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.


Senior Resident Advisor Selection Process

The Office of Residential Life & Housing employs Senior Resident Advisors responsible for different areas of campus. The SRA is responsible for co-supervising their RA team with the Area Coordinator for their area, assisting with residential curriculum efforts, and supports the administrative tasks of the office. Senior RAs must have completed at least two semesters as a Resident Advisor. 


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 co-supervision of a professional staff member and Senior RA. 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 Resident Advisor Candidates)

Step 1: Attend ONE Info Session – several will be offered between March 8 and March 17, 2021.

Step 2: Submit Application by 5 p.m. EST on Friday, March 19, 2021.

Step 3: Ask for references to complete the reference form by 5 p.m. on Friday, March 19, 2021. New RAs need 2 references (1 faculty/staff, 1 current RA).

Step 4: Attend an individual interview with a professional staff member and current CDA or future SRA between March 29, 2021 and April 7, 2021.

Step 5: Decision Outcome Letters sent to candidates, by end of business on April 9, 2021.

Step 6: Signed contracts returned to the Office of Residential Life and Housing by 5 p.m. on April 16, 2021.


Program Support Specialist

The Office of Residential Life & Housing employs Work-Study eligible student workers called Programming Support Specialists. They are responsible for working with the professional staff in the Office of Residential Life and Housing to provide resources for RAs to implement the residential curriculum. This includes bulletin board design and creation, door decoration design and creation, flyer campaign creations, social media for the Office of Residential Life and Housing, and other duties. To apply for the Programming Support Specialist position, see the Work Study Job Opportunities page on Hartlink.

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