Resident Assistant Recruitment

Resident Assistant Recruitment
Chaparral Village and Laurel Village
• Apartment style living: 2 or 4 bedrooms
• Swimming pool and hot tub- located in Chaparral
– Residents in all communities (LV, CV, ARH) have access to pool and hot
• Basketball courts
• In the Neighborhood centers
– Full Kitchen
– Free on-site laundry facilities
– Study rooms
• In the unit:
– Fully furnished apartment
– Cable television and high speed internet is provided by Time Warner
– Kitchenettes include a full size refrigerator and microwave in each unit.
• Computer labs are available in the City Centers (i.e. main office
Alvarez Residence Hall
Fully Furnished room sharing a connected bath
Large lobby area with TV’s
Community Kitchen on the 2nd floor
Computer lab
Large and small lounges on each floor
Free Laundry facilities on each floor
Two court yards
• Cable television and high speed internet is provided by
Time Warner Cable.
What is an RA?
• A student staff member that is part of the
Housing and Residence Life team.
• For residents:
– Advisor
– Peer- counselor
– Friend
– Mediator
– University Resource
The Resident Assistant Position
• Benefits:
– Free rent in their assigned community
– Free meal plan
– A monthly $150 stipend
– Working in a team environment
– Opportunities for professional and personal
Job duties
• Assigned up to 60 residents
• Participate in an on-call rotation
• Working evening and weekend front office
• Facilitate programs for your residents
• Attend weekly staff meetings
• Be a resource to your residents!
• Build a community!
What are the requirements of
becoming an RA?
• Good academic and disciplinary standing with the
• Pass a criminal background check
• Maintain a UTSA cumulative and UTSA semester
GPA of 2.5
• Undergraduate student applicants must have 24
hours of UTSA credit by start of employment
• Graduate student applicants must have 6 hours of
UTSA credit OR have housing experience in their
undergraduate institution (references will be
• Full-time enrollment
Application Requirements
Complete online application
Two letters of recommendations
Essay questions
Professional resume
Online applications opened on October 7th on the
housing website under Student Employment
• Applications will close at 11:59pm on
December 1, 2014
Incomplete application packages will not be
considered for the initial application screening.
Tips on applying for the
RA Position
Completed online application: In order to be considered an applicant, an online application must
be completed. The website only allows individuals 60 minutes to complete the application. For this
reason, we recommend applicants open the online application and review it before inputting information.
Taking the time to review the entire online application before beginning will assure that you understand
all that the application entails. NOTE: You will not be able to hit “Submit” without answering all of the
required questions!
Essay questions: You will not be able to submit the online application without completing the essay
portion of the application. It is recommended that you open up the online application and read the essay
questions before beginning the application. It is also recommend that you answer the complete essay
question and have your essay proof read by a second party. Your essay plays a big factor for you to get
an interview.
Copy of your professional resume: Your resume needs to be typed and highlight (i.e. explain)
everything that you have done that includes jobs and leadership positions. It is recommended that you
visit the UTSA Career Center to so that they can review your resume before you turn in your application.
Two letters of recommendations: All letters of recommendation must be submitted in a PDF form
via email to Diana Almaraz at [email protected] . Letters of recommendation can come from
UTSA professional staff, professors, or a past or current employer. Recommendation letters from family
members or friends will not be accepted.
Be on time for your interviews.
Incomplete application packages will not be considered for the initial application
Interview Process
• Interviews will be offered to applicants that
pass the initial application screening.
• Applicants will be invited via email to sign up
for an interview time.
• 2 types of interviews
– Individual
– Group
• If you are invited for an individual interview,
you must also participate in the group
Things you need to know..
• Fall Training will be at the beginning of
August 2015.
– Summer II concerns
• First year Resident Assistant’s cannot hold
a second job or have a paid internship.
• If your cumulative GPA falls below a 2.5
GPA after Spring 2015 semester you will
not be eligible to work as an RA for Fall

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