Residential Living - RA Recruitment

RA Recruit

Resident Assistant (RA) Selection

Fall 2019-Spring 2020 RA Positions:
  • Applications will be available beginning Monday, January 14 and closes Friday, March 1 at 4:59 p.m.

Information Sessions:

Not exactly sure what a Resident Assistant does? Still have questions before you decide to apply? Information Sessions are offered to give you a clear picture of the Resident Assistant position and to give you an opportunity to meet Residential Living's student and professional staff. While not required, attending an info session is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED for all RA applicants.

All Information Sessions will be at the following times and locations:

  • January 30 (Wednesday):  JBK Senate Chamber, 8 p.m.
  • February 20 (Wednesday):  JBK Senate Chamber, 6 p.m.

Interview Preparation Sessions:

How can you prepare for the RA Interviews?  Interview Prep Sessions will assist you in understanding what the process will look like, how to dress properly, and what is to be expected during the interviews. While not required, attending one of the prep sessions is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED for all RA applicants.

  • March 6 (Wednesday):  JBK Thunder Room, 12:15 p.m.
  • March 19 (Tuesday):  JBK Thunder Room, 12:15 p.m.

Selection Process Timeline

Applicants must be able to attend ALL parts of the interview process in order to be considered for a Resident Assistant position.  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 - the individual interview process and the group interview process. Candidates will be contacted via WTAMU email regarding interview times and locations; only finalists will be advanced to the next step in the interview process.

*NOTE: Not all candidates will receive an interview in the group interview or individual interview processes. 

Jan. 14

RA Applications available online

16, 17, 23, 24
Resident Assistant Info Table - JBK Commons, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Jan. 30
Feb. 20

Information Sessions

March 1 RA Applications due by 4:59 p.m. in the Residential Living Office
March 6 & 20 Interview Prep Sessions
March 23 & 24 Qualified applicants will attend the required  Interview Process in the Alumni Banquet Hall
April 18 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.
Date Subject to Change - see your offer letter for details


Application Materials and Instructions

 Please Note: Applying for this position is a TWO STEP process; carefully review the following.
  1. Read and review the Resident Assistant Job Description
  2. Go to the Career Services website and complete the Handshake Application (Job ID: TBD; Resident Assistant Academic Year 2019-2020); if you experience issues with the application or are unsure if it was submitted correctly, contact Career Services directly.
  3. Complete the Residential Living RA Application
    • Provide two references with the Reference Form
    • List your Strengths Quest Top 5 (if unsure of your strengths, contact the SEES Office)
  4. Print and return all completed application materials to the Residential Living Office no later
     than Friday, March 1, at 4:59 p.m.

        A completed application includes:

  • A completed RA Application
  • Two reference forms (see above)
  • Online Career Services Handshake application completed (no copy needed)
  • Review full RA Job Description (no copy needed)

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