Learn about the process of being considered for leadership positions below.
The first thing you should know about this process is that IT IS FUN! The selection process is an opportunity for us to get to know you from a brand new perspective. We want you to highlight the best parts of yourself and really let that be what shines through in the process. The second thing you should know about the process is that you will learn something through being a part of it. You will learn how to interview, you will learn about yourself as a leader, and you will learn about our department. Our goal is to build the strongest team of student leaders possible who represent the MSM community. The recruitment and selection process begins in early December each year and is completed by late March. Please read below to learn more about the positions available.
A Resident Assistant (better known as RA) is one who is hired and trained by Residence Life to be a peer leader, programmer, policy enforcer, community builder, advisor, and helper to on-campus residents. RAs are very important to the mission of Residence Life. To give you a better idea of the position, we have outlined below the major areas of responsibility.
Plan & facilitate events and gatherings for your floor. Develop individual relationships with each person on your floor by meeting with them individually. Assist other RAs in their programming efforts.. Maintain and update passive programming such as bulletin boards. Maintain and update door tags and welcome bulletin boards monthly.
Prepare your floor for building opening and closing. Welcome students to campus. Get to know and maintain regular contact with your residents. Be available and accessible to residents. Assist with new student move-in and other school events. Confront and document individuals violating MSM policies. Observe, confront, and appropriately refer persons with health and wellness issues.
Attend and actively participate in all scheduled training sessions, weekly staff meetings and supervision meetings. Assist with RA recruitment process.
Advising, Referral, and Peer Mentor
Assist residents in dealing with school, social, and personal concerns. Make referrals, as necessary, to various resources
Conduct floor meetings, assist with room selection and room changes, management of keys, duty schedule, access cards and serve as a Fire Warden.
Work assigned office hours. Serve on-call duty. Respond in emergencies. Other duties as assigned
Fall: August 15-August 22, 2018
Winter: January 2-5, 2019
Assists residence hall staff in all aspects of managing the building. This includes but is not limited to damage billing, correspondence, answering telephones, publicity, communication with residents, office coverage, mail, lockouts, tours, supplies management, managing keys, filing, errands, and community programs. Supporting Camp MSM staff, as needed. Preparing keys, rooms, room condition sheets, access cards, signs, welcome bulletin boards, and door tags for each new group and resident. Help residents to check out by collecting keys, access cards, and linens. Work shifts in the Residence Life Office during the hours of 8am to 11pm every day of the week. Serve as an “on-call” emergency staff person to help with any guest or emergency need during the hours of 11pm to 8am every day of the week. This position works approximately 20 hours a week and maintains 24/7 availability to help in emergencies in exchange for housing. You must be available the entire summer May 13-August 15, 2018. Other duties as assigned. CA’s are compensated with free housing for the summer in a single room.
Paint/Project Crew Lead works 20 hours per week painting designated rooms and supervising the work space for a crew of painters, under the guidance of the Residence Life Summer Intern. Past experience is preferred but not required. The position works closely with the Residence Life and Facilities staffs. Paint/Project Crew Lead is compensated with a single room in Andersen Hall during their employment. Positions begin May 14, 2018 and end August 10, 2018.
The Summer English Study Resident Ambassador position carries diverse and sometimes ambiguous responsibilities. The position requires a high level commitment of both time and effort. The SES RA serves as the liaison between SES Staff and students. The Resident Ambassador assumes primary responsibility for responding to the personal needs of the residents, for shaping an environment that supports academic and personal development, and for managing critical administrative tasks, including duty and crisis management. There are informal day-to-day contacts with residents as well as formal floor meetings, programs and events. The RA receives direct supervision and training from the Director Residence Life and the Summer English Study Coordinator. Resident Ambassadors will receive a $300 Visa gift card to use toward job related expenses and a Single Room in Andersen Hall. As front line representatives of MSM, Ambassadors are committed to excellence. The success of the Summer English Study program depends on a strong foundation built by devoted Ambassadors. Dates of employment will run from June 11, 2018 through August 17, 2018.
The Orientation Assistant will work closely with the newly hired Orientation Intern in completing all aspects of the planning, promotion and implementation of Orientation. The Orientation Assistant will be supervised by the Intern, and will be the point person for Orientation after the Intern’s position ends in early August. The hours of this position are Tuesday-Friday, 10am to 4pm from May 14, 2018 through September 4, 2018. This Assistant also works evenings and weekends as needed to get the job done. This person must be incredibly organized, available, personable, detail oriented, positive, and energetic. This person must be very comfortable working on a team, taking direction and have excellent verbal and written communication skills. The ideal candidate is someone who loves to organize events, has a bright & positive outlook, and is excited about welcoming the next incoming class of MSM students! The assistant OA is compensated $3,600 and free housing for the summer. International students interested in this position must have a US social security number to be paid.
Orientation leaders work from August 15, 2018 through September 4, 2018. Orientation Leaders assist with prep work leading up to move-in day and check-in on the first day of Orientation. They are responsible for helping students move in to Andersen Hall, leading new and returning students on outings around the city, answering questions and helping students acclimate and feel welcome. This is a great position for people who are interested in meeting new students and who want to help make a great first impression of MSM and NYC. This position involves working nights and weekends as the Orientation calendar dictates. OLs are compensated with a stipend of $650, some meals during training and Orientation week, tickets to Orientation events, and metro cards for traveling. International students interested in this position must have a US social security number to be paid.
Helping out on Move In Day during Orientation week 2017.
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