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Summer Staff & Summer RA Selection

 
Summer 2015 Staff & RA Positions:
  • Applications will be available Tuesday, April 7, and will close on Thursday, April 16, at 4:59 p.m.
Selection Process Timeline

We offer a limited number of interview spots. Once all interview availability has been filled, we will maintain a list of applicants. If new spots open up, you will be contacted with an offer for an interview.

Only qualified candidates will participate in the interview process.  Candidates will be contacted via phone to schedule an interview(s); finalists will be contacted for second-round interviews.

*NOTE: Not all candidates will receive a second-round interview. 

April 7

Staff/RA Applications available online

April 16 Staff/RA Applications due by 4:59 p.m. in the Residential Living Office

April 20 - 23

Formal Interviews
April 27 Offer letters sent to candidates via email (stating either offer with placement, or no offer)
April 30

Selected candidates must submit their Accept/Decline Offer by 4:59 p.m.

May 26
Summer RA Training begins (more details will be provided)

May 27

Summer Staff Training begins (more details will be provided)

 
Position Qualifications

Residential Living seeks candidates who enjoy working in a community setting and fostering a living/learning community. Applications will not be accepted or interviews scheduled for anyone not meeting the below criteria. Applicants must:

  • Be enrolled for both summer sessions while employed and living with Residential Living.
  • Possess a 2.5 grade point average (GPA) the long semester prior to applying (fall), as well as the semester prior to being employed (spring).
  • Attend mandatory staff training the week before the Summer I term begins.
  • Preferably be a resident at least one semester prior to being employed.

 
Summer Position Descriptions

Summer Staff Job Description Summary
Summer Staff members will live in an assigned residence hall for the summer. Staff members must be enrolled for both summer sessions; we will have a limited number of Summer I-only positions. These staff members will assist in the operation of the hall. Duties will include:

  • Working desk hours
  • Performing duty rounds and having night duty responsibilities
  • Checking summer camp/campers and other guests in- and out- of the residence halls
  • Preparing the residence halls for camps (may include movement of mattresses and other items)
  • Providing tours of the residence hall during student orientations and other University events
  • Other duties as assigned by Residential Living and the Hall Coordinator

Summer Resident Assistant Job Description Summary
Summer RA staff members will live in an assigned residence hall for the summer. Resident Assistant staff must be enrolled for both summer sessions. These staff members will assist in the operation of the hall. Duties will include:

  • Working desk hours
  • Performing duty rounds and having night duty responsibilities
  • Checking summer residents in- and out- of the residence hall
  • Developing community through relationship-building and hall programming for the summer residents
  • Providing tours of the residence hall during student orientations and other University events
  • Other duties as assigned by Residential Living and the Hall Coordinator

*For more information about the position, including compensation, see the Summer Staff/RA Application.

 
Application Materials and Instructions

 Please Note: Applying for this position is a TWO STEP process; carefully review the following.
  1. Go to the Student Employment Services website and complete the Buff Jobs Application; if you experience issues with the application or are unsure if it was submitted correctly, contact Student Employment Services directly.
    • Summer Staff position - Job ID: 6434
    • Summer Resident Assistant position - Job ID: 6433
    • If you wish to be considered for both positions, you must apply for the two separate positions through Buff Jobs
  2. Complete the Summer Staff/RA Application
    • List three references - references should not be family, friends, students, or hall staff
    • Provide one copy of your Summer Class Schedule
  3. Return all application materials to the Residential Living Office no later than Thursday, April 16, at 4:59 p.m.

        A completed application includes, and should be placed in this order:

  • A completed Summer Staff/RA Application
  • One (1) copy of your Summer Class Schedule
  • SES (Buff Jobs) online application completed (no copy needed)

*Incomplete applications or unqualified candidates will not be considered for any summer position. See the RA Job Description
  for details on qualifications.