Residential Life Employment

The Office of Residential Life and Housing employs professional staff members, undergraduate Community Development Advisors and Resident Advisors, as well as Night Attendants who work in each residence hall.


Professional Staff Opportunities

The Office of Residential Life and Housing employs several professional staff members. Please see Hartwick’s Human Resources webpage for any professional staff openings.

Community Development Advisor Selection Process

The Office of Residential Life & Housing employs Community Development Advisors (CDAs) in multiple buildings. The CDA is responsible for assisting a professional staff member with administrative tasks and community building efforts in their residential area, along with promoting paraprofessional development for Residential Advisors, through facilitation of in-service opportunities.

Resident Advisor Selection Process

The Office of Residential Life & Housing employs Resident Advisors (RA) across campus. The Resident Advisor is a current upperclassman student who is hired and trained to be responsible for the operation of a floor or wing in a residence hall, under the direct supervision of a professional staff member. The role of the Resident Advisor is to facilitate and maintain a safe, positive living environment in the residence hall that is conducive to the academic achievement and social growth of its residents.

Resident Advisor selection is administered early in the spring semester for the following academic year. The selection process is designed to help applicants get to learn about themselves, meet new people, and gain important skills, regardless of their status at the end of the selection process.

2018-2019 RA Selection Timeline & Process (New, Returning, & CDA)

Step 1:  Attend Interest Meeting
You must attend ONE interest meeting, from start to finish, in order to continue the RA Selection Process.

Fall 2018 Interest Meeting Times and Locations:

  • Tuesday, November 6 at 7 p.m., Farrington Room, Dewar 2nd Floor
  • Wednesday, November 7 at 8 p.m., Farrington Room, Dewar 2nd Floor
  • Thursday, November 8 at 6 p.m., Golisano 103
  • Sunday, November 11 at  1 p.m., Stack Lounge
  • Monday, November 12 at 12:30 p.m., Farrington Room, Dewar 2nd Floor
  • Wednesday, November 14 at 12:30 p.m., Farrington Room, Dewar 2nd Floor
  • Wednesday, November 14 at 8 p.m., Pine Lake
  • Thursday, November 15 at 9 p.m., VanEss Hall

(Jan. & Feb. 2019 Dates – COMING SOON!)

Step 2:  Submit Application on Hartlink as early as November 6.  The deadline to complete the application is Friday, February 22 by 5 p.m. EST.

Step 3:  Submit 3 Recommendations = [1 Staff, 1 Faculty, & 1 Current RA or CDA] 
Due February 25 by 5 p.m. EST – Location:  Dewar 4th Floor

Step 4:  Group Process Interviews:  Sunday, March 3,  1 – 4 p.m. EST – Location:  Golisano

Step 5:  Individual Interviews:  Sunday, March 10, 12 – 6 p.m. – Location:  Dewar 4th Floor

Step 6:  Decision Outcome Letters Sent to Applicants: Friday, March 15

Step 7:  Letters of Intent must be returned to Biama Charles (Dewar 421B): Monday, March 18


Night Attendants

The Office of Residential Life & Housing employs work study eligible student workers called Night Attendants. They are responsible for ensuring a safe environment during the evening hours by performing rounds within the residence halls and signing in visitors. Night Attendants are supervised by the professional staff members responsible for their building.  For additional information, or to apply for a Night Attendant position, please see your building’s Hartlink page.

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