Resident Assistants | Capital University, Columbus Ohio


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  • Resident Assistants

    Resident Assistants (RAs) are advisors and role models that serve as an important liaison between students and the University. Serving as an RA provides students numerous opportunities for personal and professional development as well as substantial leadership experience. RAs contribute to students’ experiences by:

    • Establishing a positive community in their assigned residential area
    • Assisting with personal and academic questions and concerns
    • Implementing social and educational programs and services
    • Maintaining a healthy and safe environment for all students

    Are you ResLife? Now Hiring for Fall 2022.

    ResLife ArtResLife is the people, people like you. People from different hometowns, who bring with them different identities, experiences, outlooks, and viewpoints. ResLife is the people who make up the CapFam, and who seek to share their stories, expertise, and experiences with others to make the college experience one to remember. ResLife is the small, but mighty team of students and professional staff members at Capital University who strive to help you live connected with the people, places, opportunities, & experiences that are essential to student success. Are you ResLife? We hope so, because right now we are looking for the next cohort of peer leaders ready to make a profound impact on their peers, beginning in Fall 2022.

    Now Hiring Resident Assistants*! Apply now! Application closes January 10, 2022.

    The Job. RA’s are tasked with:

    • Community building. We build communities of belonging. Belongingness, a basic human need, is essential to each member of the CapFam. RA’s meet that need by building safe and welcoming residential communities where the CapFam spends their time outside of class. Our staff strives for each of our residential communities to be safe and welcoming environment for every student. We believe that the unique and intersectional identities of each community members and the respect for those identities is essential for a strong and vibrant living environment.
    • Community engagement. We help you find your fit. Through targeted and individual outreach (such as CapChats) RA’s get to know each resident on a deeper level and connect them to others in the campus community who share similar passions, interests, and goals.
    • Community connections. We act a resource for and referral to the information and individuals you need. RA’s know Capital University, and it’s people. We train our staff to be knowledgeable sources of the information and individuals that students rely on for their academic and individual success. Have a question? RA’s are reliable and dependable sources of information.
    • Community education. We educate the community on healthy, safe, and respsonible living. RA’s take part in proactive educational initiatives using a variety of strategies aimed at educating and developing an engaged citizenry that focused on the well-being of both the individual and collective.
    • Community care. We’ll be there, for you. RA’s receive extensive training in conflict, crisis, and conduct response. RA’s mediate and resolve peer conflict, activate support systems and act as a support person in times of crisis, and educate on and document vilations of community standards. As part of the ResLife 24/7 on-call network RA’s take part in duty a three-tier duty rotation which supports the campus community twenty-four hours a day, 365 days a year.

    The Perks. RA’s receive:

    • $4200 bill credit, applied to your student account, which covers, in full, the cost of housing for each semester of employment (any overage is applied towards the RAs meal plan.)
    • $750 stipend, paid in three increments of $250 at the beginning, middle, and end of the academic year.
    • S-lot parking pass availability guarantee (guarantee of pass availability only, does not cover the cost of the pass)
    • Eligibility for early registration, on their class's first day of registration each semester

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