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A Culture of Care

Read Smith’s UPDATED plans as of November 23, 2020,
for the spring 2021 semester.

Student Staff Selection

The application and selection process for student residence life staff—head residents (HRs), house community advisers (HCAs), house coordinators (HCs) and apartment managers (AMs)—usually begins in early January, with an application deadline in February.

Summer 2020 Residence Life Staff

Summer residence life staff applications are now available and due by March 27, 2020. Each summer the Department of Residence Life hires 2 Head Residents, 2 House Coordinators and 1 Residence Life Intern. Compensation and working hours vary with each position. You can find the applications materials and job descriptions below.


Summer 2020 Residence Life Intern

The Summer Residence Life Intern Position begins Saturday, May 9, 2020, and ends Sunday, August 23, 2020. Candidates who can work until September 7, 2020 are strongly encouraged to apply.

Coordinator of House Events (2020–21)

The Coordinator of House Events (CHE) works with the Director of Residence Life to manage the house social system. The CHE manages the day to day operations of the system and has a significant amount of autonomy in the work they do. If you are interested in applying to this position for the next academic year please complete the application found at the link below by April 13, 2020.


Head Resident

Note: Students must have at least one year of residence life student staff experience to be eligible for a head resident position. Please contact residence life at for more information. 

House Coordinator

House Community Adviser

How to Apply (HCA, HC, AM)

We are glad you are thinking of applying to be a ResLife staff member! Applications for the 2020-21 academic year are due Thursday, February 13, 2020.

To apply for a HCA, HC or AM leadership position, please use this link on the Smith Social Network to submit your application:


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. The reference form is on the social network; you just need to send the link to your two references and ask them to fill out the form online.

To apply, you will need to submit everything on the Smith Social Network; we do not accept paper applications. Your reference forms should be filled out online and submitted. More detailed instructions can be found on the Social Network.

Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling and as needed basis.