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Resident Assistant Job Information

  • What is an RA?
    • An RA is a resident assistant. The RA is responsible for creating a positive, inclusive living and learning environment in the residence halls. This means that they interact with their residents and get to know them. They help students transition to college living and make the residence halls home. They are also the primary connection between the Residence Life and Housing Department and the students.
  • What is an RA’s work look like?
    • Serve on an on-call rotation that requires you to be in the residence hall
    • Work desk hours that we base around your class schedule and on-call rotations
    • Attend mandatory trainings and orientations at the beginning of each semester
    • Attend mandatory, monthly, all-staff in-services
    • Build healthy, positive relationships with other students
    • Work collaboratively with others
  • What are the Minimum Qualifications?
    • 2.0 GPA
    • Be a full-time student for the upcoming year
    • Returning Blinn student
    • This is an academic year commitment
  • What is Blinn Housing Looking for in an RA?
    • Someone who can treat the RA position as a job and as a way of life.
    • A positive individual who genuinely cares about others and wants what is best for them
    • A leader who knows when the time is right to educate and when it is time to listen
  • How am I rewarded for the RA position?
    • Career experience
    • Resume builder
    • Lifelong friendships
    • New insights into others
    • Scholarship
  • Where can I find the RA application and how long do I have to fill it out?
    • The RA application can be found in your myBLINN account. Click on the Student Services drop-down menu, then click on Housing. The Housing application link will lead you to the RA application
    • The deadline for applications is November 30th
  • Want to know more?
    • Information sessions will take place from 7-9 p.m. on the following dates:
      • Wheeler Hall - Sept. 4, Oct.3, Nov. 13 (all are welcome) 
      • Mill Creek - Sept. 19, Oct.16, Nov.14 (all are welcome)
      • Tabling by the Dining Hall during lunch and dinner - Sept. 10-13, Sept. 24-27, Oct. 8-11, Oct. 22-25, Nov. 5-8, and Nov. 26&27
      • Don’t be afraid to talk to a current RA. They can give you the best insights regarding the position.
      • We also will be at some sporting events throughout the Fall semester, so look for us!
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