Employment Opportunities


Information Assistant

Information Assistants (IAs) are selected and trained to provide quality assistance and services to our guests and residents in our residence halls. Information Assistants provide such services as package receipt and delivery, guest check-in, equipment and supply check-out, fire and door alarm response, as well as general reception and information services. Preference is given to work-study eligible students who live in on-campus residence halls and apartments; however, all students are welcome to apply. Compensation is minimum wage. IAs work an average of 15-20 hours per week.

Information Assistant Application Spring 2017

Application goes live at October 10th at 11:59pm 

The information Assistant Position is a valuable asset to the Housing and Residence Life Department. Each building has a 24 hour desk which is staffed primarily by Information Assistants. Due to the nature of a 24 hour desk, this position may require evening, night and early morning shifts. The Information Assistant is responsible for checking-in guests, signing-in packages, greeting visitors and any additional administrative tasks assigned by the Senior Resident Adviser. This position is customer service oriented and therefore requires someone who enjoys interacting with people and assisting with the Mission of the Housing and Residence Life Department. The mission is to provide a well-maintained, on-campus residential experience which supports the overall mission of Mississippi State University and the Division of Student Affairs, promotes a spirit of community, and extends student learning beyond the classroom.

If you are offered an interview, you will be contacted via your MSState email. Interviews will take place on November 7 - November 10 between the hours of 8AM and 6PM

Information Assistant Application

Marketing Assistant

The Department of Housing and Residence Life has student Marketing Assistants who assist the Marketing and Communications Coordinator with daily operations which include; giving daily housing tours, assisting with recruiting events with prospective students and families, coordinating model room set up and break down, and much more! Marketing Assistant applications are now available!

Summer Conference Assistant

Summer Conference Assistant (CAs) are selected and trained as Resident Advisers for the summer conference and guest housing areas which includes summer camps and conferences. Employment as a Summer Conference Assistant runs from mid-May until August, with potential opportunity for year-round employment. The application and selection process typically begins in early spring.

Applications will go live for CAs on January 17, 2017.

Resident Adviser

Resident Advisers (RAs) are students who have been selected and trained to work with other students within the Residence Halls. RA's serve as role models in the following areas: team member, community builder, crisis manager, administrator, counselor, and educator. The RA selection process begins in the spring for the following academic year. Compensation for new RA positions includes a full room scholarship, a meal plan, and a stipend. Minimum qualifications include 2.50 cumulative and Semester GPA, On-campus living experience, must be classified as at least a second semester Freshman, and previous student involvement experience.

Resident Adviser Job Description

Resident Adviser Job Application

Resident Adviser Reference Form

Graduate Residence Director

Residence Directors (RDs) are graduate students majoring in student development/higher education, counseling, or a related field. RDs live in apartments, usually off the lobby of a residence hall, and are the direct supervisors of the student staff in a designated residence hall. Compensation includes graduate tuition (including out-of-state fees, if applicable), a bi-monthly stipend, availability of professional development funds, and an apartment with amenities.

Other Student Assistants

Other opportunities for student employment are available at the main housing office in Herbert Hall (662) 325-3555 and the housing facilities office (662) 325-2190. Inquire at each individual office.

Professional and Full Time Positions

The Department of Housing and Residence Life in addition to all on-campus departments and offices post full-time positions on the Human Resources Management page. For current career opportunities at MSU please visit: MSU Human Resources Management

MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, ethnicity, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, disability status, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.  We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.