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The Position and Application Requirements:

 

Application Requirements:

  • 1. Apply online at https://jobs.ucmerced.edu (recommended by February 15th)
  • 2. Submit supplemental interview questions (recommended by February 15th)
  • 3. Provide 2 professional references
  • 4. Participate in full day Group Process: activity based to evaluate your ability to work in teams and decision making abilities.
  • 5. No Conduct Issues
  • 6. Maintain Cumulative and Term GPA of at Least 2.5
  • 7. Attend one of the five scheduled information sessions
  • 8. Participate in one full day of group process
  • 9. Participate in individual interviews

Returning Applicants (currently working as an RA):

  • 1. Recommendation by current RLC
  • 2. Participate in facilitation of Group Process
  • 3. Maintain Cumulative and Term GPA of at Least 2.5
  • 4. No Conduct Issues

Compensation:

In addition to a waiver for Room & Board for the duration of the position, new RA’s will receive $55 biweekly and returning RA’s will receive $75 biweekly in wages.

Opening Description:

UC Merced Housing and Residence Education is charged with providing a comfortable, convenient, and engaging residential experience for students living on-campus. Under the supervision of one of the four RLCs, the Resident Assistant (RA) supports this mission by facilitating various aspects of student life in the residence communities. The incumbent plays an important leadership role in developing inclusive and interactive communities through activity implementation; serving as a mentor, role model, counselor, and referral agent; establishing and enforcing behavioral standards; facilitating communication; and participating in an on-call duty rotation for emergency response. The RA works cooperatively with their staff team and other campus departments to create an enriching experience in support of our residents' academic goals.

 

Qualifications: / Who can apply:

 

  • 1. Must be a full-time UCM student and possess and maintain a minimal cumulative and semester GPA of 2.5 and serve as an academic role model. By submitting an application, you authorize the Residence Life staff to access and view your GPA.
  • 2. Must be in good financial and disciplinary standing with the University.
  • 3. Possess excellent interpersonal skills sufficient to communicate and collaborate with diverse groups of people to include student, parent, faculty, staff and administrative leadership.
  • 4. Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • 5. Successful leadership experiences working with clubs and organizations at a college level preferred but high school and community experience will be considered.
  • 6. To abide by all policies and procedures and serve as a positive role model at all times.
  • 7. Ability to manage workload, both independently and as part of a team.
  • 8. Initiative and ability to administer and manage multiple priorities, set realistic goals and objectives, organize resources and schedule efforts to achieve goals.
  • 9. Must live on-campus during employment, work nights and weekends, alter work schedules as needed, and successfully pass a background check.
  • 10. Must be able to attend both fall and spring training sessions.
  • 11. Cannot hold another job on campus.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATION:

  • Completion of Tier One Bobcat Leader certification offered by Margo F Souza Student Leadership Center

REQUIRED QUALIFICATION:

 

2019-2020 Academic Year Recruitment and Selection Timeline:

 

Dates and Deadlines Event
January 2019 Apply online and submit supplemental interview questions
January 27th 2019 Fall 2019-Spring 2020 Resident Assistant Applications Information Session
January 30th 2019 Fall 2019-Spring 2020 Resident Assistant Applications Information Session
January 30th 2019 Fall 2019-Spring 2020 Resident Assistant Applications Information Session
January 31st 2019 Fall 2019-Spring 2020 Resident Assistant Applications Information Session
January 31st 2019 Fall 2019-Spring 2020 Resident Assistant Applications Information Session
February 2019 Review of applications will begin
*February 23-24 2019 Group Process
*March 2-3 2019 New RA Individual Interviews
May 2019 Hiring paperwork will be scheduled for those selected
August 2019 Mandatory training and early move in required