The Resident Advisor and Head Resident application for academic year 2017-2018 will be available on Monday, October 31, 2016 .
Resident Advisor Position Description AY 2017-2018
email@example.com with Resident Advisor-related questions or
firstname.lastname@example.org with Head Resident-related questions.
Whether you're unsure about working
for us or you're brimming with excitement and can't wait to start, come to an
RA/HR information session! It is a
mandatory aspect of the application process. You can ask all your questions
and get insider tips about these important jobs that will help you prepare for
the application and selection process.
1. Attend a mandatory information
2. Complete the RA
Application by Monday, January 30, 2017, at
5:00 p.m. (no late applications will be accepted). The application will be
available beginning on Monday, October 31. You will need a New
School email address to access the form. Please note that in order to submit
the application, you will need to include a updated copy of your résumé (must be
one page long), a cover letter that is no longer than one page single spaced
and that outlines your past job experiences and why they have prepared you for
the RA job, and the names and contact information of two professional
references (non-family and non-friend). You will also be required to answer two
short-answer reflection questions.
3. In order for your application to
be considered complete, you must have both attended an information session and
submitted your application with all application materials by Monday, January
30, 2017, at 5:00 p.m. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
4. Candidates who are chosen to
advance to the next stage of the process will be invited to individual
interviews that will take place February 14 through February 24.
5. Candidates who advance from the
individual interview stage of the process will be invited to attend the
mandatory Group Process Interview Day on Saturday, March 11.
The RA Application for the 2017-2018
Summer and Academic Year is available here.
Please note that this information is for the 2015-2016 academic year and may change for the 2016-2017 academic year.
The HR position is a professional-level position that involves greater
responsibility and offers higher compensation than the RA position.
Candidates with RA experience should seriously consider applying to be
an HR. If you do not have RA experience but feel you have a strong
background in leadership, you should also consider applying to be an HR.
If you do not have RA experience or a background in leadership, please
consider applying to be an RA, as we are also seeking strong graduate
student RA candidates. If you are interested in and qualified for both,
you can indicate on the HR application that you would like to be
considered for an RA position if you are not selected to be an HR.
If you qualify for the RA position, you will be invited to an individual interview with members of the Residence Life team (professional staff and current RAs) in late February. There will be time at the end of the interview for you to ask questions. Finalists for
the RA position will be invited to attend a group interview with members of the Residence Life team (professional staff and current RAs) in early March.
Please note that the HR process involves a separate interview. Candidates who are being considered for the HR position(s) will be contacted individually with next steps.
No. Students hired for an RA or HR position are hired for an academic
year (fall and spring semesters) and must be enrolled as full-time
students on campus for both semesters in the academic year for which
they are hired.
In 2015-2016, there were a total of 43 RA positions and 4 HR positions
campus-wide. The number of available positions for next year depends on
the number of current RAs and HRs who return. We do select some
alternate candidates, who will be contacted if a position opens up over
the summer or during the fall semester.
Your best opportunity to talk to us is at an information session during
November, December, and January (schedule will be posted here when it is
available). If you live in a residence hall, you can talk to your RA,
HR, Residence Hall Director, or Area Coordinator about the selection
process. Otherwise, feel free to email
email@example.com for questions about the RA selection process or
firstname.lastname@example.org for questions about the HR selection process.
When you fill out your application, be sure to check the box on the
application indicating interest in being an RA over the summer. If you
are applying only for the summer, you can indicate that on your
No. Unfortunately, we can offer RA positions only to currently matriculated New School students.
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