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RA Selection Process

The RA selection process involves a formal application, attendance at an RA information session, and individual interview.

Selection Timeline

RA Application

The RA Application is opens in ResLife Online on January 21 and is due by 12 p.m. (noon) on February 4, 2019.

Information Tables

Candidates are encouraged to information tables to learn more about the position and meet with current Residential Life staff.

  • Jan. 22, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. in the Campus Center Atrium (Involvement Festival)
  • Jan. 25, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. in the Campus Center Atrium
  • Jan. 30, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. in the Campus Center Atrium

Individual Interview

Individual interviews will be conducted the weeks of February 4 and February 11. Candidates will select a 30 minute interview appointment during the RA Application in ResLife Online.

Group Interview

Based on performance in the individual interview, some candidates will be invited to continue in the selection process and participate in a group interview. Group interviews will take place on Sunday, February 24. Candidates will only participate in one interview session and availability is collected during the RA Application in ResLife Online.

Candidate Notification

RA selection notification letters will be emailed to all students who participated in the process by 4:30 p.m. on March 8.

New RA Candidates

RA Application

The RA application includes general, academic, and involvement related information. Applicants are also asked to provide contact information (name and email address) for two references and a thoughtful written response for two short answer questions.

References

References must be a person who can speak about a candidate's character and quality of work. Suitable references include but are not limited to a coach, professor, supervisor or club advisor. Candidates current RA or RD may not be a reference. References will be contacted via email to complete an online reference form. Potential references are more responsive to these requests if a candidate asks for permission in advance.

Individual Interview

Each candidate must participate in an individual interview. The purpose of the individual interview is to give candidates an opportunity to talk about their leadership, work experience, relevant skills and strengths. Attire for this interview should be professional/business casual.

Group Interview

Based on performance in the individual interview, some candidates will be invited to continue in the selecton process and participate in a group interview. The purpose of the group interview is to give the candidates an opportunity to work in small groups to complete structured interactive activities with other candidates. Teamwork and decision-making will be the focus of these structured activities. Attire for this interview is St. John Fisher College themed (any College gear or clothing). Candidates will be participating in various activities and should be comfortable moving around.

Hiring and Placement

Candidates will be evaluated based on their application materials, participation in the RA selection process, and compatibility with the department's mission and goals. Decisions regarding hiring and placement are also based on the current needs of the residential community.