Employment Opportunities

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.

Associate Director, Administrative Services - CLOSED

Preferred Candidate/Employee Characteristics
This position requires a detail-oriented, customer service-friendly individual who exhibits a positive attitude and is highly motivated.  The ideal candidate/employee will have strong administrative, critical thinking skills, and problem-solving skills in addition to excellent written & oral communication skills. The successful candidate should demonstrate a capacity to work among diverse constituencies in the immediate university community and beyond. Previous supervisory experience is important for a successful candidate to possess coupled with a working knowledge of housing and residence life management principles.

This position requires an enthusiastic, creative, self-motivated person with excellent interpersonal skills; willing to work in an environment requiring strong emphasis on providing superior customer service in conformance with the university's mission and values. The Department of Housing & Residence Life is an integral part of the Division of Student Affairs, and as such, is measured by its ability to successfully interact with students and to assist with their individual needs and concerns. To this end, the Associate Director will often be required to demonstrate a caring and patient attitude, utilize conflict resolution skills, and to ensure that every effort is made to create satisfied students and their families.

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Guest & Conference Services Housing Coordinator - FILLED

Preferred Candidate/Employee Characteristics
This position serves as the primary conference housing contact and Bulter Guest House guests.  The Guest and Conference Housing Coordinator is responsible for aspects of the summer conference housing program including marketing, scheduling, building and maintaining client relationships, billing, staff management, and public relations. 

This position requires independent action based on knowledge of departmental and Mississippi State policies of the Executive Director of Housing and Residence Life and Associate Director fo Administrative Services in communicating with staff and clients.  Candidates should have a demonstrated ability to manage tasks independently, work with staff, and also provide excellent customer service to HRL and Mississippi State guests.

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Marketing & Communications Coordinator - FILLED

Preferred Candidate/Employee Characteristics
This position assists with integrated communications including graphic design, producing media for the web, public relations, marketing, and special events for an auxiliary department housing approximately 5,300 students in 17 residence halls.  The Marketing and Communications Coordinator is responsible for coordinating the design and coordination of all publications for the department as well as the design and oversight of marketing and public relations events and campaigns. 

This position requires independent action based on knowledge of departmental policy and views of the Executive Director of Housing and Residence Life and Associate Director for Administrative Services in communicating with students, parents, and other clients.  Candidates should have a demonstrated ability to manage projects independently and also work effectively as part of a team. 

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 University Student Housing 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

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, University Student Housing 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. Applications close January 10, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. 
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Summer Camps and Conferences Staff - FILLED


Summer Conference Assistant (CA) is selected and trained as a liaison/advisor for the summer conference and guest housing areas, which includes summer camps and conferences. The Conference Assistant position requires professionalism, initiative, adaptability, independent judgment, excellent communication skills, and the ability to work as a team member. Employment as a Summer Conference Assistant runs from May until July 31st. The application and selection process typically begins in early Spring.

Conference Assistant

Resident Advisor

Resident Advisors (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, Mississippi State University Student Housing living experience, must be classified as at least a second-semester Freshman, and previous student involvement experience.

Completed applications are due by January 10, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. Apply Today!

Resident Advisor Job Description

Resident Advisor Job Application

Reference Form

Graduate Residence Director - CLOSED

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.

Community Director (CD) - CLOSED

Seeking positive, self-motivated, and committed staff members to serve as role models for hall staff and residents in personal and professional behaviors. Someone who demonstrates a commitment to diversity by promoting and attending multicultural events, facilitating professional development with supervised staff, and hiring staff with diversity that is reflective of the student population. Community Directors should practice ethical stewardship of departmental and university resources. They should also create and maintain positive professional relationships within the department and across the university. Community Directors will fulfill other general duties assigned by the Department of Housing and Residence Life, Division of Student Affairs, or Mississippi State University.

The Community Director provides leadership, management, supervision, and development for residence hall or apartment complex communities. This position provides high-level customer service and creates a community that fosters student success inside and out of the classroom, and promotes personal and professional growth for residents. This position also promotes an inclusive living-learning environment and partners with a diverse group of students, staff, and faculty to develop and implement programs that promote the mission of the University and University Housing.

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Other Student Assistants

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