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Being a Resident Advisor (RA) is an experience unlike any other. As an RA, you will develop meaningful relationships with your residents; build community within your building and floor; balance your academic responsibilities with your RA responsibilities; address student's concerns and needs; plan and execute programming; confront conflict situations; embrace diversity; and foster life-long relationships. You are the example for your peers.
The Residence Life Department needs qualified, responsible, energetic students to be leaders in the residence halls. Being an RA comes with many benefits along with a lot of responsibility, and only the best-qualified candidates are chosen. Resident Advisors are peer advisors trained to assist students with academic, personal or behavioral problems. RAs are students selected because of experience, leadership ability and interest in others. They help residents grow socially and academically by maintaining a close relationship with each student and by fostering an effective living-learning environment.
In order to be eligible for the RA position, you have at least one semester of experience as a full-time student at St. Ambrose or another institution. Your cumulative GPA is at a 2.5 or higher.
Thank you for your interest in joining our team! To begin the official application process, please download, complete and submit the following documents. You will need to return both your application and two reference evaluation forms. The professional reference should come from an SAU faculty or staff member. The RA/AHD reference should come from your current RA. If you currently live off-campus or are new to the SAU community please provide two professional references, one from a SAU faculty or staff member and the other from a non-SAU community member.
Information sessions: All held in the Gottlieb Lounge
During these informational sessions, current Residence Life staff members will answer any questions you may have and you can get a first-hand account of what the RA position entails.
Applications due and interview sign-up:
Again, thank you for your interest in joining our team! If you have any questions regarding the Resident Advisor selection process, please contact Vandrae Fox or Angie Mullenbach at 563-333-6258.
Background Check: St. Ambrose University reserves the right conduct background checks on Resident Advisor applicants. If criminal charges or unethical behavior are found the candidate may be removed from the applicant pool and any type of offer may be withdrawn.
If you have any questions regarding the Resident Advisor (RA) selection process, contact the Residence Life Office by calling 563/333-6258 or emailing us at email@example.com.