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. Please note a prior semester or cumulative GPA at the time of application that is 2.0 or below may result in not being interviewed.
The following are due Friday, February 6th, 2015 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 a great resource for resume and cover letter tips.
The Career Center is offering assistance to those who would like feedback on their resume and/or cover letter prior to submitting their RA application.
Students are strongly encouraged to view the Resume Tutorial, Resume samples, and Cover Letter information located on the Career Center homepage before having their resume and/or cover letter reviewed.
Additionally, students applying for RA positions should consider improving their interviewing skills by signing up for a MOCK INTERVIEW on February 3rd. Check back here January 14th for more information on how to sign up!
2015-2016 Selection Process Information sessions will be held in the Rogalski Center Ballroom at the following times:
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.
Applicants will be notified of their status on Thursday, March 5th, 2015.
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.