Resident Assistant and Community Coordinator Positions
More than 300 Resident Assistants and Community Coordinators work within our 27 residence halls and apartment communities to provide a positive on-campus living experience for the 15,000 students who call our campus home each year. We invite Spartans who want to leave a mark and make a difference on campus to join our legacy by applying to be a Resident Assistant or Community Coordinator!
- Resident Assistant 2014-2015 Positions -- Click here for the 2014-15 Selection Process Timeline!
The Resident Assistant (RA) is a live-in student staff member in the Department of Residence Education and Housing Services. The RA assists in supporting the academic community in an undergraduate residence hall and has specific responsibility for working with students on a particular floor. Resident Assistants are expected to provide strategies for, and assist residents with, multicultural development, learning, character building, community development and personal wellbeing.
The Resident Assistant is responsible for assisting students individually and in groups. The RA's primary role is to facilitate the creation of a positive environment on an assigned floor which supports students' academic and personal success. In order for these environments to develop, Resident Assistants must make significant connections with their residents, help residents know each other, and connect residents to the resources and opportunities of the larger university. Strategies for success include maintaining individual and group contact, a thorough knowledge of campus resources, planning and implementing activities, and responding to community and individual concerns.
Most RA positions are located in traditional residence halls for the acadmic year. There are a small number of RA positions that are located in Owen/VanHoosen Halls and University Village that are 12-month positions.
RAs who reside in University Village have 3 roommates; have private bedroom with shared bathroom.
To be considered for the Owen/VanHoosen position, you must be a student with at least 56 credit hours and/or Junior status at the time of employment.
Application Requirements - click here!
- Community Coordinator (Spartan Village) -- Application Closed
Community Coordinators in Spartan Village provide opportunities for residents to connect with one another through programs and outreach activities. The Community Coordinator in Spartan Village is a 12-month live in graduate or undergraduate student staff member in the Department of Residence Education and Housing Services. The Community Coordinator is responsible for assisting students with personal and academic concerns in Spartan Village. Additionally, the Community Coordinator shares duty coverage, initiative development, response to student concerns, and administrative responsibilities with other Spartan Village Community Coordinators. This position is not a Graduate Assistantship. Community Coordinators receive a standard furnished, air-conditioned, two-bedroom apartment in Spartan Village.
- Mid-Year Resident Assistant (current academic year) -- Application Closed
Mid-Year Resident Assistant positions may become available throughout the academic year in the event of a vacancy. If you missed the selection process for 2013-14 positions, you may get another opporutnity to apply as next fall approaches. If we find that we have unexpected vacancies for the 2013-14 academic year, we will post an application online.
All inquiries regarding Resident Assistant and Community Coordinator positions with Residence Education and Housing Services should be directed to email@example.com.
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