ORL currently employs 200 students to serve in RA positions in the residence halls on campus.
RAs are dynamic leaders on a floor of residents who create positive communities and coordinate fun & educational events to enhance the on-campus living experience. RAs receive a salary, and if possible, a single room on campus. They are still responsible for paying all tuition, room & board, and fees.
For more information on RA positions contact Stephanie Carr, Assistant Director of Staff Selection & Training.
Hall Director - Full Time
Full Time HDs manage our largest first-year student buildings (Eagle, Chesapeake, Potomac, Shenandoah). When full time HD positions become available, we will post them immediately on JMU’s JobLink.
For more information on full-time HD positions, please contact Stephanie Carr, Assistant Director of Staff Selection & Training.
Hall Director - Graduate
Graduate HD positions are reserved initially for students in the College Student Personnel Administration (CSPA) graduate program. This is an assistantship position which pays for tuition and also provides a stipend.
If we do not fill our graduate HD positions with CSPA students, we will review assistantship applicants from other JMU graduate programs in late spring.
For more information on graduate HD positions, please contact Stephanie Carr, Assistant Director of Staff Selection & Training.
Hall Director - Undergraduate
ORL currently employs 15-17 undergraduate HDs each year to manage a building and supervise a staff of RAs.
Undergraduate HDs receive an apartment and a salary. They are still responsible for paying all tuition and fees.
The Office of Residence Life Business Operations Area offers student positions as Facilities Assistants. Facilities Assistants perform the following duties:
- Install, deliver and move furniture
- Make deliveries for ORL
- Assist in maintaining ORL inventories
- Help with building inspections and furniture repairs
Facilities Assistants are hired as both full time (40 hours per week) during the summer and part-time (15 hours per week) during the academic year.
For more information on Facilities Assistant positions please contact Sam Butler, Facilities Inspector or at 540.568.3349.
The Graphic Designer is responsible for layout and design of monthly newsletters, departmental publications, logos, promotional materials, and other assignments
The Graphic Designer receives a salary.
For more information on the Graphic Designer position contact Kathleen Campbell, Associate Director for Student Learning Initiatives.
The Office of Residence Life offers student positions as Office Assistants.
Office Assistant positions are posted on the Student Work Experience website as they become available
Visit the Student Work Experience website for more information on Office Student Assistant positions.
Program Advisers assist all JMU Resident Advisers (RAs) with programming, motivation, and publicity, but their main focus is to help first year students in their transition to JMU.
PAs work in the First Year Involvement Center and receive a salary.
For more information on PA positions, contact Danielle Gallagher, FYI GA.
Dates of employment: May 13 through July 26
Although the university will be closed on May 25 and July 3, the summer hall will remain open and will need to be staffed. Some requests for time off may not be honored.
Descriptions of assistantships can be found on the CSPA web site: