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.


RA Selection Timeline & Process (New, Returning, & CDA)

Step 1: Attend ONE Interest Meeting – several will be offered during J Term 2020 & in early February 2020

Step 2: Submit Application on Presence by 5 p.m. EST on Monday, February 24

Step 3: 3 recommendation letters submitted by 1 Staff, 1 Faculty, & 1 Current RA or CDA by 11:59 p.m. on Monday, February 24

Step 4: Group Process Interviews: Saturday and Sunday, March 7 & 8; 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Step 5: Individual Interviews Saturday & Sunday, March 7 & 8; 1-7 p.m.

Step 6: Decision Outcome Letters Sent to Applicants: by end of business on Friday, March 13

Step 7: Letters of Intent must be returned to Associate Director Biama Charles (Dewar 421B) by 5 p.m. EST on Wednesday, March 25
*All RA applicants will be regularly updated by the Associate Director about locations via email throughout the process.


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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