DO YOU WANT TO BE A RESIDENT ASSISTANT?
RA applications for the 2014-2015 school year will be available starting Monday, January 13th.
New hopeful RAs, fill out an application on StarRez.
Returning RAs, fill out the returning RA application on StarRez.
Complete your application on StarRez before February 3rd, 2014 at 4:00pm.
Make sure to talk to your RA to find out more about what it means to be a Resident Assistant.
RA Application Process Timeline
- Monday, January 13th - RA Application goes live
- Wednesday, January 15th - Informational Interest Meeting, 4:30-5:00 PM, Residence Life Office Multi-Purpose Room
- Tuesday, January 28th - Informational Interest Meeting, 4:30-5:00 PM, Residence Life Office Multi-Purpose Room
- Monday, February 3rd - Applications Due, 4:00 PM
- February 6th & 7th - Group Interviews, 6:30-9:30 PM, New Men's Rotunda (New RAs) & Peer Interviews (Returning RAs)
- February 10th through the 14th - Formal Interviews (New RAs)
- February 19th through the 26th - Professional Interviews with Student Life Administrative Staff (Returning RAs)
- March 7th - Inform students that they have been hired.
- March 21st - RA contracts due.
- April 10th - Reveal day.
2013-2014 RA Time Commitments
- - Fall RA Training
- - Thanksgiving Closedown
- - Christmas Closedown
- - Spring RA Training
- - Spring Break Closedown
- - Summer Closedown
If you are hired as a Resident Assistant, you will be unable to serve on The Crew or as a Blue and Gold 101 Mentor.
Make sure to signup for group interview and personal interview times in the Residence Life Office on the back patio underneath the Caf.
Click below to print reference forms. Three references must be completed and turned in to the Residence Life Office on the back patio underneath the Caf.
To apply for this position, fill out the online job application.
The purpose of Desk Assistants at Mississippi College is to maintain a peaceful and productive environment where students feel comfortable to study and socialize in common areas. A Desk Assistant should be a person of responsibility and integrity, willing to work with others, and possess an attitude reflective of the mission of Mississippi College. The primary purpose of a Desk Assistant is to watch the lobby.
The Desk Assistant position is a job with a lot of flexibility. Studying is permissible while on the job. Dates or planned group activities are not allowed. A Desk Assistant should not allow friends to congregate in front of the lobby desk. During their shift, Desk Assistants must remain behind the desk and should not leave the lobby for any reason unless it is an emergency.
- Approximately 9 hours per week
- Some weekends required
Key Duties and Skills
- Assess inventory of lobby furniture
- Place lobby furniture in correct place
- Report lobby maintenance or suspected misconduct to the RA on call
- Greet all visitors in a pleasant and hospitable manner
- Be accessible and available to students
- BE ON TIME for every shift as scheduled by the Resident Director
- Answer the lobby phone
- Periodically walk the lobby and check for appropriate behavior and volume levels, etc.
- Confront violators who are in violation of posted lobby rules
- Check in visiting students of the opposite gender
Hourly rate of pay: Minimum Wage
Mississippi College is seeking qualified applicants for one female Graduate Hall Director positions available. Reporting to his/her respective Resident Director/Student Life Assistant, a Graduate Hall Director at Mississippi College is responsible for the day-to-day management and administration of one of the institution’s residence halls. The Graduate Hall Director seeks to provide a safe and secure living and learning community that complements the mission of the institution and contributes to individual and interpersonal growth and development.
The Graduate Hall Director position is a 10-month, live-in, part-time (20 hours per week) administrative staff position in Residence Life that begins July 30th. The Graduate Hall Director’s responsibilities include and not limited to counseling, conflict resolution, programming, fostering community, leadership development, crisis intervention, and facilities management. To understand the specific qualifications and responsibilities for a Graduate Hall Director please see the Graduate Hall Director Job Description.
The Graduate Hall Director position is designed to train graduate students for an entry-level professional position in Student Affairs or related field. To apply download and fill out the Graduate Assistant Application.
- Bachelor’s Degree plus residence life experience and/or knowledge considered.
- Enrollment in a graduate degree program at Mississippi College with preference given to those enrolled in Administration in Higher Education program, Counseling, or related field.
- Have an active and growing Christian faith.
- Strong administrative, interpersonal, and communication skills