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Staff Selection

Smith College Residence Life offers many opportunities for students to act as leaders in the Smith College community.

Head Residents, House Coordinators, House Community Advisers (Academic Year Positions)

The head resident (HR) and house coordinators (HCs) are Smith seniors completing their last year of academic course work. The residence life staff members have been extensively trained for their role in the houses. They are responsible for the management and general welfare of the houses.

Head Resident

Job Description (PDF)

Housing Coordinators

House Community Advisers

House community advisers (HCA) are responsible for facilitating community within the house. The HCA is a member of the administrative staff of the college for the term of her service. The HCA is extensively trained for a multiple set of responsibilities that involve a combination of managerial and interpersonal skills.

How to Apply (HR, HC, HCA)

Welcome and we are glad you are thinking of applying to be a Res Life staff member for the 2014-2015 academic year! To apply for a HR, HC or HCA leadership position, please use this link on the Smith Social Network to submit your application: https://smith.collegiatelink.net/form/start/33923

You will fill out or upload the following on the Social Network:

  • Application
  • Copy of your unofficial transcript (from BannerWeb)
  • Your essay
  • Résumé
  • Two references (use the reference form). You will want to email this form to your references. They can fill it out, save it as a pdf, send it back to you, and you can upload it on the social network. Or they can fill it out and return it to Clark Hall. If the second option is chosen, please ask for a confirmation email that the reference has been sent, and then upload a copy of that email on the social network.

To apply, you will need to submit everything on the Smith Social Network. We are not accepting paper applications this year. Your reference forms should be electronically filled out and then submitted (they are word documents). More detailed instructions can be found on the Social Network.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and interviews will be scheduled as positions become available. If you have questions please email reslife@smith.edu.