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Resident Adviser

We currently employ over 200 students in the residence halls on campus.

RAs are dynamic leaders on a floor of residents who create positive communities and coordinate fun, community building events to enhance the campus living experience. RAs receive a salary, a reduced room rent, and a laundry stipend. If possible, RAs are permitted to have their own room. RAs are responsible for paying all tuition, remaining room & board costs, and all fees.

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For more information, please contact Stephanie Carr, Assistant Director of Staff Selection & Training.


Hall Director - Full Time

Full Time HDs manage our largest buildings (Apartments on Grace, Chandler, Chesapeake, Eagle, Paul Jennings, Shenandoah.) When full time positions become available, we will post them immediately on JMU's JobLink .

For more information, please contact Stephanie Carr, Assistant Director of Staff Selection & Training.


Hall Director - Graduate

Graduate HD positions are reserved for students in the College Student Personnel Administration (CSPA) graduate program. This is an assistantship position which provides tuition, a salary stipend, an apartment, and a laundry stipend.

If we do not fill our positions with CSPA students, we will review applications from other JMU graduate programs in late spring.

For more information, please contact Stephanie Carr, Assistant Director of Staff Selection & Training.


Hall Director - Undergraduate

We employ 11-15 undergraduate HDs to manage a building and supervise a staff of RAs.

Undergraduate HDs receive an apartment, a salary and a laundry stipend. They are still responsible for paying all tuition and fees.

For more information, please contact  Stephanie Carr, Assistant Director of Staff Selection & Training.

Apply for an undergraduate HD position.


Facilities Assistant

The Office of Residence Life Business Operations offers students positions as Facilities Assistants. Facilities Assistants perform the following duties:

  • Install, deliver and move furniture
  • Make deliveries for ENT
  • Assist in maintaining Res Life inventories
  • Help with building inspections and furniture repairs

Facilities Assistants are both full-time (40 hours per week) during the summer and part-time (15 hours per week) during the academic year.

For more information please Contact Sam Butler, Inspector Gold at 540.568.3349.


Social Media/Marketing Assistant

The Social Media/Marketing Assistant is responsible for assisting with social media engagement, coverage, organization, content creation, design and marketing ideation. 

The Social Media/Marketing Assistant receives a salary.

For more information contact Kathleen Campbell.


Student Videographer/Graphic Designer

The Student Videographer/Graphic Designer is responsible for capturing video of student engagement and Res Life events, video content creation, ideation, and varying graphic design projects. 

The Student Videographer/Graphic Designer receives a salary.

For more information contact Kathleen Campbell.


Office Assistant

Office Assistant positions are posted on the Student Employment website as they become available.

Visit the Student Employment website for more information on Student Assistant Positions.


Program Adviser

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.

Work in the Student Resource Center and receive a salary.

For more information on PA positions, contact Tripp Purks.


Summer Staff

James Madison University Office of Residence Life and applicants will be equalized in all aspects of employment without regard to race, color, religion, political affiliation, national origin, disability, gender, age or sexual orientation.

Return the Application to:

Hugh Brown
Office of Residence Life C101 Huffman Hall
MSC 2401
James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA 22807
(540) 568-3501


Graduate Assistantships 

Descriptions of all assistantships can be found on the CSPA web site:

Student Learning Initiatives Resource Center

Hall Director

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