Resident Assistant Selection

Thank you for your interest in applying for a Resident Assistant (RA) position at PLNU! 

Applying for the Full Academic Year (Fall and Spring)

Expectations for Resident Assistants

  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 2.75
  • Maintain full-time student status (12 units or more per semester)
  • Required hours per week:
    • Residential Hall RAs: 20 
    • Apartment RAs: 10  
  • Remain on campus overnight for three weekends per month
  • Other significant commitments must be limited to:
    • Residential Hall RAs: 10 hours per week or less
    • Apartment RAs: 20 hours per week or less

Restrictions

Only current PLNU students may apply. Incoming students will have the opportunity to apply after their first year.

Approval from academic advisor required for the following:

  • Second- or third-year nursing students
  • Student teachers
  • Athletic trainers

Notes: Athletes must get approval from their coach. First-year nursing students may not apply due to academic department restrictions.

Important RA Selection Dates

There will be two informational meetings to meet the Resident Directors (RDs) and hear about the positions:

  • RA Info Meeting #1: December 7, 8 p.m.
  • RA Info Meeting #2: January 10, 8 p.m.

You must be available for the following dates to participate in the RA application process:

  • January 19: RA Applications Due
  • January 31 – February 2: Group Process Signups
  • February 5 – 8: Group Interview Process
  • February 12 –22: Individual Interviews
  • March 2: Final Notification Emails Sent

Benefits and Compensation

  • Leadership Experience
  • Housing
  • Meals
    • 20/week RAs: 180 meals + $200 dining dollars + 10 guest meals per semester
    • Flex RAs: Receive 50% of Room and Board (meal plan required)
    • Colony RAs: Receive 50% of Room and Board (meal plan optional)

​​​​​​​The Application

Applications will be available starting December 7, and are due by 11:59 p.m. on January 19.

New Applicants:

  1. Looking at the job description, why do you want to be an RA? 
  2. Tell us about a time you have led.
  3. How do you manage your time and current commitments? And how would you integrate the RA role if selected?
  4. Where are you at in your faith journey? 

Returning RA Applicants:

  1. Looking at the job description, why do you want to return as an RA? 
  2. What have you done well this year as an RA and what has been challenging?
  3. Tell us why you want to work with your preferred cohort. What are the needs of this cohort?
  4. Where are you at in your faith journey?

We encourage you to complete the questions above in a Word document before starting your application. (Note: 250-word limit per question)

If you have any questions regarding your application or the process, please contact the RA Selection Committee at raselection@pointloma.edu.

We look forward to receiving your application!

Applying for the Summer

Expectations for Resident Assistants

This summer we are hiring 10 Resident Assistants (8 for Young Hall and 2 for Colony Apartments).

The RA positions are both live-in positions (meaning that each RA will be provided housing in Young Hall or Colony Apartments during the extent of their contract). Each RA will oversee a floor of 25-50 residents for the summer program and have other responsibilities that will average 10 hours per week.

If you have questions regarding this position, please attend one of the RA Info Meetings on Thursday, December 8 or Wednesday, January 10 at 8 p.m. in the Cunningham Dining Room. You can also email bethanydenney@pointloma.edu for Young Hall or aubreyparker@pointloma.edu for Colony Apartments.

Applications must be submitted online by Friday, January 19 at 11:59 p.m.

Summer RA Job Description


Prerequisites:

  • Must be a continuing PLNU student in Fall 2018
  • Must have at least a 2.75 cumulative GPA
  • Must not have more than 20 hours of additional work/class requirements during the summer

Resident Assistant Information:

  • Summer Hall: Young Hall and Colony Apartments
  • Hours/Week: 10
  • Contract Dates: Monday, May 7 – Monday, August 13

Other Required Dates

Date Event
April TBD Summer RA Dinner (Off Campus), 5 – 8 p.m.
May 7

RA Dinner/Training, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
RAs Move Into Summer Housing, 7:30 p.m.

May 8 RA Building Prep, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Summer Residents Check In, 4 – 8 p.m.
May 9

Prep for "Welcome to Summer" Event, 4:30 – 6 p.m.
"Welcome to Summer" Event (Colony/Young Hall), 7 – 8 p.m.

May 9 – May 18 RA Training, 5:30 – 8 p.m.
August 8

Summer Residents Check In to Fall Housing, 4 – 8 p.m.

August 9

Building Closedown, 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

August 13

Summer RA Contract Ends

Dates and/or times are subject to change. Res Life will provide sufficient notice of any changes.

Restrictions

Only current PLNU students may apply. Incoming students will have the opportunity to apply after their first year. Must be a continuing PLNU student in Fall 2018.

General Responsibilities

  • Resident Check in/out
  • Box Duties
  • Weekly Meetings with RD
  • On-Duty Time
  • Programs and Events
  • Live-in Position
  • Work Orders for Community Space
  • Student Conduct (Low Level)
  • Visibility on Hall

Benefits and Compensation

  • Leadership Experience
  • Stipend ($1,275)
  • Room ($1,750 value)
  • Meal Plan
  • Job Flexibility

The Application

Applications must be submitted online by Friday, January 19 at 11:59 p.m.

New Applicants:

  1. Looking at the job description, why do you want to be an RA?
  2. Tell us about a time you have led.
  3. How do you manage your time and current commitments? And how would you integrate the RA role if selected?
  4. Where are you at in your faith journey?

Returning RA Applicants:

  1. Looking at the job description, why do you want to return as an RA?
  2. What have you done well this year as an RA and what has been most challenging?
  3. Tell us why you want to work with your preferred cohort. What are the needs of this cohort?
  4. Where are you at in your faith journey?

We would encourage you to complete the questions above in a Word document before starting your application. (Note: 250-word limit per question)

If you are interested in applying for both summer and the full academic year, make sure you also check out the information above.  

If you have any questions regarding your application or the process, please contact the RA Selection Committee at raselection@pointloma.edu.

We look forward to receiving your application!

Interested in becoming an RA?

RA selection begins in December and is completed by March for positions for both the full academic year positions and summer position.