RA Selection 2018 - 2019
Application Closed

Thank you for your interest in the Resident Assistant (RA) position for the 2018-2019 Academic Year.  The Department of Student Life is looking to fill multiple positions within our 17 Residences.  In order to be considered for the position, you must complete the RA Application in its entirety and submit it by February 2, 2018.  All applicants will be required to submit references (February 5, 2018) and either a resume or a co-curricular transcript in addition to the application.  Incomplete submissions will not be considered.  Each application received will be reviewed and evaluated by members of the Student Life Staff.

Practical Wisdom | Justice | Courage | Moderation

If you embody these values, the RA position might be for you!  RAs possess strong leadership skills, foster the development of positive relationships, promote well-being to students, and demonstrate a commitment to multicultural education in not only their residential community, but across the SUNY Geneseo campus.  RAs are also nice and hardworking people who demonstrate passion for their work and compassion for students.

Student Life Educational Priority
The Department of Student Life develops socially responsible citizens who build positive relationships as engaged learners.

Student Life Learning Goals
1.     Each student will become a socially responsible citizen. S&CL (SCR, LD) AAC&U (CE, ER, IKC)
2.     Each student will build positive relationships. S&CL (SUPVS, ECSS, AD) AAC&U (TW, IL, WC, OC)
3.     Each student will aspire to be an engaged learner. S&CL (CEAA, HL, ID) AAC&U (PS, CRT, CVT, LL)

RA Selection Timeline
  • RA Application available: December 1
  • RA Information Sessions: Time and Location TBD
  • December 7 & 11 - Application, References, and Resumes (Co-Curricular Transcripts)
  • January 18 & 23 - Interviewing and Networking 
  • January 30 - Last Minute Application and Position Questions
  • February 20 - Preparation for Group Process
  • March 5 - Conditional Offer and Student Leader Learning & Development Course
  • RA Information Tables: January 22 - 26
  • RA Application Due: February 2
  • RA Interviews Scheduled: February 5 - 23
  • RA Group Process Day: February 24 (plan on 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.)
  • RA Position Conditional Offers: March 20
  • RA Position Conditional Acceptance Due: March 23
  • RA Position Student Leader Learning & Development Workshop Series: March 28 - April 20*
  • Candidates must attend all three workshops (plus Capstone) in order to be fully considered for the RA position
  • Candidates may attend workshops in any order
  • Candidates will complete Session Prep prior to attending the workshop
  • Candidates will be sent a link to sign-up for their workshops when they receive conditional offers
  • All materials will be available to the candidates via email by March 23
  • RA Position Acceptance Due: April 23
  • RA Orientation Capstone: April 30
  • RA Workshop Series Dates and Locations *


Mission, Values, and Goals

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4/3/18 10am (MCU 322/323)

4/11/18 4pm (MCU 322/323)

Read: RA Position Description, RA Manual

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Educational Initiatives and Departmental Curriculum

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RA Position Qualifications
  • Applicants must have at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA and be enrolled in a minimum of 12 credits
  • Applicants must report at least a 2.5 Fall 2017 GPA at the time of application 
  • Applicants must also receive at least a 2.5 GPA for the Spring 2018 semester
  • Applicants must be in good conduct standing and not have current conduct sanctions
  • Applicants must have completed one semester at SUNY Geneseo by the end of the Spring 2018 semester
  • Applicants must have lived in on-campus at least one semester at any college or university by the end of the Spring 2018 semester
  • Applicants must not hold a full-time position elsewhere, be a student teacher, or hold a full-time internship
  • Desired candidates will demonstrate:
  • Leadership potential through past experiences and recommendations
  • Commitment to personal growth
  • Willingness to advocate for and be a source of support for other students
  • Sensitivity and genuine concern for others that would compel one to form relationships with assigned residents
  • Integrity in decision-making and maturity in actions
  • Program event planning skills to meet established goals
  • Problem-solving skills and the ability to evaluate and respond to high pressure situations
  • Effective communication skills and patience when working with students and colleagues
  • Knowledge of SUNY Geneseo and the Department of Student Life Campus Living policies and functions
Conditions of Employment
  • Period of Employment:  August 12, 2018 - May 20, 2019 (dates may be adjusted)
  • The RA Position is a one year contractual appointment
  • RA Staff members are not guaranteed an automatic reappointment to the RA Position year to year
  • RA Staff members who wish to return to the RA Position must reapply
  • Enrollment Requirement:  RAs must be registered for a minimum of 12 credit hours and be considered a full-time student; must also register for the RA Class INTD 240
  • RAs may not register for more than 18 credits without permission from the Director of Student Life
  • Remuneration:  Room rent waiver, $200.00 meal plan allocation per semester, $200.00 stipend per semester
  • Academic Standing:  RAs must maintain both a cumulative and semester GPA of 2.5
  • Conduct:  Employment is contingent upon maintaining good conduct standing; conduct history is reviewed prior to hire
  • Department Initiatives:  Attendance at RA Training, RA Selection, RA Class, Committee Meetings, and Residence Hall opening and closing is mandatory
  • Student Teaching:  RAs are not permitted to student teach
  • Employment:  RAs are not permitted to work more than 15 hours per week outside of their position with Student Life