2Chaparral Village and Laurel Village Apartment style living: 2 or 4 bedroomsSwimming pool and hot tub- located in ChaparralResidents in all communities (LV, CV, ARH) have access to pool and hot tubBasketball courtsIn the Neighborhood centersFull KitchenFree on-site laundry facilitiesStudy roomsIn the unit:Fully furnished apartmentCable television and high speed internet is provided by Time Warner Cable.Kitchenettes include a full size refrigerator and microwave in each unit.Computer labs are available in the City Centers (i.e. main office areas)
3Alvarez Residence Hall Fully Furnished room sharing a connected bathLarge lobby area with TV’sCommunity Kitchen on the 2nd floorComputer labLarge and small lounges on each floorFree Laundry facilities on each floorElevatorsTwo court yardsCable television and high speed internet is provided by Time Warner Cable.
4What is an RA?A student staff member that is part of the Housing and Residence Life team.For residents:AdvisorPeer- counselorFriendMediatorUniversity ResourceLEADER
5The Resident Assistant Position Benefits:Free rent in their assigned communityFree meal planA monthly $150 stipendWorking in a team environmentOpportunities for professional and personal growth.
6Job duties Assigned up to 60 residents Participate in an on-call rotationWorking evening and weekend front office deskFacilitate programs for your residentsAttend weekly staff meetingsBe a resource to your residents!Build a community!
7What are the requirements of becoming an RA? Good academic and disciplinary standing with the UniversityPass a criminal background checkMaintain a UTSA cumulative and UTSA semester GPA of 2.5Undergraduate student applicants must have 24 hours of UTSA credit by start of employmentGraduate student applicants must have 6 hours of UTSA credit OR have housing experience in their undergraduate institution (references will be checked)Full-time enrollment
8Application Requirements Complete online applicationTwo letters of recommendationsEssay questionsProfessional resumeOnline applications opened on October 7th on the housing website under Student EmploymentApplications will close at 11:59pm on December 1, 2014Incomplete application packages will not be considered for the initial application screening.
9Tips on applying for the RA Position Completed online application: In order to be considered an applicant, an online application must be completed. The website only allows individuals 60 minutes to complete the application. For this reason, we recommend applicants open the online application and review it before inputting information. Taking the time to review the entire online application before beginning will assure that you understand all that the application entails. NOTE: You will not be able to hit “Submit” without answering all of the required questions!Essay questions: You will not be able to submit the online application without completing the essay portion of the application. It is recommended that you open up the online application and read the essay questions before beginning the application. It is also recommend that you answer the complete essay question and have your essay proof read by a second party. Your essay plays a big factor for you to get an interview.Copy of your professional resume: Your resume needs to be typed and highlight (i.e. explain) everything that you have done that includes jobs and leadership positions. It is recommended that you visit the UTSA Career Center to so that they can review your resume before you turn in your application.Two letters of recommendations: All letters of recommendation must be submitted in a PDF form via to Diana Almaraz at . Letters of recommendation can come from UTSA professional staff, professors, or a past or current employer. Recommendation letters from family members or friends will not be accepted.Be on time for your interviews.Be YOURSELF!Incomplete application packages will not be considered for the initial application screening.
10Interview ProcessInterviews will be offered to applicants that pass the initial application screening.Applicants will be invited via to sign up for an interview time.2 types of interviewsIndividualGroupIf you are invited for an individual interview, you must also participate in the group interview.
11Things you need to know..Fall Training will be at the beginning of August 2015.Summer II concernsFirst year Resident Assistant’s cannot hold a second job or have a paid internship.If your cumulative GPA falls below a 2.5 GPA after Spring 2015 semester you will not be eligible to work as an RA for Fall 2015.