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Working in the Office of Residence Life

Miami University’s Office of Residence Life works to establish an educational living and learning environment for approximately 8,500 students residing in 40 residence halls and apartments each of which houses between 80 and 450 students.

Opportunities to Work with Us

The Office of Residence Life collaborates with other offices to facilitate students’ successful adjustment to and transitions through their collegiate experience. We provide a safe and supportive environment promoting academic success, personal development, involvement in campus life, and understanding of intercultural issues. We support the University’s commitment to build citizen leaders for the future. From undergrads to grads to full-time employees, we have a place for those who enjoy working with our students and would like to play a role in our mission.

Resident Assistant (RA)

While this can be demanding and challenging, RA positions are some of the most important, influential, and rewarding leadership opportunities available to students. The Resident Assistant position is an opportunity to build your leadership skills and leave your mark as an ally and role model for students at Miami University. As a department, we have high expectations for our Resident Assistants. Please consider your commitment carefully as you begin this process. In order to fulfill the expectations and responsibilities listed in this application, you must recognize that this position should be your primary out-of-class obligation.

Graduate Assistantships

Graduate assistantships in the Office of Residence Life provide experience with staff supervision, training, and evaluation. You will develop time management, presentation, and group facilitation skills. This position enables you to advise student groups and holistically educate students through individual and group interactions in a challenging and supportive environment. All graduate assistants must be full-time students enrolled for 9 - 13 credit hours in a graduate program at Miami University during the period of their assistantship. While assistantships are open to any graduate student at Miami University, first priority is given to students enrolled in the Miami University Student Affairs and Higher Education program. Information about all the graduate programs Miami University has to offer can be found by clicking the link below.

Full-time Employment in ORL

We offer positions for master's-level professionals who live in our residence halls. There are three position tiers that support our Resident Advisors and Graduate Assistants. They are:

  • Resident Director
  • Community Manager
  • Assistant Director

Statement of Non-Discrimination

Miami University, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami University prohibits harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of age (40 years or older), color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin (ancestry), pregnancy, race, religion, sex/gender, status as a parent or foster parent, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, programs or employment practices. Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to or 513-529-3560.

As part of the University’s commitment to maintaining a healthy and safe living, learning, and working environment, we encourage you to read Miami University’s Annual Security & Fire Safety Report, which contains information about campus safety, crime statistics, and our drug and alcohol abuse and prevention program designed to prevent the unlawful possession, use, and distribution of drugs and alcohol on campus and at university events and activities. This report also contains information on programs and policies designed to prevent and address sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. Each year, email notification of this website is made to all faculty, staff, and enrolled students. Written notification is also provided to prospective students and employees. Hard copies of the Annual Security & Fire Safety Report may be obtained from the Miami University Police Department at (513) 529-2223. A criminal background check is required. All campuses are smoke- and tobacco-free.

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If you have any questions, please contact Tresa Barlage Zianno at

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Office of Residence Life

211 Warfield Hall
451 East Spring St.
Oxford, OH 45056