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Paraprofessional Job Opportunities
Reach Your Potential: RA Recruitment 2014-2015
The Department of Residential Housing is now accepting applications for Resident Assistants for the 2014-2015 academic year! To be considered for an RA position, please follow the steps outlined below.
1 - Fill out the online application. The application can be found here.
- NOTE: A current resume will be required to complete the application
2 - Review and complete the reference process detailed here. One reference must be a current or former Residential Housing staff member; the other may be a faculty member, former teacher, counselor, administrator, or supervisor.
3 - Both the application and two (2) completed recommendation forms are due by December 4th, 2013 by 5:00 PM.
Please email email@example.com with any questions about the process.
What is a Resident Assistant?
A Resident Assistant (RA) is a paraprofessional staff member who serves the 30-40 residents of a floor section in a variety of ways -- from helping students to coordinating educational programs, from fostering community to role-modeling to administering university policies. This is a people-oriented position that requires emotional maturity, self-awareness, and interpersonal communication skills. Successful candidates must demonstrate the ability to assist students in the areas of:
- health & safety
- student development
Administrative Resident Assistants and Senior Resident Assistants fulfill the role of Resident Assistants with the added responsibilities of greater administrative and leadership duties within their hall or complex.
The Hiring Process
The Department of Residential Housing goes through a paraprofessional staff hiring process only once each year. The process begins during the middle of the fall semseter and involves a written application, interview process and training. All candidates who successfully complete the application and interview phase will be required to complete EDCP 400, our RA training class, before they will be eligible for placement with the department.
Salary & Benefits
Room: $2,803/semester (90% of room rate; your share equals $311/semester)
Stipend: $2,140 in 1st year, $3,240 in 2nd year
Bonus: RAs who are with the department three (3) or more semesters will receive a bonus* at the end of each semester (included in regular paycheck). The RA must complete the entire semester to receive the bonus (with exceptions granted by the director). This check will rise in increments depending on the number of semesters with the department.
* Semesters 3 and 4: $150.00 bonus - Semester 5 and above: $225.00 bonus.
Programming/Staff Development Funds: RAs will receive $80 for the year to use for programming (e.g., bulletin board supplies, program supplies) and/or staff development funds. These funds will be deposited into the RC's/RD's programming account.
Administrative Resident Assistants
Room: $3,114/semester (100% of room rate)
Stipend: $3,982 in 1st year, $4,300 in 2nd year
Bonus: ARAs will receive a $300 bonus at the end of each semester (included in regular paycheck). The ARA must complete the entire semester to receive the bonus (with exceptions granted by the director).
Programming/Staff Development Funds: ARAs will receive $80 for the year to use for programming (e.g., bulletin board supplies, program supplies) and/or staff development funds. These funds will be deposited into the RC's/RD's programming account.
Senior Resident Assistants
Room: $3,114 / semester (100% of room rate)
Stipend: $5,982 in 1st year, $6,300 in 2nd year
Programming/Staff Development Funds: SRAs will receive $80 for the year to use for programming (e.g., bulletin board supplies, program supplies) and/or staff development funds. These funds will be deposited into the RC's/RD's programming account.
For more information see your Resident Assistant, Resident Director or Residential Coordinator
You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions