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Northwest Missouri State University


Candidates get briefed before their interviews
Candidates wait their turn to be interviewed
A candidate presents her program idea to the committee
Candidates wait their turn to be interviewed
Candidate individual interviews in progress
A candidate being interviewed by current staff
A candidate being interviewed by current staff

Student Staff Selection

Residential Life employs students in a variety of positions to help foster strong communities and operate the residence halls and apartments for our residents.

Selection for our positions happens at two different points of the year and is described below. When these processes begin, students will find position announcements and application information on myNorthwest (see the Residence Halls tab) and on the Northwest Missouri State University Residential Life Facebook page.  Below, we offer general information about the timing of our selection processes.

Residence Hall Student Staff Positions

Selection for RA, SA, ARCH, BRIDGE, and DM positions in the residence halls typically begins in January when positions for the upcoming fall are posted on the myNorthwest Residential Halls tab and the Northwest Missouri State University Residential Life Facebook page. Residential Life will also conduct information sessions soon after the position is posted. The application process concludes in mid-March after candidates have completed their application, a brief orientation program, and their interviews.

Desk Attendant Positions

Selection for residence hall and Station Desk Attendant positions typically begins in mid-July with the official job posting on the Human Resources Student Employment website. We will also post openings on the Residence Halls tab on myNorthwest and on the Residential Life Facebook page.

Application collection continues through early August until the Desk Managers (DMs) arrive on campus. At that time, the DMs will review applications and determine which applicants will be interviewed. Because the number of applications that are received is typically very high, not all applicants can be interviewed. Job offers are then typically given in the close to the first day of classes.