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Residential Life & Housing is a fun and engaging work environment that is centered around serving on-campus residents. We offer variety of job opportunities ranging from live-in positions like resident assistants and hourly jobs like mailroom and front desk assistants. We are looking for candidates that have great customer service skills, a positive attitude and time management skills.


The Assistant Hall Director position at VCU is a student seeking a Master’s Degree, part-time, live-in paraprofessional who helps with the responsibility for developing and administering a comprehensive residence life program for approximately 400-1,000 residential students through promoting academic success for residents, assisting in the management of hall staff, implementing building/campus-wide educational programming, and developing positive community leadership via community councils.

Priority interview scheduling will be made for qualified candidates who apply before April 13th. Visit VCUJobs to apply.

Typically, all candidates hear back about the status of their application by the end of the spring semester. If you have any questions please email BeAnRA@vcu.edu.


The Graduate Assistant of Residential Life for Multicultural Affairs at VCU is a student seeking a Master’s Degree, part-time, live-off paraprofessional who helps with the responsibility for the education and daily management of over 6,000 on-campus students through trainings, conferences and large-scale programming, and other OMSA & RLH initiatives. The position will report to the Assistant Director of Residential Life for Multicultural Affairs.

Priority interview scheduling will be made for qualified candidates who apply before April 13th. Visit VCUJobs to apply.

Typically, all candidates hear back about the status of their application by the end of the spring semester. If you have any questions please email BeAnRA@vcu.edu.


The Graduate Assistant for Selection and Development position at VCU is a student seeking a Master’s Degree, part-time, live-off paraprofessional who helps with the responsibility for the education and daily management of over 6,000 on-campus students through assisting with the planning, implementation, and assessment of student staff recruitment, selection, and training processes. The position will report to the Assistant Director of Residential Life for Selection and Development.

Priority interview scheduling will be made for qualified candidates who apply before April 13th. Visit VCUJobs to apply.

Typically, all candidates hear back about the status of their application by the end of the spring semester. If you have any questions please email BeAnRA@vcu.edu.


Residential Life & Housing will be accepting applications for a limited number of anticipated openings for Resident Assistant position for the Spring 2019 semester.  

Resident Assistants (RAs) are students who are focused on facilitating a safe and inclusive living environment in the residence halls. We are looking for candidates that have great customer service skills, a positive attitude, and can manage the time commitments that come with being an RA. The first step in applying is to attend one of the required RA information sessions to learn about the position and gain access to the application form. 

 

Qualifications

Academic
During the RA term, the RA must be a full-time VCU student, enrolled in a minimum of 12 undergraduate credit hours or 9 graduate credit hours. The RA must remain in good academic standing as defined by the University and the College in which they are enrolled. All candidates must successfully complete a GPA check. The RA must maintain a semester and cumulative grade point average of at least a 2.50. 

University Experience
By the start of the RA term, the RA must have lived in any university housing for a minimum of one full academic year (fall + spring semesters). The RA must act in accordance with all federal, state, and local laws, and remain in good conduct standing as governed by University and Housing policies. All candidates must successfully complete a University and Residential Life & Housing conduct check (hired candidates must not actively be on probation, suspension, or banned from an RLH facility).  

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
An RA must demonstrate knowledge of VCU and Residential Life & Housing policies. An RA must also be able to communicate well in group and one-on-one situations, establish a positive rapport with diverse populations, and employ critical thinking skills to solve problems. At the time of application, the RA must be legally authorized to work in the United States. 

If you meet these qualifications, attend one of the required information sessions, and learn more about becoming an RA!

  • Monday 11/5 from 3 - 4 p.m. in the Cabaniss TV lounge
  • Monday 11/5 from 7 - 8 p.m. in West Grace South, Room 1004H
  • Tuesday 11/6 from 7 - 8 p.m. in the Broad & Belvidere TV lounge
  • Wednesday 11/7 from 1 - 2 p.m. in the University Student Commons, SGA Senate Chambers
  • Wednesday 11/7 from 5 - 6 p.m. in the Grace & Broad small classroom
  • Thursday 11/8 from 1 - 2 p.m. in the Ackell Community Room
  • Thursday 11/8 from 4 - 5 p.m. in West Grace North, Room 1030J
  • Friday 11/9 from 1 - 2 p.m. in Cary & Belvidere 2nd floor Conference Room

 

Timeline

The application will be available beginning Nov. 5, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. and will close on Nov.16, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. All completed applications will be reviewed and successful candidates will be invited to interview for the Resident Assistant position around Thanksgiving break. Interviews will occur on Friday, Nov. 30, 2018. 

Please note that this announcement and application process is not for the 2019-2020 academic year; it is only for those interested in our anticipated vacancies for the Spring 2019 semester. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to email BeAnRA@vcu.edu.


The Facilities Assistant position at VCU is an hourly student worker who helps ensure that the residence hall environments are safe and well-maintained. Facilities Assistants perform building walks and inspections, complete various inventories, escort contractors to designated spaces, move carts and other items between buildings, and perform administrative tasks as assigned. 

 

The 2018 Facilities Assistant application is now closed. Please check back here in March 2019 for more information to apply!


The Conference Assistant (CA) position at VCU is a live-on, hourly student worker who reports to the Assistant Director for Conferences & Special Projects to ensure that conferences run smoothly by liaising between summer conferences and the RLH staff, and by serving as the representative for Conference Services in the residence halls for various clients. The CA position requires a working knowledge of VCU’s campus, self-motivation, ability to problem-solve under time constraints, being highly detail and task oriented, and having exceptional organizational and interpersonal skills. 

 

The 2018 Conference Assistant application is now closed. Please check back here in March 2019 for more information to apply!


The Mailroom Assistant position at VCU is an hourly student worker who reports to the Mail Service Coordinator and services an area mail room in any of the residence halls on the Monroe Park and MCV campus. Mailroom Assistants must exhibit strong communication and interpersonal skills, ability to think critically, a professional image, and excellent customer service. 

 

The 2018 Mailroom Assistant application is now closed. Please check back here in March 2019 for more information to apply!


The Desk Assistant (DA) position at VCU is an hourly student worker who reports to the Coordinator of Desk Operations and Desk Coordinator. The DA’s primary responsibilities include serving as a resource for students by managing administrative responsibilities at a front desk, assisting in maintaining the safety and security of the community, handling keys, assisting and checking in guests, submitting work orders, and disseminating information to students. The DA serves as a role model for students in every aspect of residential living, and is expected to know various campus resources available to students. 

 

The 2018 Desk Assistant application is now closed. Please check back here in March 2019 for more information to apply!


Thank you for your interest, but the RAM CAMP Leader application is currently closed. If you have any questions, please email ramcamp@vcu.edu.

 


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