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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

Assistant Complex Directors

The Assistant Complex Director (ACD) is a paraprofessional staff member responsible for assisting a Hall Director, Complex Director or Area Coordinator with the overall administration of a residence hall including responsibility for supervision of front desk operations. The ACD is an experienced student-staff member who is looking for new challenges and opportunities in Residential Life. This person is expected to offer assistance and expertise and provide an educational and developmental experience for residents and staff.

Resident Assistants

RA’s live on each floor of our residence halls. Their primary role is to help build community on their floor and throughout the building. RA’s are there to assist students with finding resources to solve their needs, assist in conflict mediation, put on events, offer program opportunities and confront policy violations.

Student Assistants

Student assistant’s maintain many of the same job responsibilities of a resident assistant. However, SA’s are placed in Forest Village Apartments (FVA) and Roberta Hall. Both buildings are considered special populations housed on campus. SA’s in Roberta Hall have additional training in working with sororities housed on campus. SA’s in FVA have additional training in working with students as they prepare to transition to life off campus.

BRIDGE’s - Building Relationships and Integrating Diverse Growth Experiences

BRIDGE’s work in our residence halls to facilitate diversity education and promote an enriching environment by providing programming and resources for students that will stimulate an active interest in other cultures.

Desk Attendants

DA’s are students who work the front desks of each of our residence halls. They provide assistance by answering questions, checking out equipment, performing mail service, taking maintenance requests, provide lockout services and more.