Working for Residence Life

Each year the Residence Life Office hires a number of Maryville College students to help in facilitating the campus residential communities. We hire students to be Resident Assistants during the academic year through an extensive application and interview process. We also hire Summer Resident Assistants who help the students who live on campus during the summer months. Information about each position can be found below.

Resident Assistant Job Description

Each floor or wing is staffed with one Resident Assistant (RA). RAs are upper-class students who plan activities for the floor, serve as a resource for the residents, and assist residents with getting involved in campus life. Each RA is trained in helping skills, crisis intervention, conflict mediation, and other areas to help residents cope with the any issues they might experience. For more details on the overall job description, please reference the link below. 

Resident Assistant Job Description

Resident Assistants 2019 - 2020

New Applicants for Resident Assistant Positions

RA Applications for the 2019-2020 school year are live now!

We are looking to hire a large number of excited and invested student leaders to serve as Resident Assistants in one of our eight residence halls. Applicants will be asked to fill out an online application available at RA Application Link or on the MC Residence Life website. They will also be asked to provide the names and contact information for 2 references. The link to be provided to desired references can be found at RA Reference Link. Complete applications will be due by January 11th at 4pm.

For questions or further information please contact the office of Residence Life at 

Resident Assistant 2018-2019 Important Dates

  • Dec. 3 - Interest Meeting, 12:30 p.m. in Bartlett 201
  • Dec. 4 - Interest Meeting, 12:00 p.m. in Bartlett 201
  • Jan. 11 - Applications Due by 5 p.m.
  • Jan. 14-18 - Individual Interviews, as scheduled
  • Jan.  17 - 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Group Process, Fayerweather Hall
  • Jan. 21-25 - RA Offers go out
  • April 7 - Spring Training 

Resident Assistant Compensation

  • $1950 stipend for the year
  • Single room at the double-occupancy room rate
  • Grant for half of the cost of the RA's room
  • Free parking permit
  • Development of marketable, resume-building skills
  • It's fun!

Returning Applicants for Resident Assistant

If you are a current Resident Assistant and are planning on re-applying for an RA position, you will need to print off and complete the following document: