The Office of Residence Life is one of the largest student staff employers on the Montclair State University campus. Montclair State residents have the unique opportunity to apply for one of our many student staff positions inside our residential communities. These positions have provided our residents with unique leadership roles on campus. Residence Life student staff members are trained in many aspects of student development and administrative tasks. Upon graduation, staff members walk away as campus leaders with counseling, mediation, supervision, management and decision-making experience, all of which are transferable skills that become assets in any field they wish to pursue. The positions available include:
RESIDENT ASSISTANT (RA)
The RA is responsible for the day to day interaction and development of the students who reside in the residence halls. RAs live in the halls and supervise a floor or area within the community. RAs take on many roles, such as Community Builders, Role Models, Peer Educators, Crisis Managers, Team Players, and Administrators. They are student leaders that help our residential students feel acclimated and comfortable on campus. General responsibilities include: maintaining a safe and secure environment for resident students, student community development, educational programming, and associated administrative responsibilities. RAs with at least one year of experience will have an opportunity to apply for the Resident Assistant Coordinator (RAC) position a senior leadership position in our office. RA applications are available in the fall semester for the upcoming academic year.
SERVICE ASSISTANT (SA)
It is the responsibility of the SA to ensure an enthusiastic, inclusive, safe and welcoming environment for all residents and guests of the assigned community. The SAs are responsible for ensuring a secure community, by allowing building access only to residents and their properly signed in guests. The SA is expected to act as a representative of the department and to utilize proper service etiquette when addressing the needs of all residents, staff members, and guests within the Montclair State Campus Community. Some SAs are assigned additional responsibilities, for example Service Assistant Coordinators (SACs), Service Assistants/Facilities Assistants (FA), and Service Assistants/Office Assistants (OAs). Applications are available during the spring semester, usually in mid-February, for the upcoming academic year. Should positions become available during the year, emails will be sent out to students. You may also reach out to your Community Director to inquire about vacancies.
RESIDENTIAL TUTOR (RT)
It is the responsibility of the RT to ensure and encourage academic success within the designated residential community. RTs work to support resident students by providing academic success mentoring, an in-hall curriculum, participation in community-based activities, engaging students in campus life, connecting students to academic departments, and supporting the overall mission of the Department of Residential Education and Services. The RT is expected to serve as a representative of the department and to utilize proper service etiquette when addressing the needs of all residents, staff members, and guests within the Montclair State University Campus Community. Applications are available during the spring semester for the upcoming academic year. Should positions become available during the year, emails will be sent out to students.
HALL RAISERS AND BUILDING COORDINATORS
Hall Raisers and Building Coordinators are volunteer positions. These leaders arrive prior to new student move-in for the fall semester to help their peers move-in to the residence halls. Information is sent out throughout the spring and summer to recruit students for these positions.