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.

    Applications can be found on Handshake via your mynmu account.  Look for on-campus employment.  Applications are due Friday February 19th by 5:00 PM.  

    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 meeting will be held February 9th @ 9:00 PM in Jamrich 1100 or on Zoom.  Contact your RD for the link.  

    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, October 23rd for the Fall selection in Jamrich.

    Questions

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