RA Applications are due January 28th by 5pm EST. The application can be found here: https://app.joinhandshake.com/postingscentrecollegresidence
Any student at Centre College can apply to be an RA. The Residence Life Office seeks to hire a diverse student staff each year. Due to the wide scope of the position, students who apply are required to have achieved at least a 2.5 grade point average.
RAs are selected based on a point system. Points are received for the application, a resume, RA Pursuit (a series of written exercises and observed group exercises) and interviews with professional staff. Applications will be available toward the end of the Fall term.
RAs currently receive a monthly salary of $360, as well as various other perks such as getting a single room for the price of a double and a free parking sticker.
As part of compensation, RAs are allowed to live without a roommate for no extra charge. Many RAs prefer to have roommates, which is permissible for RAs who do not have first year residents.
We prefer to hire RAs for a full year if possible so the hallway communities are not impacted. However, some RAs are hired on a half year basis. Being abroad for CentreTerm does not have any effect on hiring.
Yes, you may still apply if you were found in violation of a College policy. The search committee is more interested in hearing what you might have learned from the violation than the violation itself.
Yes. Be careful though. The RA job is an important role on campus. As such, the Residence Life Office sets high expectations of its staff. This requires attendance at mandatory weekly meetings, maintaining a strong presence in the residential community, and time for preparing and implementing educational and social programs. If outside commitments hinder the RA's ability to perform, that individual may be asked to drop additional commitments.
No. There is not a specific type of student we are seeking. Our RAs are involved in anything from: collegiate athletics and Greek Life, to being members of scholarship groups and members of various student organizations. We are looking for students who are passionate about helping others. Additionally, you do not have to be part of any organization to be an RA. Sometimes, the RA position springboards students to get involved with other campus activities.
You may email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Applications close January 28th at 5pm EST.