University of Florida Department of Housing and Residence Education is a featured program.
Full-time, Professional Staff
Area Coordinators (ACs) are full-time live-in staff members who are responsible for residence areas throughout the university campus, consisting of student populations ranging from 950-1200. The AC is in charge of supervising and developing a staff of graduate students as well as the resident advisors in their specific residence area. Other responsibilities include but are not limited to coordinating desk operations, handling the student conduct processes, ensuring building care and maintenance, and overseeing programming efforts. See what Professional Staff positions are available at the University of Florida here.
Graduate Hall Directors (GHDs) are graduate students that utilize their leadership, confrontation, helping, crisis, and management skills to supervise and develop Resident Assistants (RAs). Their goal is to build a strong team focused on creating a sense of community, academic engagement, and safety within their assigned hall and area. Other Graduate Staff positions include a Conduct & Community Standards Grad, who works with various aspects of the conduct program within Residence Life and Education (RLE) and a Student Learning and Engagement Grad, who also works with RLE to plan, design, and assume administrative roles. You can learn more about these positions here.
Professional Development Opportunities
The department currently is engaged in an intentional effort to develop the cultural competence of every employee within the department of over 750 employees. There are numerous trainings, ongoing development opportunities, relevant readings, webinars, programs, and recognition efforts that are specifically geared toward inclusion and social justice.
There are also a number of opportunities to advise a student group or organization within Housing, from the National Residence Hall Honorary, Staff Advisory Board, Inter-Residence Hall Association, and more.