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Operations Jobs

The Operations/Facilities unit of University Housing & Dining Services employs over 50 professional and student staff. We provide residential services for students including room assignments, resident contract management, service center operations, customer service, Residential Conferences, Building Services, and manage Orchard Court family housing. The majority of student staff positions are located at the Service Centers - Arnold, McNary, Weatherford, and West - and the UHDS central office. Some positions exist at the Facilities Maintenance Center and within the Building Services program which services the residence halls during the academic year and the Residential Conferences operation during the summer.

With over 150 full time employees and over 550 student employees, UHDS manages the Operations/Facilities, Dining, Marketing, Business Services, and Residential Education program serving over 3,000 resident students and managing 1.5 million square feet of space.

Our core values  are an integral part of the employment process.

Student Staff Positions:

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and are kept on file for one term. Apply by submitting an application, resume, cover letter, and references with the "Operations/Facilities Student Application" link below:

Residential Conferences and Building Services Student Staff Positions -- Currently hiring for Spring and Summer 2014!

Residential Conferences and Building Services is currently hiring for a variety of positions available for Spring and Summer 2014. Please visit our application website for more information.

Dining and Catering Jobs

University Housing & Dining Services, and Dining Services specifically, employs hundreds of student staff in a variety of locations, including: Arnold, McNary, Bing's, Marketplace West, Cascadia Market, Peets Coffee & Tea, and OSU Catering. Dining Services includes student positions in food preparation, retail food sales, dining operations, and customer service. To find out if you are eligible for student employment, please consult the OSU Student Employment Manual

Student Staff Positions:

We are seeking applications for Dining Centers, Catering and Conferences. All student positions must be familiar with the 2014-15 Student Training Manual (pdf).  See the position descriptions, below. 

If you have questions about the dining jobs application process, feel free to email

Now Hiring: Residential Conferences and Building Services Staff

Join our team

During the summer months, University Housing & Dining Services hosts 90+ groups and over 10,000 guests as part of our Residential Conferences program. Our outstanding student staff are a key part of our success. Our Residential Conferences, Scholar Housing, and Building Services student staff work hard to ensure our guests have a positive experience during their stay, while also preparing for our residents' arrival in September. Our management team is committed to helping each member of our student staff has a positive experience while they learn, grow, and succeed in their position.

Before applying, please review the position descriptions and hiring timelines below for more information about each position and training requirements. If you have any questions, please contact us at

Position Descriptions

Building Services

Residential Conferences

Scholar Housing

Lead Building Services Assistant
(spring and summer, two positions available)
Conference Building Manager
(spring and summer, four positions available)
Scholar Housing Manager
(spring and summer, one position available)
Building Services Assistant
(summer, six positions available)
Conference Building Assistant
(summer, ten positions available)

Note: All successful candidates are required to attend Spring training on April 26, May 3, and May 31.

Hiring Timelines

Lead Building Services Assistant (Start date: March 3, 2014)
Conference Building Manager (Start date: March 31, 2014)
Scholar Housing Manager (Start date: March 31, 2014)
Building Services Assistant (Start date: June 14, 2014)
Conference Building Assistant (Start date: June 15, 2014)

How to apply

Applications are currently open for the Lead Building Services Assistant, Conference Building Manager, and Scholar Housing Manager positions. Applications for the Building Services Assistant and Conference Building Assistant positions will open on March 3, 2014.

Application Materials

Before you begin filling out the application, please make sure you have all of the application materials needed. Only complete applications will be considered. Questions about your application status should be directed to Before contacting us, please check to see if the answer to your question can be found on this webpage or in the position descriptions. We recommend utilizing the many resources provided by Career Services if you need assistance with your application materials. 

  1. Resumé. You will need to have an up-to-date resume for your application.  Please make sure to upload your resume as a Word or PDF file (.doc, .docx, .pdf).
  2. Cover letter. In your cover letter, please address how your skills and experience have prepared you to be successful in the position.
  3. References. You will need to provide the names and contact information for two professional references. Your references must be able to comment on your abilities and skills as an employee, but they do not need to be former employers. For example, you may volunteer regularly with an organization and the volunteer coordinator may be able to provide information about your dependability, work ethic, and other skills.

Once you have all of your application materials ready, complete the application found here:

We look forward to reviewing your application. Thank you for applying!