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Apply to be a Resident Advisor

The Office of Student Housing is excited to announce that we are accepting applications for Spring 2018 and Fall/Spring 2018-19 Resident Advisor (RA) positions. As visible student-leaders on campus, RAs have the opportunity build valuable leadership and life skills while having an impact on the campus experience of their fellow students.
 
The Resident Advisor, although assigned to a specific floor, is responsible for the well-being of all residents within his/her residence hall community. The primary role of the RA is to build a welcoming and inclusive community within the residence halls, while assisting residents in achieving their goals both personally and academically. The RA serves as a facilitator encouraging cooperation and consideration within group-living environments and is expected to help build a community atmosphere by initiating and helping to organize floor and/or hall programs and activities. The RA serves as an informational resource concerning the Morehead State University campus, policies, organizations and the residence halls. Most importantly, the Resident Advisor is expected to be available within their assigned residence hall and especially on their specific floor. The Resident Advisor is expected to act as a positive role model within the Morehead State community.
 


Basic Requirements

All RAs are expected to maintain a professional attitude and manner at all times while serving as an employee of Morehead State University Office of Student Housing. The RA is considered a role model for other students and must adhere to all University and residence hall regulations and policies and the Office of Student Housing staff policies and procedures. Each RA is to uphold and show a positive attitude toward any administrative decision. RAs are required to complete a Housing Application/Contract.
 


Terms of Employment

  • Must be a full-time student in good standing academically, financially and socially with the University
  • Must maintain a minimum cumulative and semester GPA of 2.5
  • Must be able to participate in Fall and/or Spring training and assist in the opening and closing of the residence halls
 


Training Sessions & Meeting Expectations

  • RAs are expected to attend weekly staff meetings as designated by his/her direct supervisor RAs are required to participate in all Fall and/or Spring Trainings and In-Service sessions as scheduled. Training may be during a weekend, weekday, or evening hours
  • If the RA is unable to attend a mandatory event, meeting, or training, written approval must be obtained from his/her direct supervisor prior to the date of the event
  • Optional Pre-Service Workshops will be conducted in the Spring 2018 semester for RA candidates to attend
 


Policy Expectations

  • RAs will be responsible for all keys and university property assigned to them RAs will be assessed for any lost, stolen, or damaged university issued property
  • Enforcement of all rules, regulations, policies, and procedures outlined in the Eagle Student Handbook is expected
  • Residence Hall Staff will abide by all rules and regulations of Morehead State University as stated in the Eagle Student Handbook
  • The MSU Office of Student Housing has zero tolerance for RA policy violations. Any RA found violating policy will be asked to resign or will be terminated from their position.
 


Online Community Expectations

If an RA is part of an online community; i.e., Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter, etc., he/she should refrain from posting information or pictures that is is conflict with departmental policies or values, reflect unfavorably on the Housing Office, MSU, or anything that could be perceived to hinder credibility in performing RA responsibilities.
 


Community-Building Requirements

  • Each RA is required to complete all the expectations of the department Community Engagement and Development model, including Planning regular social and education events for residents Connecting students with campus resources and events
  • Creating a welcoming and engaging atmosphere through passive programming (bulletin boards, door decorations, etc)
  • Fostering an atmosphere of inclusion and respect within their community.
 


Remuneration

In exchange for their service to the MSU community, RAs receive the following:
  • A housing credit equal to the amount of their assigned residence hall assignment
  • A $500 scholarship at the beginning of each semester
  • A $80 bi-weekly stipend, paid in accordance with University payroll procedures
 


Information Sessions

While attendance at an information session is not required, it does provide interested students in hearing more information about the RA position and the opportunity to ask any questions.
  • Monday, October 2 at 5 p.m. in 302 Breckinridge
  • Tuesday October 10 at 7 p.m. in 002 Breckinridge
    • Immediately following this Information Session, Career Services will be conducting a Resume and Cover Letter skills session
  • Monday, October 16 at 6 PM in 302 Breckinridge
 


Selection Timeline

Wednesday, Oct. 4 - Applications available on Eagle CareerNet
Tuesday, Oct. 17 - Applications must be submitted by 4:30PM
Oct. 23-31 – Group Interviews Conducted with selected candidates
Oct. 30 - Nov. 10 - Individual Interviews Conducted with selected candidates
Tuesday, Nov. 14 - First day offers made via MSU email for Spring 2018 and Fall 2018 openings
Friday, Nov. 17 - Deadline for offered candidates to accept offer
 


Apply Online

Interested students can submit their application on-line via Eagle CareerNet beginning Wednesday, Oct. 4.
 
A completed application includes:
  • A Cover Letter
  • A Resume
  • The Office of Student Housing Resident Advisor Application (see job description for details)
 
All documents should be uploaded with your application via Eagle CareerNet.
 


Contact

Any questions can be directed to the Office of Student Housing or through email to Hannah Tolliver or John Michael Haky.
 
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