Summer Employment

Summer is a busy time for University Housing with camps and conferences staying in our residence halls. University Housing is looking for proactive, energetic student leaders willing to foster community, represent the campus well, and ensure that our many guests have a great experience while at Appalachian State University. Below are our summer employment opportunities:

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Conference Assistants (CAs):

Conference Assistants provide customer service and assistance to individuals and groups participating in summer camps and conferences hosted at Appalachian. As a member of the summer conference staff, CAs are responsible for a variety of administrative and customer service functions including participating in the check-in and check-out of conference guests, conducting room checks for damages, completing appropriate paperwork, inventorying room keys, serving on call for individual buildings that are occupied by camps, and responding to guest needs. Applications for this position are typically available in mid-February. Interviews occur in March with an orientation for selected staff in early April.

  • Conference Assistant applications are not being accepted at this time.

Head Conference Assistants (HCAs):

Head Conference Assistants are returning CAs, RAs, or other Housing staff who provide leadership to a team of CAs in conjunction with their supervisor. As a member of the summer conference staff, HCAs are responsible for a variety of administrative and customer service functions including scheduling staff, serving on call for campus, coordinating the check-in and check-out of conference guests, conducting room checks for damages, completing appropriate paperwork, inventorying room keys, and responding to guest needs. Applications for this position are typically available in mid-February. Interviews occur in March with an orientation for selected staff in early April. 

  • Head Conference Assistant applications are not being accepted at this time.

Conference Coordinators (CCs):

Conference Coordinators are typically graduate level student staff who manage summer conference operations for University Housing under the direction of the Assistant Director of Conferences and Marketing. Conference Coordinators supervise 15-20 undergraduate HCAs and CAs, attend meetings with CCS, organize prep/de-prep and check-in/out processes for each assigned conference, serve on call for campus, and work to meet the needs of both staff and guests.

  • Conference Coordinator applications are not being accepted at this time.

Summer Resident Assistants (RAs):

Summer RAs are each responsible for a floor or living area within the designated summer residence hall at Appalachian. As the front-line University Housing staff member in their assigned area, the summer RA is responsible for serving as a mentor and guide for approximately 40 residents. The summer RA is responsible for facilitating a cooperative and considerate community environment. To achieve this goal, the summer RA is expected to initiate relationships with residents, plan and encourage participation in floor and hall programs, and inform residents of University and departmental policies. In addition, the summer RA assists with the personal and academic concerns of students, mediates interpersonal conflicts, and serves as an information resource.

  • Summer RA applications are not being accepted at this time.