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Resident Assistant Position

Interested in becoming a RA for Fall 2024 - Spring 2025?

The overall goal of a Resident Assistant is to serve as a peer educator and helper while facilitating the personal and academic growth and development of residential students. RAs are chosen on the basis of leadership experiences, interpersonal skills, interest in working with students to develop a positive floor/hall/apartment community, and willingness to be actively involved in their own personal growth and development. RAs are expected to live out the Core Values of the Office of Housing and Residence Life: Service, Caring, Respect, Dedication, Integrity, Inclusion and Education.

2024 - 2025 Resident Assistant Application

  • Community building
    • Build relationships with residents
    • Programming
  • Respond to residents needs
  • Staff responsibilities
    • Attend all trainings and staff development activities
    • Assist with all openings and closings
    • Weekly staff meetings
    • Periodic meetings with GHD
    • Outside tasks
  • On-call
    • One night a week and every other weekend
      • includes 2-3 hour desk shift
    • Apartment RAs work front desk daytime shifts
  • Crisis response
  • Generally available to residents
  • Room fee waived
    • Residence Hall-single occupancy, Suites/Apartments - single bedrooms
    • Apartments include a utility fee waiver
  • Stipend of $12/hour for 14/hours per week
  • 2.40 cumulative GPA at the time of hiring
  • In good discipline standing with the university
  • Available for the entire academic year
Wed, November 15, 202312:00 PMApplication opens
Wed, November 15, 20238:30 PMInterest Session #1
Location: Sutliff 102
Thu, November 16, 20238:30 PMInterest Session #2
Location: KUB 230, Multicultural Center
Wed, January 24, 2024TBDInterest Session #3
Location: TBD
Thu, January 25, 2024TBDInterest Session #4
Location: TBD
Tue, January 30, 20244:30 PMApplication closes
Fri, February 2, 20248:00 AM -
6:00 PM
Round 1 Interviews
Fri, February 16, 20248:00 AM -
6:00 PM
Round 2 Interviews
Tue, March 5, 2024-Decision notifications via email*
Tue, March 19, 20244:30 PMPosition acceptance deadline
Fri, April 5, 2024-Team Building Day

* Note for Decision & Placement Notifications:
In regards to decision notifications, you will be notified of whether you got the RA job, got an offer to be an alternate RA, or are not being offered the job at this time. If you are offered the RA job or an alternate RA position, you will be given a deadline to accept your offer. Placement of the staff/housing assignments will be determined after folks accept/decline the position. This placement will go out prior to Team Building Day.

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Portrait of Erica Ganther Walsh

I'm so thankful for the relationships and the friendships that I've developed from Bloomsburg and their Residence Life Department.

Erica Ganther Walsh '11
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We are all created with unique talents, ideas, and creativity. Let that shine!

Ricky Brown '13
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This is a great chance to be your authentic self!

Hannah Schmeck '18
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