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Residence Life Staff Applications

Last updated January 23, 2019

Residence Life Staff Application Website
2019-2020

 

Welcome from the Office of Residence Life

Welcome to the Residence Life Staff Application website!  We appreciate your interest in serving your campus community as a member of the Residence Life team.  You will find everything you need to apply for new and returning resident assistant (RA), apartment manager (AM), head resident (HR), and head apartment manager (HAM).  Below you will find the selection process outlines—one for new staff members that are applying for the first time; and one for returning staff members seeking to come back to staff for another year.  Please be sure to follow the correct application procedure that is listed for new or returning staff.

The selection of our student staff is integral to the success of the housing operation and the Office of Residence Life. Your interest in these position and willingness to serve your fellow students and the greater campus community is very much appreciated. Should you have any questions or would like to request more information, please do not hesitate to contact me at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Again, thank you for your time in this process and your willingness to be a leader on campus.

Sincerely,

Zac Pace, Area Coordinator


Minimum Requirements of New and Returning Residence Life Team Candidates

  • Enrolled at Morningside College with at least 12 credit hours.
  • Maintain both a semester and cumulative GPA of 2.25.
  • Currently live or have lived for at least one semester in a residence hall or apartment at Morningside College.
  • Have completed a minimum of 12 college credit hours.

As a candidate for a position on the Residence Life staff for 2019-2020, it is important to remember the following:

  • All candidates—new and returning—are required to attend Group Processing Day, the afternoon of Sunday, February 10. More information about Group Process Day will be emailed to you approximately February 7th.
  • To build the strongest and most effective residence life team possible, placements will be determined by the Office of Residence Life.  There is no guarantee to which floor (freshman, traditional, or themed) or building (Dimmitt, Roadman, The Plex, or Apartments) where you will be placed. Placements will be announced in early March 2019.
  • This is a job interview. Please treat it as such. This is great practice for honing professional interview skills and crafting your professional image for job opportunities and graduate applications post-graduation.
  • The Head Resident, Head Apartment Manager, Resident Assistant, and Apartment Manager positions are paid student leadership positions, and therefore considered student employment. The Resident Assistant/Apartment Manager appointment may impact the student’s financial aid award for the academic year in which they are employed.  As each student’s individual financial aid award is unique to his/her situation, all student staff are strongly encouraged to meet with the Student Financial Planning Office.

New Staff (includes Resident Assistants/Apartment Managers)

Important Dates for New Staff Candidates

  • Wednesday, January 23rd – Application Out
  • Sunday, February 6th – New RA/AM Candidate Applications Due
  • Sunday, February 10th – Group Process Day (afternoon)
  • Friday, February 15th – New RA/AM Candidate Interviews Begin (if necessary)
  • February 26th – Decision Letters Out
  • March 4th, 10pm – Placement Meeting (tentatively scheduled)

New Staff Candidates will need to complete/submit:

  • References
    • Residence Life requires three references, one from each category listed below 
      • Residence Life Staff (your RA or Apartment Manager)
      • Faculty/Instructor
      • Staff/Extra Curricular (coach, adviser, work-study supervisor, etc)
    • Electronic Reference forms will automatically be sent to all of your references (all applicants using the electronic form automatically waive their right to see the completed form)
      • If you do not waive your right to see your reference form, you must notify your reference and provide them with a paper form, print, sign and give this paper form to your references, HARD copies are also available on the information display next to the Residence Life Office located in the Olsen Student Center.

Additional information about Resident Assistant/Apartment Manager Positions including Job Description and Appointment Letter can be found at morningside.erezlife.com.


Returning Staff (includes HR/HAM)

Important Dates for Returning Staff

  • Wednesday, January 23rd – Website up and Application Available
  • Sunday, February 3rd – HR Applications, Returning RA Applications Due
  • Tuesday, February 5th – HR/HAM Interviews Start
  • Friday, February 8th – Returner Evaluation Meetings Start 
  • Sunday, February 10th – Group Process Day (afternoon/evening)
  • Wednesday, February 20th  – Decision Letters Out
  • Monday, March 4th, 10pm – Placement Meeting (tentatively scheduled)

Returning Staff will need to complete/submit:

  • Returning candidates apply at morningside.erezlife.com  
  • Staff applying for HR/HAM and Returning RA should complete HR/HAM Application only
  • Staff applying Returning RA/AM only should complete the RA/AM application only 
  • Reference (HR/HAM applicants only)
    • HR/HAM applicants only, provide one reference who can speak to your management or leadership abilities. This person does not need to be affiliated with Morningside College (no student or family references please)
    • Electronic Reference forms will automatically be sent your reference (all applicants using the electronic form automatically waive their right to see the completed form)
      • If you do not waive your right to see your reference form, you must notify your reference and provide them with a paper form, print, sign and give this paper form to your references, HARD copies are also available on the information display next to the Residence Life Office located in the Olsen Student Center.
Additional information about HR/HAM/RA/AM Positions including Job Description and Appointment Letter can be found at morningside.erezlife.com.