Information on Becoming a Resident Adviser, Resident Manager or Community Adviser at NMU

    Serving at a Resident Adviser, Resident Manager or Community Adviser at NMU is a unique opportunity to gain significant experience in these areas. Former staff members return to campus time and time again and tell us that their experiences as a residence hall staff member and the skills they developed were key in helping them in their post-NMU life.

    Please review the following information and then, if you're ready, download an application at the bottom of this page and apply.

    Resident Adviser Minimum Qualifications

    • Have previous residence hall living experience;
    • Have demonstrated appropriate maturity;
    • Be able to communicate effectively;
    • Be sincerely interested in helping others be successful as students;
    • Have successfully completed one semester as a full-time student (at least 12 semester hours during fall and winter or 8 semester hours during summer or as a graduate student) at NMU prior to submitting the application, or be a transfer student with at least 12 successfully completed academic hours at the previous institution and be enrolled as a full-time student during the current semester at NMU;
    • Have a minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA, and a minimum 2.25 GPA for the last semester of academic work;
    • Be free of any social probation imposed through the University’s judicial process at the time of application, and remain free of any probationary status

    Community Adviser Minimum Qualifications

    • Meet the minimum eligibility requirements for living in a University apartment;
    • Demonstrated appropriate maturity;
    • Able to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing;
    • Successfully completed at least 12 semester hours of academic work at NMU or be a transfer student with at least 12 successfully completed academic hours at the previous institution and be taking a minimum of 12 undergraduate hours or 8 graduate hours during the current semester at NMU
    • A minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA and a minimum 2.25 GPA for the last semester of academic work
    • Free of any social probation imposed through the University's judicial process at the time of application, and remain free of any probationary status throughout his or her employment

    Community Manager Minimum Qualifications

    • Have previous residence hall living experience;
    • Have demonstrated appropriate maturity;
    • Be able to communicate effectively;
    • Be sincerely interested in helping others be successful as students;
    • Have successfully completed one semester as a full-time student (at least 12 semester hours during fall and winter or 8 semester hours during summer or as a graduate student) at NMU prior to submitting the application, or be a transfer student with at least 12 successfully completed academic hours at the previous institution and be enrolled as a full-time student during the current semester at NMU;
    • Have a minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA, and a minimum 2.25 GPA for the last semester of academic work;
    • Be free of any social probation imposed through the University’s judicial process at the time of application, and remain free of any probationary status

    Did you know that the five most sought after skills employers are looking for today are:

    • Community Skills
    • Computer/Technical Aptitude
    • Leadership
    • Interpersonal Skills
    • Teamwork

    By working as a RA, CA or CM, you will be gaining these valuable skills. 


    Informational Meetings

     

    Applicants are encouraged to attend an Information Meeting which is intended to provide applicants with an opportunity to meet with staff, learn more about the positions, and have their questions answered.  While this meeting is optional, we recommend that you attend one to make sure you get all your questions answered. The meetings will be held:

    Day/Date Time Location
    Wednesday, October 16 9:00 p.m. Jamrich 1322
    Wednesday, January 23 9:00 p.m. Jamrich 1322

     

    Mandatory Group Workshop

     

    The first step in the selection process is attending the Group Workshop. Attendance at this workshop is mandatory in order to be considered as a candidate for a position.  The workshop will provide you with a unique opportunity to meet and interact with staff and other applicants and demonstrate some of the skills necessary for the position.  The Group Workshop will be held on Friday, November 16, 2019 for the Fall selection and Sunday, February 9, 2020 for the Winter selection.


    Questions

     

    Please contact any Residence Life staff person if you have any questions. You may also email your question to scarson@nmu.edu.

    Applications and How to Apply:

    Applications are available at the Housing and Residence Office (3502 Hedgcock), each residence hall desk and at the Woodland Park lobby reception desk.  You can pick up an application packet starting October 21, 2019 and January 20, 2020.  Once you've completed the application, submit the application to the Housing and Residence Life Office, 3502 Hedgcock, by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, November 1, 2019 and Friday, January 31, 2020.  Click here to access the RA/CA/RM application and position descriptions.