The Housing and Residence Life Office employs approximately 83 Resident Advisors,
45 Night Clerks, 30 Day Clerks, 30 Night Rovers, 5 Housing Office Workers, and 15
Maintenance Handyman. Several other students hold part-time positions in the Residential
Colleges. Together, these staff members have responsibility for various aspects of
residence life-physical facilities, staffing, programming, room assignments, policy
formation and student group advising. All of these individuals are committed to helping
you have a positive residential college living experience.
Along with the student staff members, the central Housing Office staff strives to provide a standard of service that meets the needs of our students. The Housing Office staff consist of five full-time professional staff members include the Director of Housing, Associate Director of Housing for Administrative Services, Assistant Director of Resident Services, Assistant Director for Residence Education, and the Coordinator of Housing Maintenance. In addition we have 4 support staff to answer your questions and to assist in you thru email, phone, or in person.
Student Employment Opportunities
Residential Advisors (RAs) live with the residents on each floor or wing. They are student staff members selected on the basis of their skills, interests, and activities that enable them to assist and advise students in obtaining the most from their experience at Murray State University. Each Resident Advisor is trained in student referrals with academic and personal concerns. This is the most important staff member for your son or daughter to get to know.
The Day Clerk is responsible for assisting the building staff to ensure the smooth operation of a residential college. Responsibilities include checking id’s of individuals entering the building, typing, filing, answering the telephone, giving information, taking messages, keeping accurate records, cleaning the office, answering questions, taking maintenance requests, distributing mail packages, and any other duties assigned by the Residence Director. Preference will be given to those individuals who are participating in the Federal Work Study Program. The Day Clerk is compensated hourly at a $7.50 per hour rate when hired. Preference is given to those individuals currently living in the residential colleges or College Courts.
The Night Clerk works between 12:00 AM and 8:00 AM. Their responsibilities include checking identification of those individuals entering the residential college, conducting security checks of the interior and perimeter of the residential college, Responsibilities include answering the telephone, giving information, taking messages, keeping accurate records, cleaning the office, answering questions, taking maintenance requests, filing, and any other duties assigned by the Residence Director. The Night Clerk is compensated hourly at a pay rate of $8.00 per hour rate when hired.
The Overnight Rover works either a four or eight hour shift between 12:00 AM and 8:00 AM. Their responsibilities include checking identification of those individuals entering the residential college, conducting security checks of the interior and perimeter of the residential college, responding to emergency situations, investigating complaints, answering the telephone, answering questions, and providing information to residents. The Overnight Rover is compensated hourly at a pay rate of $8.00 per hour when hired. All applications will be reviewed; however preference will be given to those students who have a clean disciplinary record and have completed at least one semester of college credit (12 hours or more).
Housing Officer Worker
The Housing Office Worker is responsible for assisting in the everyday operation of the housing office. Responsibilities include filing, answering the telephone, giving information, taking messages, assisting with the processing of refunds and forfeits, assisting with student and guest traffic, and other duties as assigned by the Assistant Director for Administrative Services. Preference will be given to students who have previous experience within the Housing Department. The Housing Office Worker is compensated hourly at a $7.50 per hour rate when hired.
Maintenance Handymen are responsible for assisting with moving furniture, painting, minor maintenance, and other duties assigned by their supervisor. Maintenance Handymen are compensated hourly at $7.50 per hour rate when hired.
All students interested in applying will need to do so through the unified university jobs link:
- Click on the STUDENT EMPLOYMENT link
- Keywords - Housing
Every student who is hired by the Murray State Housing Office is required to complete Section #1 of the Federal I-9 Form within 2 business days of being offered employment. In addition, to be eligible for employment a Federal I-9 Form must be submitted to the Murray State Housing Office along with the appropriate documents listed on page 4 of this form. Failure to comply may result in the employment offer being rescinded.