Employment with HRL

Housing and Residence Life is one of the main supporting units for Virginia Tech and manages every aspect of on-campus housing. With such a large task to maintain, there are many employment opportunities in the department—for undergraduates, graduates, and faculty and staff. Housing and Residence Life is always looking to hire dynamic and diverse candidates to fill important roles in the department. The two big student positions are resident advisors and graduate assistants. Both of these positions play a vital role in the programming and community-building effort in our residence halls. Similarly, our faculty and staff positions help shape the experience that students have on Virginia Tech's campus. Find the position for you in the navigation to the left, apply, and become part of our team!

Academic-year appointments begin on or around the last week of July because of the training programs and preparations needed to open the residence halls for the academic year. Twelve-month/calendar-year appointments are mid-May to mid-May, or August to July. Remuneration for all Housing & Residence Life graduate assistantships includes in-state tuition waiver and monthly stipend established by the Graduate School. Some positions may be redefined from year to year depending on Residence Life program needs. Positions marked "filled" are no longer accepting applications for 2016-2017.

Assistant Residential Learning Coordinator - (filled for 2016-2017)

The Assistant Residential Learning Coordinator (ARLC), in cooperation with the Residential Learning Coordinator (RLC) or  Student Life Coordinator (SLC), is a partner in the implementation of the residential curriculum model. The primary charge for ARLCs is the execution of learning outcomes centered on the Division of Student Affairs' Aspirations for Student Learning. As such, all ARLCs must be dedicated to creating a community that commits to unwavering curiosity, pursues self-understanding and integrity, practices civility, prepares others for a life of courageous leadership and embraces the University's motto "Ut Prosim" as a way of life.

ARLCs must also be committed to self-development as well as the development of others; to the mission and identity of the community; and the staff team with which they work. ARLCs job responsibilities specifically include hall staff supervision, individual relationship building with staff and residents, oversight of programs and services designed to enhance the educational experience and quality of student life in the residence halls, advising, and day-to-day administration. Additionally, ARLCs are expected to serve on at least one departmental committee.

Graduate Assistant for Living and Learning Programs (filled for 2016-2017)

The Graduate Assistant for Living and Learning Programs (GA LLP) is responsible for assisting the Assistant Director of Residence Life, Living and Learning Programs, in providing leadership for first-year student programming initiatives, and related courses, designed to enhance the educational experience and quality of first-year student life in the residence halls. The LLP GA will work primarily with the coordination of first six weeks programs and activities (Hokie F6), supporting staff with first-year programs and initiatives, and assist with the coordination of the Wing living-learning community and Wing FYS course curriculum. The LLP GA will also provide summer support to living-learning communities in the areas of: recruitment, application review, and communication. The LLP GA will assist the Assistant Director of Living and Learning Programs in communicating with Residence Life staff, Wing Student Teaching Assistants, and external partners to ensure that the Residence Life philosophies, missions, and goals related to first-year student success are translated well into each residence hall. The LLP GA is a 12-month position that does not require campus residency and is supervised by the Assistant Director of Living and Learning Programs.

Graduate Assistant for Greek Housing (filled for 2016-2017)

The graduate advisor is responsible for assisting with the day-to-day administration and supervision of staff, programs, and services designed to enhance the educational experience and quality of student life in the Oak Lane Community, which consists of 18 Greek fraternity and sorority houses.

Virginia Tech is looking to hire dynamic and diverse candidates to fill a variety of faculty and staff positions. Apply now and start your future today.

Housing and Residence Life is currently searching for the following positions:

General Application Instructions

Associate Director
Visit the Spelman & Johnson Group webpage for instructions on submitting an application.

Assistant Director and Residential Learning Coordinator

  • Gather all documents needed to complete the application process before starting. Suggested information includes your complete education history, references, employment information, and any electronic documents you plan to attach to your application.
  • Go to the Jobs at VT website.
  • From the search page, select "Housing & Residence Life" from the department drop-down menu and click"Search."
  • To view a job posting, select "View" and then "Apply for Posting" if you wish to apply for the position.
  • If you are a new user, select "Create Application" on the left side and complete your electronic application. Your application will be stored in a secure environment and will be accessible for future job interests. Once your application is complete, you must then apply for a particular opening to be considered. Note: The more information you provide on your application, the easier it will be to effectively evaluate your skills, abilities, and qualifications. Attaching a resume does not substitute for completing the application form (both must be completed to be considered for employment).
  • When creating your application, you must choose a unique user name and password. Use this log-in to view the status of your application, update applications, or withdraw from consideration. Once you submit an application you will receive a confirmation number and you will not be able to make further changes to your application for that position. If you have questions call Human Resources at 540-231-6207 during the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, veteran status, national origin, religion, or political affiliation. Individuals desiring accommodations in the application process are requested to call Virginia Tech Human Resources at 540-231-5301, or 711 for individuals with hearing or speech limitations.