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 Friday, Feb. 7 by 4 p.m. to the Residence Life Office in the Rogalski Center
Instructions for the cover letter and resume are on the RA application. The SAU Career Center is offering assistance to those who would like feedback on their resume and/or cover letter prior to submitting their RA application.
Please note: ONLY ONE ROUND OF ONLINE FEEDBACK WILL BE OFFERED. If a student would like additional feedback, they are encouraged to make a follow up appointment with a counselor in the Career Center at a later date.
Additionally there will be walk in hours on Wednesday, February 5th from 2-4 p.m. and Thursday, February 6th from 10-12 a.m. Students can drop by (without an appointment) and receive a short (15 minute maximum) review of their resume and/or cover letter.
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.
Information sessions location: Rogalski Center Ballroom
During these information 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.
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 Angie Mullenbach or Michael Durbin by calling 563/333-6258 or emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.