3 What is an RA?The Resident Advisor position is an exciting and challenging opportunity because those selected are seen as an essential part of the success of living on campus at the University of Redlands.
4 What is an RA?RA’s are assigned to live and work on specific floors of 10 – 50 students to promote a strong community experience. While job responsibilities may vary according to the characteristics of the hall, the RA reports directly to the Resident Coordinator (RC) or Resident Director (RD).
5 What is an RA?RA’s are generally responsible for creating and maintaining a living environment conducive to the academic success and physical, emotional and social well being of residents. This community development involves helping your peers, programming, crisis management, policy enforcement and administrative duties.
6 What does it take to be an RA? Be committedA willingness to work hard with other staff members as a teamBe able to function as a listener, friend and problem solverHave a Cumulative GPA of 2.3 or higherBe available to hold the position for Fall and Spring semesters as well as May TermBe in good Judicial StandingMOTIVATION!
7 What are the benefits?Opportunity to meet many new people and perhaps life long friends.Employers recognize the RA experience as giving students a strong competitive edge in the job market.A single room at the double rateA $500 per year room creditFirst year RA’s are paid approximately $200 twice a monthNot charged for collective hall damages
8 What do RAs do? Develop and implement programs for your hall and floor Be a leader, community-builder and role model for your hall, your floor and the campusReturn early in the fall for RA trainingBe on duty starting at 9pm
9 What do RAs do? Provide campus resource information to residents Encourage community building and a safe living environmentWork closely with Facilities Management to coordinate service requisition requests from residentsEnforce University policy in your hall
10 Outside Involvement and Employment RAs are encouraged to be involved in campus activities, but outside responsibilities should not interfere with their job as an RARAs are expected to be available and visible to the residents in the hall and on their floorRAs are not permitted to have outside employment or another on campus job
11 TrainingAll first year RAs and alternates are required to take Res Life 101 in May TermRAs arrive on campus approximately two weeks early in the fall for RA trainingAttend CRAM – a weekly on going training meetingAttend Southern RAP – an annual Southern California RA programming conference
12 How do I become an RA?Interested people must first complete an application. Candidates then have an individual interview which is conducted by a panel of current Residence Life Staff members. Candidates chosen to move on participate in a group interview with all other candidates, which is conducted in a round robin method.
13 How do I become an RA?The selection committee will then meet to decide the status of each candidate and will be assigned to one of three categories; hired, alternate, not selected. Those hired will be assigned to a specific staff. Alternates are placed in a pool to serve as possible candidates should a position become available. Those not selected are encouraged to get feedback as to how they may improve their chances for later selection.
14 What else do I need to know? The selection process will open Monday, January 10, Applications will be available online, in the Student Life Office and from your current RC or RD.If you have any other questions, call the Student Life Office at extension 4053 or us at
18 What’s next?Click on the link at the end of the show to download an application packet including recommendation forms.Completed applications must be returned to the Student Life Office no later than Thursday, January 27, 2005.You will sign up for an interview when you submit your completed application.Come join our team!
19 Click here for your application packet! Come join our team!Click here for your application packet![end of show]