Residence Life Employment Opportunities

Are you interested in applying for a position in Residence Life at the Colorado School of Mines?

The Department of Residence Life employs a number of students on campus in various positions.

Resident Assistants (RA) and Community Assistants (CA): are live-in para-professional staff who work to make the student experience in the Residence Halls and at Mines Park the best experience it can be.

DAs (Desk Assistants): are staff members who provide integral assistance to residents of each area. Answering questions, helping with mail or packages, checking out supplies and providing a friendly welcome to your home.

Check out Diggernet for these and other employment opportunities with Residence Life.

Information for the 2020-2021 RA and CA application/selection process will be updated on this page soon!

Please check back.

Resident Assistant Job Description – Outlines the qualifications, responsibilities, and conditions for employment as a Resident Assistant here at Mines.

Community Assistant Job Description – Outlines the qualifications, responsibilities, and conditions for employment as a Community Assistant here at Mines.

Step #1: Attend an Information Session (Not Required, but STRONGLY ENCOURAGED). If you are unable to attend our Information Sessions, please review our presentation.

– November 26, 2018 at 7:00 PM in Ballrooms D&E
– November 29, 2018 at 7:00 PM in Ballroom B
– January 10, 2019 at 7:00 PM in Ballroom B

Step #2: Complete the online application (to review the application essay questions before submitting, please review the hard-copy version first – once an application has been started you cannot restart or resubmit)

– 2019 – 2020 applications opened on November 30, 2018 at 8:00 AM
– 2019 – 2020 applications close on January 14, 2019 at 11:59 AM

The Residence Life student staff selection process will include two (2) interviews:

Individual Interview (by invitation only):

– January 23 – 29, 2019

Group Interview (by invitation only):

– February 8 – 10, 2019

Decision notices go out to applicants by noon (12:00 PM) on February 22, 2019.

For more information or questions, please contact Paul Carey ( or Jordan Burkhart (

Contact Us

Residence Life
Phone: (303) 869-LIFE(5433)
Toll Free: (800) 446-9488 x5433
Fax: (303) 384-2261
Location: Campus Living Office (Elm Hall)

Office Hours

Campus Living Office: Monday-Friday, 8 am – 5 pm

Mines Park Apartments Housing Office: Monday-Friday, 8 am – 7 pm  and Saturday-Sunday, 10 am – 2 pm

Residence Halls Desk Hours: Monday-Friday, 10 am – 8 pm  and Saturday-Sunday, 11 am – 4 pm and 6 – 8 pm