Resident Assistants (RAs) are undergraduate students who live and work in Manhattan College’s residence halls. RAs are assigned to a particular wing or floor in each residence hall and are responsible for fostering community among fellow resident students by developing social and educational opportunities, assisting students in personal and administrative matters, and ensuring that the standards set forth in the Student Code of Conduct are consistently being met.
The RA position provides students with many opportunities to develop leadership skills, plan programs and events, exercise peer advising and mediating, as well as important administrative skills that will help in any career down the road.
Serving as an RA is a one-year commitment that may be renewed at the discretion of the Director of Residence Life. Full-time rising juniors and seniors — especially student leaders with involvement in artistic, athletic or ROTC programs — are encouraged to apply. Current commuters are encouraged to apply as well.
On track for 60 credits by August 2018, and two years of college enrollment (time at previous institutions will be considered for transfer students)
No active disciplinary sanctions (ex. students currently on Residence Hall Probation can not apply)
Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
Step 2: Application, Résumé, and Essays
Complete the application form. Note: You will need to be logged-in directly to your manhattan.edu user account. If you have other Google accounts active, consider signing out of them or completing the form in a different browser.
Submit a resume and your essays via email to email@example.com by Wednesday, February 14 at 4:00 pm. The email should be titled "RA Application".
Step 3: Recommendations
You must also get a recommendation from a faculty or College staff member, or from someone outside the College who you know on a professional basis. Candidates should refer recommenders to this site (manhattan.edu/RA) for recommendation forms.
Notifications will be sent on Thursday, March 22. Contracts and roommate forms for those hired are due on Wednesday, March 28. Candidates should start speaking with their peers early in the process in the hope of finding suitable roommates.