The Office of Residence Life offers employment opportunities to those seeking professional staff, student staff or summer staff employment. Some opportunities have specific timelines, while others accept applications all year. Check back here for information on selection timelines throughout the year.

The goal for residence life staff is to support and increase student engagement in the university community, which will lead to increased persistence and higher graduation rates. In order to increase student engagement, residence life staff members assess the needs of their communities and implement strategies and programs to meet their desired outcomes.

The residence life staffs work with students in a variety of ways. As a department, we are made up of multiple positions, many of which live in residence halls with students.

Academic year student staff positions:

Resident Assistant 

The Resident Assistant is a specially selected paraprofessional, live-in member of the residence hall staff. The Resident Assistant works under the direction of the Area Coordinator/Hall Director in fulfilling a role extending into many aspects of the resident's well-being. They are responsible for developing a strong community that welcomes and supports students by establishing personal relationships with each student living in their community. They become a resource for personal issues and co-curricular opportunities and are responsible for ensuring that students have access to programs and services designated to support personal and academic success.

Applications will be available for Spring 2018 positions beginning on Monday, October 2, 2017 at 9am.

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Graduate Hall Director

The Graduate Hall Director is a full-time graduate student that serves as a live-in professional staff member with the Office of Residence Life. They are the primary staff member responsible for the student development program within their assigned Residence Hall, including supervision and advisement of student staff and hall representatives, program development and implementation, and administration, with the goal to enhance student development in the residence halls.

Graduate Assistant for Residence Hall Operations 

The Graduate Assistant for Residence Hall Operations is a full-time graduate student that serves as the primary staff member responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Towers Customer Service Desk (desk and mailroom) and night security services for the Office of Residence Life. This is a live-on position, which involves a level of accessibility and accountability to all students and staff, and includes management of situations and emergencies, which may occur at any time of day or night.

Graduate Assistant for Administrative Operations 

The Graduate Assistant for Administrative Operations is a part-time position for full-time graduate students. The Graduate Assistant for Information Systems and Administrative Operations is responsible for student facing module of the housing management system. This includes creating and updating templates for data collection and analysis, assignment of students to residential spaces. Assist with check-in, room changes, break housing notifications and other duties as assigned. The primary function of this position is to help maintain the data management system used to support the residential operation. This position contributes to the creation of community and personal development of students living in the residential communities.

Graduate Assistant for Marketing, Publicity/Operations

The Graduate Assistant for Marketing, Publicity/Operations  is a part-time position for full-time graduate students. The primary function of this position is to contribute to the creation of a comfortable community conducive to the academic success and personal development of undergraduate staff and/or students. The Graduate Assistant for Marketing and Operations is responsible for marketing and promotions of the Office of Residence Life programs, services and events. Additional responsibilities include assisting with assignments and operational activities.

Applications for open Graduate Assistant positions will be shared as positions become available.

Summer student staff positions

Summer Resident Assistant

The Summer Resident Assistant is a paraprofessional, live-in member of the residence hall staff. The Summer Resident Assistant works under the direction of the Hall Director in fulfilling a role extending into many aspects of the resident's well-being. Success of the Residence Life program is dependent upon the performance of each Summer Resident Assistant’s responsibilities and support of other staff members.

Summer Conference Assistant

The Conference Assistant is a paraprofessional, live-in member of the residence hall staff. The Conference Assistant works under the direction of the Hall Director in fulfilling a role extending into many aspects of the conference guest’s well-being. Success of Southeast’s conference program is dependent upon the performance of each Conference Assistant responsibilities and support of other staff members.

Summer Project Crew

The Project Crew is a paraprofessional staff member of the Office of Residence Life. The Project Crew works under the direction of the Assistant Director for Facilities and Operations. Success of the housing portion of the Residence Life program is dependent upon the performance of the Project Crew

Applications for Summer 2017 student staff positions will be available in March 2017.

Professional staff positions

Hall Director

The Hall Director is a full time live-in professional staff member with the Office of Residence Life. With the goal to enhance student development, they are the primary staff members responsible for the total student development program within a residence hall, including supervision and advisement of student staff and hall government representative, program development and implementation, and administration.

Applications for open Hall Director positions will be shared as positions become available.

Contact

573.651.2274
residencelife@semo.edu
Towers Complex 102
Office of Residence Life
One University Plaza, MS 0055
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701

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