Student Employment

Student assistant positions are recruited through the hiring departments. Find out about need-based federally funded employment through the Federal Work-Study Program.


Graduate Resident Assistant - Residential Life

Position Summary:  The Graduate Resident Assistant (GRA) works with all aspects of a residential community to facilitate a community that is safe, comfortable, and conducive to the academic matriculation of each student. RAs are educators, mentors, role models, and leaders of the residence hall and campus community, and are responsible for both the programmatic and administrative management of their assigned building and floor(s). Most importantly, the Resident Assistant is an advocate for positive and meaningful experiences for students at Loyola University New Orleans. The GRA will serve as the RA to Founders Hall. Additionally, the GRA supports the Broadway campus with program planning and execution and contributes to the success of the department by management of one significant student program or process.

Minimum Qualifications:  Candidates should…

  • Currently enrolled or seeking to enroll in a Loyola University New Orleans graduate studies program. Must be enrolled by start date of August 1.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to take direction to produce desired outcomes
  • Practical decision making skills when information is incomplete and/or ambiguous
  • Effective time management skills, including ability to meet deadlines
  • Commitment to Loyola’s mission of providing a liberal arts education grounded in the Jesuit tradition
  • Ability to work and interact as a member of diverse, multi-cultural work groups and communities
  • Ability to work autonomously
  • Possess a 2.75 cumulative GPA at time of application, and must achieve a minimum 2.75 GPA for each semester throughout the term of employment
  • Experience in residence life is preferred

Essential Duties:  Resident Assistants will be required to…

  • Model positive behavior and respect for University policy and all applicable local, state and federal laws during complete duration of employment
  • Develop a relationship with each resident on the respective floor that shows concern and fosters growth while maintaining personal/professional boundaries
  • Conduct daily inspections of assigned hallways, communal bathrooms, lounge areas and any other common spaces that apply
  • Demonstrate and maintain a positive attitude towards the Resident Assistant position and the Department of Residential Life
  • Maintain good conduct record and academic standing with the University throughout duration of employment
  • Complete all assigned programming requirements with the utmost respect to time and quality
  • Be familiar with all applicable University and Residential Life Polices and emergency response protocol as outlined in the Student Handbook and Residential Reader
  • Report maintenance requests in a timely manner to professional staff
  • Maintain accurate floor charts of respective floor
  • Respond to any alleged and actual violations or emergency situations in a timely fashion with complete documentation, effective communication with supervisors and clear expectations to residents
  • Actively participate in all training sessions
  • Demonstrate knowledge of campus resources and make referrals as appropriate
  • Facilitate monthly Floor Meetings
  • Prioritize leadership position within Residential Life over other social and leadership activities
  • Available 3-4 nights a week beginning at 5pm for duty shifts, programming, and other meetings pertaining to the position, as required
  • Ability to commit a total of 28 hours per week to Residential Life responsibilities: approximately 20 hours per week to Resident Assistant specific job-related activities; 3 hours a week toward supporting their supervisor in team program expectations; 5 hours a week toward a departmental project.


  • Stipend for a single occupancy on-campus residence for Founders Hall, issued in the form of a check or direct deposit to bank account
  • Stipend for a 75 Block meal plan (includes $500 Wolf Bucks), issued in the form of a check or direct deposit to bank account
  • $10 per hour for up to 8 hours a week to complete programing administrative responsibility and departmental project
  • Should the student either leave their position willingly or be terminated, the room and board the student account will be billed for any remaining housing and meal plan costs.
  • Apply by May 15, 2019 to


Student Assistant - Monroe Library

The J. Edgar & Louise S. Monroe Library is looking for a Student Assistant to work late nights, 10 or 11 pm to 2 am, Sunday through Thursday.

Candidates must:

  • Be reliable and available Sunday through Thursday, 10 or 11 pm to 2 am. Flexibility to occasionally cover for 6 pm to 2 am or overnight hours during finals is preferred.
  • Have excellent customer service skills. Customer service experience is preferred.
  • Show attention to detail and the ability to retain training at a complex service desk.
  • Possess excellent problem-solving skills.

Summer work may be available, but hours would be earlier.

Please contact Evonne Lawrence at with your resume and a statement of interest in the position.


Program Assistant- Upward Bound

Summary of Position: To provide overall administrative support to the staff of the Upward Bound Program. This position is for the Fall and Spring semesters. The hours per week is based on student’s availability and will not exceed 15 hours per week. This position requires student to be available for at least two designated Saturdays per month. The rate of pay is $10.00 per hour. This position also requires a background check and adherence to the University’s Minors on campus policy.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Answering office telephone and taking routine messages
  • Filing
  • Running copies of necessary materials
  • Chaperone minors when necessary
  • Any other assigned office task assigned by professional staff

Please send resumes and any questions or concerns to Whittney Smith at








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