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The 2023 summer employment applications are now closed. Decisions will be released on Friday, March 10.

Summer 2023 Residential Staff Positions for YSS and FSY

Develop your leadership, organizational, communication and conflict-resolution skills!  We are looking for Yale students and alumni to serve in the following Residential Staff positions this summer:

  • Residential Counselors 
  • Residential Assistants
  • Trips Coordinator
  • Buttery Managers
  • Communications Coordinator
  • FSY Counselors

Any currently enrolled Yale student or graduate student in good academic standing or any Yale alumnus is eligible to apply. The ideal candidate will have spent one or two years in a residential college. The most effective applicant is a mature student who enjoys working with others and who feels committed to the intellectual and social values of residential college life. The positions also require resourcefulness, excellent problem-solving skills, energy, creativity, integrity, good judgment, and a deep wellspring of patience. Previous counseling experience is a plus for all positions.

Yale Summer Session may adjust the activities and/or responsibilities associated with these positions in response to guidance on COVID-19 from state, local, and university authorities.  Any changes will not affect compensation for this position.  Residential Life Staff are not responsible for enforcing public-health guidelines, although they may serve in an educational function for the Yale Summer Session community.

The Summer 2023 Residential Colleges are Hopper, Trumbull and Berkeley South.

Tip: We're also looking for ULAs to support the First-Year Scholars at Yale program.  YSS staff looking for additional compensation in the summer may apply - scroll down for details!

Job Descriptions and Application

The job descriptions for the Summer Residential Life positions are in the link below. 

Link: Yale Summer Session Job Descriptions and Application

FSY Residential Counselor Job Description and Application

The application deadline is Friday, February 17, 2023 at 4pm EST.

Decisions will be released on Friday, March 10, 2023.

Residential Director Positions

Residential Directors live in the Residential Colleges and are responsible for mentoring Residential Counselors and Senior Counselors, enforcing campus policies, mediating conflicts, developing programs for the residents and managing crises. Residential Directors work as tight team under the Head of Summer Colleges.

There will be one position for a Head Residential Director, three positions for Residential Directors of each of the summer colleges, and one Residential Director who will take a budget and business role.  These positions are open to graduating seniors and those who are beyond college.

For the FSY program, we are looking for one Head Residential Director and two Residential Directors.

Link:YSS Residential Director Position Descriptions and Application

FSY Residential Director Job Descriptions and Application

Undergraduate Learning Assistants (ULAs)

Undergraduate Learning Assistants are needed to support the QR courses in the First-Year Scholars at Yale Program.  ULAs are expected to hold office hours, lead workshops, grade problem sets, and work one-on-one with students.

The FSY QR courses run July 6 - August 4, 2023.  ULA position will be 10-12 hours per week.  Duties include:

  • Run one or two 60-minute workshop twice per week (2 – 4 hours total)
  • Hold three hours of office hours (3)
  • Spend one hour per week on preparation (1)
  • Spend three hours per week on grading (3)
  • Meet one hour per week with course instructor (1)
  • The pay for this position is $18.50/hr.

This additional opportunity is open to YSS Residential Staff. If you are interested in being consdered for a ULA postion this summer, please indicate your interest in your YSS Residential Life staff application. This position is not limited to YSS Residential Life Staff. If interested in a ULA position, but not a YSS Residential Life position, please express your interest to