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Resident Assistants

The Office of Housing and Residence Life would like to thank you for your interest in the Resident Assistant position for the 2016-2017 academic year. 

Each residential house on campus typically has one resident assistant who works with the students who resides in the entryway. Depending on the area on campus where you reside, you can be sure there is always an RA nearby.

Resident assistants promote community, answer questions about the university and campus life, plan social and educational events, assist with roommate/apartment concerns, and help residents feel welcome at Indiana University South Bend. Students selected to serve as resident assistants participate in several weeks of intensive training, and are highly qualified to provide support and guidance to residents.

If  you are interested in applying for a Resident Assistant (RA) position for the 2016-2017 academic year, the application is available online as well as at the Community Building Front Desk. Please see below for postion description, application, and application timeline.

If you have any questions concerning the Resident Assistant position, please feel free to speak to Nicole Micolichek, Loni Oehlwein or Ricky Ganaishlal.

HOW TO BECOME AN RA

STEP 1: Attend the RA Informational Sessions

During the months of November and December, Housing and Residence Life will be hosting several RA Informational Sessions to provide candidates with more information about the position and selection process.  Each session will be led by the Residence Coordinator and members of the Housing and Residence Life Resident Assistant student staff team, who will be able to answer all of your questions as well as provide some insight and advice for candidates.  Below is the schedule for this year's information sessions:

STEP 2: Complete the RA Application

Please read the Resident Assistant Position Description before completing the RA Application form.

Applications are available TBD are due TBD.  Apply Online with the RA Application.

The Residence Life Professional Staff will carefully read each application before sending out invitations to participate in the spring group process and individual interview days.

STEP 3: Acquire Two References

A reference from a current RA and a reference from a former or current employer, supervisor, academic instructor, or coach are required components of the application process.  The online reference for can be found at RA Reference Form.  Please send this link to your respective reference.  All completed reference forms are due on TBD.

STEP 4: Participate in the Group Process and Interview Days 2016

All candidates who have successfully completed the steps listed above and meet all other criterias to be eligible for the RA position, wil be invited to participate in the Group Process and Interview Days.  The group process will be held on TBD in the University Grill/Fireside Lounges.  All interview days will be held during the following weeks: TBD.  You will be contact during the Spring semester with information on the date of the group process and individual interview. 

RA SelectionTimeline

Below is a timeline of the selection process for the RA position for the 2016-2017 academic year.  Some of the dates are suggested to help you with the planning process throughout the academic year.  Please be advised that any dates are subject to change.  It is your responsibility to make note of these changes after hearing from a professional staff member from the Office of Housing and Residence Life at Indiana University South Bend.

JANAURY 2016

  • TBD - New RA Applications Available at Community Center Front Desk and Housing and Residence Life website (Student Leadership and Employment Opportunities)

  • TBD - New RA Information Sessions (5 pm Fireside Lounge - Adminsitrative Building)

  • TBD - New RA Information Session (8 pm – Housing and Residence Life Community Building)

  • TBD - New RA Information Session (12:30 pm - Fireside Lounge - Administrative Building)

  • TBD - Sign up begins for RA individual interview (Candidates can sign up for a date and time at the community building front desk)

  • TBD - "Resume 101" session with Career Development Office (7-8pm Housing and Residence Life Community Building)

FEBRUARY 2016

  • TBD - "How to Ace Your Interview" session with Career Development Office (6-7pm Housing and Residence Life Community Building)

  • TBD - RA Application and References due to the Office of Housing and Residence Life by 5 pm (Note: Additional time may be granted for references if advised by Housing and Residence Life)

  • TBD - Returning and New RA Individual Interview Week

  • TBD - Returning and New RA Individual Interview Week

  • TBD - New RA Group Process (MANDATORY attendance for all New RA candidatesTimes and Locations will be shared with all new RA candidates via IUSB e-mail)

MARCH 2016

  • TBD - RA Decision Letters available for pick up at Community Building front desk (beginning at 9 am)

  • TBD - Summer Resident Assistant (SRA) Application avaliable and sign up for interview

  • TBD - 2015-2016 signed Acceptance & Alternate Letters and Contracts due to Housing and Residence Life by 5 pm

  • TBD - Individual Interview for Summer Resident Assistants (SRA) position

  • TBD - Decision Letter for Summer 2015 Resident Assistant (SRA) position avaliable (Housing and Residence Life Community Building Front Desk)

APRIL 2016

  • TBD - Summer Resident Assistant (SRA) Acceptance Letter and Contract due to Housing and Residence Life (Due by 5 pm) 

  • TBD - Summer Resident Assistant (SRA) Meeting and Training (9am - 12 noon Housing and Residence Life Study Lounge)

  • TBD - Meet and Greet 2015-2016 RA staff (8:45pm.  Location will be shared with all new staff via IUSB e-mail)

  • TBD - Summer Resident Assistant (SRA) Meeting and Training (9am - 12 noon Housing and Residence Life Study Lounge)

 MAY 2016

  • TBD - Summer Resident Assistant position begins

JUNE 2016

  • TBD - RA application available online and via Housing and Residence Life

  • TBD - Application and Reference Materials DUE to Housing and Residence Life by 5 pm

  • TBD - Scheduled upon receipt of completed application.  Notification will be sent via IUSB e-mail.

AUGUST 2016

  • TBD - Summer Resident Assistant (SRA) position ends (Tentative)

  • TBD - 2015-2016 Resident Assistants position begins (RAs returning for training by 5pm)