Join the ORL Staff as an RA/FYRA

Hello and welcome!

We're thrilled that you're exploring the ORL Staff Selection web site. This is the first step on the road to becoming an active member of the Residential Life Staff for Fall 2014. What lies before you is an opportunity that can change your life.

Please take some time to look over the application materials linked to this page. You will find links to the Office of Residential Life website, position descriptions for the RA and FYRA positions, important 2013-2014 dates, a selection process timeline and the web application. We encourage you to read over these documents very carefully and make sure you understand them before you proceed with your online application.

And don't forget that our people are our most valuable resource. Please feel free to stop any current ORL Staff members to ask questions about the process or stop by the Office of Residential Life in Gulick Hall.

The mission of the Office of Residential Life:

Facilitating enjoyable, sustainable and inclusive communities that support and enhance students' academic achievement and personal development.

For more information, please visit the ORL website.


First-Year Resident Advisors (FYRAs) are student-staff members living in first-year residence halls. These students live on each floor and are available to assist residents with problems and concerns. FYRAs are a primary source of continuing orientation of first-year students to the University community. FYRAs are specially trained to understand and address transition issues common to first-year students. They work to create and maintain a sense of community on the floor and in the hall through initiating and encouraging campus and hall programs, answering questions and directing students to different campus services, counseling residents, confronting inappropriate behavior and interpreting the University policies to the residents.

FYRAs are busy people . This list shows the commitments they keep on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis.

There are 20 First-Year Resident Advisors on staff.

Resident Assistants  (RAs) are student-staff members living in upperclass residence halls. These students live on each floor and are available to assist residents with problems and concerns. RAs work to create and maintain a sense of community on the floor and in the hall through initiating and encouraging campus and hall programs, counseling residents, confronting inappropriate behavior and interpreting the University policies to the residents

RAs are busy people . This list shows the commitments they keep on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis.

There are 23 Resident Assistants on staff.

Staff Alternates (SAs) are student staff members hired to serve as helpers and resources for students. Ongoing training, professional development and campus-wide programming are essential elements of the position. The SA stands ready to step into an RA or FYRA position as called upon.

There are a variable number of Staff Alternates on staff with a typical pool of 15 to 20 .

It is important that you make an appointment with the Office of Financial Aid to determine how an ORL staff position will alter your financial aid package. Call 556-3096 to make an appointment.


If you are a new candidate for the RA/FYRA Position

Please apply via TitanCareerLink.  Watch our instructional video to help you through this process.

Also required:

  • Resume, cover letter, and contact information for two professional references
  • 1 hour individual interview (more information via email after you apply)
  • Participation in group process (more information via email after you apply)
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Applications due Monday, February 3, 2014!!!


If you are currently an ORL staff member reapplying for an RA/FYRA Position

Please apply via TitanCareerLink.  Watch our instructional video to help you through this process.

Also required:

  • Resume, cover letter and contact information for two professional references
  • Residence Director evaluation
  • Completion of rehire presentation
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Applications due Monday, January 27, 2014!!!


 


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