Housing Jobs


Student Employment Opportunities


 Student Employment Job Descriptions

Day Clerk, Night Clerk, Overnight Rover, Housing Office Worker, Maintenance Handyman

 Students interested in applying  will need to do so through the new unified university jobs link:

        1) www.murraystatejobs.com

        2) Click on the STUDENT EMPLOYMENT link

        3) Keywords - Housinng


Authorization of Background Investigation

I-9 Form-Instruction


 Every student who is hired by the MSU Housing Office is required to complete Section #1 of the Federal I-9 Form within 2 business days of being offered employment.  In addition, to be eligible for employment a Federal I-9 Form must be submitted to the MSU Housing Office along with the appropriate documents listed on page 4 of this form.  Failure to comply may result in the  employment offer being rescinded.


Summer Resident Advisor/Summer Youth Program (Camp) Counselor

Please note that students with Resident Advisor/Summer Youth Program Counselor experience will have preference in these positions.  

          Job Description

           Summer RA/SYP Counselor Application-   Due date March 28, 2017 by 11:59pm


 Resident Advisor

The Resident Advisor (RA) role is one of the most comprehensive student leadership positions available on campus. The RA position is challenging, rewarding, and makes a significant impact on the lives of the residents. It involves many varied roles and responsibilities. RAs create a community on their floors, which offer a variety of programs to help students learn about themselves and others. RAs encourage residents to make good choices, experience diversity first hand, and grow from challenges.  By applying, you are taking the first step toward becoming a Resident Advisor.

  RA JOB DESCRIPTIONPlease click for a detailed description of the RA position and remuneration.

  Fall 2017 RA Application - Deadline March 28, 2017 by 11:59pm

  There is a second application that you will also need to fill out at murraystatejobs.com.

  For more information please contact Derrick McReynolds - dmcreynolds@murraystate.edu or 270.809.2310. 

Residence Director

Murray State University is a regional university. It is a residential campus located in the Jackson Purchase area close to the Tennessee Valley Authority lake region. The enrollment is approximately 10,000 with 3,000 students living in the residential colleges and 144 student apartments operated by the Department of Housing and Residence Life. The city of Murray, with a population of 15,000 is located approximately fifty miles from Paducah, Kentucky.  The Residence Director (RD) is a graduate assistantship in the department of Housing/Residence Life. The RD lives in the residential college and is responsible for supervision of staff and administrative duties associated with managing a residential college and helping develop a positive living environment.

        Residence Director Job Description

         MSU Graduate Admissions

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Assistant Residence Director

The ARD will live in the residential college and will be responsible for some duties with supervision of staff, administrative duties associated with managing a residence hall, and helping to create a positive living environment.  The ARD will also handle some discipline and programming at the discretion of and with the assistance of the RD of Hart Hall. The ARD will be in charge of overflow housing if needed along with assisting the RD of Hart Hall.   The ARD will also serve in the RD on-call rotation at some level.  The ARD will be required to attend both RA and RD training, expected to attend the weekly RD staff meetings, serve on departmental committees, and expected to be on campus when the Residential Colleges are open.  This is a one year, non-renewable position except through the discretion of the Director of Housing.

Resident Advisor for at least 2 full years by the start of the position
Have a cumulative and semester GPA of 2.75 or higher
Good standing with the Murray State Housing Dept.

F2017 ARD Application- Due March 28, 2017 by 11:59pm

Desk Supervisor- Fall 2017

The desk supervisor position is one that works very closely with the Residence Director to oversee the residence hall front desk and mailroom operations.   The desk supervisor assists with hiring, training, supervising, and evaluating the desk staff.  They are also required to work 10 hours at the  front desk per week and are paid 15 hours per week at $7.50/hr.  To be eligible for the desk supervisor position, the applicant must have at least 1 year experience as a desk worker/night worker or as an RA.  

Fall 2017 desk supervisor vacancies will be in Elizabeth, HC Franklin, JH Richmond, Springer, and White halls.

Fall 2017 Desk Supervisor Application-  Deadline Friday, March 3, 2017


For more information please contact Derrick McReynolds - dmcreynolds@murraystate.edu or 270.809.2310.