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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 and educational events to enhance the 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.

Apply now! 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 buildings (Eagle, Chesapeake, Apartments on Grace, Chandler, Shenandoah). When full time becomes available, we will post them immediately on JMU's JobLink .

For more information on full-time, 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 country for tuition and also provides a stipend.

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

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

Hall Director - Undergraduate

We currently employ 15-17 undergraduate HDs every year to manage and supervise a staff of RAs.

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

For more information on undergraduate, 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 ORL 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 Assistant

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

The Social Media Assistant receives a salary.

For more information contact Alicia Lamb , Social Media & Marketing Coordinator.

Office Assistant

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

Visit the Student E mploy ment  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.

Apply now!  For more information on PA positions, contact Jordan Todd .

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

Apply Now!

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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