Student Employment

The Department of Residential Life has many student leadership opportunities to offer our students.  We are excited to offer a 4 year leadership development opportunity for students wanting to work within the Residential Community in positions that have immediate impact on both the individual’s own student experience as well as their peers. They can be categorized into three areas: Volunteer Leadership, Student Employment, and Student Leader.

Volunteer Leadership
Students can become involved immediately by joining the Village Council in their area. Village Council members are comprised of residents with the village they reside. These voluntary Councils provide both the voice of the village, as well as activities that helps create the social fabric by which people connect to each other.  Village Councils receive funds from the Residential Student Association, the parent organization, to offer Village wide programs and events. Additionally each Village Council sends representation to the Residential Student Association weekly board meetings, and assists in the large RSA community programs such as Luau, Casino Night, and Seawolf Search.

Student Employment
The Residential Community offers several general student employment opportunities, especially for students awarded College Work Study.  Those positions consist of Service Desk workers, Programmer and Front Desk Receptionists.  Hiring generally takes place in the spring and summer preceding the start of school. All positions are posted on the Seawolf Jobs site.

Student Leader
One of the hallmarks of Sonoma State University is the utilization of student leaders in highly visible and important student positions. Within Residential Life, there are a number of student leader positions available each year.  Community Service Advisors are live-in positions offering room and board in exchange for 20 hours per week; CO-OP Leaders in the Sauvignon CommUNITY themed living area;  and FYE, MOSAIC  and FIG Peer Mentors, joint appointments between Res Life and Academic Affairs, supporting the Freshman Living and Learning Communities, providing support both inside and outside the classroom.

Contact the Office of Residential Life for more information!