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Student Jobs with Residence Life

Summer Camp Assistants

Are you looking for summer employment? Summer camp assistants make a huge impact working with camps and fellow Lumberjacks here for the summer. Residence Life has more than 40 positions available for undergraduate and graduate students, and student employees will work 20 hours per week from May to August. Applications are open until April 14.


  • At minimum, a 2.3 GPA
  • Enrolled as a student for either the summer or fall

How to apply

Complete the following three forms

Community Assistants and Desk Assistants

Looking premier leadership opportunities? If you're the sort of person who is outgoing, helpful and loves to be part of a community, then a job with Residence Life could be a perfect match for you. Community assistants and desk assistants make a huge impact on campus by helping fellow Lumberjacks and providing leadership in our community.

Community Assistants

Community assistants are graduate or undergraduate Residence Life paraprofessional staff members with direct and constant contact with residents. Community assistants are assigned to floors/areas ranging from 25 to 88 students in buildings ranging from 60 to 800 students.


  • Must have a housing contract and deposit
  • At minimum, a 2.3 GPA
  • 30 or more credit hours
  • Lived on a campus for two or more semesters (does not have to be SFA)

How to apply

Complete the following three forms

Desk Assistants

Desk assistants are graduate or undergraduate Residence Life paraprofessional staff members with direct and constant contact with residents. The primary responsibility of a desk assistant is to act as a communication link between building staff and residents. They help answer residents' questions, direct phone calls, provide information and complete various administrative tasks as assigned by their supervisor.


  • At minimum, a 2.3 GPA
  • Hiring preference is given to students who live on campus; however, living on campus is not a requirement.

How to apply

Complete the following three forms:


If you have any questions, please email

Frequently asked questions

Will I be notified if I am offered or denied the position?

Yes, you will receive official notification via your Jacks email account stating whether you have been offered or denied the position.

What do I wear to my interview?

Business attire is appropriate.

What is the time commitment for the position?

Community assistants work about six hours per week at the desk for the residence hall they are assigned and serve in an on-call rotation on some weeknights and weekends as assigned by their supervisor. Community assistants work an average of 20 hours per week. Desk assistants work as scheduled around their course schedule (typically not to exceed 20 hours per week).

How will I be contacted?

All job related correspondence will be through your Jacks email account. Acceptance or decline of offers must come from your Jacks email account with the original offer included in the response.

How many positions are available?

The number of positions needing to be filled varies from semester to semester. There are usually around 127 community assistants and 75 desk assistants on campus.

Can I request a specific building?

Community assistants are hired by the Residence Life Department for the position, not for a particular residence hall. The department will place staff based upon the needs of the department.

If hired, what forms of identification will I need to bring for Human Resource verification?

Details for verification can be found on this form.

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Residence Life Department
Fax: 936.468.2074
Staff Directory

Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Physical Address:
Austin Building
Room 131

Mailing Address: 
P.O. Box 13054, SFA Station 
Nacogdoches, Texas 75962

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