Student Staff

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Campus Living & Residential Education (CLRE) employs students in positions that incorporate programmatic, logistical, and community-building elements into each role in the hopes that students will find that these more focused and tailored roles will help them develop more skills and knowledge as they identify what they are most passionate about.

We encourage you to review these positions and apply to become a member of our team!

Student positions offered by CLRE are both Federal Work-Study and non-Federal Work-Study, with the exception being a Transition Assistant who received a housing credit for work performed. Students who are interested in a particular position should visit the GW Student Employment Talent Management for vacancies.  While the hiring season for student positions primarily occurs in March and April for the upcoming academic year, positions open and close throughout the year and we encourage students to check in often to see if there are any current openings.

Student Staff


Communication Assistants

  • Create content that goes on various mediums of communication through the residence halls
  • Create and distribute bulletin boards, door decorations, and other visual media such as flyers
  • Complete projects in a supervisor-specified amount of time
  • Meet with Supervisor to discuss potential CLRE initiatives


Office Front Desk assistants

  • Provide support to students as they inquire about various forms of resources in the CLRE main office
  • Greet students as they enter/exit the building
  • Providing exceptional customer service to students, parents, and GWU partners as they contact the CLRE main office via phone call or email


Operations Assistants

  • Stationed at various hub sites around each neighborhood (usually in the lobby areas)
  • Foster peer-to-peer connections with the residential students by greeting them as they enter the building and getting to know residents by name
  • Provide students with supplies and resources such as games, cleaning utensils, and tools
  • Maintain an online communication log for all interactions with resident inquiries at the desk hubs
  • Facilitate monthly Hub Engagement events and passive programming to foster a sense of community with residents at the CLRE Hub Desks


Peer Mediation Assistants

  • Guides roommate/suitemate agreement meetings
  • Collaborate with students through low-level conflicts
  • Connect with supervisor regarding trends in the neighborhood
  • Create and host active programs centered around various subject areas related to conflict management and community development
  • Create passive programs that engage the community through conversations and resources


Programming Assistants

  • Plan programs weekly, create market materials, submit programs into to Engage and physically hosting programs
  • Host 2 programs per week
  • Creates a sense of belonging in the residence halls (building relationships with residents, connecting them to other residents in the building)
  • Collaborates and assists with other CLRE staff and campus partner-sponsored events
  • Attend weekly or bi-weekly 1:1 meetings with supervisor or neighborhood team
  • Utilize an allotted budget for the month/semester assigned to them by their supervisor


Transitions Assistants

  • Stay late and/or arrive early to campus to assist with move-in and move-out tasks
  • Inspect rooms for cleanliness, damages, and general move-in readiness
  • Greet members of the GW community at move-in and provide assistance
  • Assist in the mid-semester moves process
  • Refer damages to Facilities for repair

*Transitions Assistants are recruited ahead of the major moving periods in August, December/January, and May.  Emails are sent to residents ahead of move-in and move-out about this unique opportunity.

Transitions Assistants

Transitions Assistants


Programming Assistants

Programming Assistants


Special Projects Staff


assessment Assistants

  • Assist with the maintenance of the CLRE Assessment Dashboard
  • Acquire and work with data from various sources
  • Effectively use data-centric programs like Microsoft Excel and Google Sheets
  • Effectively translate data into understandable metrics available for the department to use for upcoming initiatives and presentations


Faculty Program Support Assistants

  • Synthesize Faculty-in-Residence (FiR) and programming data and present results in an end-of-semester report, designed in Canva or another graphic design platform
  • Research opportunities on campus and around DC for FiR to utilize for programming
  • Design marketing materials for FiR recruitment and Living-Learning Community (LLC) student recruitment, including flyers, palm cards, digital displays, and Instagram stories
  • Attend FiR & LLC programs and take photos to document events
  • Assist with preparation for monthly FiR meetings, including catering pick-up and space preparation
  • Develop materials supporting the FiR program, such as GW Engage how-to guides and FiR FAQs.


Social Media Assistants

  • Assists with the facilitation of the various CLRE social media outlets including Instagram and the website.
  • Creates advertisement materials that aid initiatives of departmental partners
  • Tracks user activity and interaction with social media posts
  • Caters posts to student and residential trends
  • Understands best practices when implementing initiatives revolving around using social media


technology Assistants

  • Provides assistance with technology, housing database, and housing software tasks to maximize the overall functioning of the housing department
  • Assists with administering housing assignments
  • Creates training material and instructs professional staff

Summer Staff


Summer Assistants

  • Facilitate group and individual check-ins/outs including welcoming thousands of guests to campus
  • Provide quality customer service and guest concierge functions across our CLRE neighborhood hubs
  • Advance your problem-solving skills in challenging situations
  • Cultivate strong interpersonal and leadership skills with hands-on professional experience
  • Enjoy free summer housing plus hourly pay (up to 36 hours/week)

*Summer Assistants are recruited in the Spring semester.  Emails are sent to residents ahead of the summer about this opportunity.