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Summer Staff & Summer RA Selection

 
Summer 2014 Staff & RA Positions:
  • Applications will be available Tuesday, April 1, and will close on Friday, April 11, 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 1 

Staff/RA Applications available online

April 11 Staff/RA Applications due by 4:59 p.m. in the Residential Living Office

April 15 - 18

Formal Interviews
April 22 Offer letters sent to candidates via email (stating either offer with placement, or no offer)
April 25

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

May 27
Summer RA Training begins (more details will be provided)

May 28

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. 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

  1. Complete the Job Authorization Form(s) for all positions interested in; forms are available from Student Employment Services in the Student Success Center (Classroom Center suite 113) or online at the Student Employment Services web page (if applying for both positions, you must include both authorization forms for each position)
  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
    • Get one copy of your official WTAMU transcript from the Office of the Registrar (please note that this could take a few days, so plan accordingly)
  3. Return all application materials to the Residential Living Office no later than Friday, April 11, at 4:59 p.m.

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

  • A completed Job Authorization form(s)
  • A completed Summer Staff/RA Application
  • One (1) copy of your Summer Class Schedule
  • One (1) copy of your WTAMU transcript (official copy only)

*Incomplete applications or unqualified candidates will not be considered for any summer position.