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RA Position Information-Hiring for Fall 2017

What is a Resident Assistant?

A Resident Assistant (RA) is a student staff member who serves the 30-50 residents of a floor section in a variety of ways -- from helping students to coordinating educational programs, from developing community, to upholding university policies. This is a people-oriented position that requires emotional maturity, self-awareness, and strong interpersonal communication skills. Successful candidates must demonstrate the ability to assist students in the areas of:

  • health & safety
  • scholarship
  • student development
  • citizenship
  • diversity

Minimum qualifications for the RA position include:

  • Have at least two (2) completed semesters of on-campus living experience or other approved "similar experiences" prior to employment start date. First-year students are NOT eligible to apply to be an RA.
  • Must be enrolled as a full-time student
  • Must be in good standing with The Office of Community Standards and Student Responsibility and Housing and Residence Life
  • Must have a cumulative 2.50 grade point average

The Hiring Process

The Department of Housing and Residence Life goes through a student staff hiring process each year. The process begins early or mid fall semester. All students interested in being an RA must attend one of the mandatory information sessions in order to apply. Application information will only be shared at the information sessions. The hiring process involves a written application, interview process and training.

Applications & reference due: January 20, 2017

RA Interviews: February 8-11, 2017

Mandatory Information Session for RA position 2017-2018:

All mandatory info sessions are from 7:00pm-8:00pm

• Monday, November 6 | Ryors Rec Room

• Monday, November 7 | South Pole

• Monday, November 7 | Washington Lobby

• Sunday, November 13 | South Pole

• Monday, November 14 | Ryors Rec Room

• Tuesday, November 15 | Washington Lobby

• Sunday, November 20 | LLC 102/104

• Monday, January 9 | LLC 102/104

• Tuesday, January 10 | LLC 102/104

• Wednesday, January 11 | LLC 102/104

• Thursday, January 12 | LLC 102/104


Salary & Benefits

Resident Assistants

Room: 100% of room waiver

Stipend: $3,158 per academic year

For more information see your Resident Assistant, Resident Director 
or Graduate Resident Director

You can also email rarecruitment@ohio.edu with any questions