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. 


  • 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

  • The OA application for returning residents is now open. Please follow this link to apply:$392530/9925$19571.htmld

    Application deadline is May 17, 2021. Anticipated start date is August 6 for Columbus and August 17 for Mansfield, Newark and Wooster/ATI.

    Current application is for returning residents. The application for new Ohio State students will be available in July.


  • 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.

Central Office and Regional Campus Office Assistants

The hiring process to serve as an Office Assistant at the central Residence Life office or one of our three regional campuses with University Housing is handled separately. Find contact information for each location below:

  • Residence Life Central Office – Please contact Office Manager Peter Hansen at
  • ATI/Wooster Campus – Please contact Apartments Manager Caitlin Blake at
  • Mansfield Campus – Please contact Housing Coordinator Mike Schopieray at
  • Newark Campus – Please contact Housing Coordinator Joe McCartney at


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