At the heart of our mission is a dedicated team who strives to enhance the residential experience for UMKC students. You can be a part of one of the most dynamic communities at UMKC. Working for Residential Life at UMKC will help enhance your collegiate experience and is a great way to build your skills for your future career. Whether working at the front desk or a live-in position like a Resident Assistant or Desk Manager, the student staff of Residential Life impact student lives on a daily basis. Come be a part of our team today!
The positive atmosphere, amazing people, and campus involvement make Residential Life a great place to work. I enjoy the interactions and the opportunity to be a positive role model and resource for residents throughout their first year at college. – Zach Dull, current Resident Assistant and Desk Assistant
I love working for Residential Life! While working for UMKC Residential Life, I have had the opportunity to be really involved on campus, and I have learned many valuable resources that our campus has available to students like me. Working in Residential Life I have made great relationships with my peers and the professional staff. They understand a flexible work environment makes it easy to balance work and school. My time with UMKC Residential Life has been a great experience, and I would strongly encourage every student to work for this great department. – Katie Jones, former Resident Assistant and current Office Assistant
Residential Life Staff Positions
Residential Life Coordinator
The full-time, live-in Residential Life Coordinator (RLC) manages the administrative components of a hall or apartment complex. In addition to supervising student staff, they are responsible for programming implementation, crisis management, and adjudication for policy violations. Any openings for this bachelor’s-required, master’s-preferred position will be posted through UMKC’s HR website.
The Resident Assistant (RA) is a live-in student staff member who has administrative and programming responsibility for a wing or building section of students. After an extensive training process, the RAs are expected to handle issues pertaining to crisis management, confrontation, mediation and general student well-being. Any openings for this position will be posted throughout campus, on our website, other social media outlets, and the Roo Career Network. For more information, please see position descriptions for Resident Assistants (Residence Halls), Apartment Resident Assistants, Summer Resident Assistants, and Summer Bridge Resident Assistants.
The 2019-2020 Student Staff Selection application is now available:
Application and all supporting materials are due by noon on February 1, 2019.
For questions regarding the application please contact Leslie Tracy.
The Academic Assistant (AA) is a live-in paraprofessional who has administrative and programming responsibility for the Honors Living Learning Community (LLC). The Academic Assistant reports directly to the Residential Life Coordinator, but has responsibilities for working with the Assistant Residential Life Coordinator and Departmental Liaison for specific parts of their position (LLC programming, educational and wellness functions, and other activities). The expected average time commitment for the position is 20 hours per week. Please see the position description for more information.
The Desk Manager (DM) is a student staff position within Oak Street Hall and Johnson Hall. The DM hires, trains and supervises desk assistants and is responsible for the overall management of the front desk. The DM reports directly to the Residential Life Coordinator of the building; however, the DM also has responsibilities for working with the Assistant Residential Life Coordinator. Any openings for this position will be posted throughout campus, on our website, other social media outlets, and the Roo Career Network. Please see the position description for more information.
The Office Assistant (OA) position is a student staff position within Oak Street Hall. The OA resolves the needs of any faculty/staff/student/guest using knowledge of campus resources, aids in clerical work and completes other duties as assigned. Any openings for this position will be posted through Roo Career Network.
The Desk Attendant (DA) is responsible for the administration of information from the front desk of the residential halls and apartments. The DA provides assistance by answering questions, checking out equipment, and performing mail service among other assigned tasks. Excellent customer service skills are a must. Any openings for this position will be posted through Roo Career Network.