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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Resident 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

South Area RA StaffOutside of academics, the Resident Advisor position is required 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 leadership roles that do have overlapping training times or meetings such as being a member of the Student Government Association executive board will be made on a case by case basis. RAs may hold the 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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Please check back for current timeline and link to application.

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During the summer, we do employ a smaller number of Resident Advisors as well as staff to assist managing operations in the Residential Life office. 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 five 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 Department of Housing & Residential Life with questions.
  • Summer Office Operations Assistant - This position will be primarily responsible for administrative work in the Department of Housing & Residential 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 Assistants in Spinner Place. Compensation includes housing at no cost and $10.00 hourly for 20 hours per week ($3,000 total throughout the 15 weeks of summer). 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 Department of Housing & Residential Life with questions.
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Applications can be submitted online here.

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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 Advising & Registration Center. For questions, Noah can be reached by phone at (802) 865-6464 or by email at ngoldblatt@champlain.edu.

Resident Advisors 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:

Candidates applying for the Fall semester

  • March 15th: Student Application Deadline for Study Abroad Programs
  • April 1st: Deadline for Students to Apply for Dublin/Montreal Resident Assistant Positions
  • April 15th: International Education Notifies Resident Assistant Candidates of Decision

Candidates applying for the Spring semester

  • October 15th: Student Application Deadline for Study Abroad Programs
  • November 1st: Deadline for Students to Apply for Dublin/Montreal Resident Assistant Positions
  • November 15th: International Education Notifies Resident Assistant Candidates of Decision
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