About Residential Life, Housing and Food Services

As a university, we are consistently improving strategies and practices to create a more inclusive and supportive environment for students, staff and faculty. As a Student Services division, we are working to create a more interconnected work culture and have a culture-shifting strategic plan for diversity, equity and inclusion. This plan will help us increase the retention of students and staff, in particular individuals from marginalized and minoritized identities.

Within this context, Residential Life, Housing, and Food Services is developing an infrastructure grounded in the following values to better support students of all identities as they live on campus.

Student development

Integration of academics with the larger scope of personal growth and global awareness by promoting the whole student experience.  

Integrity

We believe in personal responsibility from our staff and our students to encourage accountability and consistency within our department. 

Inclusion

We must be willing to learn about privileges and barriers within our own identities as well as those of others in order to sustain an environment that is accessible and welcoming. 

Safety

With the encouragement of connectivity we foster safe living environments that are secure, well maintained and comfortable.  We strive to create a feeling of home where the community is invested in the well-being of each other.  

Collaborative service

We ensure excellent customer service by maintaining teamwork within our own department and across campus by providing our students with resources that are innovating, informative and reliable. 

 

Join our team

We are looking for candidates who want to join this team as we continue creating an equitable environment that uplifts and centers voices silenced by a culture and climate dominated by white supremacy, colonizing practices and policies/practices that traditionally limit access to culture.

Please check out our accomplishments to date related to inclusion, our call to action for current and new staff members and the initiatives we are (or will be) working on.

View our accomplishments and initiatives

If you embody and enact values of social justice and equity throughout practice and daily life, please consider applying for an open position. It is critical you are prepared and excited for disrupting the status quo to create a student experience that is as educational as it is welcoming.

Why you want to work in Reno, NV

Affectionately called “The Biggest Little City in America,” Reno offers all the thrills of a metropolitan area with the comfort of a small town. Although primarily recognized for its historic hotels, world-renowned car shows and proximity to the incredible Lake Tahoe, Reno is a hotspot for local Nevada breweries as well as art, craft and food festivals.

The proximity to Lake Tahoe (45 minutes) allows for residents to enjoy boating, hiking biking (road and mountain) and more without having to worry about a long drive. With an international airport less than 10 minutes from the University (and surrounding communities) and the San Francisco Bay Area about 3 hours by car, it is very easy to get anywhere in the world quickly. 

Featuring a variety of religious centers, two LGBTQIA+ resource and community centers, and a large population of political activists, Reno allows anyone to feel at home and to create change.  Residents are known to be active participants in local, state and national political movements. Often visited by presidential candidates and other political leaders, Reno is an excellent place to gain first-hand knowledge of American politics.

What some consider to be a top vacation spot, we call our backyard. There is always something happening in Reno and Lake Tahoe, making it a place you can easily call home.

Open positions

Please click on the links below to learn more.  Links to apply online are included or will be posted shortly. 

  • Administrative Assistant 2

    The Department of Residential Life, Housing & Food Services at the University of Nevada, Reno is recruiting for an Administrative Assistant II. The Administrative Assistant II will provide training, evaluation and general supervision of student employees working service desks in assigned areas. This position will also oversee general administrative functions for their assigned area.

    Functions include but are not limited to: Recruiting and hire student staff, resident/ key audits, charging student accounts, calendar scheduling, troubleshooting property issues, and assigned special projects.

    Apply for the Administrative Assistant 2 position

  • Assistant Director, Business Operations

    The Department of Residential Life, Housing & Food Services at the University of Nevada, Reno is recruiting for an Assistant Director, Business Operations. This position functions as a member of the Residential Life, Housing, and Food Services management team and oversees the operations across all residence hall front desks, Ponderosa Village and the main office. The position also coordinates on-going and one-time special projects assigned to full-time and student operations staff.

    The ideal candidate manages department operations, including time and attendance systems, department assessments, and department webpage maintenance. The Assistant Director maintains critical communication between colleagues, direct reports, residents, parents, the campus community and administration in ensuring positive outcomes and relationships. The Assistant Director will also maintain full-time office hours and is available as needed for evening or weekend programs, training, and responding to emergency or crisis situations. Additionally, the position serves as the functional analyst for the housing management software system, excluding room assignments, to ensure the system is used to its fullest extent.

    Apply for the Assistant Director Business Operations position

  • Assistant Director, Residential Education

    The Assistant Director, Residential Education, functions as a member of the Residential Life educational management team and oversees the development and implementation of residential education initiatives. The position provides leadership to the Living Learning Community (LLC) program and strategies to support academic success including but not limited to coordinating with academic and non-academic campus partners, leading the residential curricular approach, supervising student staff, collaborating with multiple partners to design and develop intentional interventions, overseeing student and staff recruitment and selection, and collect and analyze data related to this positions areas of responsibility. The Assistant Director maintains critical communication between colleagues, direct reports, residents, parents, the campus community and administration in ensuring positive outcomes and relationships. The Assistant Director maintains full-time office hours and is available as needed for evening or weekend programs, training, and responding to emergency or crisis situations. 

    Apply for the Assistant Director, Residential Education position

  • Assistant Director, Residential Life

    The Assistant Director, Residential Life, functions as a member of the Residential Life leadership team while overseeing and supporting staff and residents in their residential community (1200 – 2000 students, 40-60 student staff, 4-7 Graduate Resident Directors and Resident Directors). The position provides direction and leadership to the team and residents in their area aligned with department vision, mission, values and commitment to equity statements. In addition, this position provides encouragement, recognition, support and addresses behavior concerns as applicable.  

    The Assistant Director maintains communication among colleagues, direct reports, residents, parents, the campus community and administration to foster positive outcomes and relationships. The Assistant Director maintains full-time office hours and is available as needed for evening or weekend programs, training, and responding to emergency or crisis situations.    

    Apply for the Assistant Director for Residential Life position

  • Assistant Director, Staff Selection and Development

    The Assistant Director, Staff Selection and Development, functions as a member of the Residential Life, Housing and Food Services executive team while overseeing and supporting department efforts related to the recruitment, selection, onboarding, training, assessment, evaluation and offboarding of paraprofessional, graduate and full-time staff. The position provides direction and leadership to a coordinator-level position and administrative assistant position who all support the selection and development of department staff. The Assistant Director maintains communication among colleagues, direct reports, leadership, the campus community and administration to foster positive outcomes and relationships. The Assistant Director maintains full-time office hours and is available as needed for evening or weekend programs, training and responding to emergency or crisis situations.

    Apply for the Assistant Director, Selection and Development position

  • Coordinator of Marketing and Outreach

    The Coordinator of Marketing and Outreach, under the direct supervision of the Assistant Director, Support Operations and with input from management staff, is responsible for planning, development and implementation of all of Residential Life, Housing and Food Services’ marketing, communications and outreach activities. This position coordinates departmental internal and external communication for housing and meal plan application and assignments processes, Living Learning Communities and summer conference operations.  In addition, this position presents information about housing and dining at new student orientation sessions, participates and presents at University recruitment events, communicates and corresponds directly and indirectly with students and parents and participates in department faculty and staff training sessions and retreats.  For summer conferences, this position coordinates housing and meals for youth and adult summer conference group attendees, supervises paraprofessional, graduate and full-time staff during the summer and they also manage the linen program. 

    Apply for the Coordinator for Marketing and Outreach position

  • Coordinator for Residential Education

    The Coordinator for Residential Education serves an important role in the coordination and implementation of academic initiatives, residential curriculum, and living learning communities in the department. The Coordinator serves as the supervisor for the Academic Mentor student staff and advises multiple committees in the residential education area. The position is involved in the coordination and implementation of numerous academic initiatives including academic support, recognition, and living learning and themed communities.  The Coordinator is responsible for implementing a comprehensive recruitment, selection, and training program for the Academic Mentor student staff.  The position will maintain full-time office hours to include evening/ weekend hours for programs and training. Summer duties include assisting with planning for the academic year, coordinating Academic Mentor training, and other summer academic programs.  The position reports to the Assistant Director for Residential Education. 

    Apply for the Coordinator for Residential Education position

  • Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Specialist

    The Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVACR) Specialist 1 position performs journeyman level skilled work in the installation, operation, maintenance and repair of a wide variety of heating, ventilation and air conditioning, and refrigeration equipment.

    Apply for the HVACR Specialist 1 position

  • Management Assistant

    The Management Assistant (Administrative Assistant III) position takes a proactive role in assisting with the management of the operations and services of Residential Life, Housing, and Food Services for the leadership team: Executive Director, Directors, Assistant Directors, and Manager positions. This position is the primary point of contact for the leadership team, managing their calendars, completing research and/or projects as necessary, and reviewing and reconciling p-cards. 

    Apply for the management assistant position

  • Resident Director

    The Residential Life, Housing & Food Services at the University of Nevada, Reno is seeking dedicated and enthusiastic professionals, looking for a strong team of supportive colleagues committed to student excellence, development, and learning to join our Resident Director team.

    The Resident Director is responsible for facilitating and assessing the Residential Curriculum; training and supervising student staff; promoting restorative justice through educational conversations; developing hall governments; reporting repairs and maintenance needs; and completing administrative tasks for the assigned residential area. Additional administrative assignments are made to specific tasks or duties, including but not limited to license appeals, staff training and selection, leadership training, programming committees, and other departmental and university committees. Summer duties may include assisting with summer housing, conferences, room assignments, program planning for the academic year, and/or other duties as assigned by the Assistant Director or Director.

    The Resident Director maintains full-time office hours, in addition to responding to emergency/crisis situations 24 hours-a-day and 7 days-a-week. Weekend duty is split among the professional live-in staff and graduate students (when applicable). 

    Apply for the Resident Director position