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RESIDENT ASSISTANT SELECTION 2019-2020

The Office of University Housing & Campus Dining has initiated the application process for recruitment for Resident Assistants for the 2019-2020 Academic Year. 

If you are a creative, team player looking for a challenge and an opportunity to build your leadership skills –

THEN APPLY TO BE AN RA! – Fill out the application below

  • Applications are available NOW! Follow the prompts (you will start by clicking on the “Agree to Terms” button  to access and complete the application below). Thank you for your interest!
  • RA Reference Form

 


2019-2020 RESIDENT ASSISTANT SELECTION TIMELINE

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 26: Applications available!

INFO SESSIONS:  

  • TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2018: 6 – 7:00 pm – Columbia Room, WUC
  • WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9, 2019:  6 – 7:00 pm – Ackerman Hall Room 140
  • THURSDAY, JANUARY 10, 2019:  6 – 7:00 pm – Columbia Room, WUC

Questions? Contact resed@wou.edu

RESIDENT ASSISTANT APPLICATION DEADLINES:  

  • FRIDAY, JANUARY 18, 2019: 5:00 pm – Completed Applications are DUE!
  • FRIDAY, JANUARY 25, 2019: 5:00 pm – References are DUE!

Questions? Contact resed@wou.edu

GROUP PROCESS DATES:  

  • THURSDAY, JANUARY 31, 2019 – Ackerman Hall Rooms: 139, 140, 141
  • FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2019 – Ackerman Hall Rooms: 139, 140, 141
  • INDIVIDUAL INTERVIEWS DURING THE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 4, 2019

DURING THE WEEK OF MARCH 8th: Decision Letters sent out to all applicants

Questions? Contact resed@wou.edu

 

NEW RA APPLICATION CHECKLIST

Before you submit your application, you will need to have the following information ready.  You will not be able to save your application in process.  In order for your application to be complete, please be prepared with the following information:

  • Contact Information including your current mailing address, WOU V number, WOU email address, etc.
  • Information on how long you have been at WOU, and any other colleges or universities that you may have attended.
  • A PDF* version of your cover letter. This letter of application should address all of the following three prompts:
    • Describe what you think are the most important roles a Resident Assistant performs. Identify the qualities you have that would both enhance and detract from your ability to perform these roles as an RA.
    • Describe the ideal residence hall community and how members of the community can benefit from living there. Explain the different characteristics that an ideal community would have, including how the community would handle conflict.  You might consider factors such as relationship building, conflict management, academics, inclusion, etc.
    • Share a list of any previous activities you have been involved with over the last two years that you believe would be relevant for the Resident Assistant position. These can be social activities, community service projects, leadership roles, sports teams, employment, etc.
  • A PDF* version of your current resume.
  • The email contact information for two individuals that would be able to serve as a reference. Individuals that you might consider listing: previous employers, supervisors/advisors, RA, PM, Professors, Coaches, etc.

* Please contact the Residential Computing Center if you have any questions about how to convert documents into a PDF format.

* Contact the Service Learning and Career Development Center (SLCD) for assistance with resume development. 

 


RETURNING RA APPLICATION CHECKLIST

Before you submit your application, you will need to have the following information ready.  You will not be able to save your application in process.  In order for your application to be complete, please be prepared with the following information:

  • Contact Information including your current mailing address, WOU V number, WOU email address.
  • Information on how long you have been at WOU, and any other colleges or universities that you may have attended.
  • A PDF* version of your cover letter. This letter of application should address all of the following three prompts:
    • What is the most important role a Resident Assistant performs?
    • How have you fostered diversity and inclusion in your community?
      How will you continue to foster diversity and inclusion if you are selected to return?
    • What are your goals in this position for the next year?
  • A PDF* version of your current resume.
  • The email contact information for two individuals that would be able to serve as a reference. (ex. Professors or teachers, previous supervisors, previous or current advisors, co-workers, etc.)

* Please contact the Residential Computing Center if you have any questions about how to convert documents into a PDF format.

* Contact the Service Learning and Career Development Center (SLCD) for assistance with resume development. 

 

 


 

QUESTIONS?

email  ResEd@wou.edu
 

CONTACT US

University Housing

(503) 838-8311 | or e-mail: housing@wou.edu  | Location: Ground floor of Ackerman Hall