Thank you for your interest in becoming a Resident Assistant in the Office of Residential Life. Below you will find the timeline of events related to the application process and selection process.

Friday, November 30, 2018 RA application for 2019-2020 opens
Tuesday, Jan 8, 2019 Information Session #1 at 7 PM in Memorial’s 1 Floor Lounge
Tuesday, Jan 8, 2019 Information Session #2 at 8:30 PM in Lankenau’s Quiet Cafe
Wednesday, Jan 9, 2019 Information Session #3 at 7 PM in Beacon’s Grand Lounge
Wednesday, Jan 9, 2019 Information Session #4 at 8:30 PM in Wehrenberg’s Lobby
Thursday, Jan 10, 2019 Information Session #5 at 7 PM in Alumni’s TV Lounge
Thursday, Jan 10, 2019 Information Session #6 at 8:30 PM in Brandt’s TV Lounge
Mon, Jan 14 – Thurs, Jan 17, 2019 Tabling in Chapel View Lounge (Mon-Thurs. 11am-Noon, Mon-Wed 6-7pm)
Monday, January 21, 2019 RA Application due by 5 PM, My Housing Self Service Online Application and Google Application
Thurs, Feb 7- Wed, Feb 13, 2019 Resident Assistant Interviews with Residential Learning Coordinators
Friday, February 22, 2019 Group Process (additional information provided at the Information Sessions)
Friday, March 1, 2019 RA decisions finalized; notification letters sent
Tuesday, March 19, 2019 Employment Agreements to accept RA offers due by 5 pm to the Office of Residential Life, Harre Union, Suite 250

 

Individual Interview

After a review of candidates applications and case study responses, applicants who we feel will be successful RA candidates will be offered the opportunity to interview with members of the Residential Learning Coordinator team. Should a candidate be invited to participate in the individual interview, candidates are interviewed on an individual basis by a panel of current Residential Learning Coordinators. During this interview, candidates will be asked a variety of questions assessing their knowledge of the Resident Assistant position and the skills and abilities each candidate possesses. There will be anywhere from one to three Residential Learning Coordinators present, please be prepared to speak with a small group of current professional staff members during the interview.

If offered an interview you will be e-mailed and asked to come to the Office of Residential Life, Harre Suite 250, with your schedule to sign up for a 30-minute individual interview. The office is open Monday-Friday: 8am-5pm. Individual interviews will take place from Thursday, February 7, 2019, to Wednesday, February 13, 2019, and will be 30 minutes long.

 

Group Process

RA group process is a 1-2 hour session where you participate in groups with other students. Group process is another formal part of the selection process and is mandatory for you to attend if you wish to be considered for the RA position. Group process is a time where we are able to watch you interact with other candidates. This portion of the process gives insight into teamwork, leadership, and critical thinking as current RAs and RLCs observe the small groups.

Please save the Group Process date in your calendar (Friday, February 22, 2019).  Those selected to move onto Group Process will receive an e-mail on Friday, February 15 specifying the directions on registering for a time.  Candidates will have until Monday, February 18, 2019, at 5 pm to register.

Questions or concerns regarding the timeline listed above should be directed to Katie Bye, Assistant Director of Residential Life for Staffing and Programming.

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