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 

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 residence hall 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 Community Director (CD)/Graduate Residence Director (GRD). This position is customer service oriented and therefore requires someone who enjoys interacting with people and assisting with the mission of the Department of Housing and Residence Life. 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 official university email. Applications closed November 2, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.

Information Assistant Application

Summer Camps and Conferences Staff - Closed

Summer Conference Housing Assistant (CHA) is selected and trained as a liaison/advisor for the summer conference and guest housing areas, which includes summer camps and conferences. The Conference Housing 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 Housing Assistant runs from May until July 31st. The application and selection process typically begins in early Spring.

If you are offered an interview, you will be contacted via your MSSTATE email. Applications close February 29, 2020 at 11:59 p.m.

Conference Housing Assistant

Resident Advisor

Resident Advisors (RAs) are students who have been selected and trained to work with other students within the residence halls. A Resident Advisor candidate must have completed a minimum of one academic semester, have at least a 2.50 MSU cumulative GPA the semester of application, be in good conduct standing, have previously lived in a residence hall or had an equivalent experience, and have passed a criminal background check. Resident Advisors serve as role models in the following areas: team member, community builder, crisis manager, administrator, counselor, and educator. The compensation package the Resident Advisor position includes a housing scholarship to cover the cost of your bed space, a meal plan, and a bi-monthly stipend.

One reference must accompany your application to complete your application file. The reference link will be provided in the confirmation email following the completion of your application. You will need to forward the link to the MSU employee completing a reference on your behalf. The link is also available below. The individual completing the reference must be a Mississippi State University employee (i.e. RA, professional staff, or faculty member) and CANNOT be a direct family member due to conflict of interest. Once the Reference Form is completed by your preferred reference, you will receive an email receipt of their completed form on your behalf.

If you are offered an interview, you will be contacted via your official university email. Your application is not complete until all materials (Application & Reference) are received. Applications closed November 2, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.

Resident Advisor Job Description

Resident Advisor Application

Resident Advisor Reference Form

Contact Information:
If you have any questions regarding the Information Assistant (IA) or Resident Advisor (RA) positions, please contact Zachary Agee, Student Staff Selection Committee Chair at msustudentstaffselection@saffairs.msstate.edu.


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.

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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.