office of residential life
Thank you for your interest in the RA Position. The application is closed at this time, so please direct any questions you have to Michael Lorenz, Asst. Dir. for Training and Selection, Michael.email@example.com . Thank you
Resident Assistants are full-time students who live in the residence halls and are responsible for a community of residents. They provide support, act as a resource for students, coordinate social and educational programs, and work together as a staff to enforce University policy within the halls.
General Position Responsibilities
- Know, support, and advise the residents living in your community
- Act as a resource for residents and make referrals to appropriate campus services
- Plan, implement, and evaluate monthly programs for the community or building
- Attend weekly staff meetings and staff development activities
- Attend weekly or biweekly one-on-one meetings with Resident Director
- Conduct building rounds and participate in a weekly duty rotation
- Report any damages to the building or building facilities
- Enforce University policy within our residential communities (on and off duty)
- Assist with semester opening/closing and additional duty as needed
- Support the Office of Residential Life in its mission to create inclusive and supportive educational living and learning environments
- Engage in meaningful conversations with residents and peers to further his/her education outside the classroom.
A successful candidate for a Resident Assistant position at Boston College will be open minded and enjoy working with diverse groups of people. Candidates will be organized, responsible, and able to make good ethical decisions. Candidates must demonstrate leadership, interpersonal skills, and a commitment to diversity.
A minimum GPA of 2.50 is required at the time of application or after the first semester for current first year students. Grades will be checked at the end of the Fall semester and again in May 2012 to make sure that the standard academic minimum requirements are met.
Candidates must be in good disciplinary standing with the Office of Residential Life and the Office of the Dean for Student Development. Candidates must not currently be serving a sanction of housing probation or higher. Disciplinary records will be reviewed for each applicant.
You must be enrolled at Boston College Day School (those enrolled in the Woods School are not able to apply at this time unfortunately)for the academic year of 2012-2013 in order to be a Resident Assistant. If you are applying for a graduate program at Boston College and are offered a position, the offer is pending your acceptance into your graduate program. If you are an incoming first year law student for the 2012-2013 academic year, you are not eligible to apply for a Resident Assistant position until your second and/or third year of law school.
- Room, board, and infirmary fees are compensated.
- Learn administrative and time management skills.
- Learn effective and appropriate communication skills.
- Work with a group of dynamic and diverse peers and administrators.
- Hone leadership and decision-making skills.
- Meet new and exciting residents on your floor and in your building.
- Learn de-escalation and confrontation techniques.
- Get to plan fun and exciting events on campus and in the Boston area.
- Learn to work with a team to develop a sense of community.
Resident Assistants participate in mandatory Spring orientation and Summer training before the academic year begins. During the year, there may be RA workshops, in-service trainings, and leadership development programs that the RA staff members will need to participate in.
RA Group Process
Qualified candidates with completed applications will be invited to participate in the Resident Assistant Group Process. This process, which will involve active participation and group interaction, will allow Office of Residential Life staff a chance to get to know participants in order to make sound hiring and placement decisions.
RA Individual Interviews
Qualified candidates who successfully pass the group process will be asked to return for a 30-minute individual interview. Final-placement decisions with regard to community and building are made after the completion of the application, group process, and individual interview. Participation in all aspects of the selection process does not guarantee a Resident Assistant position.
Info Session Dates
Attend an information session to learn more about the Resident Assistant position, hear from current RAs, and ask any questions that you might have.
November 5th 2012, Cheverus Lounge 7:00 P.M.
November 5th 2012, Stayer Hall 1st Floor Lounge 7:00 P.M.
November 7th 2012, Bowman House 4:00 P.M.
November 7th 2012, Edmond's 1st Floor Lounge 7:00 P.M.
November 8th 2012, Murray House 12:00 P.M.
November 9th 2012, Higgins 225 4:00 P.M.
November 13th 2012, Gasson 209 12:00 P.M.
November 14th 2012, Roncalli Basement Lounge 7:00 P.M.
November 14th 2012, Cushing 206 (Main Campus) 3:00 P.M.
November 15th 2012, Gabelli 2nd Fl Conf. Room 6:00 P.M.
November 16th 2012, Cushing Lounge (Newton Campus) 4:00 P.M
November 16th 2012, Law School East Wing 100 4:00 P.M.
November 5, 2012: Online Applications Available
November 20, 2012: Final Deadline for Junior Studying Abroad in Spring 2012
January 2, 2013: FINAL APPLICATION DEADLINE
January 25-26, 2013: Group Process Interviews (you will choose one day only)
February 7-8, 2013: Individual Interviews
February 22, 2013: Hire Notifications Sent
February 28, 2013: Hire Acceptances Due
Other Important Dates
April 12, 2013: Spring Orientation (mandatory for all hired RAs)
August 11, 2013: RA Training Beings and goes through Fall Opening on Sept. 3 (mandatory)
If you have questions about the Resident Assistant application and selection process, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have questions about the position in general, please connect with your Resident Director, Graduate Staff, Resident Assistant OR email email@example.com and one of our committee members will contact you.