Senior Resident Assistant
Thank you for your interest in the Senior Resident Assistant (SRA) position here at the University of New Haven. Your hard work and dedication to the Office of Residential Life is greatly appreciated. As you start your application, please read through all of the information completely as some aspects of the application process have changed. As you continue through the process, please do not hesitate to contact the Office of Residential Life or your supervisor if you have any questions.
The Senior Resident Assistant position is offered to returning staff members who have demonstrated leadership, initiative, strength of character and a clear understanding of his/her role as a Resident Assistant. In addition to his/her role as a Resident Assistant, a Senior Resident Assistant serves as a liaison between the Area Coordinator, Resident Director and Resident Assistant staff, functions as a mentor to the Resident Assistant staff, and works in tandem with the Resident Directors and Area Coordinators to ensure all areas of the staff and residence hall function properly.
- Selection of persons for Senior Resident Assistant positions are based on the leadership experience, recommendations, interviews, and the candidate’s concern for, and sensitivity to, the welfare of the UNH students.
- Senior Resident Assistants must be in good academic and conduct standing with the University. Applicants for the Senior Resident Assistant position must not be on disciplinary probation and must maintain this status throughout the employment period.
- A cumulative GPA of a 2.5 is required to apply for the position. Once hired, a cumulative GPA under 2.5 will result in the Senior Resident Assistant being placed on probationary status.
- Applicants for the Senior Resident Assistant position must be enrolled in the University as a full-time undergraduate student making “satisfactory progress” (as outlined in the Undergraduate Catalog) and continue to meet these criteria during their term as a Senior Resident Assistant.
- Senior Resident Assistants must give the job precedence over all other extracurricular activities and work (no more than 15 hours per week unless you speak directly to your supervisor for approval to work up to 20 hours max).
- You must currently hold a Resident Assistant position or have held a Resident Assistant position within the Office of Residence Life for a least one full semester.
SRA Information Sessions
Applicants interested in applying for the Senior Resident Assistant positions are encouraged to attend one of the information sessions listed below. At these sessions we will give a brief presentation to review the SRA selection process, minimum requirements to apply, the job description, and compensation for this position.
Information Session Dates:
Friday, January 25th, 2013 @ 12:30 PM – Office of Residential Life Conference Room
Tuesday, January 29th, 2013 @ 6 PM - Office of Residential Life Conference Room
Wednesday, January 30th, 2013 @ 11 AM - Office of Residential Life Conference Room
Wednesday, January 30th, 2013 @ 4 PM - Office of Residential Life Conference Room
Here is a very brief overview of the application process for the Senior Resident Assistant position.
SRA Application Process
- Senior Resident Assistant Application – Download and complete the SRA application located at the bottom of this page. (Applications must be turned into ORL by Wednesday, February 6th, 2013 @ Noon)
- Letter of Recommendation – Please request a letter of recommendation from your current Resident Director or Area Coordinator to be submitted to the Office of Residential Life by Wednesday, February 6th, 2013 @ Noon.
- Create a resume –You will need to provide a paper copy of your current resume. If you need assistance in developing your resume, visit the Career Development Office. (The resume is due at the time of your interview)
- Individual Interviews – Lasting roughly 45 minutes, your individual interview will be with a panel of staff members from the Office of Residential Life. Once you have completed your application, you will be contacted individually by the Office of Residential Life to set up an interview no later than Thursday, February 7th, 2013. (Interviews will take place Monday, February 11th & Tuesday, February 12th)
- Current Issue Presentation - During your interview, you will be asked present on a current issue related to the SRA position and residential living. Applicants will be asked to present on a topic they will select at random from a group of pre-selected topics. You may pick up your topic with instructions in the Residential Life Office from Whitney beginning January 28th, 2013 after 1 PM.
- Notification Letters - Letters notifying you of your status as a Senior Resident Assistant applicant will be sent out via e-mail to all applicants by Friday, February 15th, 2013.
SRA Application: Download HERE
The Resident Assistant position is a vital part of the UNH Residential Life staff. Should you have any specific questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the Office of Residential Life.
Best of luck in this process!