Become a Resident Assistant

We are now accepting Resident Assistant applications for the

2017-2018 Academic Year!


Being an RA is more than just a job. It’s an unique learning experience that will prepare you for your future career. You will learn how to work on a team, how to handle conflict and crisis situations, develop meaningful relationships, and much more. In addition, you get to work with fantastic people and make a real difference in the lives of others.

We are dedicated to recruiting, hiring, selecting, promoting and retaining a competent and diverse staff that reflects the cultural and personal diversity of the Emporia State community. Emporia State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. To see our Equal Employment Opportunity, Equal Educational Opportunity and Non-Discrimination Policy please click here. You can also view the departmental Diversity Statement here.

Apply to be an RA and be a part of something great!

Application deadline is 1:00pm (CST) on Monday, February 13.

How to Apply

First, complete the online application: Online Application 

Second, have your two references complete the online reference form: Reference Form*

*Please copy the link and share it with the two people who will complete a recommendation for you (or direct them to this webpage).


General Description

The Resident Assistant (RA) lives in an assigned floor/living area and serves as a resource for the residents of that floor/living area. Resident Assistants draw from their prior experience and Res Life training to build community. RAs serve as resources and role-models to foster student success, inside and outside the classroom.  The RA position is for an academic year. This position reports to the Complex Coordinator of the assigned facility. Resident Assistants receive a room and board waiver and a stipend for the duration of their employment. The stipend amount for the academic year is $1,260.00.  It is paid out bi-weekly over the course of the academic year.

To learn more about the RA position, please review one or both of the files below:

Position Description, 2017-2018 View RA Position Description, 2017-2018

Terms of Appointment, 2017-2018 View RA Terms of Appointment, 2017-2018

RAs cannot hold other campus employment positions while employed as a Resident Assistant. Resident Assistants must receive prior approval for any of the following:

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