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, and 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 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.
Thank you for your interest in joining our team! To begin the official application process, please download, complete (please type), and submit the documents listed in the next two sections. You will need to return both your application and two reference evaluation forms. One should come from an SAU faculty or staff member, and one should come from an RA/AHD. 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.
The following are due Monday, November 17, 2014 by 4 p.m. to the Residence Life Office in the Rogalski Center. Please note these are for anticipated spring 2015. Application materials for the selection process for the 2015-2016 school year will be available in January.
Instructions for the cover letter and resume are on the RA application. The SAU Career Center is a great resource for resume and cover letter tips.
Students are strongly encouraged to view the Resume Tutorial, Resume samples, and Cover Letter information located on the Career Center homepage before submitting their resume and/or cover letter.
The Career Center also has walk in hours, which are:
Lastly, if you would like to make an appointment for the Career Center, please call 333-6339, but note that it may take about a week to get in.
There will not be any information sessions for the spring 2015 anticipated openings. Please get in touch with your Hall Director or Residence Life Coordinator with any questions.
Once applications are submitted, they will be reviewed and selected candidates will be contacted for interviews.
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.