Join the Residence Life Team:
Be a Resident Assistant!
Every year, the Department of Residence Life searches for positive, passionate, and enthusiastic leaders to be central pieces of the residence hall community at Franklin College. We anticipate employing 30 Resident Assistants across campus each academic year. Your responsibilities will be diverse and demanding, and will require a lot of time and commitment. As a Resident Assistant, you will be asked to:
- Be available and present when the residence halls are open
- Create and encourage a sense of community on your floor
- Serve on RA Collateral Assignment or Committee
- Be a positive role model on campus and in your community
- Be a responsive listener and referral agent for your residents
- Plan a variety of programs to facilitate individual and community development (in conjunction with departmental programming and community development expectations)
- Maintain bulletin boards on a monthly basis
- Participate in the active and on-call duty rotation (the number of duty shifts per week will vary depending on the building you are assigned)
- Assist students and address issues in the community
- Abide by and enforce all college policies
- Attend all staff meetings, in-services, and training sessions
- Be able to effectively communicate with residents and your supervisor
- Assist with the opening and closing of the residence halls
- Fulfill administrative requirements such as completing Room Condition Reports, assisting with lockouts, posting cleaning notices, etc.
Employment for RAs begins with Fall RA Training in August and extends through the day after commencement in May. In return for your duties, you will be compensated with a room and board credit directly to your student account for Fall Semester, Winter Term, and Spring Semester. RAs also receive a parking permit fee waiver and returning staff members receive a stipend. This compensation information will be shared with the Financial Aid Office and may influence your financial aid package. The RA position is a part-time student leadership position which is not eligible for any benefits including medical, dental, or retirement.
What’s does it take to be on the Res Life Team?
- Possess and maintain a minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA.
- Be in good judicial standing (i.e. not on probation or with an extensive judicial history)
- Have at least two full semesters of residential living experience in a residence hall, campus home, or fraternity house by June of the previous academic year. Freshman and transfer students are eligible to apply if they live on campus for Fall semester and plan to live on campus for Spring semester.
- Preferred applicants will have previous leadership experiences or co-curricular involvements.
Since it is such a time commitment, RAs cannot exceed an average of 15 hours of work (hourly, stipend, or internships) per week. Work study and international students with student visas can work all 15 hours with Franklin College. RAs without work study can only work 8 hours on-campus but they can work at an off-campus job for the remaining hours.
What can you do now?
Our applications for the 2017-2018 academic year are now closed. If you missed Selection for the 2017-2018 academic year, don’t worry! The Resident Assistant Selection process will begin again in mid-October to early November of 2017 for the 2018-2019 academic year. Please check back in October for updates and news about our RA Selection process.