Campus Center 236
The Resident Assistant is a key part of the Residential Life team. Resident Assistants (RA) are student staff members who live in a residence hall or specialty housing area. RAs are primarily responsible for helping to facilitate the formation of a genuine community among the residents of that hall or building, and to serve as a live in resource and representative of Residential Life. The RAs also are a crucial part of the implementation of the community learning model, and facilitate many aspects of this, including connecting with individual students, helping form and enforce community standards and expectations, and serving as a campus resource for students living in each area.
The Resident Assistant selection process happens each spring for the following academic year. Applications are available in December and due in early February. The interview process happens in mid- February. Candidates will know if they have been selected by the first week of March. Questions about the RA position of selection process can be directed to Coco Du, Associate Director of Residential Life, or Amanda-Rae Barboza, Residence Hall Director, at email@example.com.
Resident Assistant Position General Information
RA Information Session:
(please come to have your questions answered. CDC will be present as well to provide guidance on your resume)
Session 1: Tuesday, January 28, 2014 from Noon-1pm in The Loch
Session 2: Monday, Feburary 3, 2014 from 7-8pm in Doty 1 Formal Lounge
Resident Assistant Applications Available Dec. 9
Application and Recommendation Form Submission Deadline (Required):
Friday, February 7, 2014 at 5 pm - Incomplete applications will not be considered
Complete application consists of:
- Submitting an online application form
- Submitting an interview scheduling form
- Emailing your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
- 2 recommendations (Residential Life staff will email recommendation forms to recommenders. Recommenders will then email back to Residential Life).
Individual Interview (Required):
Thursday, February 13, 2014- Friday, February 14, 2014
The individual interview serves an opportunity for Residential Life staff and Campus Partners to gain a more individualized assessment of each RA candidate. Each candidate will have two 25-minute interviews. Each interview typically includes one professional staff member and one current Resident Assistant. Candidates are asked a variety of questions pertaining to the RA position and give candidates the opportunity to ask questions they may have about position or process
Group Interview Process (Required):
Saturday, February 15, 2014 from 9am-4pm
The group process involves a number of RA candidates meeting together with two or more observers and facilitator whom leads each small group through three or four team activities. The process may take the form of group problem-solving sessions or discussion groups where each candidate's contributions and participation is noted. Other exercises include splitting the candidates into teams with a work related task to complete. During these exercises the observers closely watch the candidates. They may also ask questions of individual candidates.