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We are accepting applications for the 2020-21 school year. Applications will close on April 27.
Student Employment for Housing
Housing and Residence Life offers a number of opportunities for students to work on campus. These positions are open to all domestic and most international Edmonds College or CWU-Lynnwood students. Former international students on OPT status may also be eligible. The most common student positions with Housing and Residence Life are either as a Resident Assistant or International Mentor. Both of these positions are designated as "live-in" jobs meaning you must live in either homestay or one of the Residence Halls. We do occasionally hire students for part-time hourly positions such as Front Desk or Office Assistant.
Resident Assistants (RA)
RAs live in one of the Edmonds College Residence Halls (Rainier Place, Sophie Court, or Spencer Court). Their primary job is to build and maintain community amongst residents. This includes lots of fun stuff like social activities and events, but it also includes serious responsibility including sharing an rotating on-call schedule with other RAs at your building. Being on call may involve sitting at a front desk during evening hours, checking out equipment for the community room, responding to student concerns, and enforcing policy with residents. In return, RAs receive free housing in their assigned residence hall and have a great opportunity to develop student leadership and other professional skills and experience.
International Mentors (IM)
IMs help support all international students living in our Homestay Program. IMs play an important role in extending the college’s mission and values to our international Homestay students in order to keep them connected to campus and help foster their success. IMs coordinate an event each quarter that help Homestay students learn about and transition into American culture. In addition IMs collaborate with OIP to host weekly Conversation Group Gatherings where students can practice their English language skills. IMs are considered "live-in" staff, but they do not have on-call duties in the same way as RAs. In place of an on-call schedule IMs host weekly drop in hours: Monday-Thursday (11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 4-5 p.m.) and Friday (11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.) where all Homestay students can visit Rainier Place in order to get Homestay support. The IM team also collectively works 5 hours a week at the Housing/Rainier Place front desk. Compensation for the International Mentor position waives 75% of the student’s annual homestay fee in lieu of an hourly wage.