Residential Life Employment

The Office of Residential Life and Housing employs professional staff members, undergraduate Community Development Advisors, undergraduate Resident Advisors, and multiple Night Hosts in each residence hall.

Learn more about each of these positions and How to Apply to become part of the Residential Life and Housing team.

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 the operation of a floor or wing in a residence hall under the direct supervision of a professional staff member, along with fostering a sense of community within the first year class though additional focused programming and a stronger presence in residence halls.

Resident Advisor Selection Process

The Office of Residential Life & Housing employs Resident Advisors (RA) across campus. The Resident Advisor is 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 positive living environment in the residence hall that is conducive to the academic achievement and social growth of its residents.

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

2017-2018 RA Selection Timeline & RA Selection Process (New, Returning, & CDA)

Step 1: Attend Interest Meeting

You must attend one interest meeting to start the RA Selection Process
Interest Meeting Times and Locations:
Monday, January 9 at 7 p.m., Chesebro Room, Dewar 2nd Floor
Tuesday, January 24 at 8 p.m., Chesebro Room, Dewar 2nd Floor
Wednesday, February 8 at  6 p.m., Golisano 103
Monday, February 13 at 12:30 p.m., Chesebro Room, Dewar 2nd Floor
Thursday, February 16 at 12:30 p.m., Chesebro Room, Dewar 2nd Floor

Step 2: Submit Application and References

Turn in Application and References by due dates
Monday, February 20: Completed Applications (including resume and cover letter) due on Hartlink by 11:59 p.m. EST
Friday, February 24: Reference forms due by 5 p.m., 4th Floor Dewar

Step 3: Group Interview

Sunday, February 26: Group Interview Time: 6 – 10 p.m. (Location TBD)

Step 4: Individual Interview & Selection

Interview Location: Conference Room, 3rd Floor Dewar [*Check-in at 4th floor Dewar main desk first*]
Interviews will take place beginning Tuesday, February 28 through Friday, March 3, 2017.

*Considerations will be made for other weekday interview times as necessary.  Please email Biama Charles at charlesb@hartwick.edu with your request.  The last possible day we can offer an Individual Interview is Wednesday, March 8th.

Friday, March 17: Selection Decision Letters mailed, 5 p.m., Student Mailboxes

Step 5: Letter of Intent

Only if selected to be an RA
Friday, March 24: Signed Letter of Intent due, 5 p.m., Office of Residential Life, 4th Floor Dewar

Night Host

The Office of Residential Life & Housing employs work study eligible student workers called Night Hosts. They are responsible for ensuring a safe environment during the evening hours by performing rounds within the Residence Halls and signing in guests and visitors. Night Hosts are supervised by the professional staff members in each building.

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