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Summer Positions

Applications for summer employment opportunities will be available in early February 2021. Priority will go to applications submitted prior to Friday, March 12, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. All applicants must be current students and enrolled for the Fall 2021 semester. Qualified applicants will be in good conduct and academic standing. Applicants who do not meet these standards may be deemed ineligible to be employed by the Office of Residential Life. Interviews will be scheduled with selected applicants to occur in March. Notice to all unsuccessful applicants will be made as soon as is practical.

How to Apply

To apply for a Summer position when an opening is posted on the Student Employment Jobs Database, please complete the online Summer Housing Student Employment Application, or pick up and return a paper applications from the Office of Residential Life's East Tower office (lobby level). Please email sho@ithaca.edu with any questions.

Summer Employment Opportunities

Only current or former Resident/Apartment Assistants can apply for this position. Former Resident/Apartment Assistants applying for a summer RA/AA position must have left the RA/AA position in good standing. Former RAs/AAs that have been terminated are not eligible to apply for the summer RA/AA position.

Resident/Apartment Assistants work specifically with Summer Session resident students and summer student employees. The successful applicants will reside in the Summer Student Housing Residence Halls (to be determined) or Circle Apartments throughout the summer months. Summer RAs/AAs will be supervised by the Summer Housing Supervisor or Circles Community Director and will maintain a rotating duty schedule. The duty RA/AA will be required to be available in the residence hall from 7:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. while on duty, and will plan social programs.

On-campus housing will be provided for Resident/Apartment Assistants. Because these positions are primarily focused on evening commitments, Resident/Apartment Assistants may hold other daytime employment or attend summer session classes. Multiple positions are available with all to start approximately Friday, May 21, 2021, and will end Friday, August 13, 2021. This position counts for 2.5 hours per week towards the student on-campus employment hours per week limit.

Applicants who do not have a GPA of at least a 2.5, and who wish to take summer classes will be discussed on a case-by-case basis.

Summer Housing Assistants, under the supervision of the Summer Housing Supervisor, provide live-in assistance for conference guests. Duties include conference group preparation, check-in, check-out, post-conference reviews, and general clerical support in the summer housing office. Seven positions are available.

Summer Housing Assistants create and update guest information displays and provide on-call response to conference guest after-hour needs as necessary. The Summer Housing Assistants assist with the staffing of the Summer Housing office which is open 7 days a week.

Summer Housing Assistants are full-time positions and will be paid $11.95 per hour. On-campus housing is provided for these positions. These positions will start Monday, May 17, 2021, and will end Monday, August 23, 2021. Summer Housing Assistants may have limited opportunity to attend summer classes, or work another job (including pre-semester programs), which will be discussed on a case-by-case basis. Applicants must have a GPA of at least a 2.5 and be in good conduct standing.

The Summer Housing Office Assistant position provides administrative office support to the summer housing staff. They will assist with all facets of the summer conference program including customer contact both in-person and by telephone. They will create and maintain group rosters through the campus computer network, coordinate information, answer questions for other campus offices, and maintain office supplies.

The Summer Housing Office Assistant is a full-time position and will be paid $11.95 per hour. On-campus housing and meals are available at the summer employee rate. One position is available and will start Monday, May 17, 2021, and will end Sunday, August 22, 2021. Applicants must have a GPA of at least a 2.5 and be in good conduct standing.

A Student Operations Assistant is a student staff member of the Office of Residential Life. Student Operations Assistants assist in the room inspection and damage billing process, escort contractors, set-up and breakdown of Extended Occupancy Housing locations, follow-up inspections, special projects and other duties as may be assigned. This position is supervised by the Assistant Director for Operations, the Coordinator for Residential Facilities or the Circles Apartment Community Director.

The Student Operations Assistant is a full-time position and will be paid $12.10 per hour. Multiple positions are available and will start Monday, May 17, 2021, and will end Sunday, August 22, 2021. Applicants must have a GPA of at least a 2.5 and be in good conduct standing.

Housing and Meal Guidelines

Summer employees living in either the Circle or Garden apartments are not required to be on a meal plan. Summer employees living in the Terraces, Quads, or Towers are required to be on a summer meal plan. Meal plans can be purchased through the Office of Conference and Event Services.

Summer positions that require staff to serve on duty provide free housing. Summer Housing Assistants can choose to forgo this part of their compensation if they have off-campus housing or a Circle Apartment, but the student is required to sleep on main campus in a designated room the nights that they serve duty.

Summer employees who receive free housing as part of their employment can only work on-campus a maximum of 37.5 hours a week. Their free housing counts as 2.5 hours a week.

For example: The Summer Circles RA position counts as 2.5 hours a week. The student can also work for the Admissions Office up to 37.5 hours a week.