Creating the Extraordinary Student Experience: Office of Student Life

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Office Assistants (OAs)

Office Assistants (OAs) are responsible for greeting residents and visitors as they enter and exit the residence halls; providing high quality customer service; distributing mail and packages; are knowledgeable of campus resources and creating a welcoming, inclusive front desk atmosphere. OAs report directly to the Administrative Associate or Resident Manager and Hall Director(s)/Housing Coordinator in their assigned complex or hall. 

Office Assistants work at residence hall front desks in Columbus, ATI/Wooster, Mansfield and Newark as well as the central Residence Life Office on the Columbus campus.


  • All OAs must work a minimum of 8 hours per week.  OAs will be expected to work nights and weekends. 
  • All candidates must obtain and maintain a 2.0 semester and cumulative G.P.A. through the entire hiring process and their time as an Office Assistant.
  • OAs must be enrolled as full-time students during their terms of employment and be in good standing with the University.
  • You must reside in an on-campus residential facility. Students living in Greek Housing are not eligible to be an OA for the full academic year.

Application Process


  • New OAs are compensated at an hourly rate of $8.70. Pay raises are awarded on an annual basis based upon years of service in the position.


As our hiring process can be complex, we invite candidates to send questions about the OA hiring and selection process to