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Positions for Spring 2018
Positions for Fall 2018 & Spring 2019

Join the RA Team for Spring 2018

RAs on bench outside of FACWould you like to join the magical community of RAs? Do you want to represent students living on campus, build your resume and gain transferrable skills? Consider applying to become an RA for the Spring 2018 semester!

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There are limited positions available!  Applications are due on October 20, 2017 for the Spring 2018 semester.

Please e-mail the RA Recruitment Committee Chair Leota Wilson (lewilson1@loyola.edu) and she can assist you with any questions you might have.

Directions for applying to be an RA for Spring 2018 semester (January 11, 2018 start date):

  • Read all about the RA position in the RA Job Description.
  • Schedule a meeting with a member of Financial Aid to discuss how accepting the Resident Assistant position will affect your total financial aid package.
  • Prepare a .pdf version of your cover letter and resume.
    • If you need any assistance in drafting a resume or cover letter, The Career Center is available for tips and consultation.
  • Prepare a .pdf version of short essay responses to the following prompts: Responses to both of these questions should be typed in 12 point font, 1" margins, double spaced and your total responses should be no more than 2 pages in length
    • Name and explore two important issues/problems facing Loyola University Maryland students.  As an RA, how would you help students confront these issues?
    • Compose a letter for your future residents welcoming them to the community. At minimum your letter should include:
      • An introduction of yourself
      • An explanation of your role as an RA
      • The attitudes, behaviors, and relationships you hope to see develop in your community
      • What you hope your residents will learn during the course of their time in your community
      • Other information to welcome residents to the community

    Complete this online application and attach your cover letter & résumé when prompted by October 20, 2017. 

    Qualifications

    RAs serve as catalysts in developing a sense of community on the floor and residential area while working with the concerns of an individual or group of students. The RA must have good judgment, strength of character, a strong sense of responsibility, and sensitivity to an understanding the needs of a diverse group of individuals. As well as:

    • Have a minimum 2.5 grade point average (GPA), both cumulative and the semester prior to applying.
    • Have lived on campus for at least two semesters OR obtained sophomore status by the start of employment (Note: Transfer students who have sophomore or above status must have also completed one full semester at Loyola by the start of employment.)
    • Maintain full time student status while in the position
    • Satisfactorily complete and submit the application by the stated deadlines.
    • Complete the selection process as scheduled and/or requested to do so.
    • Be in good financial and conduct standing with the University.
    • Training is a requirement of the RA position. Candidates should consider any academic, extracurricular or work responsibilities that could hinder attendance and full participation at required training beginning on or after January 11, 2018 - January 14, 2018. Candidates must have the flexibility in their schedule to attend all meetings and commitments of the position.

    Financial Aid Considerations

    New RAs receive a room grant of $10,810 ($5,405/semester). In addition, they receive $2,200 ($1,100/semester) to offset the cost of their board plan. All RAs also receive $400 ($200/semester) to offset the $700 comprehensive fee charged each semester by the University.  Because benefits of the position are allocated in the form of a grant, there are implications in terms of financial aid. If you receive financial aid, this is considered as part of your financial aid package and could affect other sources of aid such as loans, grants, workstudy, etc. We urge you to contact a financial aid counselor to discuss how an RA position might affect your financial aid package before making the decision to apply.

    Loyola University Maryland welcomes applicants from all backgrounds who can contribute to its educational mission. Loyola is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, seeking applications from underrepresented groups.  

    Further questions or concerns can be directed to: Leota Wilson - lewilson1@loyola.edu

    Applications for 2018-2019 Academic Year Positions will go live in early November!

    Sign up to be notified the next time the application process is open!

    Several RAs visiting ALANA Student Services