Work with Us

Work with Us

At University Residences, employment is more than a job, it’s an opportunity to grow through relationships valued by our staff and the Purdue community. We encourage continuous learning on the path towards giant leaps in both student employment and full/part-time career opportunities. 

Professional Development and Awards

We are so proud when our student staff grows into leaders. Merit raises, supervisory promotions and cash awards are given to students who show dedication, responsibility and care in their roles. You are a vital part of Student Life and can connect with others from the student perspective. It's why we do what we do, and when you work hard and go that extra mile, we want to recognize your efforts. 

University Residences in the Division of Student Life is committed to making every experience at Purdue University a learning opportunity for students. Employment within our division provides you the opportunity to work with other great students and leaders. As part of your employment, we incorporate the Leadership and Professional Development Competencies and the Steps to Leaps Learning Pillars into your learning and performance management experience to ensure you are building the skills employers want.

Student Employment Opportunities 

Working while attending college has many benefits that can include understanding workplace expectations, improving your time management skills, and gaining work experience before you graduate. University Residences has a variety of student employment opportunities to fit any schedule or preferences.

Come work with us! Talk to your front desk, your RA or a UR staff member about your interest if you would like more information. Positions are posted here as they become available. The first step is to apply and a hiring manager will review your application.

There are four ways to explore student employment in University Residences:

Student Office Staff

Staff of Shreve Hall

Student Office Staffing positions are part-time office positions ranging anywhere from 5-18 hours per week. These opportunities have convenient on-campus locations throughout the halls.

Click here to learn more about the three different student office positions available.

UR Conductors

Student Conductors in front of the Alumni and Guest Center

UR Conductors are tour guides for University Residences. Ranging anywhere from 8-10 hours per week focusing on walking tours thought out residential campus. UR Conductors are a great opportunity for those who enjoy interacting with campus guests. There are two different types of Conductor positions available. 

Click here to learn more about our UR Conductors positions.

Summer Programs Staff

A group of students on a sunny day

Looking for summer employment? University Residences Summer Programs has three different student opportunities that focus on customer service experience. Ranging from 20-40 hours per week, these positions can also provide room and board benefits over the summer.

Click here to learn more about summer opportunities. 

Resident Assistants

Several Resident Assistants

Resident Assistants (RAs) are student staff members who live in the residence halls and foster student success by facilitating resident growth. RAs receive free housing and a meal plan in exchange for their work in the resident halls. Hours per week vary and include on-call shifts as well as rounds. Recruiting for this position begins in October and concludes in March.

Click here to learn more about the RA application process.

Join our team! Find out about available positions here and feel free to talk to your front desk, your RA or a UR staff member about your interest if you would like more information. The first step is to apply and a hiring manager will review your application.

Part/Full-Time Career Opportunities

University Residences offers a variety of part-time and full-time career opportunities at Purdue University. All full-time positions have access to Purdue University’s benefits and discounts can be found here. Visit and search by Keyword “University Residences” to view our current open positions.

Residence Education Coordinators

Residence Education Coordinators (RECs) are responsible for developing strong residential communities; forming relationships with individual students; coaching and supervising student staff; implementing area-specific residential curriculum plans, facilitating educational opportunities including student conduct meetings and student leadership experiences, communicating with parents and other stakeholders, and organizing opening and closing processes. Residence Education Coordinators create and promote a learning-centered, nurturing residential community.

Click here to learn more about the REC position.