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2020-2021 Resident Advisor Selection Process

TIMELINE:

Our Resident Advisor process typically begins in October and concludes in February. Due to current vacancies, the position has been reopened for the 2020-2021 Academic Year. Please see our timeline for 2020-2021 below:

  • August 31, 2020 – RA Application Opens
  • September 18, 2020 – RA Application Closes
  • September 21, 2020 – RA Candidates will be notified if they are selected to participate in interviews
  • September 25, 2020 – RA Candidate Group Process and Interview Day (Virtual)
  • October 2, 2020 – RA Candidates receive notification of either hired or not hired status for 2020-2021 academic year
  • October 5, 2020 – Deadline to accept/decline RA position
  • Week of October 5-9, 2020 – New RA HR Onboarding

APPLICATION INFORMATION

In order for a candidate to successfully have a completed application, they must complete the three following tasks:

1. Attend one RA Information session on the following dates:

Use the links below to register in advance for the Zoom RA info sessions to learn more about being a RA. You only need to register for one info session.
DateTimeZoom Meeting Location
September 8, 20203:00 pmRegister in advance for this meeting
September 8, 20207:00 pmRegister in advance for this meeting
September 9, 202011:00 amRegister in advance for this meeting:
September 9, 20203:00 pmRegister in advance for this meeting:
September 14, 20207:00 pmRegister in advance for this meeting:
September 17, 20203:00 pmRegister in advance for this meeting:

2. Complete the Human Resources Application available here:

Resident Advisor Employment Application

3. Complete the Supplemental Resident Advisor Application: 

Resident Advisor Supplemental Application

If you have any questions or concerns, please email residentialeducation@georgiasouthern.edu with the Subject Line “RA Recruitment – Last Name, First Name.

QUALIFICATION

After candidates have completed the application process, the Residence Education staff will review all candidate materials in order to select our best candidates to move onto our interview process. Additionally, a candidate must meet the following qualifications in order to be eligible for hire for the 2020-2021 academic year.

  • Registered as a full-time student (12 hours undergraduate; 6 hours graduate) at Georgia Southern University for Fall 2020
  • Have lived on campus at least two semesters by the start of employment at Georgia Southern University or a prior institution, been a Resident Advisor at another institution, or have had significant leadership experience/role at Georgia Southern University or a prior institution
  • A 2.5 cumulative grade point average (GPA) at the time of hire
  • A clear student conduct record before and throughout hire
  • Ability to work in a diverse environment and sensitive to students’ growth and development in the university and residence hall setting
  • Demonstrated leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Successful completion of the individual and group interview process

RESIDENTIAL LEARNING COMMUNITIES

In addition to our traditional residence hall communities, we also offer candidates the option of being involved in a Residential Learning Community.  These Living-Learning Communities (LLCs) and Theme Communities (TCs) are a way for residents to live with others who have similar majors, interests, or identities.  For more information regarding each community and requirements for applicants to be considered for each community, please refer to the website below:

PREPARING FOR A SUCCESSFUL APPLICATION AND INTERVIEW

We encourage all applicants to utilize the resources of the the Office of Career and Professional Development. Applicants will be best prepared by reviewing the interviewing tips and sample questions on the website, scheduling a practice interview, and requesting an resume critique from the office. All of these can be accessed at the link below:

EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT

Interested candidates are encouraged to review a copy of the Employment Agreement which details full expectations of the Resident Advisor position.  The copy below is the current Resident Advisor agreement.  The most up to date version will be provided to new Resident Advisor candidates once they have been extended offers.

Last updated: 8/27/2020