If you love the University of Mary Washington as much as you say you do, the Office of Residence Life invites you to apply to become a Resident Assistant!
Resident Assistants possess strong leadership skills and a commitment to build quality relationships in not only their residential community, but all across the UMW campus.
RAs play an integral part in the overall operation of the residence halls. Primarily, the RA is concerned with the growth and development of each individual on his/her floor and the building community as a whole. Additionally, RAs are continually striving to enhance the quality of life for those residents. This includes planning programs, promoting inclusion, assisting with personal and professional growth, and most importantly enjoying their time at UMW. Most of all, it’s a very fun and rewarding job with many benefits.
The responsibilities below outline the general expectations of the Resident Assistant. Due to the nature of this position, which can be unpredictable and evolves as the needs of the campus change, there may be variations or additions to this list. RAs may also be asked to help with other duties as assigned by a professional staff member.
Resident Assistant Job Description 2017-2018
The 2017-2018 RA job description can be found on MyUMW in the Office of Residence Life & Commuter Student Services portal.
Residence Life is Currently Accepting Applications for the Resident Assistant Alternate Pool for 2017-2018
The Alternate Pool is for those candidates for the Resident Assistant position who are qualified and have the skills to be a Resident Assistant but we do not have a position available at the time. If there should be a Resident Assistant position vacancy between May 2017 and December 2017, professional staff from the Office of Residence Life will review and select candidates from the alternate pool. Candidates in the alternate pool will be notified via phone and e-mail if they are offered a position.
How to Apply
You can find the application for the RA position on MyUMW. Once submitted, applicants will be contacted by a professional staff member to participate in a Skype or phone interview and then screened for GPA and judicial standing at UMW.
A resume is required to accompany all applications. The Office of Residence Life encourages all applicants to set up a meeting with the Academic and Career Services Office for assistance with your resume writing techniques.