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Resident Assistant Application

The Resident Assistant job is a part-time, live-in position with an appointment on an academic semester or an academic year basis. There are approximately 120 RAs that are divided between the 11 residence halls on campus. Staff sizes range for 5 to 18.

Application Dates

Applications Available

December 9, 2013 - January 31, 2014

Application Due

Friday, January 31, 2014 by Noon

Interviews Scheduled

Tuesday, February 4 through Thursday, February 27, 2014

Candidates will be notified of hiring status no later than

Monday, March 3, 2014 by 5:00 p.m.

How To Apply

3 Easy Steps to Apply

1.  Complete the online application via OrgSync at OrgSync account is not required to complete this application).

Before beginning the online application, you will need to have the following: 

  • Contact information for your three references, including name, phone number, e-mail address (if available), address and occupation.
  • A cover letter (saved as a PDF file) addressed to the Hall Director.  Focus your cover letter:
     - Describe why you want to be a R.A. 
     - Explain why you want to work in the hall you are applying to
     - Highlight key leadership experiences that are relevant to the R.A. position 
     - Explain how equity, diversity, and inclusion are important to you and the R.A. position
  • Your resume (saved as a PDF file)

2.  Give a Reference Form to three people who are willing to speak professionally and positively on your behalf.  They should email these directly to  People who you might want to ask: your current/past RA, Hall Director, organization advisor/president, professor, current/past work supervisor, coach, volunteer coordinator, teacher, etc.

3.  The hall director will contact you to schedule your personal interview and group interview after the application deadline has passed.

* Criminal background checks are required prior to employment.

General Information Meetings

  • Wednesday, December 11, 2013 - Towers Commons (1st floor) @ 9:00 p.m. 
    Deb Newman, Associate Director of Housing & Residence Life

  • Thursday, January 23, 2014 - Towers Commons (1st floor) @ 9:00 p.m.    
    Deb Newman, Associate Director of Housing & Residence Life    
    RA Informational Fair immediately following with hall directors from each hall.

* General Information meetings provide helpful information in: navigating the application process, compensation, job description, and other questions. The RA Informational Fair will give you an opportunity to talk with Hall Directors and Resident Assistants about what it is like to work in a particular hall.

Anticipated RA Openings

Fall 2014 Resident Assistant Openings
Please Note: These numbers are subject to change without notice and are offered to help inform you which halls are hiring for the Fall semester.

Hall Male Vacancies Female Vacancies
Bridgman 2 3
Chancellors 0 0
Governors 4 3
Horan 4 N/A
Murray 1 4
Oak Ridge 0* 0
Putnam 3 2
Sutherland 1 1
Thomas 2 0
Towers North 0 5
Towers South 2 2

*Oak Ridge Hall will be co-ed beginning Fall 2014.

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