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What we do in housing is geared towards creating a space where students feel at home, even when they're away from home. It's about fostering that sense of belonging and comfort on campus.

Sound intriguing? Maybe you should consider joining our team as an RLC or AD!

On this page, you'll find information about our Residence Life Coordinator (RLC) and Assistant Director (AD) positions, as well as information about what the city of Hattiesburg has to offer.


Residence Life Coordinator (RLC)

The Southern Miss Residence Life Coordinators (RLCs) are dedicated live-in professionals responsible for supervising communities across our 12 residence halls, 10 sorority houses, 10 fraternity houses, and 1 apartment complex. They oversee Senior Resident Assistants (SRAs) and a team of Resident Assistants (RAs).

While it might seem overwhelming at first, as a Southern Miss RLC, you'll receive comprehensive support from your supervisors and colleagues every step of the way!

As an RLC, you'll thrive in a vibrant environment that offers abundant opportunities for both personal and professional growth. Living and working in this dynamic atmosphere, you'll connect and collaborate with various campus partners. Your role involves active participation in HRL committees, gaining valuable on-call experience, mentoring student staff, engaging in training sessions, contributing to teaching opportunities, managing conduct cases, and even traveling for recruitment efforts. This multifaceted position provides a well-rounded and enriching experience.

If we've still captured your interest, great! Continue reading for further information.

Benefits

Benefits

  • All expense on-campus apartment with amenities and is also pet friendly.
  • Health, dental, and vision insurance options.
  • Tuition waiver incentive.
  • PERS retirement plan.
  • Paid vacation and sick time.
  • EAP Program (confidential online counseling services).

Perks

Perks

  • HRL pays for a gym membership to the Payne Center (must meet a minimum number of swipes each semester).
  • Designated amount to purchase on-campus meals.
  • Ability to take part in student development with on-campus activities right outside your door!
  • HRL pays for your parking pass.
  • Supportive and engaging community within Southern Miss and the Hattiesburg area.

Position Points

Position Points

  • Oversee the day-to-day operation of a residence hall(s), sorority house, fraternity house, or apartment complex.
  • Supervise, train, evaluate and select one Senior Resident Assistant and Resident Assistant staff that can range from 8 - 16 in number.
  • Direct residence hall programming efforts to offer residential students a diverse range of topics, both social and educational.

Qualifications

Qualifications Include

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.
  • At least one year of experience working in a university setting.
  • Understanding of MS Office products.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.

Click here to read the full RLC job description!

As a Residence Life Coordinator (RLC), your growth and career aspirations are paramount. Get firsthand insights from our current RLCs about the job and learn from previous RLCs about their experiences, what they cherished, and how this role has propelled them toward their current career paths. Their stories can provide invaluable guidance and inspiration for your journey ahead!

Kyle Duplantis

"The RLC role had a huge impact on me. It pushed me to get out of my comfort zone and gave me a ton of transferable skills for whichever role I find myself in the future. I enjoyed how many "areas" of higher ed the position allowed me to experience. From traditional housing duties to budgeting, recruitment, orientation, camps, conduct, risk management, programming, etc., and specifically in my role at the time, Greek life. My advice for anyone interested in the role is to pursue it. It's such a great role for someone beginning their higher education career or someone transitioning into the field from another profession! Hattiesburg is a great place to find yourself (especially after graduate school) to really get grounded and set. The community is growing, plus the food is great and the beach is only an hour away. Regardless of where you see yourself in 10-15 years, this role and the connections made through it will last a lifetime!"

- Kyle Duplantis, previous RLC for Cedarbrook Apartments and Fraternity Row

Kristopher Sullivan

"My experience as an RLC was one that I will always remember. The long-term impact you have on students is the most rewarding. I grew with the students as I learned daily, just like them. I have always recommended for students to live on campus, and now I say that every higher education professional should experience the housing world. I am not saying it will be easy, but it will definitely be the most rewarding yet."

- Kristopher Sullivan, previous RLC for Mississippi and Hattiesburg Halls

We're glad we've peaked your interest in this position! Follow the link below to complete the RLC application!

RLC Application


Assistant Director (AD)

Southern Miss Assistant Directors (ADs) are integral professional staff members responsible for supervising full-time professional Residence Life Coordinators (RLCs). They also provide indirect oversight to Senior Resident Assistants (SRAs), Resident Assistants (RAs), and Desk Assistants (DAs). Additionally, Assistant Directors play a crucial role as liaisons between the residence life department and other departments throughout the campus community.

In the role of Assistant Director (AD), you'll be immersed in a dynamic environment that fosters personal and professional growth. Your work setting will be both enjoyable and rich with opportunities for development, allowing you to connect and collaborate with various campus partners. Some of your responsibilities will include active participation in HRL and external department committees, mentoring both student and professional staff, and engaging in diverse training and teaching opportunities. This multifaceted position ensures a well-rounded and rewarding experience.

If we've still captured your interest, great! Continue reading for further information.

Benefits

Benefits

  • Health, dental, and vision insurance options.
  • Tuition waiver incentive.
  • PERS retirement plan.
  • Paid vacation and sick time.
  • EAP Program (confidential online counseling services).

Perks

Perks

  • HRL pays for a gym membership to the Payne Center (must meet a minimum number of swipes each semester).
  • Ability to take part in student development with on-campus activities!
  • Supportive and engaging community within Southern Miss and the Hattiesburg area.

Position Points

Position Points

  • Ability to work some nights, weekends as needed and be flexible when necessary.
  • Ability to analyze, organize, prioritize work and prepare documents, reports, and correspondence, while meeting multiple deadlines.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively, both as a team member and as a leader.

Qualfications

Qualifications Include

  • Master's degree from an accredited college or university.
  • At least two years of related experience in a university setting.
  • Knowledge of basic accounting and budgetary principles.

Click here to read the full AD job description!

As an Assistant Director (AD), your professional growth and career aspirations are highly valued. Gain insights directly from our current ADs about their experiences in this role. Their perspectives can offer invaluable insights into the position and how it aligns with your career goals.

We're glad we've peaked your interest in this position! Be sure to keep an eye out for when applications open. Your enthusiasm is appreciated!


Hattiesburg Section

What Hattiesburg Offers

Southern Miss indeed offers a wealth of opportunities, but the city of Hattiesburg itself holds even more exciting prospects to explore and enjoy!

  • Several locally owned shops, restaurants, and breweries to try. And yes, you've heard correctly, we do not have an Applebee's (gasp), but that's ok because we have several other wonderful options to enjoy! Some locations with a unique hometown atmosphere include T-Bones Records and Cafe, Loblolly Bakery, The Midtowner, The Depot, Equinox, and Sully's. 
  • Weekly Farmer's Market in downtown Hattiesburg.
  • CVS, Walgreens, and places to eat across the street from the front of campus.
  • Hattiesburg Zoo and Serengeti Springs (water park) located 10 minutes from campus.
  • Walmart, Target, Aldi, Turtle Creek Mall, Corner Market, and so much more located within a short drive from campus.
  • If you're interested in vintage items, the Lucky Rabbit is open on the weekends and they host monthly outdoor vendor markets.
  • Amtrak train station is located in downtown Hattiesburg that can take you to nearby cities like New Orleans and Houston, or take a longer trip to cities like Boston, Chicago, or Orlando!
  • If you'd prefer to drive, you can travel to places such as Pensacola, New Orleans, or Mobile within a few hours.
  • Fun Fact: Hattiesburg is known as the "Hub City" for its central location and travel opportunities!

Click here to learn more about Hattiesburg and all the exciting things it has in store for you!


Dr. Danlana Brooks

 

 

Questions?

If you're interested in either position but have some questions before applying, you can contact Dr.%20Danlana%20Brooks, who oversees our staff recruitment!

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