RA Info Session The Mission of the Department We, the department of Residence Life, are invested in a ONE * COMMUNITY * WORLD philosophy. Our intentional philosophy is grounded in supporting individual growth in and out of the classroom, developing dynamic livinglearning communities, and preparing students to become active members of the global society. Available Positions • Resident Assistant- RA (Global, Historic, Colonnades, Danieley Center, Oaks) • Community Assistant- CA (The Station at Mill point) Why work for Residence Life? • Premiere leadership opportunity on campus • Customized training with many transferable skills for every job market • Stand-out resume component • Opportunity to have an impactful influence on Elon students’ development and Elon experience • We have LOTS of fun! Financial Benefits • Housing Grant- covers a partial amount of your housing costs, varies depending on your assignment • Stipend- again varies depending on your assignment, but cash is always good! Skill Based Benefits •Time Management • Public Speaking • Organization • Conflict Management • Administrative skills • Intercultural Communication Skills • Programming Experiential Benefits • Serving as a mentor • Helping people in time of need • Team development • Crisis response and management • Diversity awareness and appreciation • Professional benefit of experience in workforce • Personal maturity What do RAs do? •Know each resident in the community • Serve as a resource person for students and staff •Familiarize students with and enforce university policies and regulations • Mediate conflicts between residents and floor mates • Serve in an overnight on call duty response team • Help residents maintain an environment conducive to learning • As appropriate, assist residents to improve study techniques and personal problem solving skills •Attend Wednesday night staff meetings •Work collaboratively with each other as a staff •Plan and implement events and activities Living Learning Communities • Additional Application Questions • LLC RAs are selected prior to other RAs • LLC Advisors in addition to Residence Life staff make LLC RA hiring decisions • May require additional programming One Meeting Time Residence Life has a “one meeting time”, every Wednesday from 7:30-10:30pm. Student staff members are required to have this time free each week and should not schedule classes or other activities during this time. The Process • Complete the RA application: Include a cover letter, resume, 2 recommendations • Fill out the application (Due by 5pm on February 5, 2014) – Available in the Residence Life office, on the Residence Life Website or on the Elon Job Network • Attend the interview process which will include some group components as well as an individual interview. – Saturday, February 8 and Sunday, February 9 – Sign up for a time when turning in your application • Decision letters will go out February 18 and positions will need to be accepted by February 20 Interview Tips • Please read these handouts and take the tips seriously when you come to your interview Questions?