Paraprofessional Employment

Join the University Housing student staff as a Resident Advisor.

Our full-time staff are highly talented, hard-working, caring educators who always have the needs and academic success of students at the forefront of their minds. With 40 full-time professionals and more than 200 paraprofessionals (Resident Advisors and Program Advisors), there is a niche for everyone here, and room for new staff to make a difference in each residence hall community.

Our Resident Advisor Selection Process for 2021–2022 is officially underway. Please visit the links below to learn more about the selection process, eligibility requirements, important dates and deadlines, our commitment to the Illinois Residential Experience, and more!

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Multicultural Advocate Program Update September 2020: 

In the Spring 2020, the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs commissioned an internal and external review of University Housing’s paraprofessional positions with the goal of identifying best practices from leading national peers and to respond to the current and future socio-political climate.

After a review of the recommendations, University Housing has decided to conduct a multilayer assessment of the Multicultural Advocate (MA) Program based on contemporary issues of racism, anti-Blackness, immigration and nationality status, homophobia and transphobia, anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, income inequality, misogyny, ableism, cultural appropriation, and all other forms of oppression, hate, and violence.

In order to invest the time, talent, and resources necessary to efficiently and successfully complete this assessment, the Multicultural Advocate (MA) Program will be on hiatus for the 2021-2022 academic year.

January through December 2021, University Housing will collaborate with campus partners and community stakeholders, including student and alumni leaders, to identify how University Housing will continue to provide social justice leadership and education over the next ten years.

Questions regarding this assessment can be directed to


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