Employment Opportunities

Area Coordinator

Area Coordinator

Job Description

Job Description

Academic Mentor

Academic Mentor (AM)


Job Description

Academic Mentors (AM) are upper-class students who serve as role models in various residence halls. Mentors are responsible for coordinating academic programming initiatives, assisting students in transitioning to the collegiate academic experience, and helping students become connected with campus academic support services.As part of the residence life staff, academic mentors are expected to be familiar with and abide by all policies within the residential areas, support the resident advisor and professional staff, and participate in building-wide community initiatives in order to develop relationships with both students and staff. Academic mentors work approximately 10-12 hours per week (with some weeks requiring more involvement and participation than others), and receive a room waiver for themselves. Mentors are housed in various residence halls, in a double room.

Overview of Responsibilities (subject to change for 2018-2019 Academic Year)


  • Room waiver for double occupancy room

Terms of Employment

  • The AM position is a full academic year obligation, beginning August 1, 2018 until May 16,

Application Requirements

  • AMs must maintain a 0 undergraduate cumulative and term GPA or 3.0 graduate cumulative and term GPA (Once in position, cannot fall below a 3.0 semester GPA)
  • Be enrolled full-time and in “good standing” with the University, both academically and judicially
  • Submit resume, cover letter, application, and three references through eRezlife


  1. Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  2. Attend and participate in August and January staff
  3. Attend building staff meetings as
  4. Attend Academic Mentor staff
  5. Meet individually with the Assistant Director of Academic Initiatives/Graduate Assistant of Academic Initiatives on a biweekly
  6. Coordinate monthly academic support programs, geared toward first year
  7. Be familiar with the functions of and opportunities available through campus academic support
  8. Serve as a role model for first year
  9. Assist in the recruitment and selection of academic mentors for the following
  10. Participate in an annual evaluation
  11. Counsel students around academic issues, and provide the necessary referrals to campus academic support
  12. Meet bi-weekly with a caseload of 5 students on academic
  13. Publish an academic support newsletter for the first year students in conjunction with the Assistant Director of Academic Initiatives/Graduate Assistant for Academic
  14. Maintain three (3) office hours per
  15. Coordinate and facilitate study groups each
  16. Assist with the continual assessment of the Department of Housing and Residence Life’s academic
  17. Comply with residence life and campus policies, and report any violations to the appropriate residence life

Time Obligations

  • As an academic mentor, you must set reasonable limits on your participation in extracurricular activities and additional Full time study (12 to 18 credits) is required. Additional employment is permitted only with the written, advanced consent from the Assistant Director of Academic Initiatives.
  • Academic Mentors must be available for training in August and January, weekly staff meetings, and a minimum of three office hours per

Additional Information
Housing Deposits
If you are considering applying for the Academic Mentor position, and want to ensure that you have the option to be included in the housing process for next year should you not get the position, you must go ahead and apply for housing and pay the housing deposit by the advertised dates. Please refer to www.marshall.edu/housing for more information.

Academic Standards
The Department of Housing and Residence Life supports the academic mission of the university through a variety of initiatives, policies, and programs. It is critical that student staff within the department serve as positive role models for other students.

Academic Mentors are required to be engaged in full-time study at the college, and enroll in twelve (12) to eighteen (18) hours of academic credits during each semester. In order to apply and be hired for the position, candidates must have a 3.0 cumulative GPA, must maintain a 3.0 cumulative and semester GPA each semester, and remain in good academic standing at all times.

Once in MyMU go to student services > Housing> Resident Advisor/Academic Mentor Application
Applications available now for Academic year 2015-16.

For questions concerning the Academic Mentor position please contact Le’Kesha Taylor at glover11@marshall.edu or 304-696-6208

To Apply: visit marshall.erezlife.com and complete your application

Assistant Area Coordinator

Assistant Area Coordinators (AAC)


Marshall University’s Department of Housing and Residence Life is seeking candidates who are outgoing, energetic, and skilled applicants for a live-in, graduate assistantship responsible for joint supervision of a campus residence hall community. Assistant Area Coordinators are responsible for assisting professional Area Coordinators with daily management of the residence halls.

Major Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Supervision and staff development
    • Oversee a residential community composed of 300-400 freshmen and some upper-class students
    • Assist in the supervision of 14 student Resident Advisors
    • Participate in all staff training and selection processes
  • Student and Community Development
    • Advise student leaders and hall council members
    • Assist in the implementation of community programming
    • Serve as hearing officer for hall visitation issues
    • Assist in campus-wide academic initiatives
    • Plan and implement building campus initiatives
    • Coordinate staff developmental efforts
  • Administrative Tasks
    • Maintain 10 weekly office hours and a high degree of availability and visibility
    • Maintain all student records in conjunction with Area Coordinator
    • Participate in on-call duty rotation
    • Create monthly building newsletter
    • Assist in creating of monthly building report
    • Attend weekly staff meetings
    • Assist in opening and closing of residential communities
  • Department Efforts
    • Participate in at least one departmental committee
    • Assist in strategic planning
    • Serve on university committees as requested
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Completion of Bachelor’s Degree
  • One year experience in Housing and Residence Life or closely related experience
  • Enroll (or seeking admittance) in a Marshall University graduate program
  • Maintain a 3.0 GPA


The position includes $9,500 stipend distributed over ten months, partial graduate tuition waiver, furnished on-campus room, all utilities, cable and internet, and a meal plan when dining halls are open.

Desk Assistants for First Year Residence Halls

Desk Assistant (DA)


Desk Assistants (DAs) work the front desks of the First Year Residence Halls.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Full-time Marshall student entering second year or above
  • Undergraduate cumulative GPA of 2.4 or Graduate cumulative GPA of 3.0


Compensation and Application process

Starting pay is $8.75/hour. Apply online by following the link below (when applications are being accepted).

Desk Assistant for First Year Residence Halls application.

For additional information, please contact Heather Smith, Assistant Director of Operations for the First Year Residence Halls, at walker137@marshall.edu.

GA for Academic Initiatives

POSITION FILLED for 2017-2018
Graduate Assistant for Academic Initiatives
Marshall University’s Department of Housing and Residence Life seeks outgoing, energetic, and skilled applicants for a Graduate Assistant responsible for providing support to the Assistant Director for Academic Initiatives with strategies, programs, and initiatives to meet the department’s residential curriculum goals. The four broad learning goals of HRL’s residential curriculum include academic engagement, self-discovery, local and global citizenship, and interpersonal development.Major responsibilities include but are not limited to:* Residential Curriculum Support

  • Provide general assistance to HRL staff in creating and implementing initiatives to meet curriculum goals
  • Assist with maintaining database of residence life curriculum strategies, evaluation, and assessment data
  • Maintain calendar of all residence life activities and opportunities for student learning
  • Assist in creating monthly progress reports on residential curriculum goals
  • Maintain inventory of supplies for programming resource areas

* Academic Initiatives

  • Assist with the development and coordination of academic engagement initiatives
  • Assist in the coordination of Living Learning Communities and the Academic Mentor program
  • Assist in the coordination of the First Year Experience and Sophomore Year Experience programs
  • Co-supervision of undergraduate Academic Mentor staff

* Department Efforts

  • Attend weekly one-on-one meetings with supervisor
  • Serve on the Academic Initiatives/Residential Curriculum Committee

* Other duties as assigned by supervisor

* Completion of Bachelor’s Degree

* At least one year of experience with peer mentoring, working in a residence hall setting, or in academic support

* Enroll (or seeking admittance) in a Marshall University graduate program

* Maintain a 3.0 GPA


The position is a 20 hour a week position and includes a $12.00/hr stipend distributed over ten months. Tuition Waiver to be distributed as follows:

WV Resident Metro

(neighboring counties)

Non-WV Resident
Full-time $2,298 $4,242 $6,458
Half-time $1,150 $2,100 $3,225

Application Information

Application review will begin on Monday, July 13, 2015. Applications received after this date will not be considered. Position begins August 1, 2015. Applications should be sent, emailed, or faxed to Britt Frye, Selection Coordinator.

For all questions about the position, please contact:

Sharon Booth
Department of Housing and Residence Life
One John Marshall Drive
Huntington, WV 25755
304-696-6161 (f)

Resident Advisor

Resident Advisor (RA)


Why be an RA?Resident Advisor (RA) positions offer students the opportunity to work with diverse groups of students and hold a unique student leadership position on-campus. As a leader in the residence hall community, being an RA at Marshall is more than just having another student job. As an RA you are also a…Community Developer, Programmer, Peer Counselor, Role Model, Resource Person, Policy Enforcer, Team member, and much more.

Working with students affords you the unique opportunity to make a positive impact on students’ transition to college and success in the classroom and Marshall Community.

RAs offer educational and social opportunities for residents; offer advice to residents and help students solve complex problems; abide by and enforce Housing policies with the purpose of creating a safe and non-threatening place for all members of the residence hall community; meets with their team once a week to discuss the issues of the hall and to plan events as well as supporting and assisting their fellow staff members. Want to make a difference in the lives of your peers…become an RA!

Job Description

Overview of Responsibilities (subject to change for 2017-2018 Academic Year)

  • Single room except for first floor of each Marshall Commons
  • Unlimited Meal Plan plus $50 flex
  • Staff the front desk three to four (3-4) hours a week. These are paid hours.

Terms of Employment

  • The RA position is a full academic year obligation, beginning August 1, 2018 until May 16, 2019.

Application Requirements

  • RAs must maintain a 4 undergraduate cumulative and term GPA or 3.0 graduate cumulative and term GPA.
  • Completed one full year of college, post high school graduation (2 semesters) and attained sophomore status.
  • Be enrolled full-time and in “good standing” with the University, both academically and
  • Submit resume, cover letter, application, and three references through eRezlife.


  • Be flexible.
  • Be excited and have high energy.
  • Practice good time management and be responsible.
  • Maintain confidentiality.
  • Notify supervisor of roommate conflicts immediately and assist with roommate mediations/contracts.
  • Demonstrate accuracy and thoroughness.
  • Show respect and sensitivity for diversity; promote a harassment-free environment.
  • Treat residents and colleagues with respect; work with integrity; uphold organizational values; be a team player.
  • Attend ALL training sessions prior to Fall and Spring semester, as well as monthly in-services.
  • Maintain no less than full-time status (12 hours undergraduate, 9 hours graduate).
  • 18 credit hours undergraduate (12 hours for grads) may only be taken with prior approval from the Area Coordinator or AGM of Residence Life.
  • May not participate in an internship/student teaching position without prior approval from Area Coordinator or AGM of Residence Life.
  • Employment (up to 15 hours per week off campus or up to 8 hours on campus) must be approved by the Area Coordinator or AGM of Residence Opportunities exist for extra work within Housing and Residence Life.
  • Participate in departmental events including, but not limited to: Week of Welcome, End of the Year Picnic, Assessment day, Open Halls, and AM/RA Selection.
  • Attend weekly staff meetings, bi-weekly meetings with supervisor, and semester meetings with Assistant Director/AGM of Residence
  • Be available and present in your assigned building.
  • New RAs must enroll in the Resident Advisor class “Group Guidance in a Residential Setting” during the first year of This is a one hour credit course.
  • RAs may not run for a high-ranking student government position, nor may they pledge fraternity/sorority life organizations during their initial semester of employment.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by Housing and Residence Life Staff.

Community Building

  • Form relationships with residents, be a peer counselor, and serve as an informational resource on the floor.
  • Create an open and welcoming floor environment, maintaining a high level of visibility and availability to the floor.
  • Work cooperatively to support efforts of designated Living Learning Communities (LLC).
  • SupportandworkwiththeHallCouncil(HC)andResidenceHallAssociation(RHA).
  • Support and work with Academic Mentors (AM).

Safety and Security

  • Interpret and enforce University and Residence Hall regulations and polices.
  • Handle and document policy violations in an efficient, fair, professional, and consistent manner.
  • Respond to and report behavior that is inappropriate/discriminatory/harassing in nature (racial, ethnic, religious, ability, gender, and/or sexual identity).
  • Respond to situations needing attention (whether or not on duty or in your assigned building).
  • Identify emotional, relationship, psychological, academic or social problems and intervene appropriately or report, as needed.
  • Cover the front desk as needed. Distribute mail as assigned according to departmental policy.


  • Plan activities to assist in student development as outlined in the Residential Curriculum.
  • Facilitate informal gathering on your floor to assist in community building and forming relationships.
  • Encourage and involve residents in developing and implementing programs.
  • Plan social, educational, and informal programs as directed by the Housing and Residence Life Staff.
  • Create bulletin boards monthly in residence hall and other decorations as assigned.

Facility Management

  • Report maintenance and housekeeping concerns for your floor and the building to the appropriate personnel.
  • Assist in opening and closing procedures to ensure appropriate building condition.
  • Conduct room inspections as scheduled and follow-up accordingly.


  • Be familiar with the Residence Hall Guide, Student Handbook, RA Manual, and other university publications.
  • Perform administrative duties in a thorough and timely manner, including, but not limited to, preparing bi-weekly reports, logs, surveys, and reporting of maintenance issues.
  • Attend weekly staff meetings.
  • Attend bi-weekly meetings with Area Coordinator/Assistant Area Coordinators.
  • Participate in monthly in-service training sessions each semester.
  • Keep supervisors aware of occurrences on your floor and in the building.


  • Participate in on-call duty rotation one to two nights per RAs are also on duty one to three weekend days per month.
  • RAs remain on campus during select weekends, including, but not limited to, opening, closing, finals week, AM/RA Selection Weekend, and Homecoming.
  • Staff coverage/duty will be required during academic calendar break periods (holidays and extended time). This schedule will be determined by the staff (this applies to FY North and FY South only).

Minimum Qualifications

  • Full time Marshall Student enrolled in a degree-granting program.
  • Completed one full year of college, post high school graduation (2 semesters) and attained sophomore status (completed 30 credit hours).
  • Undergraduate cumulative GPA of 2.4 or Graduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 and must maintain a minimum 2.4 GPA to continue in the position (3.0 for Graduate students).
  • Be free of current student judicial sanctions at time of application and time of hire.
Once in MyMU go to student services > Housing> Resident Advisor/Academic Mentor Application

For questions concerning the Residence Advisor position please contact Tracey Eggleston at eggleston3@marshall.edu or by phone at 304-696-6004 or Ryan Rosevelt at rosevelt@marshall.edu or by phone at 304-696-5827.


To Apply visit: marshall.erezlife.com and complete your application.

Desk Operations Coordinator


The Desk Operations Coordinator (DOC) is a member of the HRL staff and a live-off, paraprofessional responsible for the overall administration and operation of the Desk Assistant program including but not limited to workers’ performance and discipline, scheduling, shift supervisors and security issues. The DOC supervises a staff of 60-90 undergraduate and graduate staff members in order to create a safe and secure environment for residence hall students to live in.  The DOC administers the Desk Assistant program while keeping in mind department and university goals and has a responsibility to the students, the Department of Housing and Residence Life, and to Marshall University.  They will report to the Assistant Director of HRL.  Graduate students are given preference for the Desk Operations Coordinator position. The Desk Operations Coordinator must be enrolled as a full time student, and maintain a 3.0 cumulative and semester G.P.A. as a graduate student.  Desk Operations Coordinators who are undergraduates should maintain a 2.4 cumulative and semester G.P.A.  The job requires 20+ work hours per week; 10 of the required hours are designated for office hours. You must have at least one year of front desk experience in a higher education setting or equivalent. Start date is May 17, 2017.


  • Supervise the Desk Assistants and all aspects of the Day and Night Desk Assistant program.
  • Create and implement a comprehensive training program for staff at the beginning of the fall and spring semesters for both assistants and supervisors and conduct other training sessions as needed.
  • Be available by phone 24/7 unless given the night off.
  • Ensure that all assistants are performing up to standard by implementing disciplinary action with student workers after consulting with the Assistant Director of Residence Life.
  • Walk the buildings at least 3 to 5 times a week
  • Assist supervising staff with setting goals each semester.
  • Create performance expectations and provide developmental supervision, guidance and evaluation.
  • Evaluate shift supervisors at the end of each semester and assistants at the end of the spring semester based on their yearly performance.
  • Supervise the Desk Assistant staff in a manner that facilitates the development and the implementation of departmental goals.
  • Serve as a role model to staff and residents at all times by acting in a professional manner and adhering to all university and hall rules.

Community Development

  • Work with staff to create a safe and secure community for residents in the halls.
  • Be available and accessible to staff and residents.
  • Develop a sense of community throughout the staff by attending Roll Call sessions and doing walks in buildings.


  • Educate staff and students in respecting, understanding and working with cultural differences.
  • Support and meet the needs of traditionally underrepresented students, and assist supervisor staff in doing the same.
  • Maintain knowledge and educate self in areas of diversity/social justice.


  • Interpret and uphold the rules and regulations as detailed in the Desk Assistant Manual, as well those set up by the department and the university.
  • Meet with student staff members when they are documented.
  • Promptly document all personnel problems.
  • Provide advising/informal counseling for staff members as needed.
  • Maintain administrative records regarding disciplinary actions.

Crisis Management/Conflict Resolution

  • Handle crisis situations such as mental health incidents, student/staff conduct and staffing issues.
  • Provide coverage for residence halls during large scale campus programs and situations.


  • Recruit, interview, hire and thoroughly train newly hired staff members.
  • Compile the Desk Assistant and Supervisor manual and make revisions as needed.
  • Attend and/or hold meetings as needed.
  • Keep the Assistant Director of Residence Life informed of all aspects of security operations and the Area Coordinators as needed.
  • Look for ways to improve residence hall security.
  • Maintain a minimum of 10 posted office hours per week.
  • Handle paperwork (i.e. Days Requested Off, Employee Complaints, Roll Call Sheets) as needed, and make copies for supervisors in a timely manner.
  • Attend staff training as needed, including fall and spring training as well as in-service training sessions.
  • Schedule coverage for the halls for the regular school year and break periods.
  • Arrange emergency coverage for the front desks as needed.
  • Maintain a positive working relationship with other campus personnel and with the A1 staff.
  • Ensure that time cards are correctly filled out, signed and submitted in a timely manner.
  • Have a weekly meeting with the Assistant Director of Residence Life to discuss issues regarding Student Security.
  • Conduct one-on-one bi-weekly meetings with your shift supervisors.
  • Assist with opening and closing of the residence halls each semester as needed.
  • Utilize computer skills and technology to accomplish job responsibilities.
  • Supervise front desk coverage by reporting absences and negligent performance.
  • Distribute information as needed to staff members in a timely manner through announcements, emails, and telephone calls.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Departmental Responsibilities

  • Represent Residence Life at department and university programs and events.
  • Assist in the recruitment, selection and training of professional and paraprofessional staff.
  • Represent the department in a positive and professional manner to the university community, residents and staff.
  • Maintain a positive working relationship with the department and university staff as well as with students and student staff.
  • Understand the Student Handbook, Residence Hall Guidebook.
  • Maintain daily communication with the central office, specifically with your direct supervisor.
  • Coordinate all administrative responsibilities with the office staff.

Compensation for this position will be $12.00 per hour. Those interested should submit their application, resume, and list of three references with contact information to Tracey Eggleston at eggleston3@marshall.edu by April 14, 2017.

You can download the application by clicking here.

Desk Assistant Upperclass Halls

Desk Assistant


Desk Assistant (DA) staff work in various residence halls during evenings and weekends and/or nights, their main objective to ensure a safe and secure environment for residents living in Marshall’s residence hall communities.

The department offers different shifts for students to apply for based on their availability and want:

Evening/Weekend Security
5:00pm-midnight M-F and 8:00am-4:00pm or 4:00pm-midnight Sat-Sun

Night/Weekend Security
Midnight to 7:00am M-F and Midnight to 8:00am Sat-Sun

Minimum Qualifications

  • Undergraduate cumulative GPA of 2.4 or Graduate cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Available to work at least two weekend days each month & 16 hours in a two week period.
  • Be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours.
  • Be free of current student judicial sanctions at time of application and time of hire.

For questions concerning the Desk Assistant Evening and Night positions please contact Sarah Bostic at bostic53@marshall.edu 304-696-3659 or Tracey Eggleston at eggleston3@marshall.edu

Application Process

To apply visit: marshall.erezlife.com and complete your application.

  • Please note that references will not send out until you have submitted your application.
  • Inform your references to check their junk/clutter box for the reference email


Summer Conference Assistant

Summer Conference Assistant

Position Description:

Conference Assistants support the Summer Conference Residence Director in meeting the needs of summer conference guests in the residence halls. Assistants work approximately 20-28 hours per week performing such tasks as guest registrations and check-ins, desk coverage, answering telephones, inventorying residence hall rooms, preparing guests rooms and common areas for guest arrival.

Conference Assistants report to the Summer Conference Residence Director. Work schedule is determined by schedule of conferences and will include evening and weekend hours, as well as a rotating “on call” schedule during conferences. Vacations are negotiated with the supervisor.

Class enrollment is limited to one course per term. Alternate off Campus positions or internships must be approved during the interview process by Summer Conference Residence Director.

Ideal candidates will possess the following:

  • Strong communication and organizational skills
  • Ability to work quickly in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to quickly adapt to changing situations
  • Experience working with the public
  • Familiarity with campus and community resources
  • Knowledge of fire and other residence hall emergency procedures

Minimum Qualifications:

  • One year attendance at Marshall University
  • Minimum 2.4 G.P.A
  • Residence hall experience preferred but not required

Estimated Dates of Employment: May 16,2017 through July 31,2017

Time Commitments:

  • Work 20-28 hour average work week including day, evening and weekend hours
  • Live in residence hall during dates of employment
  • Attend all Conference Staff training sessions and Staff meetings
  • Take no more than one class per session

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Close of business  April 12, 2017

To apply email of interest and resume to eggleston3@marshall.edu