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Residence Life Staff Applications

Last updated January 12, 2018

Residence Life Staff Application Website
2018-2019

 

Welcome from Sheri Hineman, Director 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 two separate sections that outline the selection process—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,

Sheri Hineman
Director of Residence Life


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 2018-2019, it is important to remember the following:

  • All candidates—new and returning—are required to attend Group Processing Day, Sunday, January 28, 2018. More information about Group Process Day will be emailed to you approximately January 24th.
  • 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 after final appointment agreements are returned, in late-February 2018.
  • 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

  • Friday, January 12th – Application Out
  • Monday, January 22nd, 12pm (noon) – New RA/AM Candidate Applications Due & Reference Forms Due
  • Sunday, January 28th – Group Process Day (afternoon/evening)
  • Tuesday, January 30th – New RA/AM Candidate Interviews Begin (if necessary)
  • February 13th – Decision Letters Out
  • February 27th – Placement Meeting (tentatively scheduled)

New Staff Candidates will need to complete/submit:

  • New Candidate Application
  • 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, adiviser, work-study supervisor, etc)
    • Reference form (you can choose to use the electronic or paper reference form)
      • Electronic reference form send this link to your references via email. (all students using the electronic form automatically waive their right to see the completed form)
      • Paper reference form if you do not waive your right to see your references, print, sign and give this paper form to your references, HARD copies are also available on the informaiton display next to the Residence Life Office located in the Olsen Student Center.

New Staff Candidate Agreements and Job Descriptions


Returning Staff (includes HR/HAM)

Important Dates for Returning Staff

  • Monday, January 8th – Website up and Applicaiton Available
  • Monday, January 15th  – HR Applications, Returning RA Applications
  • Wednesday, January 17th – HR/HAM Interviews Start
  • Monday, January 22nd – Returner Evaluation Meetings Start 
  • Sunday, January 28th – Group Process Day (afternoon/evening)
  • Wednesday, February 7th – Decision Letters Out
  • February 27th – Placement Meeting (tentatively scheduled)

Returning Staff will need to complete/submit:

  • Application
  • Reference (HR/HAM applicants only)
    • HR/HAM applicants only, provide one reference who can speak to your managment or leadership abilities
    • This person does not need to be affiliated with Morningside College (no student or family references please)
    • Reference form (you can choose to use the electronic or paper reference form)
      • Electronic form:  Send this link to your reference via email (all staff using the electronic form automatically waive their right to see the completed form)
      • Paper reference form: (if you do not waive your right to see your references, print, sign and give this paper form to your references)

Returning Staff Agreements and Job Descriptions