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Res Life CareersFrequently Asked Questions for Professional Staff Selection


How many Hall Coordinators are on your staff?
We currently have 14 Hall Coordinators and 3 Graduate Hall Coordinators on our staff.

Is there a particular type of personality that we look for?
Our position description outlines in detail our required and preferred qualifications that we seek in candidates.

What type of apartment is provided?
Our Apartments vary based on building size and shape, ranging from 1-2 bedroom apartments.

Do you allow pets in your Apartments?
We allow our full-time Hall Coordinator and Graduate Hall Coordinator staff one cat or one dog based on the accepted breeds list. Our pet policy can be provided at a later date if requested.

What are your professional development opportunities?
There are a variety of professional development opportunities offered within our own organizational and diversity development office and throughout the University.

When do you offer on campus interviews?
We have selected four weekends in the months of March and April for the interview process.

What are your guidelines for travel/reimbursement?
If we offer a candidate the position and she/he accepts, or if we do not offer a position, we will reimburse for travel expenses. We reimburse one-half of the travel if we offer and the offer is declined.


What is your organizational structure?
The Division of Housing and Food Service is one of 14 areas within the Division of Student Affairs and is responsible for all on-campus residence facilities and the University Apartments. The Division operates its own residence life, food service, business, custodial, maintenance and information systems departments, is self-supporting (without State or University funds) and employs approximately 1,000 full- and part-time staff.

How Many residents live on campus?
We currently have approximately 7,400 residents living in on-campus residence halls.

Do you have a programming model?
We ask our RAs to build community within the residence halls using an educational base model to begin with and extending into one on one personal interaction.

How does your on-call system work?
The on-call routation is broken into two sides of campus, where a Hall Coordinator or Asst. Hall Coordinator is on call for each night of the week and on the weekends utilizing a rotating schedule.

How are faculty members & academic departments involved in the residence halls?
We have a faculty fellow program which involves faculty members assisting with building community within our residence halls. We also house academic advisor offices within our residence halls.


What are the demographics of the University of Texas at Austin?
Some basic statistics for the UT student population for Fall 2005 include - Gender: 50.9% Female; 49.1% Male. Race: 57.4% White; 14.3% Asian American; 14.1% Hispanic; 3.7% African American; 0.4% American Indian; 8.9% Foreign; 1.1% Unknown.

For a detailed statistical report the University of Texas at Austin Students, Faculty & Staff please visit the Office of Institutional Research website

For more detailed information about the University of Texas at Austin please visit the UT Facts website.


What is the weather like in Austin?
Beautiful and sunny throughout the year (approximately 300 days of sunshine a year).

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