2021-2022 Resident Assistant Selection Process

RA/PA APPLICATIONS ARE NOW AVAILABLE! 

NEW RA APPLICATION | PA APPLICATION 

 

Application Process

Applications for the 2021-2022 academic year are available via this website. The application should take about 15 minutes, and it can be completed in one sitting.  RETURNING RAs: Please contact your supervisor with questions regarding your reapplication process.
 

Before you apply for the RA position... 

  • Review the RA job description.
  • Have your resume updated and ready to attach (we suggest a PDF)
  • Have three references (one must be your current RA!)
    • We'll need their name, email address, phone number, and their relationship to you.
    • You are responsible for sharing the reference form link with your references!
    • Reference Form Link
  • Be prepared to answer the following essay questions (we suggest answering on a Word document and copy/pasting your answers into the application)
    • Why do you want to be a resident assistant at Viterbo University? 
    • What benefits would you bring to residents and the Viterbo community if hired? 
    • Describe a difficult situation you have encountered in your living environment and how you handled it. What did you learn from the situation?
    • Would you prefer to work in a residence hall or an apartment building? Please explain your choice. 

Before you apply for the PA position... 

  • Review the PA job description.
  • Have your resume updated and ready to attach (we suggest a PDF)
  • Have two references
    • We'll need their name, email address, phone number, and their relationship to you.
    • You are responsible for sharing the reference form link with your references!
    • Reference Form Link
  • Be prepared to answer the following essay questions (we suggest answering on a Word document and copy/pasting your answers into the application)
    • Why do you want to be a peer advisor at Viterbo University? 
    • What benefits would you bring to residents and the Viterbo community if hired? 
    • How have your previous leadership experience prepared you for the PA position?
    • Describe a difficult situation you have encountered in your living environment and how you handled it. What did you learn from the situation?
    • What activities or other commitments do you plan to be involved in during the upcoming year?

Open Information Sessions

While not required, we strongly encourage you to attend one of our open information sessions to meet current RAs, learn more about the application/hiring process, and ask questions about the day-to-day details of being a resident assistant. Open sessions will take place via Zoom - please sign up HERE.

Dec. 8 3 pm Dec. 8

6 pm

Dec 14 3 pm Dec. 14 6 pm
Jan. 19 3 pm Jan. 19 6 pm

 

Application/Interview Timeline

Dec. 1 Applications available online
Jan. 29 PA Applications due
Feb. 5 RA Applications Due
Feb. 8-10 PA Interviews
Feb. 13 RA Group Process Day (mandatory)
Feb. 19 Offer letters distributed