A Great Place to Work

DU Housing: A Great Place to Work

Every workplace has its own "culture" - beliefs, traditions, values, and ways to "get things done." Our department is made up of both professional and student staff members dedicated to providing an exceptional experience to DU students. Each year we have job openings in our department for student positions and professional staff positions.

We provide training and resources to our staff to ensure the best preparation and experience for work at DU and for future careers. This page provides information about our positions and how to for apply to work with us.

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Staff Value Statement

The University of Denver Department of Housing and Residential Education is committed to providing training and resources to all of our staff. We are responsible for supporting and inspiring the lifelong learning and development of leaders and change agents, who will in turn enhance our community to reach its full potential. We acknowledge and embrace a diverse community comprised of students, faculty, staff, and others who we encounter in the course of our work. Housing and Residential Education staff will be provided personal and professional growth, honoring each individual's unique needs, contributions, and journey. We provide opportunities to build skills integral to the success of each member of our staff to succeed as student affairs professionals in the best traditions of the Division of Student Life and the University of Denver.

Professional Development

In addition to comprehensive summer training, we offer two professional development sessions each quarter on a variety of topics that are of interest to our staff. Topics include personal and professional growth areas inside and outside housing and student life.

Professional Positions

When we have open Full-Time Professional positions, the positions will be posted on the University of Denver Human Resources website. In addition, when we have openings, we typically search for candidates at The Placement Exchange.

Graduate Assistantships

Graduate Assistantships are required to be students in the Higher Education College Student Development Master's Degree program. Visit the Higher Education Degree Program site for additional information about the academic programs.


The University of Denver provides a wide range of benefit choices. New employees are introduced to the benefit plan during new hire orientation and are given a one-month window for initial enrollment. Once each year thereafter, the University sponsors an Open Enrollment period which allows employees to make changes in existing coverage.

Benefit eligibility is based upon the position held and may be attached to both full and part-time qualifying positions. University benefits are extended to registered domestic partners, common law partners, and families of employees to the same extent that such benefits are provided to the spouses and families of eligible married employees. Visit the HR website for additional information on DU's benefits choices.


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