The Diversity Learning Assistant (previously known as Community Relations Facilitator) position requires a commitment to the principles of and action for social justice. There are 14 DLAs, one in each residence hall.

DLAs are responsible for building inclusive, overlapping and collaborative relationships between residents, UHDS staff and the campus through the development, execution, evaluation, and promotion of social justice education. This is accomplished through dialogues, bulletin boards, hall engagement, and by serving as a UHDS ambassador to campus partners who work to build a socially just campus through resources, services, and programs. DLAs are supervised by the Assistant Director for Diversity Initiatives and Programs in UHDS, and are supported in their efforts by their Resident Director and hall staff team.

To learn more about the position, you may also review the 2022-23 DLA Position Description.

DLA Compensation
  • A furnished residence hall room on the Oregon State Corvallis campus for fall, winter, and spring terms
  • A student staff meal plan
  • A monetary stipend per term


Application Process


You will also need to have an up to date resume for your application. Please make sure you have your resume completed in a word or PDF file (.doc, .docx, .pdf). If you would like to know more about creating a resume, please contact the Career Development Center.

Cover Letter

Please attach a cover letter that speaks to your interest in the Diversity Learning Assistant position. When crafting this statement, please address the following questions and include anything else you would like the hiring committee to know.

  • Please describe your understanding, interest, and experience with social justice. Where are you in your identity and/or social justice development and what resources/experiences got you to this point?
  • How will you get to know your hall community and coworkers as a DLA? Please describe the processes and tools you use to connect and engage with others.
  • Please think about a time when you engaged in conversation with someone about diversity and/or social justice topics. What were the challenges and opportunities you encountered and what did you learn from that experience?

Once you have prepared a resume, references, and cover letter, you may apply online through the Oregon State Jobs portal.


3 Ways the Career Development Center Can Help!
  1. Improve your resume. Use Oregon State’s online resume reviewer, Vmock, to get instant, personalized feedback before you submit your application to UHDS. Based on tips from Vmock, improve your resume to boost your odds of getting hired.
  2. Practice interviewing. Use an interactive video platform, Standout, to practice your interviewing skills in your own space. Hear how you sound out loud and see how you present yourself to an interviewer.
  3. Get help with your cover letter and other career topics one-on-one. The Career Development Center offers consultations with career assistants who can answer your questions about resumes, cover letters, Handshake, and finding a job on campus. If you have additional questions, such as about career exploration for your major, make an appointment with a college-specific career advisor through Handshake.


Visit for more tips on interviewing, job searching, and resumes. Questions? Contact 541-737-4085 or

Application Timeline
  • 2022-2023 DLA Application opens January 3, 2022
  • Application closes on February 6
  • Interview offers sent February 16
  • First round of interviews February 21-March 2
  • DLA positions offered March 11


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For questions about the DLA position at the Corvallis campus, contact us here.