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Resident Assistant
Job ID 391
Job Type On Campus
Employer Housing
Date Posted Nov 01, 2019
Category Peer Leadership (Advising/Programs)
Job Description

Resident Assistants play an important role in the education and campus life of students at Eastern Connecticut State University. A Resident Assistant is a member of the Housing and Residential Life staff, and is responsible for actively working in a specific residence area. The position requires the following abilities: problem solving, serving as a resource and referral agent, initiating and facilitating educational, community service, and social programming, working with peers and staff, enforcing University regulations, responding to crisis situations, performing various administrative tasks, and serving on duty. The RA can work from 12-35 hours in any given week. The RA position primarily consists of serving rotating duty throughout the semester and assisting students, so the RA needs to have the ability to be flexible and adapt to new situations.


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Applicants are encouraged to contact their financial aid advisor since becoming a Resident Assistant may influence your financial aid package. Each applicant offered a position must undergo a formal background check and material uncovered can result in rescinding the offer. Resident Assistants are hired for the department and not a specific building.

Job Requirements

This application must be submitted by January 26 at 11:59pm. Please mark your calendar for Fantastic Friday, which will take place on Friday, February 1 for those invited to advance in the selection process. Notification will occur by Tuesday, January 28 via campus email regardless of status. The two interview portions required of all candidates will take place on February 1 and February 2 (only academic and military commitments will be excused and require appropriate documentation in advance). All applicants need to have a 2.7 cumulative GPA to be able to participate in the application process. The RA needs to have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7, 24 earned credit hours by the beginning of their employment, be in good judicial standing, and must be available to attend training up to two weeks prior to the start of each semester. Good judicial standing is defined as not being found responsible for violating the Student Code of Conduct during the 12 months prior to selection and through start of employment. Failure to meet any of these requirements will result in any offers for the position being rescinded.


Resident Assistant Training for the Fall 2020 semester will take place from August 10th through the first day of classes. RA Training is a mandatory requirement for all resident assistants.


All Resident Assistants must be able to work night time duty shifts from 7pm-1am as scheduled and be able to respond to incidents when on-call from 1am-7am.


If an applicant has a need for a Housing Accommodation all paperwork must be submitted to the Office of AccessAbility Services by March 1, 2020. Failure to do so, is an untimely request and may not be able to be met by the department.


The compensation of this position includes room and board, and a bi-weekly stipend. The hourly rate posted on this position does not reflect an hour for hour pay rate. Actual pay rates may differ.

Available Openings 82
Hours 6.0 to 9.0 hours per week
Hourly Rate $13.13/hour
Time Frame Academic Year
Contact Name Sonya Alicea
Contact Email N/A
Work Location Resident Assistants are hired for the department not a specific building.
Phone 860-465-5297
Fax 860-465-5151
Employability Skills Liberal Arts: Communication, Critical Thinking, Ethics
Job Specific Skills Administrative / Secretary Skills: Multi-Tasking
Technical Skills Accounting: Microsoft Office
Computer Skills: FileMaker Pro


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