RA Staff Selection

Overall Application Process Timeline

DateEventLocation
11/1/2021Application for New 2022-2023 RA AvailableStudent Employment Website
11/1/2021Application for Returning 2022-2023 RA Available Student Employment Website
11/2/2021Information Session #1 @11:00am Kauke 136
11/4/2021Information Session #2 @11:00am Kauke 136
11/8/2021Information Session #3 @7:00pm Kauke 136
11/10/2021Information Session #4 @7:00pm Kauke 136
11/16/2021Information Session #5 @7:00pm Kauke 136
11/18/2021Information Session #6 @ 7:00pmKauke 136
1/17/2022New & Returning RA Applications DueVia Interview Exchange
1/18/2022GPA and Conduct Check conducted; ineligible candidates notifiedVia Wooster Email
1/19/2022Sign Ups sent for Case Study SessionsMicrosoft Bookings
1/21/2022First Case Study Groups 6pm-8pm Williams 060
1/23/2022 Second Case Study Process 9am-11am
Third Case Study Process 12pm-2pm
Fourth Case Study Process 2:30-4:30pm
Williams 060
1/24/2022Returning Staff Portfolio Review Professional Staff
1/28/2022Deadline for New RA Recommendations by current staffQualtrics Invitations
1/31/2022Individual Interviews Process BeginsTBD
2/4/2022RA File ReviewProfessional Staff
2/7/2022Decision Letters DistributedVia Wooster Email
2/11/2022Acceptance Forms due for Hires & AlternatesVia Wooster Email

To apply for the RA position, please click here: :  Resident Assistant – Student Employment (wooster.edu)

Information regarding the requirements for each

New Resident Assistant Process

If you are applying for the position, and have never served as a Resident Assistant, you will be asked to complete the following process:

  1. Attend one information session provided by the Resident Assistants for Residence Life. If you cannot attend one of the six sessions, you must outreach to John Reynolds at joreynolds@wooster.edu to request an alternative meeting time.
  2. Apply through the Interview Exchange (you will be asked to create a log-in and password).
    • To fully submit your application:
      • You must provide two references. One reference needs to be a current Resident Assistant or former employer. The other should be someone who can speak to your leadership skills and/or work skills (mentor, teacher, professor, adviser).
      • You must provide a resume detailing your previous experience (can include work, school, or volunteer experience)
      • You must submit reflective questions.
      • Please make sure that you save all documents in a PDF format when you upload them.
  3. Participate in the Case Study Process
  4. Participate in Individual Interview Process

Reflection Questions:

For the reflective questions, please make sure that you address each of the following questions (please limit responses between 250-500 words):

  • Why you are interested in being a Resident Assistant?
  • How would you engage your community as a RA?
  • How would navigate relationships with those who have different identities or personal experiences than you?
  • Are you interested in being considered for theme housing on-campus? (All Gender Housing, First Generation Housing, Program/Service Houses). If so, what skills would you bring to those communities enhance the program?

For helpful references review the resources available through Career Planning on how to write resume.

Please Check Out our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page for more information on the RA Selection Process. 

Returning Resident Assistant Process

If you are applying for the position and are a returning as a Resident Assistant (you have served at least one semester as an RA), you will be asked to complete the following process:

  1. Apply through the Interview Exchange (you will be asked to create a log-in and password).
    • To fully submit your application:
      • You must submit a portfolio of your work as an RA. Please include all kept work from previous semesters (newsletters, meeting agendas, programming proposals, program evaluations, bulletin boards, door decs, and treat trolley)
      • You must submit reflective questions.
      • Please make sure that you save all documents in a PDF format when you upload them.
  2. Assist in marketing of the RA position and in selection process for New RAs (Information Sessions and Individual Interviews)
  3. Participate in the Case Study Process

Reflective Questions:

For the reflective questions, please make sure that you address each of the following questions (please limit responses between 250-500 words):

  • How have you grown and developed within the RA position (you may focus on personal, professional, or academic development)
  • How will you contribute to the RA role moving forward?
  • What is a challenge you have experienced as a RA? How will you navigate that challenge moving forward?
  • Are you interested in being considered for theme housing on-campus? (All Gender Housing, First Generation Housing, Program/Service Houses). If so, what skills would you bring to those communities enhance the program?