Resident Advisor Application Process

RA Chad Bostic standing on a brick wall


The Resident Advisor (RA) position is one of the most challenging and fulfilling commitments you can assume as a college student. You will have the opportunity to interact with others and change lives, learn time management skills, expand your awareness of our on-campus community, and enrich your experience here at Ohio State ATI. Through these opportunities, you will receive a broad-based, skill-building experience. Resident Advisors need to possess maturity, responsibility, strong communication skills, leadership, and sensitivity to a diverse and inclusive population.

Informational packets will be available at the upcoming information sessions, including: 

  • Academic standards and minimum qualifications guide
  • Roles and responsibilities of the RA
  • Terms of employment  
  • Frequently asked questions (FAQs)
  • Application for employment
  • 3 reference forms (1 reference must be a current Residence Life staff member)

The Ohio State University and the Office of Student Life is committed to creating a positive and developmental experience centered around the core values of community, learning, wellness, and inclusion for all students living in the Applewood Village.  We are pleased that you are considering this opportunity!

INFORMATIONAL SESSIONS:

  • Thursday, November 19, 2020 at 8:30 p.m. via Zoom (see meeting info below).
  • Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at 12:30 p.m. via Zoom (see meeting info below).

There will be an opportunity to meet members of the current village staff and have your questions answered.                                                

2021 - 2022 ACADEMIC YEAR RA STAFF HIRING TIMELINE

November 2, 2020 Applications become available for the 2021 - 2022
November 9, 2020 ATI recruitment campaign begins
November 19, 2020 at 8:30 pm RA Information Session #1 via Zoom
Meeting ID: 962 3014 6390     Passcode: RESLIFE
December 2, 2020 at 12:30 pm RA Information Session #2 via Zoom
Meeting ID: 980 2381 0372      Passcode: RESLIFE
January 17, 2021 by 11:59 pm Applications due
January 18 - 22, 2021 Applications scored
January 22, 2021 References due
January 25, 2021 Interviews offered
January 26 - 28, 2021 Interview sign-ups
February 1 - 4, 2021 Interviews
February 5, 2021 Invitations to participate in RA Seminar 
Week of February 8 RA Seminar begins
March 25, 2021 RA Seminar ends
March 26, 2021 Position offers are extended
March 30, 2021 Offer acceptance deadline
April 2, 2021 Hiring decisions sent to Columbus

IMPORTANT LINKS

Application (Visit "JOBS" section on the left panel. Click "Regional Paraprofessional Staff (RA/RM) 2021 - 2022").

You may check with our office at any time to see if you are missing any of the required materials. References will be accepted through January 22, 2021.

Information Packet (currently available at informational sessions)

Further questions? Contact an Applewood Village senior staff member:

Mick Steiner
Housing Coordinator
(330) 287-7504
steiner.255@osu.edu

Caitlin Blake
Apartments Manager
(330) 287-7504
blake.429@osu.edu