Spring 2022 Positions Available
Applications due November 12, 2021
Thank you for your interest in applying to be a Resident Assistant! The RA position
is a very unique opportunity, and one that will help you in whatever career you are
pursuing. RAs act as resources for the residents of their building and are a friendly
face to help students feel at home while they are attending college. Focusing largely
on building community and developing friendships, Resident Assistants get to make
many friends and help students have a good experience here at Snow College. Resident
Assistants are experts in caring for others and expert sources of knowledge of campus
reasources to help students who are struggling find the support or assistance they
may need. They also help uphold college and housing policies to ensure everyone feels
safe in their building. RAs can have large impacts on the student communities that
they serve and they have the opportunity to inspire, mentor, and motivate others.
We are very excited to get to know more about you as you go through the application
Please read through the application instructions below and follow all directions carefully.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact Assistant Director, Nathan Beck, at
435-283-7152 or via email at email@example.com
- Free Private bedroom in one of the on-campus Residence Halls
- $600 Leadership Scholarship per semester
Duration: Spring 2022 Semester (Jan. 4, 2021 - May 11, 2022)
- Snow College GPA of 2.75 or higher
- On track to complete 12 Snow College Credits during the fall Semester
- Concurrent enrollment credits do not apply
- Previous leadership experience preferred, but not required
- High moral character and work ethic
- A love for Snow College and a desire to lead your peers!
Applicatios Due: November 12, 2021 @ 5:00 PM
- Complete the Online Application
- Email the following to firstname.lastname@example.org (send as Microsoft Word Doc, PDF, or JPEG file type)
- Cover Letter
- RA Case Study Essay
- Photo (Use a nice profile photo or have a friend/roommate take a picture of you with
- Sign up for an RA Job Shadow
- Sign up sheets in the Office of Residence Life
- Job Shadow Dates Available Listed Below
- Participate in an individual interview with the selection committee.
- Sign up sheets in the Office of Residence Life
- Call 435-283-7280 or stop by the Housing & Residence Life Office in the GSCto schedule
RA Applications Due.................................Friday, November 12, 2021
RA Job Shadows.......................................Nov. 8, 2021 - Nov. 15, 2021
Individual Interviews..................................Tues, Nov. 16, 2021 - Thurs,
Nov. 18, 2021
Decision Letters Sent.................................Nov. 23, 2021
*Staff Training/Building Prep......................Jan. 4, 2022 - Jan. 7, 2022
*Spring Move-In Days...................................Jan. 8-9, 2022
*Required dates for selected/hired candidates only
Resident Assistant Responsibilities
- Plan and implement one (1) program/activity for students to socialize, build community,
and learn successful life skills each Semester.
- Develope positive relationships with residents in your hall/area
- Act as a resource to students with questions or concerns.
- Promote and encourage an appreciation of diversity and encourage interactions among
- Promote the mission of Snow College and the Office of Residence Life.
- Assess social and educational needs of residents and meet those needs with quality
- Understand on-campus housing policies and how these rules promote successful living.
- Be an example and correct or address policy infringement both in and around the Residence
Halls. Complete incident reports where appropriate.
- Participate in a nightly on-duty schedule that will include weekends and holidays.
- Host regular floor meetings to orient and clarify expectations with residents.
- Conduct Health & Safety inspections within Residence Halls twice each semester.
- Distribute fliers of Campus and Community events.
- Maintain paperwork for resident check-in and check-out process, health and safety
inspections, and other forms.
- Assist Resident Director in addressing building needs.
- Assist the Office of Residence Life in giving tours and other recruitment efforts
for prospective residents.
- Attend weekly staff meetings, be enrolled in and attend the RA Class, and participate
in semester trainings.
Frequently Asked Questions
- What is the difference between a Resident Assistant (RA) and a Resident Director (RD)?
What are the benefits of being an RA?
- Resident Assistants (RAs) live in different hallways throughout the Residence Halls.
They act as extensions of the Office of Residence Life where they help residents check
in and out of their rooms, help residents work through roommate conflict, plan activities,
and help all students understand and follow both Residence Life and Snow College policy.
RAs are on duty each night in the Residence Halls where they plan activities and act
as a resource to students with questions or concerns. Each Residence Hall Community
has 4-8 RAs. There is one Resident Director (RD) who oversees each Residence Hall
community/area. The RD directly supervises the RA Staff in the building, along with
managing all administrative duties of the building(s). RDs conduct weekly staff meetings
with their RAs, along with working in the Office of Residence Life four hours each
Can I choose what building I work in as an RA?
- Leadership Training
- Valuable Resume Experience
- Free private room in one of the Residence Halls
- $1,200 Leadership Scholarship for the Academic Year ($600 per semester)
What is a Cover Letter?
- The Office of Residence Life determines which building you will work in; However,
during the interview process you will be asked your preferences in buildings which
is taken into consideration.
What is a Resume?
- A Cover Letter is a letter of intent. A Cover Letter is typically addressed to the
Selection Committee and explains why you are applying for the position and what qualifications
you have that suggest you would do well in the position. Try to point out experiences
and qualifications that are not already spelled out on your Resume to help the Hiring Committee
get to know you and what makes you a good fit for the position. Cover Letters should
not be more than one page.
What kind of picture should I submit?
- A Resume is a professional report of your experience, skills, and educational background.
You will want to keep a clean and professional format, but be original! As you create
your Resume it is important to review the job description. Use the job description
as a type of checklist to make sure you point out how you meet each of the qualifications
listed for the position. Resumes should be no more than one page.
How do I complete the Job Shadow?
- You should submit a semi-professional photo in color. Make sure it will help us recognize
the candidate we meet in the interview process. Do not have anyone one else in the
photo, must be a headshot. A nice photo with a smart phone will suffice.
What can I expect to do at the Group Process? (not required for Spring applications)
- Sign up for your RA Job Shadow in the Housing & Residence Life Office located in the
Greenwood Student Center (GSC). On the day that you signed up for, show up to the
residence hall you selected at 8:00PM and tell the RA on duty that you are there to
What qualities do you look for in a Resident Assistant?
- The Group Process is a sort of group interview. You will be put in a group with 5-6
other applicants and will be given tasks to accomplish together as a team. Each team
will have a member of the Office of Residence Life staff observing them, but it is
best to pretend they are not there. Be yourself! That is who we want to see and that
is who we want to hire. Come ready to show energy, teamwork, and communication. Casual
dress is appropriate at the Group Process.
I currently live off-campus or have never lived on-campus before, can I still apply?
- First-off, there is no such thing as a cookie-cutter RA. The students that attend Snow College come from different
backgrounds, lifestyles, and cultures, so we want our Resident Assistant team to have
that diversity too! We look for leaders; students we can trust to be an example, fulfill
responsibilities and assignments, and connect with residents so that the mission of
the Office of Residence Life can be accomplished!
What if I have never had a job before, should I still apply?
- Yes! It is not required to have lived on-campus prior to being an RA. We value the
opinions and experience that our RAs have had in the past who came from living off-campus
their first year at Snow College.
- Yes! Everyone has to start somewhere. As long as you are a trustworthy, hardworking
student who meets enough of our qualifications, we would love to see you apply!