Student Job Opportunities

student staff members

Welcome to the Student Staff Recruitment & Selection page for Georgia Tech Housing.  Applications for Fall 2020-Spring 2021 have re-opened as of August 21, 2020 and will remain open through the month of September 2020. Note if you are an alternate we are currently sending offers so please check your email frequently. Our training this year was 85% on line so while you missed it, much of the content is still available.

The process for Fall 2021-Spring 2022 will open October 16, 2020. More information will be posted in mid-September 2020 for that process, so please check back then for details!

Know wether you are interested in joining our team immediately or next academic year, we are glad you are interested in serving the Georgia Tech community as a Student Staff Member. 


What's a Student Staff Member?

Student Staff Members (SSMs) are selected students who serve in the residence halls as Peer Leaders, Resident Advisors & Graduate Housing Assistants. 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 support, to make appropriate referrals as needed. SSMs also have responsibility for security, fire protection, and general safety within the residence halls. SSMs also function as liaisons between residents and the administration. There are six primary areas of responsibility for the SSM position:

  • Promote and Support the Health and Safety of Residents
  • Facilitate the Development of a Sense of Community
  • Develop Individual Relationships with Residents
  • Be a Productive Member of the Staff Team
  • Foster Intentional Learning & Development of Residents
  • Develop and Demonstrate Ethical Leadership and Professional Skills

2021-2022 Student Staff Selection

Male student with the abreviations RA and PL behind him.

Consider Building Tech's Story as a Resident Assistant! Start by watching our video above to learn more about the various positions.  In October you can apply via MyHousing Login located on the upper right of the website to complete a 2021-2022 SSM Application.  Facebook: @buildingtechsstory

SSM Application Resources

Thanks for your interest in the process of becoming a Student Staff Member. Review the following documents for information pertinent to the selection process. If you have any additional questions please contact the Student Staff Selection Committee at

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Fall 2021- Spring 2022 General/New Applicant Selection Process

Interested candidates (current GT and anticipated transfers) will need to attend an online information and start through the entire session for their attendance to be recorded. 

Information Session are held for Fall/Spring positions only: All students who are interested in becoming a student staff member are required 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 information session details will be available October 1, 2020.  

Remember to sign into the information session using your GT email so we can connect the attendance to your application.


  1. Application:  Applications will become available no later than Friday, October 16, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. E.S.T..  They are due  Wednesday, December 2, 2020 11:59 pm EST.  Please do not wait until the last minute to view and submit your application.  Late applications will not be reviewed. Being proactive is key.
  2. By applying you are authorizing us to do a grade and conduct check with Georgia Tech through Banner and the Office of Student Integrity.
  3. 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 form and submit by the deadline.
  4. Individual Interview:  After submission of a completed application we will review your grades and conduct status as well as score our application.  Successful candidates will be cleared to participate in a 30-45 minute on line individual interview.  Interview Time information will be emailed to candidates beginning January 2021, once grade and conduct reviews are completed.
    1. ​​​We utilize an on line sign up program that allows for flexibility up until 5 pm the day before your interview.
    2. Be sure to input an email into the system so it will send you a reminder as the committee will not send reminders.
    3. Note: not all who submit applications are offered an interview. Please spell check and revise your application essays.
  5. Candidate Offers:  Candidates will receive their offers late February 2021.  Candidates receive either a primary placement, an alternate, or an email stating 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 it is possible we will still be hiring a few candidate for the fall 2020 and/or spring 2021 semesters.

If you wish to be considered for a student staff position for the 2021-2022 year, however, you must apply for the position by the deadline of December 2, 11:59 pm EST.  You will need to follow all of the requirements of the application for General/New Applicants.

If You Are Abroad, Out-of-Town, Co-op

If you are abroad during the fall 2020 term, or co-oping out of town and wish to be a student staff member, you will still need to apply for the position by the deadline of December 2, 2020, 11:59 pm EST as well as attend an on line information.

Candidates who are abroad out of town cooping in Spring 2021 will be invited to a 30-45 minute on line interview. All interview times sent will be in Eastern Standard Time.


Request to Return - CURRENT SSMs ONLY

Any current Resident Assistant who wishes to return to the position for the 2021-2022 academic year will need to complete the "Request to Return" Application.  Please be intentional and detailed with your applications.  Completing an application thoroughly and having positive job performance reviews are both necessary for you to be considered for a position for the 2021-2022 year. More details on this years Request to Return process will be shared via staffselection emails, the RA canvas site and in staff meetings.  

Email with any questions you may have.


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 by request only. If you wish to rejoin our team, please email to have an application opened for you. 

Students will be considered as alternates pending a satisfactory performance evaluation as well as the quality of their completed application.