Resident Advisor

Central Area StaffThe Resident Advisor (RA) position is an exciting opportunity for highly motivated, highly qualified Champlain College students. Candidates are required to submit an online application, which includes uploading a resume, answering essay questions and submitting three reference forms.

Select applicants will be invited to complete both a traditional interview with current staff, as well as a group interview to observe your ability to successfully work in a team setting.

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South Area RA StaffResident Advisors must meet the following requirements:

  • At least one completed semester at Champlain College
  • Demonstrated academic success (a 3.0 GPA is recommended, but candidates can be considered with a minimum GPA of 2.5)
  • Prior experience living in campus residence halls preferred
  • Desire to help fellow students
  • Skills in problem-solving & conflict resolution
  • Interest in planning activities & events
  • Prior leadership experience and/or campus involvement
  • Strong communication skills and comfort with public speaking

Outside of academics, the Resident Advisor position is expected to be the top priority of the students in the role. RAs cannot be involved in activities or employment that conflict with training or job responsibilities. Exceptions to participate in other leadership roles on campus are considered on a case-by-case basis. RAs may hold the Student Ambassador, Peer Advisor, or Orientation Leader roles concurrently provided that they are not beginning both roles for the first time in the same semester.

  • RAs are traditionally hired for the academic year, however, consideration will still be given to candidates applying for the fall with plans to graduate in December or study abroad in the spring.
  • Each spring, current Resident Advisors must reapply to the position for the following academic year. Decisions to continue are based on past performance, supervisor evaluation, renewal application, and interview.
  • Any applicant, new or returning, on student-conduct-related probation, will not be considered.
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Resident Advisors 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 Advisors are not eligible for college employment benefits such as health insurance, retirement plan, etc.

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For Spring 2022 on Main Campus:

  • The application for Spring 2022 is available from Monday, October 18, 2021 until Thursday, November 4, 2021.
  • All interviews for candidates will be scheduled between Monday, November 8, 2021 and Friday, November 12, 2021.
  • Offer Letters will be sent via email on November 22, 2021.

For Academic Year 2022-2023 at 194 St. Paul:

  • The application for 194 St. Paul is available from Friday, October 29, 2021 until Thursday, November 18, 2021.
  • All interviews for candidates will be scheduled between Monday, November 29, 2021 and Friday, December 3, 2021.
  • Offer Letters will be sent via email on December 13, 2021.
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During the summer, we do employ a small number of Resident Advisors as well as staff to assist in managing operations in the Office of Housing and Residential Life. These opportunities are filled by current Resident Advisors who served on staff during the academic year prior to the summer of employment. Specifically, the available positions include:

  • Resident Advisors - During the summer months (May-August), we employ approximately 5-6  Resident Advisors in 194 St. Paul and in our summer Main Campus buildings to build communities 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. Summer positions are not open to new applicants. You must have served as a Resident Advisor either currently or previously to be considered for a summer position. Contact the Office of Housing & Residential Life with questions.
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Applications can be submitted online here.

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Resident Advisors for the campuses in Montreal and Dublin are selected by the Office of International Education.  They are hired on a different timeline than the resident advisors in Vermont.  Students interested in these positions should connect with the Office of International Education for more information.

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