Be A Resident Assistant

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What is a Resident Assistant?

Resident Assistants (RA's) are student leaders who assume major responsibilities in Cardinal Village residence halls approximately 20 hours per week. Reporting to the Assistant Director of Housing, RA's must maintain open and effective face-to-face communication between themselves and their residents.

Working with a diverse community of students, RA's maintain a culture of care through community engagement, crisis management, front desk assistance, and through promoting safety initiatives. The RA position is a full academic year commitment (August to May) and RA's receive a monthly stipend of $1,000.

The Resident Assistant is responsible for building community in a residence hall, overseeing about 40-100 students.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA
  • At least 30 credit hours completed & sophomore standing
  • Have no other on-campus employment commitments
  • Be an undergraduate enrolled full-time during employment
  • Be in good academic and student conduct standing with the university
  • Must have lived on campus at LU or another university for at least a semester
  • Must be able to fulfill one full year in the position before graduating

Position Requirements

  • Serve on an on-call rotation that requires you to be in the residence hall one weekday night per week and one weekend per month
  • Attend mandatory trainings and orientations at the beginning of each semester
  • Attend mandatory monthly all-staff in-services (2nd or 4th Fridays of each month, 3-5 pm)
  • Attend mandatory weekly building meeting with respective supervisor (Mondays between 6-8 pm)
  • Be able to work 8 to 10 hours per week at the front desk as scheduled by your supervisor

Hiring Timeline

Oct. 21, 2022 at Noon: Resident Assistant applications open

Nov. 1, 2022 at Noon: Resident Assistant applications close

Nov. 8 - Nov. 16, 2022: Resident Assistant interviews

Nov. 17 - Nov. 18, 2022: Make-up interviews if necessary

Nov. 21, 2022: Applicants will be notified if they are selected

Nov. 28, 2022 by Noon: Accept/Decline decisions due from selected candidates. Candidates must return their offer letter to Cyndia in the Gentry Hall office.

Nov. 28, 2022: New Hire Mixer to complete new hire paperwork and meet Residence Life staff


CONTACT HOUSING & RESIDENCE LIFE

Phone: (409) 880-8550
Hours: M-F, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Email: housing@lamar.edu

Contact Staff or Residence Halls

AFTER-HOURS
EMERGENCIES

LU Police: (409) 880-7777

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