Resident Assistant FAQs
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WHAT IS THE COMPENSATION?
Resident assistants are compensated with a single room in the residence hall to which they are assigned and a stipend of $1,000 per semester paid in bi-weekly installments. Resident assistants are not eligible for college employment benefits such as health insurance, the retirement plan, etc.
WHAT IS THE HIRING TIMELINE?
Applications are due on Friday, November 14, 2014 for Spring 2015 positions and Friday, January 30, 2015 for Fall 2015 positions. If selected to interview, interviews for the Fall 2015 will be scheduled Monday, February 9th to Thursday, February 19th, with group interviews occurring February 24th & 25th. All candidates will be notified of hiring decisions by Friday, March 6th.
HOW DO I APPLY?
Applications are submitted online via the links below. Uploading supporting documents including an updated resume will be required before the form can be submitted. If you have questions or technical difficulties regarding the online form, please contact Meaghan MacDonald.
- Application Form for New Resident Assistants / Student Leadership Application
- Reapplication Form for Returning Resident Assistants
If you applied during a previous recruitment period and wish to participate in the selection process again for future openings, you must submit a new application online to be considered. However, you may upload your same resume if the information is up-to-date.
ARE RESIDENT ASSISTANT OR OTHER STUDENT STAFF POSITIONS AVAILABLE FOR THE SUMMER?
During the summer, we do employ a smaller number of resident assistants as well as staff to assist us in facilitating the Summer Bridge program and managing operations in the Residential Life office. These opportunities are available to current resident assistants who served on staff during the academic year prior to the summer of employment. Specifically, the available positions include:
- Resident Assistants - During the summer months (May to August), we employ eight resident assistants in Spinner Place, and Summit Hall to build community in these facilities, coordinate programming, serve in a duty rotation to respond to emergency and crisis situations, and complete administrative needs such as check-ins and check-outs. Compensation includes a single room at no cost, as well as a stipend of $1,200 which is paid in equal bi-weekly installments over the summer months. Contact Dan O'Hara at 802-651-5913 with questions.
- Summer Bridge Resident Assistant - This position is similar to that of the traditional resident assistant role in that it coordinates programming such as field trips, workshops, and social events for transfer students enrolled in the Summer Bridge Program from July to August. Additionally, this role is responsible for serving in a duty rotation, and other administrative responsibilities mirroring those of traditional RAs. During the earlier part of the summer (May & June), this individual will work in the Student Life office. Compensation includes housing at no cost, a meal plan during the Summer Bridge Program, and $9.00 hourly for 20 hours per week ($2,340 total throughout the 13 weeks of summer). Contact Mary Hughes at 802-865-5841. with questions.
- Office Operations Assistant - This position will be primarily responsible for administrative work in Student Life including data entry relating to room assignments, student mailboxes, key access, etc. In addition, the student in this role will share the duty rotation with the resident assistant for the Summer Bridge Program. Compensation includes housing at no cost, a meal plan during the Summer Bridge Program, and $9.00 hourly for 20 hours per week ($2,700 total throughout the 15 weeks of summer). Contact Melody Brook at 802-865-5487 with questions.
Staff wishing to be considered for any or all of the roles above should apply online using the application links above.
I'M INTERESTED IN BEING A RESIDENT ASSISTANT FOR THE CAMPUS IN MONTREAL, CANADA OR DUBLIN, IRELAND. DO I APPLY ONLINE AS WELL?
RAs for the campuses in Montreal and Dublin are selected by the Office of International Education. Students interested in these positions should instead send a cover letter and resume to Noah Goldblatt in the Registrar's Office. For questions, Noah can be reached at 802-865-6464 or firstname.lastname@example.org.Resident assistants for the study abroad campus are also hired on a different timeline than the resident assistants in Vermont. The Office of International Education uses the following timeline: