Student Employment

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Conference Assistant

The Conference Assistant (CA) is a summertime position with responsibilities that work with and support camp and conference guests at East Carolina University.

Applicants who demonstrate the following skills will be successful within this role:

  • Exceptional communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Critical thinking skills including the ability to solve problems and follow through with timely solutions
  • Ability to work independently and within a team
  • Enthusiasm and positive attitude

The CA is expected to fulfill the following general roles and responsibilities:

  • Provide excellent customer service to students and guests of East Carolina University
  • Perform residence hall room inspections
  • Manage meal cards, parking passes, and key inventory for summer guests
  • Perform summer camp and conference check-in and check-out duties
  • Manage Iris software to track damages, lost keys, and other details important to camps and conferences
  • Report and follow up on maintenance and housekeeping concerns, as needed
  • Serve as positive University representatives on and off campus as well as online
  • Participate in departmental initiatives
  • Understand and enforce University policies and procedures appropriately
  • Serve on an on-call rotation for safety and security of buildings with participants during weeknights and weekends
  • Other duties as assigned

As a result of being a student employee within the Division of Student Affairs, students will have the opportunity to gain the following competencies based on NACE Top Eleven Skills Employers Seek and CAS Learning Domains:

  • Effective Communication
  • Accountability/Integrity
  • Professionalism
  • Adaptability/Resiliency
  • Problem Solving/Effective Reasoning
  • Initiative
  • Self-Awareness
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Teamwork
  • Organization/ Planning
  • Mentorship

Minimum Qualifications:

The CA must …

  • Be an enrolled student at East Carolina University.
  • Have lived on the ECU campus at least one semester.
  • Have a minimum overall 2.5 GPA
  • Have a clear judicial record
  • Be able to live on campus during the summer

Application Process:

Selection Process:

  • Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications will be asked to interview the end of February.
  • Selections will be made early to mid-March.

Required Time Commitment:

  • All applicants selected for the process will be required to attend a training on April 24 from 10 a.m.-noon.
  • Contract dates are Sunday, May 10 through Sunday, August 2.
  • CAs will be expected to work 35 hours per week throughout their employment and are not permitted to have secondary employment.

Compensation and Benefits:

Conference Assistants earn a single room in a designated residence hall for the duration of the summer, $200 of Purple Bucks, and a biweekly stipend of $500. One week vacation is permitted with permission from their supervisor.

Facility Assistants

Facility Assistants will work as part of a team of students led and supervised by the Facilities Staff of Campus Living. The selected candidates will be conduct room inspections in the residence halls. Once inspected, the team will complete various repairs or enhancements as needed to bring the residence halls to a move-in condition for the next occupants.

There is a weekly work schedule of around 25 hours, depending on availability and the schedule of project(s). This is a summer position.

The Facility Assistant tasks include:

  • Light carpentry
  • Wall repair
  • Painting
  • Replacement of window blinds and light bulbs
  • Furniture repair
  • Other duties to be assigned

As a result of being a student employee within the Division of Student Affairs, students will have the opportunity to gain the following competencies:

  • Elfective Communication
  • Accountabilitv/Integrity
  • Protessionalism
  • Problem Solving/Effective Reasoning
  • Initiative
  • Teamwork
  • Adaptability/Resiliency
  • Organization/ Planning

Preferred Experience:

Applicants should be highly skilled with Microsoft Office and be detail oriented to provide accurate and efficient filing and dissemination of information.

Please upload your resume online to

Neighborhood Service Office Desk Representative

The Neighborhood Service Offices on College Hill (Ballard East) and in the Central/West Neighborhood(West End Dining Hall) serve the residential students on each side of campus. Some of our services include receiving and checking out mail for residents, issuing keys, assisting with work order submissions, loaning out various items for resident use and assisting residents with general questions. These fast paced offices are open seven days a week including most holidays.

NSO Desk Representatives are expected to work 10-15 hours per week, including at least one weekend per month. Compensation is $8.75/hour and each staff member will receive two Campus Living polos as part of the dress code.

NSO Desk Representative Minimum Requirements

  • 2.5 minimum GPA
  • Conduct and background checks
  • Must have lived on campus in a residence hall for at least one full semester

Resident Advisor

Campus Living seeks qualified candidates to apply for Resident Advisor positions.

RA Candidate Requirements

  • Minimum of a 2.5 semester and cumulative GPA
  • Clear conduct record with Campus Living and the University (this does not mean you can never have been documented, it just means you met with the person you were supposed to and completed any sanctions that may have been distributed)
  • Clear criminal record (no arrests, etc.)
  • Documentation that you have at least 1 semester of live-on experience or 4 months in community living

Compensation and Benefits

  • Single room based on availability
  • On-campus (All Access) meal plan
  • Monthly stipend
  • Develop transferrable skills including, but not limited to leadership, facilitation, management and team building
  • An AWESOME work environment putting your academics first

RA Information Sessions

Want to learn more about the RA role? Have some questions about the position or the selection process? Want to meet current RAs and Hall Coordinators?

Attend one of our interest sessions presented in-person. Information will be available on advertising throughout the residence halls and on our Campus Living social media sites.

    • Individual Hall RA Information Sessions will be held in November, 2023.
    • Campus-wide RA Information Session, Ballard Sounds, January 23rd, 2023, 5:30pm.

Things to Consider Before Applying

  1. The Resident Advisor position requires the following;
    • The RA position is a full academic year commitment.
    • A minimum of 20 hours per week time commitment.
    • The ability to meet weeknight/weekend duty schedules.
    • The ability to attend mandatory RA training before fall (early August) and spring (early January) semesters.
  2. Until I am offered in writing a Resident Advisor Employment Agreement by Campus Living I do not have a Resident Advisor position at any point in the selection process (interviews, training course, and hirable pool).
  3. cannot have another job my first semester if selected for an RA position.
  4. cannot be a Residence Scholar and RA at the same time.
  5. Campus Living Housing Application Process is separate from the RA Selection Process, and I will plan for my own housing needs.
  6. All information on the application is accurate. Any misrepresentation may result in my application being rejected; and/or your name removed from the hirable pool of candidates.
  7. Those selected for the position will have estimated contract dates starting August 4, 2024 through May 4, 2025 (dates subject to change).

Application Process

The application for the RA position is open.  For priority consideration, apply by Thursday January 25th, 2024th at 11:59pm. To be considered as an applicant please complete the following steps:

  1. Follow this link to complete the RA application process through PeopleAdmin. 
  2. Click Apply for this Job
    1. If you are a current student employee, click “Current Employee, click here to Log In” and use your ECU credentials.
    2. If you have never been a student employee at ECU, click “Create an Account” and follow the prompts.
  3. Complete the PeopleAdmin application process.
  4. Submit your application in PeopleAdmin.
  5. *Please save your confirmation number for reference.

Please remember to fill out EVERYTHING on your application, including attaching a current resume. You will not be able to submit your application without it being complete.

If you have any questions regarding the application, please contact Juan Cabrera Sandoval, RA Recruitment Chair at Please allow 48 hours to receive a response.

If you have trouble logging into the PeopleAdmin website please contact ECU student employment at , or 252-737-5573.

Only those applicants with complete application packets, clear conduct record, and minimum GPAs will be considered for open positions.

Residence Life Graduate Assistant


  • Bachelor’s degree and admission or anticipated admission in an accredited degree-granting graduate program at East Carolina University
  • Good conduct and behavioral standing with ECU and local, state, and federal laws


  • Experience in a residence life program during undergraduate experience

Job Description:

Information on employment for the 2023-2024 academic year will come in Spring 2023.

Residential Desk Representative

Minimum Qualifications

The Residential Desk Representative (RDR) must be a full-time student (12- degree credit hours) or graduate student (9 -degree credit hours) at East Carolina University. The student must have lived on the ECU campus for at least one semester.  The student must have a minimum overall and semester 2.0 GPA and a clear judicial record.

Scope of Position

The RDR is a part-time position with clerical responsibilities that work with and support the function of the Residence Life and Campus Living Conduct staffs. An RDR is expected to fulfill the following general roles and responsibilities:

  • Serves as the initial point of contact for customers at the Campus Living Reception desk in Jones Hall
  • Answers and directs phone calls as appropriate
  • Administration including recordkeeping, office organization, assisting with daily operations and special projects
  • Maintains the Campus Living vehicle keys and logs
  • University and departmental representation including assisting with special events and presenting ECU and Campus Living in a positive light.
  • Other duties as assigned

As a result of being a student employee within the Division of Student Affairs, students will have the opportunity to gain the following competencies based on NACE Top Eleven Skills Employers Seek and CAS Learning Domains:

  • Problem Solving/Effective
  • Teamwork
  • Effective Communication
  • Reasoning
  • Adaptability/Resiliency
  • Accountability/Integrity
  • Initiative
  • Organization/ Planning
  • Professionalism

RDRs cannot average working over 25 hours per week over the course of the employment year.

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