Office of Residential and Student Life
317 Turley Center Suite
A Resident Assistant (RA) lives in a residence hall and is strategically located to best respond to student’s needs. RAs foster a sense of community and implement social, recreational, educational, cultural, and community service activities. As an RA you will:
RA compensation includes both room and board costs and a regular stipend. Experienced RAs are eligible for the Assistant Resident Director positions.
RAs must meet several requirements to qualify for the position. Specifically, you must:
NOTE: Applicants for University Terrace positions must also meet the standards to live in University Terrace.
Interested applicants should begin by applying on the Fairmont State Jobs portal. Applications are processed on a rolling basis. The hiring process for each academic year will take place in the previous spring semester. This date is subject to change each year, so keep an eye out for flyers and e-mail alerts.
Applicants who meet the above qualifications will be asked to attend a one-day interview process. Decisions will be sent shortly after. Appointments can take several months to finalize, and may require different time frames and expectations depending on the building for which you are selected to work.
Our Desk Monitors are hourly workers who manage the day-to-day customer service and security operations of our halls. Desk Monitors handle a number of tasks, and interactive with residents as the face of Residence Life. As a Desk Monitor, you will:
All applicants are welcome, but students interested in becoming Resident Assistants who do not currently meet the specifications are encouraged to apply for this position.
To qualify for this position, you must:
Interested applicants should begin by applying on the Fairmont State Jobs Portal. This date is subject to change each year, so keep an eye out for flyers and email alerts. The applications are processed, interviewed, and hired on a by-need basis.
Applicants are encouraged to have a flexible schedule.