RA Information Session


Resident Assistant (RA)

8 month

9 month

12 month

LLC floors

Maintenance Assistant (MA)

9 month only

Desk Manager (DM)

8 month

9 month

Attend and engage in training (fall & winter)

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Administrative responsibilities Be available to residents

Develop relationship w/ residents

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Uphold and enforce policy Maintain confidentiality and ethical standards Be a resource for others

Build community through programs, intentional interactions etc.

Develop community standards and be a role model

Peer mentor

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Administrative responsibilities On-call emergency maintenance work requests Serve as a resource for staff and residents Attend fall training (approx. 2 weeks) Be available during daytime hours (10 hrs. /week) Uphold policy and lead by example Routine maintenance/repairs Simple plumbing Filter changes and meter reading Repair/replace locks Escort contractors

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Attend and facilitatie training (fall & winter) Administrative responsibilities including desk scheduling, payroll etc.

Be available for desk staff Uphold policy Be a role Model Maintain confidentiality and ethical standards Be a resource for staff and residents Supervise desk staff Develop and implement training for desk staff Develop relationships w/ residents, desk staff and fellow paraprofessionals

Leadership skills

Working on a team

Personal and interpersonal development

Working closely with diverse people and personalities

Time management skills

Emergency response skills

Conflict mediation skills

Room: Free single room within a residence hall or apartment  Meals: 10 meal per week board plan  Stipend: $275 each semester 

Rewarding experience:

 Ability to form networks    Be involved in future training development for staff & residents Ability to impact future direction of Residential Life Expand knowledge of Higher Education & Learning

Academic Year: The period of employment is for the 2014-2015 academic year, which includes Fall/Spring training and closing the facilities, which occurs after the last day of final exams.

Dates for 2014-2015: Specific dates for arriving and departing are established on a year to year basis.

Type of Community: You Have An Opportunity to Preference 8 month, 9 Month or 12 Month Community, but it is not Guaranteed you’ll get your first choice.

GPA: Applicants must have a 2.50 cumulative GPA to apply for the position. Successful candidates must maintain a 2.50 cumulative GPA and a 2.25 spring semester GPA and must maintain a 2.50 cumulative GPA and a 2.25 semester GPA for each semester while in the position  Judicial history: Be in good disciplinary standing with the University and the Residence Life Office  Availability: Be available for the entire academic year (may include breaks)  Start and end dates: Be prepared to arrive early before each semester and leave late at the conclusion of each semester  Duty Coverage: Provide on-duty coverage whenever your community is open (including holidays, winter session and spring break in 9month communities plus summer in the 12 month community)  Additional Activities: Limit employment and extracurricular activities outside of the PP position

 If you have financial aid you should make an appointment with a financial aid counselor to discuss the impact if you are selected for the PP position (compensation may affect your award package). Phone: 410-455-2387 Fax: 410-455-3322 Email: [email protected]

 We strongly encourage you to contact the Financial Aid office if you have questions/concerns about your award package. Residential Life staff in unable to advise students in this area.

Current residents: Submit your application and license on-line by the published deadline (typically March 31st).

Room/Roommate selection: You should participate in room and roommate selection as if you are not going to be hired so that you have a good back up plan in place.  Currently off campus? Complete an online housing application as a commuter. If you are hired, we will contact you about signing a housing license

Best Consideration Deadline January 1 st @ 11:59 pm

PP Applications DUE January 29 th @ 11:59 pm

Individual Interviews February 14 th

Group Process Interview February 15 th

Decision Letters Available Late March – exact date to be announced

 Completed applications consist of  Application form: (link can be found at) http://www.umbc.edu/reslife/about/ppselection.html

LLC supplemental questions: within the application form, if applicable  References: Names and contact information for 2 professional references  Resume: strongly suggest that you have your resume critiqued by Career Services before submitting as part of your application Phone: 410-455-2216 Fax: 410-455-1075 Email: [email protected]

Please note that you cannot start the application, save it and come back to it at a later time. If you would like to complete the application form over time, we suggest that you save it in Microsoft Word and then copy and paste the answers into the application.

Ask Current Members of the Residential Life Team