The RA role is one of a community facilitator and role model in an educational program, providing leadership and assisting residents in developing a positive community environment through the building of strong and intentional relationships with residents. A positive learning environment is one where active learning takes place through RA facilitated opportunities for faculty and resident interaction, seeking resident involvement, and creating a sense of community among residents. The RA program is part of the overall educational activity and programming provided by Housing and Residence Life and helps educate selected participants on a variety of issues relevant to student housing and student affairs among other areas.
Develop a responsible living environment on the wing, floor, or breezeway by regular student interactions, mentoring opportunities, and programming efforts as appropriate. RAs are role models to their residences, and RAs hold diverse perspectives and often draw on their own experiences to help guide their residents through Augusta University.
Display a positive attitude and support toward all staff and Housing and Residence Life. Share highlights, concerns, and issues in your community with other team members. Attend all training sessions and staff meetings. Role model a commitment to personal and professional development.
RAs create a welcoming and comfortable living environment for all residents, and should use their provided meal plan to build community by eating in the dining hall with residents. Engage students in new activities that may expose them to different perspectives on issues and topics relevant to diverse community needs. Address issues of intolerance, incivility, and other types of conflict in consultation with the Residence Life Coordinator.
Complete administrative tasks such as check-in, check-out, maintenance requests, incident reports, and other reports as assigned by supervising Residence Life Coordinator. Remain in assigned community and perform duty rounds as designated by supervisor while serving on duty. Work scheduled desk hours; post and share information related to housing process, and other campus or community events.
Staff placement is at the discretion of Housing and Residence Life staff, and may be reassigned at the discretion of Housing and Residence Life during the academic year. The needs of the resident population as well as the strengths of the individual staff member are taken into consideration during the assignment process.
Tuesday November 1, 2017
Mandatory Information Sessions:
This is a great opportunity to learn firsthand about the RA position and selection process.
Application, Background Checks, and Recommendation Forms Due: Friday, January 12, 2018 at 11:59pm.
Applicants will be evaluated on academic, student, and criminal conduct history, application, resume, and recommendation forms. Please remember that recommendation forms (2) are considered part of the application and must be completed and turned in, in order for your application to be processed.
Group Process: Friday, February 19, 2018. Candidates must attend.
Please dress comfortably since you will be moving around a lot throughout the day. Tardiness for your session is unacceptable and could result in your candidacy being withdrawn. If you have a need for any accommodations, please let the Office of Disability Services know in advance. Candidates will be invited to continue onto the interview process after group Process.
Individual Interviews: Saturday, February 10, 2018 9:00am - 5:00pm
A panel of housing representatives will conduct interviews. Interviews will last approximately one half-hour. All applicants receiving an invite to participate in the interview process should sign up for an interview time slot. Dress is professional.