2016-2017 Student Staff

Student Jobs

Looking for a job that allows you to make new friends, build leadership skills and be part of a team? If so you may be interested in one of the job opportunities offered through the Office of Residential Life and Housing.  All questions can be sent to WarrenJA@umsl.edu.

Interested in being a Residential Advisor, Residential Peer Mentor, or SUCCEED Mentor?


Interested in working for Res Life as a Desk Assistant or Office Assistant?  Find more information and apply at CampusLifeJobs.UMSL.edu!

Student Staff Job Descriptions

Residential Advisors:

Residential Advisors develop, coordinate, and maintain programs within the community, and aspires to provide a positive intellectual, emotional and social living environment for ALL students. The main responsibility of the Resident Advisor is to provide support, encouragement and leadership to their community. RAs should be available to their residents, and empower them to grow and develop as good citizens. The RA helps to facilitate a positive living and academic environment.

Peer Mentors:
The role of a Residential Life Peer Mentor is unique, and is assigned to individuals who are stellar at multi-tasking.  This position was created to assist our residential students with making the academic transition from high school to college.  The emphasis on academics is because each community is equipped with a resident advisor who directly oversees the social adjustment of our students.  Residential Peer Mentors are expected to be role models for the residents of their communities, and for the residential community as a whole.

SUCCEED Mentors:
SUCCEED is a post-secondary program for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities ages 18 through 25 years.  Program participants can earn a Chancellor’s Certificate by completing the two year residential program.  Designed to encourage and develop pathways toward independence, SUCCEED offers an individualized approach to career development and transition toward degree-seeking programs.  The curriculum, learning activities, and internships are structured around social interaction, personal development, independent living skills, preparation for employment and/or preparation for a degree-seeking program.  The SUCCEED Mentor position was created to assist our SUCCEED students with making both the academic and social transition to college.  Emphasis is being made on the SUCCEED Program because each community is equipped with a resident advisor who directly oversees the social adjustment of our students.  Residential Peer Advisors will reside on the SUCCEED and Education Floor. Residential Peer Advisors are expected to be role models for the residents of their communities, and the residential community as a whole.

Office Assistants:
Office Assistants (OAs) will work at the front desk in the Central Housing Office (located in Provincial House).  All Office Assistants are expected to have and display a high level of customer service. Office Assistants are responsible for filing any necessary paperwork; delivering notices, letters, and packages; giving tours; checking in packages and notifying residents; processing mail according to Federal and office regulations; running errands related to office needs; submitting work orders and/or maintenance requests; help residents complete leases/contracts; help with the check-in and check-out of residents; take payments for application fees, etc.; reporting emergency situations to appropriate staff and enacting emergency procedures when necessary.

Desk Assistants:
The desk assistant will be responsible for the operation of the Oak Hall front desk.  The front desk is responsible for checking resident IDs, checking in guests of residents, key control, providing customer service, and controlling access to the building, living area and administrative offices.  Desk Assistants are required to serve the residents of the building, answer phones, provide general information, distribute forms, assist with lock-outs, coordinate communication between on-duty staff members, assist with the use of the meeting spaces and public areas of the building.