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RESIDENT ASSISTANT SELECTION 2017-2018

The Office of University Housing & Campus Dining has initiated the application process for recruitment for Resident Assistants for the 2017-2018 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! – use the Apply Today link below

Applications are available NOW! (Use the links below to access the online application). Thank you for your interest!

 


2017-2018 RESIDENT ASSISTANT SELECTION TIMELINE

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 28: Applications available

WEDNESDAY, November 30: RA Information Night – Mt. Jefferson Room, Valsetz Dining Complex – 6 – 7 pm

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1: RA Information Night – Ackerman Hall Seminar Room – 6 – 7 pm

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 11: RA Information Night – 6 pm / Ackerman #141

THURSDAY, JANUARY 12: RA Information Night – 6 pm / Ackerman #141

DEADLINE:  FRIDAY, JANUARY 20: ALL RA APPLICATIONS ARE DUE by 5 pm 

  • THURSDAY, February 2: Group Process 1 – Werner University Center, 6 – 9 PM
  • FRIDAY, February 3: Group Process 2 – Werner University Center, 6 – 9 PM

THURSDAY and FRIDAY, February 9 – 10: Returning RA Interviews

TUESDAY and WEDNESDAY, February 14 – 15: RA Individual Interviews

FEBRUARY 20 – MARCH 3: RA Candidate/Application review

FRIDAY, MARCH 10: Offer Letters sent out to all applicants

FRIDAY, MARCH 17: Offer Letters due back to UH by 5 pm


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 letter of application (AKA a “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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
  • A PDF* version of your current resume.
  • The email contact information for two individuals that would be able to serve as a reference.
  • Your preference and ability to participate in the Group Process sessions listed in the application. Note: Attendance of at least ONE Group Process session is MANDATORY.

* 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, etc.
  • A PDF* version of your letter of application (AKA a “cover letter”). This letter of application should address all of the following three prompts:
    • What are your professional goals? How can the Resident Assistant position help you meet them?.
    • What makes you a strong candidate to reapply for the RA position?
    • Please identify what new skills you have learned or developed while serving as an RA and how you can apply those skills currently, to next year, to your academic success, and generally in life.
  • A PDF* version of your current resume.

* 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.

 

RA Reference Form

QUESTIONS?

email Shelly Clark or ResEd@wou.edu
 

CONTACT US

University Housing

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