CONFEDERATION COLLEGE – RESIDENT ADVISOR INFORMATION 2019-2020
Becoming a Resident Advisor is a life changing experience! The skills and experiences gained from this position prepare student leaders for careers in almost every field. And, if nothing more, the people you meet while building a community in residence are friends that will last a lifetime!
RESIDENT ADVISOR JOB DESCRIPTION
The Resident Advisor (RA) is a hired student leader who is expected to act as a role model, mentor, resource, and support to students living in residence. The primary objective of the RA as part of the Residence Life Department is to foster a community environment that eases the student transition into college/university, and supports the personal and academic success of residence students. The RA will live in an assigned residence room and be responsible for facilitating social and educational programs while creating a safe, respectful environment through the enforcement of the Residence Community Living Standards.
We respect, appreciate, and encourage diversity. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. Please review the important dates and information below before applying.
FEBRUARY 1, 2019
Residence Life Staff Applications Open
FEBRUARY 21 & 25, MARCH 4, 2019
Applicant Information Sessions
Location: Sibley Hall Main Lobby
All applications are encouraged to attend one of these sessions as they are designed to set you up for success in our process and provide you with more background information on positions.
MARCH 15, 2019
MARCH 20 & 21, 2019
Group Interview & Applicant Assessment Process
Location: TBA via e-mail
This is often called a ‘carousel’ interview process, where you and a small group of applicants will work together and participate in a series of activities. You will be observed by current residence staff as you engage in problem solving, team building, event planning, and communication exercises. Group interviews are approximately 2 – 3 hours in length.
MARCH 26 & 27, 2019
Individual Interview Process
Each candidate will be called in for an individual interview with a small panel. Behavioural questions will help the panel assess your previous experience, preparedness, and interest in the RA position.
MARCH 29, 2019
Offer Letters Sent to Successful Applicants
APRIL 4, 2019
Position Acceptances Due
APRIL 12, 2019
New Staff ‘Meet & Greet’
APRIL 25 & 26, 2019
New Staff Orientation
AUGUST 15, 2019 (TBD) – Move In Day
Move-In Day & Residence Life Staff Training