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.

 

Please click on the job descriptions below to view the complete description of each position. 


Position Description

The Resident Advisor (RA) position is a live-on position with the department of Residential Life and Housing.  The RA assists in the academic, social, personal transition of students to UMSL and living on campus.  The RA is charged with developing a community and fostering active participation with residential areas. The RA is a positive role model to residents, peer staff members, and the campus community. The RA enforces Residential Life and UMSL policies while maintain customer service and building relationships through participation in an on call rotation.  The RA serves as a liaison between university personnel and the residents.

 

Dates of Employment

Resident Advisors will have a mandatory staff meeting on Friday, April 24th, 2020 from 3:30pm-5pm to prepare for the fall.  Staff training will begin formally on Saturday, August 8th and take place until the semester begins.  The RA position will run the course of the academic year end in May 2021.

 

Responsibilities

Active Engagement with Students

  • Be committed to student success.
  • Be available and accessible to and get to know your residents (at various times throughout the day, including most nights and some weekends).
  • Engage with residents and learn their stories.
  • Foster opportunities for residents to contribute to the community.
  • Assist students as they develop the interpersonal skills and individual responsibility.
  • Encourage student participation in the housing and campus community.
  • Work as a member of the staff team to support out-of-class learning opportunities.

Community Development

  • Help develop an environment in which students have concern and respect for the rights of others.
  • Develop an atmosphere that promotes a sense of belonging and support while advocating for the needs of all students.
  • Empower and educate students to resolve and mediate low-level conflicts on their own.
  • Mediate conflicts amongst residents.
  • Understand and uphold all University and residential policies.
  • Educate students about policies, while noting the impact of their behavior on the community.
  • Document student concerns in a timely fashion.
  • Respond to crises as they occur on the floor and in the building.
  • Participate in the on call rotation.
  • Conduct health and safety inspections to build rapport with residents, note policy violations, and document facility issues.

 

Administration

  • Complete all paperwork in a timely and professional manner.
  • Advertise campus and housing events well in advance.
  • Assist in opening and closing residential facilities.
  • Provide stellar customer service.
  • Assume additional responsibilities as needed by the department.

 

Requirements

 Resident Advisors must meet the following requirements:

  • Must have completed 12 credit hours at UMSL (or another university/college)
  • Plan on being enrolled for the 2020-2021 academic year and be a full-time UMSL student throughout the duration of their employment. (Full time equals 12 undergraduate credits and 6 graduate credits)
  • Have a cumulative GPA of a 2.75 or higher.

 

Compensation

This position is 15 hours per week and is compensated via scholarship in conjunction with Financial Aid.

Oak staff: a private Oak room and Option 1 meal plan

Villa North: a private Villa North room and Option 1 meal plan

Mansion Hill: a one bedroom-furnished apartment and a $90 energy allowance

With UMSL student employment (and Federal law), students cannot work more than an average of 28 hours a week.  This means that if you hold more than one job on campus, your combined hours between the positions cannot exceed the average of 28 hours per week throughout the year.

Off-campus employment is allowed in concurrence with the Resident Advisor position.  First-time RAs are to not exceed employment elsewhere greater than 10 hours per week without advance approval of the Director of Residential Life and Housing.

Position Description

The Peer Mentor (PM) position is a live-on position with the department of Residential Life and Housing.  The Peer Mentor assists in the academic, social, personal transition of students to UMSL and living on campus.  The PM is charged with developing a community and fostering active participation with residential areas. The PM is a positive role model to residents, peer staff members, and the campus community. The Peer Mentor provides academic assistance to the residents of Oak Hall through tutoring and facilitating study groups. Peer Mentors hold office hours to assist students.  Each Living and Learning Community (LLC) is assigned at least one Peer Mentor to specifically work with those first-year students by serving as an academic resource, a teaching assistant in the connected FYE class, and planning events/field trips that directly align with the curriculum.

A few Peer Mentors are serve as liaisons to the SUCCEED Program (a post-secondary program for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities ages 18-25).  These Peer Mentor work closely with this group of students and assist in developing strategies to ease the transition to the social and academic rigor of college.

 

Dates of Employment

Peer Mentors will have a mandatory staff meeting on Friday, April 24th, 2020 from 3:30pm-5pm to prepare for the fall.  Staff training will begin formally on Saturday, August 8th  and take place until the semester begins.  The PM position will run the course of the academic year end in May 2021.

 

Responsibilities

 Active Engagement with Students

  • Be committed to student success.
  • Be available and accessible to and get to know your residents (at various times throughout the day, including most nights and some weekends).
  • Engage with residents and learn their stories.
  • Foster opportunities for residents to contribute to the community.
  • Assist students as they develop the interpersonal skills and individual responsibility.
  • Encourage student participation in the housing and campus community.
  • Work as a member of the staff team to support out-of-class learning opportunities.
  • Provide consistent office hours throughout the semester for tutoring residents.

Community Development

  • Help develop an environment in which students have concern and respect for the rights of others.
  • Develop an atmosphere that promotes a sense of belonging and support while advocating for the needs of all students.
  • Empower and educate students to resolve and mediate low-level conflicts on their own.
  • Assist in building strategies to overcome academic and social obstacles.
  • Understand and articulate common university policies relating to enrollment and major campus processes.
  • Educate students about strong academic habits: note taking, how to study, visiting office hours, and different resources on campus.
  • Plan programs around your specific academic area of focus.

 Administration

  • Complete all paperwork in a timely and professional manner.
  • Advertise campus and housing events well in advance.
  • Assist in opening and closing residential facilities.
  • Provide stellar customer service.
  • Assume additional responsibilities as needed by the department.

 

Requirements

 Peer Mentors must meet the following requirements:

  • Must have completed 12 credit hours at UMSL (or another university/college)
  • Plan on being enrolled for the 2020-2021 academic year and be a full-time UMSL student throughout the duration of their employment. (Full time equals 12 undergraduate credits and 6 graduate credits)
  • Have a cumulative GPA of a 3.0 or higher.

 

Compensation

This position is 18 hours per week and is compensated via scholarship in conjunction with Financial Aid.

Oak staff: a private Oak room and Option 1 meal plan

Villa North: a private Villa North room and Option 1 meal plan

With UMSL student employment (and Federal law), students cannot work more than an average of 28 hours a week.  This means that if you hold more than one job on campus, your combined hours between the positions cannot exceed the average of 28 hours per week throughout the year.

Off-campus employment is allowed in concurrence with the Peer Mentor position.  First-time PMs are to not exceed employment elsewhere greater than 10 hours per week without advance approval of the Assistant Director of Residential Education.

Position Description

The summer Conference Assistant (CA) position is a live-on position with the department of Residential Life and Housing.  Summer CAs’ primary responsibilities are cleaning rooms, prepping spaces, and responding to guest and resident needs.  Summer CAs must be punctual for shifts and exhibit good communication skills when working with guests, residents, and co-workers.  Summer CAs most often work as a team to complete tasks.

In addition to hourly paid shifts, CAs will take turns serving in an on call capacity during non-business hours.  When on call, CAs will complete safety checks and respond to guest and resident needs. Summer CAs must reside on campus when they are on call, which includes spending the night in their assigned on-campus bedroom.

 

Dates of Employment

Summer Conference Assistants will have a start date of May 1, 2020 and an end date of August 21, 2020.  The first week(s) of employment will be limited to training sessions.

 

Responsibilities

Conference Assistants will primarily do the following tasks during their hourly paid shifts:

  • Check the quality of rooms, making sure they are ready to receive guests.
  • Report maintenance issues to facilities.
  • Clean guest spaces; primarily bedrooms and bathroom areas within a suite.
  • Transport linens to and from Oak and Villa Halls (using a cart).
  • Set and remove linens from bedroom spaces.
  • Move tables and chairs into and out of meeting spaces.
  • Welcome and interact with guests during check-ins.
  • Other duties as assigned, such as testing keys, completing inventories, disassembling bed pieces, organizing storage spaces, etc.

When serving in an on-call capacity, CAs responsibilities will include (but are not limited to) the following: 

  • Answer the on call phone and remain within a 10 minute radius to Oak hall.
  • Complete safety checks by walking the hallways and perimeters of buildings, which include Oak Hall, Mansion Hill, Villa North, Villa Hall, and parts of Provincial House.
  • Respond to any guest or resident needs, including but not limited to: lockouts, facilities problems, noise complaints, and safety concerns.
  • Confront and document any policy violations or emergency situations.

 

Requirements

Conference Assistants must meet the following requirements

  • Be a current UMSL student, enrolled in either Summer 2020 or Fall 2020 courses.
  • Have a cumulative GPA of a 2.0 or higher.
  • Be able to stay on campus overnight when assigned an on call shift. On call shifts typically last from 5pm at night until 8am the following morning.
  • Have a valid driver’s license.
  • Be able to lift 25lbs or more at a time.
  • Be able to push linen carts inside and outside of buildings.

 

Compensation

Conference Assistants receive an hourly rate of $9.50 per hour and are given on campus housing for the duration of their employment.  

During the months of May and June, Conference Assistants can expect to receive 18 to 28 hours of hourly paid shifts per week.  During the month of July/August, if there are not conferences booked CAs can expect approximately 10 hours of hourly paid shifts per week. 

With UMSL student employment, students cannot work more than an average of 28 hours a week.  This means that if you hold more than one job on campus, your combined hours between the positions cannot exceed the average of 28 hours per week throughout the year. 

Off-campus employment is allowed in concurrence with the Conference Assistant position.  Hours worked at an off-campus job do not count towards this 28 hour per week maximum.