Want to Be a Hall Staff Member?

Hall staff members (resident assistants and senior resident assistants) provide advice and counsel as students adjust to residence hall life. Each member of the hall staff plans and coordinates educational and social activities throughout the academic year.

Application Deadline for 2016-17 Staff: 4 p.m., Monday, Jan. 25, 2016

Responsibilities

Resident Assistant

The resident assistant (RA) position at Baker University is a nine-month assignment (fall and spring semesters, plus Interterm) with primary responsibility for developing of a living and learning community atmosphere on a residence hall floor of 20 to 40 people. These duties include programming for floor and building, hall duty, being available to the residents for referral opportunities and service, and applying the University’s discipline philosophy.  As a member of the Residence Life staff, the resident assistant works with supervision from the senior resident assistant (SRA), who directly reports to the area coordinator (AC), all of whom are responsible to the Student Affairs coordinator and dean of students. 

pdfFull resident assistant position description

Senior Resident Assistant

The senior resident assistant (SRA) position is an undergraduate position with responsibility for developing a a living and learning community atmosphere in the living area of 100 to 190 residents. The senior resident assistant coordinates and advises student personnel functions of the complex. In addition, the SRA manages the operations for the living area and assists the area coordinator (AC) with the coordination of the physical maintenance of the living area with the University maintenance staff. 

pdfFull senior resident assistant position description

Qualifications

  • At least one year of residential living (preferred)
  • At least one year of residential living and staff experience (SRA)
  • Full-time enrollment at Baker University (SRA must have at least 60 or more credit hours.)
  • A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.3 (SRA must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.8.)
  • Excellent interpersonal and managerial skills
  • Ability to work during vacation periods (fall break, Thanksgiving, winter break, spring break, Easter) and Interterm as required
  • Additional employment, internship, or student-teaching responsibilities while a staff member must be approved by the coordinator of Student Affairs and dean of students.

Compensation

Resident Assistant

  • Resident assistants assigned to Irwin or Gessner will be supplied with a room when the hall is officially open. Resident assistants assigned to the NLC will be supplied with a space in a double room and have an opportunity to choose their roommate. 
  • RAs will receive a monthly stipend. Purchase of a meal plan is required.

Senior Resident Assistant

  • SRAa residing in halls will be supplied with a room when space permits and when the hall is officially open. SRAs residing in the apartments will be supplied with one of the rooms in a four-bedroom apartment.  SRAs can choose their suitemates.  If suitemates are not chosen, they will be assigned by the associate dean of students.
  • SRAs will receive a monthly stipend. Purchase of a meal plan is required for senior resident assistants in the halls.

Process for Applying for a Resident Assistant Position

  1. Prepare your resume and cover letter.
    Submit the online application and upload your resume and cover letter. Contact Susan Wade in Career Services (785.594.8435, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) to set up an individual meeting if you would like assistance creating or reviewing your cover letter and resume.
  2. If you have not previously served as an RA, you must complete the group interview on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016. Please sign up for one of the two available time slots. Sign up online.
  3. Sign up for an individual interview.
    • Interviews will take place Feb. 1-5 in the Student Affairs Office on the second floor of the Long Student Center. You will sign up for interview times during the group interview.
    • If you are a returning RA, you will participate in a rehire interview.

Application Timeline

  • Application opens: November 9, 2015
  • Application due: January 25, 2016
  • Group interviews: January 30, 2016
  • Individual interviews: February 1-5, 2015

Application Deadline | 4 p.m., Monday, Jan. 25, 2016

Process for Applying for a Senior Resident Assistant Position

  1. Prepare your resume and cover letter.
  2. Submit the online application and upload your resume and cover letter.
  3. Sign up for an individual interview.
    • Interviews will take place Feb. 1-5 in the Student Affairs Office on the second floor of the Long Student Center.
    • If you are a returning RA or SRA, you will participate in a rehire interview.

Application Timeline

  • Application opens: November 9, 2015
  • Application due: January 25, 2016
  • Group interviews: January 30, 2016
  • Individual interviews: February 1-5, 2015

Application Deadline | 4 p.m., Monday, Jan. 25, 2016