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 UNG 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 14, 2016 via OrgSync. Reference forms will be available on November 14 for each applicant. The reference form is available on the Residence Life webpage. 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. January 12, 2017.
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:
|Monday November 14||8:00 p.m.||HOAG Auditorium|
|Thursday November 17||12:00 p.m.||HOAG Auditorium|
|Wednesday December 7||7:00 p.m.||Young Hall 203|
|Thursday January 12||7:00 p.m.||Young Hall 203|
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 20* at 3:00 p.m. Group interviews will be held in Young Hall and Hoag Auditorium. Applicants will be assigned to one of these locations and notified via e-mail which location to attend. Dress is casual.
*The inclement weather date for group interviews will be Friday, February 10 at 3:00 p.m. Everyone will be notified in the event we have to move from the original date.
Interview RA Applicant interviews
Selected RA applicants who participate in the group interview will be invited to an individual interview with a panel consisting of one professional staff from the Office of Residence Life and a current RA. Candidates selected for individual Interviews will receive invitations via e-mail the evening of January 20. Individual interviews will take place Saturday, January 21– Sunday, January 22 in the Newton-Oakes Center building.
*The inclement weather date for individual interviews will be Saturday, February 11 – Sunday, February 12. Everyone will be notified in the event we have to move from the original Saturday, January 21 – Sunday, January 22 dates.
RA Selections will be announced via email no later than Friday, March 3.
All 2017-2018 RA Staff members will be required to attend RA Training during early August 2018. Training dates are not yet set, but typically fall two weeks before students move in to the residence halls.
Resident Assistant Application
The 2017-2018 Resident Assistant Application will become active on November 14, 2016.RA Candidate Reference Form. Forms are due no later than 11:59 pm on Thursday, January 12. At least one reference MUST be provided by a UNG Faculty/Staff member. Current Residence Life staff members may not be used as references.