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Welcome to the Student Staff Recruitment & Selection website for the Georgia Institute of Technology.  We are glad you are interested in serving the Georgia Tech community as a Student Staff Member.  

About the Position:
Student Staff Members (SSMs) are selected students who serve in the residence halls as Peer Leaders and Resident Advisors. The main function of a student staff member is to build relationships with residents in an effort to provide individualized support, campus resource information, and academic encouragement.  They are available to provide general information and counseling, and to make appropriate referrals as needed. SSMs also have responsibility for security, fire protection, and general safety within the dormitories. SSMs also function as liaisons between students and the administration. There are six primary areas of responsibility for the SSM position:

    (1) Promote and Support the Health and Safety of Residents
    (2) Facilitate the Development of a Sense of Community
    (3) Develop Individual Relationships with Residents
    (4) Be a Productive Member of the Staff Team
    (5) Foster Intentional Learning & Development Amongst Residents
    (6) Develop and Demonstrate Ethical Leadership and Professional Skills

Please review the entire process below to stay informed of the selection process.​

General/New Applicant Selection Process:

Interested candidates (current GT and anticipated transfers) will need to do the following to be considered for the SSM Position:

1.     Information Session: All students who are interested in becoming a student staff member are encouraged to attend one (1) informational session, in which candidates can learn more about the position entailments, ask specific questions regarding the process, and speak to current student staff about their experience in the position.  The following are dates, times, and locations of the SSM Information Sessions.

Please see the times below. 

·         Wednesday, November 9 @ 7:00p (Student Center Theatre)

·         Wednesday, November 30 @ 12:30p (Student Center Theatre)

·         Sunday, December 4 @ 4:00p (Student Center Theatre)

·         Thursday, January 12 @ 11:00a (Student Center Theatre)

2.     Application Kick-Off Information Tables:  Do you want more face time with some of our very own student staff members?  Well stop by one of the Information Tables in at the Organizational Tables in the Student Center Commons to ask questions about the position from members of our Student Staff Leadership Council.  There will be useful information and give-a-ways for those that attend.

·         Monday, October 31, 12p-2p

·         Monday, November 14, 12p-2p​

3.     Application Completion:  Applications will become available on Monday, October 31, 2016, 8am EST.  They are due by the deadline of Wednesday, January 18, 2017, 12pm EST.  Please do not wait until the last minute to view and submit your application.  Being proactive is key.

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4.     Welcome Video Submission:  As part of the application process, we are requiring that each applicant submit a Welcome Video.   The Welcome Video should be 30-45 seconds and posted on YouTube.  There will be a place where the link to the video can be uploaded within the application.  Listed below are the required components:

​​·         A creative, exciting, and innovative introduction of yourself

·         An explanation of your role as a student staff member

​·         The attitudes, behaviors, and relationships you hope to see develop in your community

·         Other information to welcome residents to the community

5.        Cover ​Letter & Resume: To be considered for almost any position, you will need to write a letter of application. Such a letter introduces you, explains your purpose for writing, highlights a few of your experiences or skills, and requests an opportunity to meet personally with the potential employer.

                 - Top Cover Letter Tips & Checklist

 ​     Resumes are critical parts of a complete application for most jobs, and will be considered as such in this application process.  Please include any employment experiences, extracurricular involvements, special interests, or leadership experience that will enhance your effectiveness as a student staff member (i.e., jobs, community service, clubs, organizations).

6.    Recommendation Forms:  Identify 2 people that can complete a recommendation on your behalf.  The recommendations should be from people that can speak to your leadership potential for the position.  You need to have a total of 2 recommendations. Recommendations cannot be from a family member.​

​​​If you are a current on-campus resident then one of the recommendations needs to from your current student staff, and the other needs to be from a Non-Student Staff Member who can best speak to your potential of serving in the position.  

If you live off-campus then you should have 2 general recommendations completed.  General recommendations can be from anyone that is not a family member.  A current student staff member can be used as a recommender for an off-campus resident.  

**It is YOUR duty to make sure that your recommenders complete your recommendation and submit by the deadline.

7.     Individual Interview:  After submission of a completed application, successful grade and conduct checks, candidates will be cleared to participate in a 30-45 minute in-person individual interview.  Interview Time information will be emailed to candidates beginning January 2017, once they have completed their application.*

*This is done to assist with students having to change their class schedules.  Students will send all times of availability.  The committee will confirm their interview time through email.

8.     Candidate Offers:  Candidates will receive their offers the fourth week of February.  Offers are for primary placement, alternate, or no offer.  Students that receive the primary position will not learn of their community placement in their offer letter.  SSMs will learn about their specific placement at a later date.

Students Currently in our Alternate Pool
If you are currently in our alternate pool and wish to be considered for a student staff position for the 2017-2018 year, you will still need to apply for the position by the deadline of Wednesday, January 18, 12pm EST.  You will need to follow all of the requirements of the application for General/New Applicants.

Selection Process for Students who are Abroad or Out-of-Town Co-ops
If you are currently abroad or co-oping during the spring and wish to be a student staff member, you will still need to apply for the position by the deadline of Wednesday, January 18, 12pm EST.  Candidates who are abroad will be invited to a 30-45 minute Skype interview contingent on the strength of their application and additional reflection.

Intent to Return to the Position (CURRENT SSMs ONLY):
Any current SSMs who wish to return to the position for an additional year will still need to complete the Intent to Return Application.  Applications will become available on Monday, November 7, 8am EST and due on Friday, December 9, 5pm EST.  Completed applications will be processed and information regarding interviews where applicable will be shared.  All candidates will undergo a formal interview to be considered for a position for the upcoming year.

The following are dates, times, and locations of the current SSM Information Sessions.  Please attend one session to have any questions addressed about this updated process.

Please see the times below. 

·         Wednesday, November 2 @6p (NAA Centennial Rooms)

·         Thursday, November 10 @7p (Center Street Activity Room)

·         Tuesday, November 15 @ 7p (GT Connector Lounge)

·         Friday, November 18 @ 12p (Student Center Theatre)

The application is now open!  
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Returning to the Position (PREVIOUS EMPLOYED SSMs ONLY):
If a student has previously served as a student staff member (prior to this current year) and had to leave due to a co-op, study abroad, or other purpose yet had a satisfactory job performance then applying through this process is recommended.  This application is open on a continual basis.  Students will be added to the alternate pool pending a satisfactory performance evaluation as well as completed application.*

The application is now open!  
Click on "My Housing Login" ABOVE to apply!​

**This option will not be open to current student staff members who have missed the Intent to Return deadline.

Thanks for your interest in the process of becoming a Student Staff Member.  Please take a look at the right side panel for forms and other information that is pertinent to the process.  If you have any additional questions please contact the Student Staff Recruitment & Selection Committee at



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