MA Job Description

The Multicultural Advisor is primarily responsible for facilitating diversity, multiculturalism, and social justice through resident interaction and awareness programs. The Multicultural Advisor is a staff member of the Office of Housing and Residence Life (HRL) and reports directly to the MA supervisors, a Residence Hall Director (RHD) and an Assistant Residence Hall Director (ARHD), who serve as the MA supervisors.

Requirements Needed to apply for the MA position:

  • A 2.5 accumulative grade point average or better. 
  •  Be enrolled in or completed EdHi 200 class with a grade of C or better.
  • Be in good academic and judicial standing with HRL and the university.
  • Be able to work the entire academic year or as specified by the contract.
  • Have completed 28 credit hours by contract start date.
  • Two semesters of collegiate residence hall living at Ball State University must be completed by contract start date.


  • Support and promote the HRL mission statement, diversity statement, and departmental initiatives.
  • Complete administrative responsibilities including, but not limited to, meetings, training, planning and presenting, spring and/or summer retreat, and weekly reports.
  • Develop and plan one program per assigned perspective area area and 3 campus-wide programs with fellow MAs per semester. All programs should be activity based and engaging for residents.
  • Be a contact or resource for staff teams regarding areas of multiculturalism, social justice and diversity.
  • Act as a liaison for HRL to four main Multicultural Organizations on campus (Spectrum, BSA, LSU and AASA)
  • Communicate with supervising directors regularly about programs, needs of students, SJS sessions and staff.
  • Develop relationship with hall staff teams and residents through community walks, activities/programs and personal interactions.
  • Be a positive role model through personal example and demonstrate a commitment to and pride for BSU and HRL through respectful language and behavior.
  • Support and respect the dignity of all individuals.
  • Attend staff meetings and meetings with MA Supervisors.
  • Uphold and abide by all federal, state, local laws & Ball State University and HRL policies.
  • Complete other duties as assigned.

Additional Opportunities

  • Participate as an EDHI 200 Mentor with approval of MA supervisors.
  • Opportunity for on-campus employment with the prior written permission of the MA supervisors.


  • Full room and board
  • 21 Plus meal plan
Housing and Residence Life
LaFollette Complex (LA), room N-10
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday (summer 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m.)
Phone: 765-285-8000
Fax: 765-285-3743
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