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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Marketing & Communications Coordinator - OPEN

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 fo 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. 

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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.

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Information Assistant Application - CLOSED

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.  

Summer Camps and Conferences Staff - CLOSED

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 May until July 31st. The application and selection process typically begins in early Spring.

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

Operations Manager

Resident Advisor - CLOSED

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.

The Resident Advisor application will open in Spring 2019 for 2019-2020 applicants.

Resident Advisor Job Description

Resident Advisor Job Application


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.