Employment Opportunities

If you are looking for an opportunity to gain some work experience and make money at the same time, on-campus employment may be perfect for you.  The Housing and Residence Life Office employs nearly 250 students each year. 

The selection processes for the resident adviser and community adviser positions take place during October and February.  Residents interested in applying for a paraprofessional position should pick up an application from the front desk or from their Resident Director.

The RA/CA process is typically a three step process:

  1. The applications for the RA and CA positions are typically made available in mid October and again in early February at the Housing and Residence Life Office and every residence hall and apartment front desk.
  2. Next the applicant will join all the other applicants in what we call "Staff Selection Workshop" where the applicants work in teams to solve problems and discuss issues. This is typically held one week after the applications are due.
  3. Shortly after the Staff Selection Workshop the resident directors begin to extend invitations to interview with specific applicants. Decisions of who receives a final interview is based off of workshop performance as well as their application.
  4. It is our goal to complete all fall selections by Dec. 1 and all winter semester selections by April 1.

NMU's Career Services provides a listing of all on- and off-campus jobs.  Jobs specific to Housing and Residence Life are also listed below.

  • Resident Adviser

  • Community Adviser

  • Other Student Employment Opportunities*

    • Desk supervisor
    • Desk receptionist
    • Student custodian
    • Office worker
    • Building services shop
    • Security assistant

*Please note that these positions are work study preferred, and all students employed in these positions must be living on-campus.

  • Summer Employment Opportunities

    • Desk supervisor
    • Desk receptionist
    • Student custodian
    • Office worker
    • Building services shop
    • Security assistant
    • Paint crew

Applications for student employment are available at the Housing and Residence Life Office (3502 Hedgcock). 

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