At the heart of our mission is a dedicated team that strives to enhance the residential experience for UMKC students.

You can be a part of one of the most dynamic communities at UMKC. Working for Residential Life at UMKC will help enhance your collegiate experience and is a great way to build your skills for your future career. Whether working at the front desk or a live-in position like a resident assistant or desk manager, the student staff of Residential Life impacts student lives on a daily basis. Come be a part of our team today!

"The positive atmosphere, amazing people and campus involvement make Residential Life a great place to work. I enjoy the interactions and the opportunity to be a positive role model and resource for residents throughout their first year at college."

– Zach Dull, former resident assistant and desk assistant

"I love working for Residential Life! While working for UMKC Residential Life, I have had the opportunity to be really involved on campus, and I have learned many valuable resources that our campus has available to students like me. Working in Residential Life, I have made great relationships with my peers and the professional staff. They understand a flexible work environment makes it easy to balance work and school. My time with UMKC Residential Life has been a great experience, and I would strongly encourage every student to work for this great department."

– Katie Jones, former resident assistant and office assistant

Residential Life Staff Positions

Residential Life Coordinator

The full-time, live-in Residential Life Coordinator (RLC) manages the administrative components of a hall or apartment complex. In addition to supervising student staff, they are responsible for programming implementation, crisis management and adjudication for policy violations. Any openings for this bachelor’s-required, master’s-preferred position will be posted through UMKC’s HR website.

We expect a Residential Life Coordinator opening to be posted mid- to late January 2024.

Assistant Residential Life Coordinator

The part-time, live-in Assistant Residential Life Coordinator (ARLC) is a graduate position responsible for assisting the full-time coordinator in managing the administrative components of a hall or apartment complex. The ARLC advises a hall council, coordinates learning intitiatives, and manages programming, among other tasks. For additional information or to receive an application, please email Katie Garey at gareyk@umkc.edu

We currently have one Assistant Residential Life Coordinator opening.

Resident Assistant

The resident assistant (RA) is a live-in student staff member who has administrative and programming responsibilities for a wing or building section of students. After an extensive training process, the RAs are expected to handle issues pertaining to crisis management, confrontation, mediation and general student well-being. Any openings for this position will be posted throughout campus and on our website and other social media outlets. For more information, please see position descriptions for 

Student Staff Selection

The 2023-2024 academic year student staff selection process is underway! Applications for both the Desk Manager position and the Resident Assistant position will be live on December 1st, 2023 and will close on February 1st, 2024 at 5 PM. Students should apply through RooRez and select "Student Staff Application" to start the process 

If you have any questions about the position or the application process, please contact Nehemiah Lopez (nmsmgq@umsystem.edu) or Richard Martinez (rdm9kc@umsystem.edu). 

Residential Life staff are required to maintain a GPA of 2.5 or higher and full-time student status. Any openings for Residential Life staff positions will be posted throughout campus, on our website and on other social media outlets.