Resident Assistants

Resident Assistants (RAs) are student staff members that are responsible for the residents within their assigned area. As a front-line staff member for Housing and Residential Life, RAs are responsible for serving as a guide for their residents while also cultivating community. This is a position where the RA is expected to assist in building the community of their assigned area, advising residents appropriately, evaluating and managing conflict and policy, modeling appropriate behavior, and performing on a team of Housing Staff. Successful RAs will demonstrate an ability to perform with situational awareness, inclusivity, customer service, critical thinking, and problem solving. 

This position comes with applicable job and life experience, and is a beneficial position as a first job, someone seeking leadership experience for their resume, or someone who is seeking experience applicable for a graduate program. This position also comes with great perks to help offset the cost of attending university, such as a free, private room on campus and a monthly stipend. This position requires a criminal background check including fingerprints, and will require HR Paperwork, which includes the necessity for a Social Security Card. International Students who don’t currently have a Social Security Card will be given instructions for how to obtain one.

Please see the Guidelines of Employment and the Position Description for more details.

Contact our Recruitment Team at with questions.

Log into our Application System at  with your MTSU Credentials.

 The application process will require a current resume, 3 references, and a complete application before an interview can be offered.