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Our campus employs Resident Advisors (RA) in traditional halls, suite-style buildings and at the University Apartments, including University Ridge. The RA role is one of the most challenging and rewarding student leadership positions available on campus. Our RAs make a significant impact on the lives of the students living on campus, RAs create a community on their floors, by offering a variety of programs to help students learn about themselves and others. RAs encourage students to make good choices, experience diversity first hand, and grow from challenges.

Many employers recognize the RA position on resumes and have a vast understanding of the demands placed on students in this position. It is not uncommon for graduates to report that the training and experiences they received as RAs have been crucial to their career success.

We encourage you to carefully review the Resident Advisor Job Description, Discussion Questions and the RA Quiz before applying for the resident advisor position. Please ensure you fully understand and are comfortable with the demands of the position prior to applying. The department also employs Head Resident Advisors to work in the suite-style housing. A Head Resident Assistant must serve as a Resident Advisor for a minimum of three semesters, prior to applying.

Application Process: This application is available on the ESU Employment Site. This application is for any Resident Advisor position in a traditional hall, the suites, the University Apartments AND the University Ridge! This application is for a Spring 2017 and/or a 2017-2018 position. Each candidate must also provide three references, one of which should be a current residence life staff member. Please send this form to your references.

Kelly Weaber at 570-422-3105 or for the traditional, suite-style or at the University Apartments

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