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 2023-24 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.

Supplementary Questions 

Please answer the following supplemental questions in the application:

  • Please tell us why you are interested in becoming a Diversity Learning Assistant (DLA)? 
  • What about social justice interests you?

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


Application Timeline
  • 2024-2025 DLA Application opens January 8, 2024
  • Application closes on February 4
  • First round of interviews offered by February 23 with interviews taking place February 26 - March 8.
  • DLA positions offered March 15


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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 any career questions 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.

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