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The Student Housing Office offers many leadership opportunities to assist with engagement and building of community within our residence halls. Each position provides a unique responsibility to cultivate a stronger relationship between the department and on-campus community.

For additional information please contact the Main Office at (310) 338-2963 or email us at

Resident Advisors

Applications for the 2017-18 Resident Advisor position will be available starting Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at 11:59PM.

Steps to complete the application:

  1. Log into MyLMU
  2. Systems Login
  3. Student Housing Online Services
  4. My Housing
  5. Forms
  6. RA Application Process

You may access the form as many times as you would like prior to the deadline. Applications are due by Monday, January 16, 2017 at 11:59 PM.


In order to be considered for the RA position, you must have the following qualifications:

  • Full time enrollment as a degree-seeking student at Loyola Marymount University during the contract period with a semester and cumulative GPA of at least 2.5
  • Must have no active judicial sanction while employed as an RA, beginning at the time of hire to the end of the employment contract
  • Completion of two semesters of full-time undergraduate study or one semester of full-time graduate study at LMU by the beginning of first semester of employment
  • Must have one semester of experience living in a college or university residence hall

In order to successfully complete the application process, you must:

  • Attend one Investment Session (mandatory) to learn more about the position and the responsibilities it entails:
    • November 20th: 5 PM to 6 PM in the Sullivan Academic Center
    • December 2nd: 6 PM to 7 PM in the Sullivan Academic Center
    • December 4th: 5 PM to 6 PM in Leavey 6 Room 102
    • December 7th: 6 PM to 7 PM in the Sullivan Academic Center
    • December 11th: 5 PM to 6 PM in the Sullivan Academic Center
    • January 10th: 6PM to 7PM in Leavey 6 - Suite 101
    • January 11th: 5PM to 6PM in the Sullivan Academic Center
    • January 12th: 6:30PM to 7:30PM in the Sullivan Academic Center
    • January 13th: 10AM to 11AM in Leavey 6 - Suite 101
    • January 17th: 10PM to 11PM in the Sullivan Academic Center
    • Submit a completed application by January 16, 2017.
  • Attend an Individual Interview that will take place on Thursday, January 26, 2017 or Friday, January 27, 2017 between 8am and 5pm (you will schedule your interview time on one of these days)
  • Attend the Group Process interview that will take place the week of February 6, 2017. (You will have several options during the week to sign up for, that best accommodates your academic schedule).

If you have any questions please email the Student Staff Selection Chair, Adam Stafford, or call him at (310) 258-5570. You may also contact the Student Housing Office at (310) 338-2963 for more information or visit the RA recruitment page for more information at Student Housing Jobs.

Resident Advisor Resources

Student Housing Office Assistant

As a member of the Student Housing Office Staff, the Student Assistant is responsible for helping to provide assistance to current and potential students, parents, LMU professional staff, and the public. The Student Assistant reports to the Student Housing Operations Coordinator. The Student Assistant is responsible for administrative functions and is expected to conduct him/herself in a manner consistent with the Student Conduct Code, University policies and regulations, and departmental standards.

The Student Assistant:

  • Serves as the Student Housing Office receptionist.
  • Performs general office work (e.g. greet visitors, answer routine questions, direct phone calls, file, issue temporary room access, prepare mailings, run errands, assist on special projects as assigned).
  • Refers students to the appropriate University staff member depending on their needs.
  • Maintains lobby cleanliness.

The Student Assistant should have the ability to:

  • handle multiple unrelated tasks with frequent interruptions
  • use reason, good judgment and resourcefulness
  • work with confidential information

Interested students should complete an application via Lion Jobs. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Kristen Le Falle Sampson, Operations Coordinator, at (310) 338-2963 or

Facilities Assistants

The Housing Service Assistant is responsible for assisting the Housing Services Supervisor with carrying out the day-to-day operations for the Student Housing Office. Duties include setting up and breaking down beds, installation of drapery hardware and drapes, operation of University carts, lifting, moving, inventory, and repair of furniture.

Housing Services Assistants must have the ability to handle multiple unrelated tasks with frequent interruptions, and the ability to use reason, good judgment and resourcefulness. Please click here for a full job description Facilities Assistant Position (PDF).

Interested students should complete the online application. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Jose Cuevas, Housing Services Supervisor, at (310) 338-2963 or

Program Assistants

As a member of the Residence Life Staff, the Program Assistant (PA) is responsible for establishing and maintaining a positive living environment for residents. The PA is responsible for staff communication, community development activities, programming for first-year students and the campus, administrative functions, and group and individual assistance.

The following are a few of the general descriptions of the major areas of responsibility. Specific expectations are outlined in the Residence Life Staff Manual and by the PC at the beginning of the year.

  • Plan, coordinate, and implement programs. Some events that will be included are: Where in the World is it Happening (every Thursday evening), collaboration with Campus Rec programs, Lion on the Sand (Labor Day weekend), Mystery Buses, Destination L.A. and other weekend programming. Topics and events will be driven by student need, the PC, and the LMU community.
  • Interact with the Resident Housing Association (RHA) Executive Board and the individual RHA Building Boards and support their activities.
  • Assist the Residence Life Staff with establishing, maintaining, and supporting a positive, healthy, living-learning environment that is consistent with the goals of Student Housing and the University.
  • Full time student for the academic school year
  • Completion of 30 credits by the end of the fall semester
  • Cumulative and semester grade point average of 2.5
  • No active judicial file

In order to apply for the position, you must have attended a MANDATORY information session. After attending a session, you will receive an email with the application, time-line, PA Reference Form (PDF), and job description. All parts of the application (application, resume, references, and judicial release form) need to be submitted to the Student Housing Office.

If you have any additional questions, please contact Dino Entac at (310) 338-7189.

Area Office & Front Desk Staff

As a member of the Student Housing Office Staff, the Front Desk/Area Office Assistant (FDA/AOA) is responsible for helping to create a living and learning environment in the residence halls and apartments by offering services to residents. The FDA/AOA reports the Manager of the assigned area and the Housing Services Coordinator. The FDA/AOA is responsible for administrative functions, facilitating guest sign-in processes, and resource and referral activities. The FDA/AOA is expected to conduct him/herself in a manner consistent with the Student Conduct Code, University policies and regulations, and departmental standards.

The following are the specific qualifications and general descriptions of the responsibilities of the FDA/AOA. Other tasks may be assigned by the Housing Service coordinator, Student Housing Office, your assigned Manager, the Resident Director, or the Assistant Director for Residence Life.


  • Full-time enrollment as a degree-seeking student at Loyola Marymount University during the contract period. Good academic standing from the time of appointment through the end of the academic year.
  • Must have no active judicial sanction while employed.


  • Provide and promote quality customer service.
  • Assist in the implementation of community development initiatives and programming through the front desk area.
  • Distribute and sign out supplies and games to area residents.
  • Provide residents with information on University services and refer residents to appropriate services.
  • Perform general office work (e.g., responding to student inquiries, maintaining administrative logs, answering phones, typing, filing, making posters/flyers, and updating programming board and database).
  • Facilitate guest sign-in process. Every individual entering the first-year buildings will be required to swipe their OneCard or Government issued ID.
  • Secure residential facilities at beginning and end of each shift.
  • Maintain general cleanliness of the Front Desk/Area Office.
  • Check lobby area for cleanliness where applicable.
  • Distribute and collect mail and office materials as necessary.
  • Work scheduled hours during times when the Front Desk/Area Office is open, including exam periods and some holidays.
  • Attend all staff meetings and in-service training sessions.
  • Contribute to the quality of life in the residence hall and apartment communities by sharing ideas and information with the staff and residents
  • Conduct self in an honest, conscientious, and courteous manner at all times; showing respect for persons of all backgrounds, races, genders, interests, and abilities.
  • Serve as a role model by abiding by all University and Student Housing policies. This includes, all policies concerning purchase, possession and consumption of alcohol. Obvious intoxication at any time does not fit within the framework of a positive role model regardless of age.
  • Support the goals and philosophies of the Student Housing Office.
  • Work cooperatively with all Student Housing Office staff members, including Resident Assistants, Program Assistants, Resident Directors, Assistant Directors, and Resident Ministers (i.e. reporting conduct violations or referring concerns in the community).
  • Complete projects as assigned.
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  • Do not be distracted enough to not be able to fulfill your duties.


It is essential that the FDA/AOA conduct his/her duties in a professional manner. Confidentiality is a major component of professionalism. FDA/AOA’s should consider all contacts with students while working as confidential. A student’s right to privacy and confidentiality should be respected at all times.

Additionally, FDA/AOA’s may be assigned tasks where access to confidential information would be granted. FDA/AOA’s are expected not to share this information with others. You are to sign a confidentiality contract and must abide by it; otherwise you could face possible termination.