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 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 Fall 2017

Application goes live on October 9th at 8:00 AM and will close on October 22nd at midnight.

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. Interviews will take place on November 10th. 

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 through the MSU Career Center website!

After submitting your resume, you must submit two letters of recommendation - one personal and one professional. Please have your references email their letters to Claire Wilson (cwilson@saffairs.msstate.edu) with your name and "recommendation" in the subject line. Letters of recommendation must be received by April 5th, 2017 at 5:00 P.M.

Summer Camps and Conferences Staff

Summer Operations Manager (OM) is primarily charged with the effective management of the residential facilities, operations, and seasonal staff associated with Summer Guest and Conference Housing. The Operations Manager position requires sound leadership capability, initiative, flexibility, excellent communication skills, and a strong ability to organize and prioritize tasks. An Operations Manager must have at least one year experience as a Conference Assistant. Employment as an Operations Manager runs from mid-May until August. The application and selection process typically begins in early Spring.

Summer Conference Assistant (CA) is selected and trained as a Resident Adviser 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 mid-May until August. The application and selection process typically begins in early Spring.

Applications will be available for Operations Managers and Conference Assistants on January 6, 2017. Applications will close February 17, 2017. All references must be submitted no later than February 24, 2017.

Operations Managers Application

Conference Assistant Application

Reference Form

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.

Resident Advisor Job Description

Resident Advisor Job Application

Resident Advisor 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 Dogwood 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.