In order to be considered for the RA position, each applicant must submit a completed 13-14 RA Application no later than 1:00pm on Friday, February 8th, 2013. If you have questions or concerns, please contact Toby Uecker, Assistant Director of Residence Life at 330-263-2498.
The Cover Letter should summarize the applicant's interest in the position and highlight why the applicant is an exceptional candidate. Applicants are encouraged to seek out Career Planning for any help in revising your materials.
Application materials needed:
Each applicant is required to submit two letters of recommendation for the RA position.
Residence Life Staff Form
It is your responsibility to give the forms to the persons of your choice and to follow up with them to insure the forms are returned to the Office of Residence Life no later than 5:00pm on Friday, February 15th, 2013. Please feel free to share the RA job description with your references so they have a full understanding of the position for which you are applying.
Q. What are the minimum requirements I need to meet in regards to academic and judicial standing in order to be an RA?
A. During the application process professional staff members review judicial records and the academic standing of each applicant. All applicants, as well as current staff members, must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5. When reviewing judicial records we are looking to ensure candidates do not have a significant judicial history. If you have specific concerns regarding your academic or judicial standing, do not hesitate to speak with any professional staff member regarding those.
Q. How does the RA position affect my financial aid?
A. Please contact the Financial Aid Office at 330-263-2317 to find out how the compensation would affect your individual package. This is a very important step in the process as the RA position may affect each person’s financial aid package differently.
Q. Can I have other jobs while being an RA?
A. RAs are not allowed to hold off-campus jobs during the academic year, but they can work up to 10 hours in another on campus position. However, if the RA's supervisor feels that they are over-extended due to extracurricular commitments and are not fulfilling their responsibilities as a RA, this may be a place where the individual is required to make changes. If you have questions about this policy, please feel free to talk more with a professional staff member from our office.
Q. In what and how many co-curricular activities am I allowed to participate?
A. Co-curricular opportunities are an essential part of the college experience, so we do not set a time limit for these kinds of activities. However, it is important to remember that the RA position must be your first priority after your academic work. We want our RAs to be well-rounded involved students without burning themselves out. If we feel that an RA is over-extended and is not fulfilling their responsibilities as an RA, these would be the types of commitments we’d ask staff to re-prioritize.
Q. What is the department’s policy regarding RAs using/possessing alcohol or drugs?
A. It is important (and necessary) for the department to uphold The Scot’s Key as well as local, state, and federal laws. There is no tolerance for illicit drug use amongst the staff. If an RA is found responsible for the use of illicit drugs, a potential consequence may be the immediate loss of their RA position. We take a similar stance when it comes to alcohol. Residence Life staff who are 21 or older and choose to consume alcohol are expected to do so responsibly. If an RA who is under the legal drinking age is found responsible for the misuse of alcohol, a potential consequence may be the loss of their job. We want to be clear and honest about this policy to all RA candidates as we recognize that the choice to be an RA may not be for everyone.
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