Residence Life offers many opportunities for leadership and employment. All of our positions allow students to develop leadership and interpersonal skills.

Community Assistants are past participants of the Mary B. Gunter Emerging Leaders LLC. The MBG Leadership LLC is a community designed to bring together students from a variety of academic disciplines to learn about leadership and how to practically apply it in the real world. Participants who complete both fall and spring LEAD courses will be offered an exclusive opportunity to apply for the Community Assistant live-in staff role their sophomore year. Community Assistants are required to enroll in next level LEAD courses for both the (fall and spring), facilitate programs, serve community desk, and provide individualized peer mentorship to first year students living in the residence halls.

Desk Leads serve as a resource for staff, students and the general public. They serve on desk duty for a building on campus throughout academic year; conduct regular audits and maintain the security of all items at the desk, including keys and resident information; look for ways to improve efficiency and effectiveness of procedures for students and staff; and provide logistical support.

Housing Ambassadors work as representatives of the the Department of Residence Life to all current and prospective students, parents, staff, and administrators. They live and maintain the showrooms, guide housing tours, and assist with recruitment events. Their duties also include front desk services at the main office and a variety of administrative tasks.

Resident Assistants are student leaders. Their duties include planning and hosting educational and social events in the halls; engaging in intentional conversations about each resident's academic and holistic development; and supporting and enforcing the policies and procedures as outlined in the Student Handbook.

Resident Directors at Arkansas Tech play an integral role in the functioning of the department and have a unique opportunity to directly supervise the normal operation and staff of a residence hall or apartment community on campus. For more information and to apply for this position, visit






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