summer school residents.
  • Assist with room assignments.
  • Provide plus one customer service when working the center desk.
  • Facilitate room and building tours.
  • Positively represent the university and RPS to guests, students, and parents.

Safety and Security

  • Manage the physical condition of the facilities.
  • Ascend and descend multiple flights of stairs, especially in cases of emergencies.
  • Operate a hand-held radio.
  • On-call duty—responding to guest and residents needs after hours.
  • Daily facility walkthrough.
  • Assist guests and residents become locked out.
  • Custodial duties as needed.

Emergency Procedures

  • Direct and respond to fire alarms and other emergencies.
  • Assist guests and residents when an accident or personal injury occurs.
  • Update and post emergency procedures throughout the facility.
  • Report facility safety concerns to maintenance and building staff immediately.


  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with residents, parents, visitors, faculty, and staff.
  • Attend staff meetings and conference meetings.
  • Operate a computer system using various types of software applications.
  • Read reports, gather and analyze information for written reports.
  • Prepare written memorandums and documents and compile the numerous forms needed in the daily operation of managing the residence halls.
  • Operate the various types of office equipment including phone, printer, and computer.
  • Stuff conference packets with keys, lanyards, and building and campus information.
  • Promptly address and submit facility and maintenance concerns.
  • Coordinate final details for camps and conference with clients.
  • Create signage as needed.
  • Academic year preparation tasks.

Marketable Skills

  • Emergency response.
  • Facility management.
  • Customer service.
  • Problem-solving.
  • Creative space utilization.
  • Communication skills.
  • Database management.
  • Time management.

Training Requirements

The summer staff must be available for departmental training on Monday, May 9, 2016, from 9 a.m.–11 p.m.


Summer School RA
  • Approximately 20 hours per week.
  • $650 summer stipend (no hourly work).
  • Meal plan.
  • Room accommodations.
Housing Assistant for Conferences
  • Approximately 29 hours per week.
  • $10.00 per hour.
Housing Assistant for Orientation
  • Approximately 20 hours per week.
  • $650 summer stipend (no hourly work).
  • Meal plan.
  • Room accommodations.

Staff may take classes, but are not required to do so, to be employed by RPS during the summer. Staff taking classes can work a maximum of 29 hours per week in the Housing Assistant for Conferences position. Staff not taking classes and not returning to RPS for fall employment can work a maximum of 40 hours per week.

Staff will be offered the opportunity to live in a residential facility on a floor with other staff members for the cost of $100.00 per month during May, June, and July. Otherwise, staff will be assigned a room within a residential complex at no costs.

Parking is available but requires the individual purchase of a campus parking permit.

Staff may hold additional employment. If hired, a staff member's first job priority is their RPS summer job, and they need to keep their evenings and weekends free for duty and other RPS summer job responsibilities.

On-Call Response

Summer housing assistants will be required to serve in an on-call capacity for a residence center. Each week, summer staff will rotate one week of duty or 28 hours per week paid at a rate of $10.00 per hour.

Each staff member will temporarily stay at another residence hall location to serve in an on-call rotation. Each week, the on-call room will be cleaned and refreshed for the next week's staff member. A meal card will be provided during the on-call week to accommodate for meals when required to live on campus. Each center will offer an on-call location room with amenities, such as a TV, bedding, and linen, etc. Staff will relocate to this room two to three times per summer.

This arrangement will accommodate staff members who wish to live off campus throughout the summer. On-campus housing can be provided for those who need it at a rate of $100 a week.

Nightly On-Call Responsibilities

Each night a residential center is occupied, an on-call housing assistant is assigned to a hall to stay overnight in designated staff rooms to:

  • Conduct building rounds depending on hall population.
  • Interact with residents or guests in public areas and be visible in the hall during peak activity hours.
  • Address resident or guest behavior concerns and respond to emergencies.
  • Document incidents and notify supervisors.
  • Assist with assigned building tasks.
  • Submit facility and maintenance needs.
  • Record important information and task progress in the front desk communication log.

Selection Timeline

  • Friday, March 11: Submit Application by 5 p.m.
  • Thursday and Friday, March 24–25: Interviews, 1–5 p.m.
  • Friday, April 1: Offers extended.

Interview dates and times will be communicated to applicants during Spring Break, and be based upon class schedules.

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