Facilities employs students as Resident Facility Assistants (RFAs) and Graduate Assistants (GAs). Graduate Assistant positions are 10-month paraprofessional positions contracted on a year-to-year basis. Position descriptions and the application for the GA positions are listed here. General information about the RFA program is available below.
Operations GA Position Description
What is an RFA?
RFA stands for Resident Facility Assistant. RFAs are residential student leaders who work for Facilities and serve as live-in extensions of the department.
What does an RFA do?
RFAs help with residence hall preparation and shutdown, participate in a rotating on-call duty system to respond to facility needs across campus, provide direct service for maintenance issues during and after business hours (e.g., replacing light bulbs and shades, unclogging drains, and boarding up broken windows), routinely inspect all areas of campus, and work in the Facilities office answering phones and processing work requests.
Benefits of the RFA position include a stipend to cover room and board costs, priority class registration, early move-in, and an opportunity to learn a variety of 'do-it-yourself' skills.