A Resident Assistant (RA) is responsible for the development of community in an assigned area in our on-campus residence halls. RAs foster student leadership through connections with community based and university student organizations.
We seek to enhance students’ abilities and skills in the following areas: Diversity, Critical Thinking, Communication, Relationships, Membership, Leadership, and Sustainability. Further, the RA helps ensure the safety of the residents by serving in an on-duty rotation, where they might respond to emergency and facilities needs.
The RA will also create programs and partner with other university departments and organizations to help create this community. To help ensure RA staff is prepared for these responsibilities, all staff will participate in several training sessions, including a two-and-a-half week training prior to school starting.
The RA application opens in October and is due in December. Candidates are strongly encouraged to attend an interest session prior to submitting an application. Interviews occur in late January/early February and notification of hire is distributed in mid-February. More information related to the application and selection process will be available the first week of October.