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Paraprofessional Job Opportunities 

 

Reach Your Potential: RA Recruitment 2014-2015

At this time the Department of Residential Housing has closed the application for Resident Assistants for the 2014-2015 academic year.  Thank you to all those who applied!  (See the section below labeled "The Hiring Timeline" to find out what the next steps of the process are).  All our communication with candidates will be done via email to the candidate's OHIO email account.

 

RA Recruitment 2015-2016

Are you thinking about applying to be a RA for 2015-2016?  Our application process only happens once each year and the application typically opens up around November.  Check back here closer to November for more information about the process.

 

Please email rarecruitment@ohio.edu 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
  • scholarship
  • student development
  • citizenship
  • diversity

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.


Resident Assistant Recruitment Flier (PDF)


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.

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Salary & Benefits

Resident Assistants

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 rarecruitment@ohio.edu with any questions