Resident Assistant (RA) Position Information
Resident Assistants are trained student leaders who have the responsibility of supervising students living in a residence hall while having the opportunity to demonstrate the values of North Georgia within the campus setting.
RAs are the most direct liaisons between UNG’s administration and its residential student body. RAs spend significant time undergoing training in crisis management, student advocacy, programming, time-management, and peer counseling. Because of the skills developed through these positions, RAs are often prepared to make successful transitions from the college environment to the job market demonstrating strong leadership training, management skills, and community involvement as part of their collegiate experience.
Selection Process and Timeline for 2016-2017 RA Staff
Applications & Reference Forms
RA applications will be available November 18 via OrgSync. Applicants must register with OrgSync in order to apply for the RA position. Reference forms will be available on November 18 for applicants to request references. Each applicant must have two references, one of which must be from a UNG Faculty/Staff member.
Completed RA applications are due by 11:59 p.m. on January 15, 2016.
RA Applicant Interest Sessions
Each RA applicant must attend one RA applicant interest session. Sessions last approximately 45 minutes and are offered at the following times:
|Wednesday, November 18||7:00 p.m.||Stewart Center 332|
|Tuesday, December 1||7:00 p.m.||Stewart Center 332|
|Monday, January 11||7:00 p.m.||Stewart Center 332|
|Wednesday, January 13||7:00 p.m.||Stewart Center 332|
|Friday, January 15||7:00 p.m.||Stewart Center 332|
RA Candidate Orientation & Group Interview
All applicants who meet the minimum qualifications are invited to participate in the RA Group Interview and Applicant Orientation on Friday, January 29 at 3 p.m. The Group Interview is held in Young Hall and Hoag Auditorium. Applicants will be assigned to one of these locations and notified via e-mail which place to attend. Dress is casual.
*Friday, February 5 at 3 pm is the inclement weather date. In the event that the group interview should be rescheduled to this date, all candidates will be notified via e-mail.
Interview RA Applicant interviews
Selected RA applicants who participate in the Group Interview will be invited to schedule an individual interview with a panel consisting of two professional staff and a current RA. Candidates selected for individual Interviews will receive invitations via e-mail the evening of January 29. Individual interviews will take place Saturday, January 30 – Sunday, January 31 in the Health & Natural Sciences building.
*Saturday, February 6 - Sunday February 7 are the inclement weather dates. In the event that individual interviews should be rescheduled, all candidates will be notified via e-mail.
RA Selections will be made no later than Friday, March 11.
All RA candidates will receive notification via email.
All 2016-2017 RA Staff members will be required to attend RA Training during early August 2016. Training dates are not yet set, but typically fall two weeks before students move in to the residence halls.
Resident Assistant Application
The 2016-2017 Resident Assistant Application will become active on November 18, 2015. Look for Residence Life on OrgSync to access the application.
RA Candidate Reference Forms are available. Reference forms are due no later than 11:59 pm on Friday, January 22, 2016. At least one reference MUST be provided by a UNG Faculty/Staff member. Current Residence Life staff members may not be used as references.