Resident Assistant Program Description Summary:
The Resident Assistant (RA) works in a residence hall or apartment setting under the direct supervision of a professional live-in staff member (Coordinator/Assistant Coordinator). The role of the RA is to work with other residence hall staff to facilitate an environment within the residence hall community that promotes the educational experience of residential living. The RA articulates to residents the philosophy and policies of the Office of Residence Life, Student Affairs, the Penn State community and represents the needs of students to the administration. The following are basic expectations of an RA. Specific responsibilities and expectations vary slightly among residential areas/campuses. It is your responsibility to become familiar with the Student Code of Conduct, the Housing Terms and Conditions, and the Residence Life Resident Assistant Manual. Duties, responsibilities, and qualifications include but are not limited to those listed below:
Note: RAs must restrict off/on campus employment to 10 hours a week (with prior permission from their direct supervisor). Staff members should discuss and have prior approval by their direct supervisor for commitments outside of academics and the RA role. In addition, RAs may not hold the following on campus positions:
Interview Sign-Up Details:
If your application is accepted you will be invited to participate in the next steps of the interview process. You will receive an email to your PSU account inviting you to sign up for a group participation interview (1 hour in length) and 2 individual back-to-back interviews (each interview will be 15 minutes in length).
You must sign up for the interviews within the time allotted, no late sign-ups will be accepted.
Group Interview Highlights:
Invited candidates must participate in the group process. Candidates will participate in 2-4 group activities. An email will be sent to applicants in regards to specifics. Dress is business casual, please anticipate moving around the room.
Friday, October 7 will be group interviews; please hold this date.
Individual Interview Highlights:
At the individual interview, you will be asked to bring a "Personal Expression" that is meaningful to you. This can be a movie line, lyrics to a song, a poem, an inspirational quote, picture, object, etc. Dress is business casual.
Individual interviews will be at various times Wednesday, October 12 - Friday, October 14.
Summary of Important Dates (times TBA):
NOTE: Completing HI ED302 does not guarantee a position as an RA
Consider attending an informational interest session - see advertising for details!
For a full program description, contact Jill Forsman Fox at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 814-898-611