Resident Assistant Position

What is an RA?

Resident Assistants (RA) are community leaders, educators, friends, advocates and team players. You have an opportunity to serve others, develop skills and work with some of the best students at Medaille College. You will learn about yourself, others and be a part of a supportive team that will work together to make your community a great place to live. This is an opportunity be a part of your institution!


Qualifications to be an RA:

  • Must be a full-time matriculated undergraduate with 12-18 credits per semester at the time of appointment.
  • Must have an overall GPA of 2.0 for your Medaille Institutional credits at the time of appointment. Transfer credits WILL NOT be taken into account.
  • Must have a minimum of one semester as an enrolled student at Medaille College at the time of appointment.
  • Must be in good disciplinary (student conduct) standing at the time of appointment.
  • Recommended to have one semester of on-campus living.



  • All Residence Halls will be open during academic breaks, with the exception of the two-week campus shutdown during winter break.
    • Resident Assistants will be expected to arrive early and stay late to assist with the opening and closing of the residence halls.
  • RAs are expected to be visible on campus by being involved in other campus and community roles, such as clubs, organizations, intramurals, etc.
  • RAs are expected to be role models by exhibiting appropriate behavior on and off campus.
  • RAs are expected to build community through regular programs and getting to know the residents in their halls.
  • RAs are expected to communicate with their Residence Director of any information regarding residents, ie: illness, deaths, concerns, personal issues, conduct, etc.
  • RAs will assist in implementing the student conduct system in the residence hall community, including but not limited to handling roommate conflicts, alcohol incidents, noise incidents, supporting individual students, referring students to the Counseling Center, etc.


Remuneration: (subject to change)

  1. Full room/board waiver

*For applicants receiving financial aid, please check with the Financial Aid Office to see how this position may affect your financial aid.


Application Process:

  1.  Candidates are encouraged to attend an information session. Sessions will be listed below when scheduled.
  2. All applications will open by Friday, November 8, 2019
  3. Applications for Priority deadline (potential placement for Spring ’20) must be received by Sunday, December 1, 2019 (11:59pm)*
  4. Applications for Fall 2020 are due by Friday, January 31, 2020 (11:59pm)
  5. Every candidate will submit 2 recommendation forms (email for individual recommendations will be inserted in application and they will receive a link)
  6. Each qualifying candidate will be contacted regarding next steps for their consideration.


RA Position Description

Resident Assistant Position Description


Apply to be an RA:

The following prompts will be asked in the online application. You will not be able to start your application and return to it at a later date. Please review these prompts and be prepared to answer them when completing your application.


  • What are the most important functions of a Resident Assistant?
  • In your own words, what is a residential community and how would you build it as a Resident Assistant?
  • What are some challenges students living on-campus face? How would you address these challenges as an RA?
  • You will be asked to provide name and contact information (email) for your 2 references to complete your recommendations.


To apply to be an RA, please complete the online application here:


Information Sessions:

To learn more about the RA position, please attempt to attend one of the information sessions.


  • Wednesday, November 13, 2019 @ 2:00 pm in 1st Floor Lounge – South Hall
  • Friday, November 22, 2019 @ 6:00 pm in 1st Floor Lounge – South Hall
  • Friday, December 6, 2018 @ 12:30 pm – Student Development Suite
  • Wednesday,  January 29, 2020 @ 8:00 pm – 1st Floor Lounge  - South Hall


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