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The Resident Assistant position is a live-in, peer mentorship, student staff position working an average of 15 hours a week within the Residence Halls on the Oregon State University Corvallis campus. RAs are assigned to a wing or floor of residents within that community.
RAs are responsible for creating and maintaining emotionally and physically safe and secure residential communities. RAs are called upon to effectively respond to and manage a variety of crisis and emergency situations. They play a key role in creating environments that encourage all students to be academically and personally successful. Resident Directors supervise RAs in the performance and evaluation of their duties through weekly one-on-ones, staff meetings, and trainings/in-services.
For more information, you can review the Resident Assistant Position Description for the 2021-2022 academic year.
RA Applications are currently open for immediate and anticipated vacancies for this academic year. The anticipated start date and move-in date for immediate vacancies will be January 2, 2021. Candidates will submit a resume and essay responses to the questions below. The Selection Committee will review application materials to determine who will be extended an offer to interview.
The application process for RA positions in the 2022-2023 academic year will begin in the middle of winter term. Information about that process will be updated in January 2022.
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Part of the application process is to respond to several essay questions. It is recommended that you write your response offline and then copy and paste them in the application before you submit.
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