Roadrunners can serve their fellow students and gain relevant job skills by becoming a member of the UTSA Housing & Residence Life team. Here are several current job opportunities.

The Office of Housing and Residence Life at UTSA is actively seeking dynamic and personable students to join our team as Housing Ambassadors. In this role, you will play a pivotal role, working alongside our Housing Operations Coordinators and Residence Life Coordinators, as the primary point of contact for prospective and current students and their families interested in on-campus housing at UTSA. Your responsibilities will encompass a variety of tasks throughout the year including administrate responsibilities, marketing and social media, and customer service. This position offers an exciting opportunity to actively contribute to the university community while gaining valuable experience in marketing and communication.

For more information, or call 210-458-6834.

Student Assistants are student staff that work the front desks of Chaparral Village, Laurel Village, and Alvarez Hall. These positions are staffed with part-time and work study students. These individuals assist residents with housing needs as well as UTSA Information. For position availability, an application, and more information about working at Housing and Residence Life, here's who to contact:

For Chaparral Village Office, contact at 210-458-6830
For Laurel Village Office, contact at 210-458-6200
For Alvarez Hall Office, contact at 210-458-8240

If you are a UTSA student looking for a summer job and enjoy interacting and helping people, look no further. The Summer Conference Assistants (SCA) are an essential part of our Summer Conference program that offers housing to groups, camps, and conference attendees staying at UTSA for some part of the summer. Our SCAs provide quality customer service to our guests and help ensure they have a positive stay with us. This position has a live-in requirement, and a meal plan will be provided Monday through Friday during the summer hours of operations for the Roadrunner Café.

For more information or questions, contact

  • Summer Conference Assistant Job Description (TBA)
Smiling resident assistant with helping during move-in day

Resident Assistant Program

Resident Assistants (RAs) are student staff that live and work in all communities. They provide guidance to residents living in their community and act as a reference to the UTSA culture. They are leaders in their residential communities as well as in the UTSA community.

UTSA Resident Assistant Angelina Hinton
“My time with Housing and Residence Life has been a monumental experience for me. I feel that I can use the experience I've obtained here in my future profession. A very fun work environment and a tremendous experience.”
Angelina Hinton, UTSA Resident Assistant

Want to be an RA?


Develop and practice leadership, critical thinking, communication, teamwork, time management and cultural awareness


Gain résumé-building experience in the "soft skills" sought by future employers

Complimentary Housing

Receive complimentary housing, a meal plan and a small monthly stipend.

RA Employment FAQs

Interested in becoming an RA for the next academic year? We start recruiting RAs in November/December for the following Fall and interviews generally take place in late February and early March.

Attend an RA Information session to receive the application. Dates for information sessions can be found on RowdyLink and on our social media channels.

You will gain valuable “soft skills” that future employers are seeking, such as leadership, critical thinking, communication, teamwork, time management, and cultural awareness. You will also be provided housing within your assigned community, a meal plan, and a small monthly stipend.

All housing assignments for new and returning RA's are determined by the Residence Life professional staff to ensure a diverse and well-rounded team, based on the needs of each community.

Yes. We train our RA's based on our Roadrunner ABC's Educational Model, so previous experience living in a UTSA Housing community is not required.

You must have earned at least 24 credit hours at UTSA before applying for an RA position.

No. The RA position is time intensive and we need all first year RAs to focus on their duties. Therefore, we do not allow first year RAs to have a second job.

UTSA Resident Assistant Manny Bocanegra
“As an RA, I love the sense of community, the smiles, and the opportunity to make a difference in someone's college experience by creating a home away from home.”