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Mid year RA

RA Position Information-Hiring for Fall 2016 and Spring 2017

"Be a Part of the T RA dition" 

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

Assistant Resident Directors fulfill the role of Resident Assistants with the added responsibilities of greater administrative and leadership duties within their hall or complex.


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 a mid-year RA. (Be on the lookout for 2017-2018 process; you will need to attend a mandatory information session).
  • 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 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: October 10, 2016

RA Interviews: October 17-19, 2016

Mandatory Information Session for Mid-Year RA position- 2016-2017:

  • Sunday, September 18, 2016 - 7pm-8pm - LLC 102/104
  • Monday, September 19, 2016 - 7pm-8pm - LLC 102/104
  • Tuesday, September 20, 2016 - 7pm-8pm - LLC 102/104
  • Sunday, September 25, 2016 - 7pm-8pm - LLC 102/104


Salary & Benefits

Resident Assistants

Room: 100% of room rate

Stipend: $2,461 per academic year (Based on 2014-2015 Compensation Rates)

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

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