University Facilities hiring, offering free housing

Students are asked to apply now

By Spencer Brooks | 11/18/11 | Posted in News

When tuition hikes are all too common, how does free room and board sound? The University is offering just in a continued job opportunity for students. The University Facilities department is now accepting applications for their Resident Facility Assistant positions for the 2012 and 2013 academic year.

The 18 RFAs get a stipend of free room and board, priority registration and early move-in. RFA's are student extentions of the facilities department and the first responders to issues regarding University facilities. RFAs also work in the office answering phones and file-ing work orders. Facilities is located on the side of the public safety building.

Applications have been available since October 31st and the department is looking to hire at least 8 new students. Facilities has these requirements for a successful candidate:

  • Have one year of experience living on the University of Hartford campus

  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress throughout the course of employment

  • Have and maintain a semester and cumulative GPA of at least 2.3/4.0

  • Be financially eligible for Room and Board as compensation

  • Have and maintain 'good standing' with the Office of Student Conduct and the Office of Residential Life

  • Be available for employment for a full academic year

  • Be able to effectively work with a diverse team

  • Be able to perform certain physical requirements

For an application email Jessica Abbott at

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