Resident Staff Selection

The Office of Residence Life is pleased you are interested in applying for the Resident Assistant (RA) position. This position is an exceptional leadership opportunity that offers many challenges and rewards. We hope that you will find the selection process to be an opportunity to learn about yourself as well as the Office of Residence Life.


The RA is a full-time undergraduate student who serves as a University representative and is an integral member of the Office of Residence Life team in managing the day-to-day operations of the University's residence halls. Responsibilities include developing a living and learning community, cultivating relationships with students residing in their assigned areas, implementing our Jesuit and Catholic mission and vision, conducting regular inspections of their floors/area, participating in a rotating duty schedule, and assisting in the implementation of the community development model. The position is a 9-month appointment, beginning approximately 1.5 weeks prior to the start of the academic year.

Candidate Requirements

RAs must:

  • Have sophomore, junior, or senior status
  • Be a full-time student
  • Have no active record of University disciplinary action at the time of application or during the process
  • Have a minimum GPA of 2.8 cumulative at the time of application
  • Demonstrate strong leadership and possess sensitivity for the welfare of fellow students. Experience in residence hall living is highly recommended.


Traditional Residence Hall RAs receive room and board (approximately $12,930). The Townhouse and Apartment RAs receive room only (approximately $10,510 and $10,845 respectively). In addition, the RA receives a stipend in the fall and spring.

Documents for the RA Selection Process

RA Application
Frequently Asked Questions
RA Job Description

Application Instructions

To apply fo the RA position, download the RA Application to your computer. The form is an Adobe PDF and can be completed using Adobe Reader, a free software available to download and found on the computers in the university computer labs. (You will be able to print but not save a copy of your completed application. It is recommended that you print two copies and keep one for your records). Staple together your application as well as suplimental information such as your resume and self evaluation questions. Once your application is complete you may submit it to the Office of Residence Life and sign up for an individual interview.

Applications are due to the Office of Residence Life (BCC 096) by Friday, January 31, 2014.

RA Info Session

Have questions about the RA position or want to learn more? Please attend one of the two RA Info Sessions.

  • Tuesday, December 3, 5 p.m. – BCC 200
  • Tuesday, December 3, 8 p.m. – BCC 206

Study Abroad Students

Students who will be abroad next semester are still eligible to apply for the RA position. They will not participate in the group process interview, however phone interview(s) will be conducted on your interview date(s) or an in-person interview can be done.

Contact Information

Nathan Lubich
Assistant Director of Residence Life
Fairfield University
(203) 254-4215