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Become a Resident Assistant

Submit your application today for the 2018-2019 Resident Assistant position!


We strive to create inclusive communities in our residence halls. That goal begins with a diverse and inclusive team of Resident Assistants. We need your voice and your action to activate this goal!

We are dedicated to recruiting, hiring, developing, 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.

General Description

Each 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 inclusive communities. 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 (9-Block meal plan) and a stipend for the duration of their employment. The stipend amount for the academic year is $1,995.00.  It is paid out bi-weekly for 21 pay periods of the academic year ($95/pay period).

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

Position Description, 2018-2019 Click Here!

Terms of Appointment, 2018-2019 Click Here!

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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