Resident Assistant

Group of RAs

*Applications are not currently being accepted for this position*

The hiring process for Resident Assistants (RAs) takes place during winter quarter for the following fall quarter. If there is an immediate opening for the 2015-16 school year, the application will be posted on our Mid-Year RA application page. Otherwise, all information listed below pertains only to RA positions for the 2015-16 academic year.

Position Description

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RA Reference Form

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Each candidate is required to have a current RA fill out the RA Reference Form. If you do not currently live on campus, a former CA is also acceptable.  All RA Reference Forms are due by 11:59 PM on January 26, 2015.

Early Return to Campus

Please note that all RA staff are required to move back to campus on Wednesday, August 26, 2015. The first day of training is Thursday, August 27, 2015. RA staff are not permitted to participate in other activities throughout RA training and openings, August 27, 2015-September 21, 2015.

Residential Life invites you to approach us early in the application process and contact AccessibleNU (accessiblenu@northwestern.edu; 847-467-5530) if you think you may require a housing accommodation. In addition, we welcome you to work with us and the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access (eeo@northwestern.edu; 847-491-7458) if you think you may require a work-related accommodation.

RA Financial Aid information

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Placement

Residential Services hires students who have the potential to be successful in all communities. If you are selected for an RA position, we will consider your preferences when making hiring and placement decisions; however, we will place departmental needs before RA candidate preferences. Once you have submitted your application, you may not change your preferences. RA staff will learn their area, building, and room placement prior to the end of the academic year.