The Office of Student Housing and Residence Life will begin accepting applications for resident advisor (RA) and head resident (HR) positions for the upcoming 2014–2015 academic year on December 2, 2013.
After you learn about the duties of RAs and HRs, take a moment to become familiar with the different types of housing facilities we offer and features like Special Interest Communities (coming soon). These communities 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 are Green Living, Music, Honors, Health and Wellness, Social Justice, and Global Living.
Residence Life Employment Information Sessions: If you're not sure about working for us, or if you're brimming with excitement and can't wait to start, come to an RA/HR information session. 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. If you are an HR applicant, you can attend any session, but you should try to attend sessions specifically designated for HR applicants, as indicated below. Note: If you attend an information session in a building where you are not a resident, you must bring your New School ID to enter the facility.
Applications for 2014-2015 academic year RA and HR positions are no longer being accepted.
If you wish to be a Paris Summer 2014 RA, RC, or ARC, see below.
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 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 early March.
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 2013-2014, there will be 43 RA positions and 4 HR positions campus-wide. The number of open 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 (schedule to come). 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for questions about the RA selection process or email@example.com 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 current or incoming New School matriculated students.
Parsons The New School for Design will employ housing staff members for the 2014 Summer Intensive program in Paris. The program is an intensive three-week residential studio art program for approximately 125 pre-college and college/adult students. The program combines intensive studio work in architecture, drawing and painting, fashion design, drawing, and photography with an immersion in French culture.
Positions available include three residence advisors (RAs), a residence coordinator (RC), and an assistant residence coordinator (ARC).
To apply, complete the appropriate application below no later than April 11, 2014, at noon.
See the job description for the Parsons Summer RA above for full details.
Applicants must have all the qualifications listed above in addition to
See the job descriptions for the Parsons Summer RC and ARC positions above for full details.
Download the position descriptions above to see the benefits for each position.
Yes. The Parsons Paris positions are part of a separate process, and you must fill out a separate application if you are interested in other positions. However, the selection process will be conducted to allow you to be considered for your second option.
Individual interviews (30 minutes) are scheduled for April 15-17. A representative from the Parsons Summer Program and a housing staff member will conduct the interview. You will be asked questions to enable your interviewers to get to know you and your experiences better. There will be time at the end of the interview for you to ask questions.
One RC, one ARC, and three RAs will be hired. It has not yet been decided whether alternates will be selected for these positions.
Please contact Alisa Bayes, the assistant director for Residence Life, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 8 - Information session at 79 Fifth Avenue, room 501, at 11:00 a.m.
April 9 - Information session at 79 Fifth Avenue, room 501, at 4:00 p.m.
April 11 - Applications due by noon
April 15-17 - Individual interviews are held
April 21 - Offer letters are distributed
TBD - Orientation and training
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