Residence Life Leadership Opportunities

Residence Life Leadership Opportunities

The Resident Assistant & Commuter Peer Assistant position at Fairfield University!

Leadership Begins Here with the Resident Assistant (RA) and Commuter Peer Assistant (CPA) in the Office of Residence Life!

 

RESIDENT ASSISTANT SELECTION OVERVIEW:

The Resident Assistant/Commuter Peer Assistant (RA) position is one of the premier leadership positions for students at Fairfield.  RAs are responsible for the social, academic, and personal development all undergraduate students. The RA/CPA develops a sense of community among students as members of a floor/area, cultivate relationships with the students while implementing our Catholic and Jesuit mission.

Each year the Office of Residence Life seeks candidates from the rising senior, junior, and sophomore classes who have developed good self-awareness and have a genuine care and concern for others to serve as Resident Assistants/Commuter Peer Assistants.

  

BENEFITS OF THE POSITION:

Candidates who are hired for the position gain valuable benefits including:

  • Leadership Skills (Time-Management & Decision Making)
  • Ongoing Professional Development
  • Life-long friendships
  • A competitive compensation package

 

HOW TO APPLY

Applications can be found on Org Sync and are due January 31, 2019 at 4:30pm. 

 

ITEMS NEEDED FOR APPLICATION:

  • Updated 1 page College Resume
  • Two Letters of Recommendation submitted online via Org Sync.

  

IMPORTANT APPLICATION & DEADLINES:

November 1, 2018 – January 31, 2019

RA/CPA Application is Open on Org Sync

February 10, 2019

Group Process Project Due

February 11 – 15, 2019

Individual Interviews

March 8, 2019           

Candidates will be notified via email of decision

 

NEED MORE INFORMATION – CHECK OUT THESE LINKS:

 Full RA/CPA Job Description for 2019-2020

Frequently Asked Questions

 

If you have questions, please contact the Office of Residence Life, most specifically:

 

Pejay Lucky

Associate Director, Leadership Development

Office of Residence Life

Fairfield University

203-254-4215, Plucky@fairfield.edu

 

 

OTHER LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Inter-Residential Housing Association (IRHA)

The Office of Residence Life also advises the Inter-Residential Housing Association which a student government body representing all residential students living on-campus.  Each Residence Hall Community hosts weekly open meetings of their Residence Hall Association (RHA) and bi-weekly, all RHAs meet together as a General Assembly of IRHA.  IRHA is open to any residential student.  To find out more information please check out IRHA’s Org Sync home page. Students who participate in RHA or IRHA have the opportunity to make a positive impact on their community and to develop their own leadership capacity.

National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH)

The Office of Residence Life advises the National Residence Hall Honorary. NRHH’s goal is to recognize the contributions of our scholars and leaders living in the residence halls. Established in 1964, NRHH honors the top 1% of student leaders who make a difference in the lives of students living on campus. The chapter of NRHH here at Fairfield University is one of over 120 NRHH chapters nationwide.  NRHH also sponsors an Of the Month Recognition program.  To nominate a fellow student, advisor for an Of the Month Award please see our Org Sync homepage.  NRHH has inductions yearly in Spring semester.  Applications are out March 1st and due at the end of the month.

 

 

If you have questions, please contact the Office of Residence Life, most specifically:

 

Meredith Smith

Associate Director, Living & Learning 

Office of Residence Life

Fairfield University

203-254-4215, msmith13@fairfield.edu

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