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RA Position Information-Hiring for Fall 2018

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:

  • Learning:
    We value environments that support educational opportunities for academic, personal, and professional development.

  • Service:
    We value creating excellent experiences through the use of departmental resources, individualized guidance, innovative ideas, and purposeful engagement.

  • Wellbeing :
    We value environments and resources that contribute towards social, physical, emotional, spiritual, mental, and intellectual development.

  • Community :
    We value fostering a sense of belonging to an environment that offers opportunities to share perspectives, acknowledges interdependence, and provide mutual support and understanding to all.

  • Integrity :
    We value individual and interpersonal conduct guided by honesty, consistency, transparency, and ethical principles.

  • Equity:
    We value environments that support access, challenge biases, cultivate empathy, and foster respect and fairness for all.

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.
  • Must be enrolled as a full-time student for the 2018-2019 academic year.
  • Must be in good standing with The Office of Community Standards and Student Responsibility and Housing and Residence Life at the beginning of employment.
  • Must maintain a 2.50 cumulative 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.


Mandatory Information Session for RA position 2018-2019

RA information session info coming soon.


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