The Office of Student Housing and
Residence Life has begun accepting applications for Resident Advisor
(RA) and Head Resident (HR) positions for the upcoming 2015–2016
Please take time to speak with a staff member to become familiar with the different types of housing facilities we offer and features like Special Interest Communities and Collectives and Advising Hall Council. Our Special Interest Communities and Collectives are made up of students who wish to live with others sharing their interests; they are housed in specially designated sections of certain residence halls. Examples of current Special Interest Communities and Collectives: The New Global Village, Performing Arts, Sustainability, Visual Arts and Design, Wellness, Exploring Social Justice, and 24-Hour Quiet.
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.
The 2015-2016 Resident Advisor Application is no longer available. Applications were due on February 6, 2015. For questions, please email RASelection@newschool.edu. Check back in November 2015 for information regarding the 2016-2017 Selection Process!
The 2015-2016 Head Resident Application is no longer available. The application deadline was February 13, 2015. For questions, please email HeadRSelection@newschool.edu. Check back in November 2015 for information regarding the 2016-2017 Selection Process.
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 and/or HR position, you will be invited to a group interview with members of the Housing team (professional staff and current RAs). There will be time at the end of the interview for you to ask questions. Finalists for RA and HR positions will be invited to attend individual interviews in mid-February.
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 2014-2015, 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 application also.
No. Unfortunately, we can offer RA positions only to currently matriculated New School students.
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