Resident Assistants

MFAA RA Superheroes

Resident Assistants create an atmosphere that encourages students to take advantage of all that MFAA has to offer.

To apply, read the following information, including R.A. responsibilities, and complete the online application. Application deadline is January 28, 2024.

Scope of Responsibility

Each R.A. will work closely with up to 20 rising high school juniors and seniors, assisting and supervising them in the residence hall. R.A.s will help create an atmosphere that encourages all students to take advantage of all that MFAA has to offer. They ensure that rules and regulations are followed. R.A.s also assist with the academic and/or co-curricular programs. Assignments may include assisting in MFAA classrooms, supervising groups of students at events, facilitating workshops or programs, conducting daily assemblies, and performing office duties. Candidates for the position would benefit by having experience working with high school students, but it is not required. Experience as an R.A. at a college or university is also helpful.

Please do not submit an application if you are unable to participate for the duration of the orientation and academy schedule.

Salary, Housing and Meals

R.A.s will receive a stipend of $2,000, gross (unless additional MFAA duties are negotiated). Room and board at MFAA, orientation and meals at MFAA will be provided.

Travel expenses to and from Missouri State University for MFAA activities will not be paid by MFAA.

Academy Schedule

MFAA is in session for 14 days, 7 days a week; classes meet 5 days a week. Students, faculty and staff are involved in numerous activities on non-curricular days. Orientation is required and begins Friday, May 31, 2024. R.A. move-in to Woods House is May 30.


For any additional information, contact the MFAA Director at or 417-836-6607.


Applications for MFAA 2024 have closed.