Resident Assistant Selection

Applying for the Full Academic Year (Fall and Spring)

If you have questions regarding this position, please attend one of the RA Info Meetings on Wednesday, November 30th at  8 p.m. in the Colt Forum or Wednesday, January 11th at 8 p.m. in the Cunningham Dining Room.

You can also email raselection@pointloma.edu for any questions or concerns regarding the process.

Applications must be submitted online by Sunday, January 15th at 11:59 p.m.

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:

  • Junior & senior year nursing students (Sophomore year nursing students may not apply due to academic department restrictions) 
  • Student teachers
  • Athletic trainers
  • Athletes may apply to apartment positions ONLY (Flex and Colony). Athletes must get approval from their coach

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: November 30th, 8 p.m.
  • RA Info Meeting #2: January 11th, 8 p.m.

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

  • January 15: RA Applications Due

  • January 25 – 27: Group Process Signups

  • January 31 – February 2: Group Interview Process

  • February 7 – 9: Individual Interview Sign-Ups

  • February 14 – 16: Individual Interviews

  • February 24: Final Notification Emails Sent

Benefits and Compensation

  • Leadership Experience
  • Stipend Compensation 

    • Stipend for RA's in a Hall Setting: $9,800 stipend 

    • Stipend for RA's in an Apartment Setting:  $4,900 stipend

​​​​​​​The Application

Applications will be available starting December 1st, and are due by 11:59 p.m. on January 21st.

  • Questions will not be the same for the 2023 - 2024 application, they are being revised but will be similar.

RA APPLICANTS  2022 - 2023 Academic Year Questions

Applications must be submitted online by Sunday, January 15th at 11:59 p.m.

Please LIMIT each response to 250 words. Answer the supplemental questions below that apply to your application status on a separate word document (please only submit in .doc or .pdf, no pages docs), save it, then attach it in the space provided

  1. Why do you want to be an RA? Please Explain. 
  2. How has your understanding of faith developed and/or changed and how has that influenced how you live out/embody your faith? If you feel that your faith has not changed, please explain what faith means to you and how you live out/embody your faith.
  3. Describe a relationship that you have/have had that has been instrumental to your growth as a person. How did this relationship support or challenge your growth?
  4. A lot of college is living in community and learning to engage with people who have different backgrounds, perspectives, ideologies and belief systems than you do. What has that looked like for you during your time here at Loma, and how do you think you would engage that as an RA.

RETURNING RA APPLICANTS

Please LIMIT each response to 250 words. Answer the supplemental questions below that apply to your application status on a separate word document (please only submit in .doc or .pdf, no pages docs), save it, then attach it in the space provided

  1. Looking at the job description and reflecting on your past year as an RA, why do you want to return for another year?
  2. Tell us why you want to work with your preferred cohort. How would you help meet the needs of this cohort?
  3. Reflect on your experience this past year as an RA. Please describe a time you were under a stressful situation, how you handled it, be sure to include what you did well, what you would do differently,  and what you learned from this experience.
  4. What does inclusion mean to you? How have you lived this out with your residents and as a leader on campus? How can Reslife be more inclusive in the future? 
  5. How have you grown this past year as an RA, and in what ways are you wanting to grow in this position next year?

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!

Resources for Students Applying

Interested in becoming an RA?

RA selection begins in February and is completed by April for positions for both the full academic year positions and summer position. Application is due January 15th and the application is last year's questions. 

Applying for the Summer

If you have questions regarding this position, please attend one of the RA Info Meetings on Wednesday, November 30th at 8 p.m. in the Colt Forum or Wednesday, January 11th at 8 p.m. in the Cunningham Dining Room. You can also email chippitkin@pointloma.edu for Young Hall or marshahubbard@pointloma.edu for Colony Apartments.

* Summer session dates are still being updated for Summer 2023.

Applications must be submitted online by Sunday, January 15th at 11:59 p.m.

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.

You can also email chippitkin@pointloma.edu for Young Hall or marshahubbard@pointloma.edu for Colony Apartments.

Applications must be submitted online by 11:59 p.m. Sunday, January 15, 2022 

Summer RA Job Description


Prerequisites:

  • Must be a continuing PLNU student in Fall 2022
  • 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
  • Summer Session is from May 9th to July 28th for Summer RA

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 2023.

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 ($1,105)
  • Room ($1,867 value)
  • Meal Plan
  • Job Flexibility

The Application

Applications must be submitted online by 11:59 p.m. Sunday, January 15, 2022.

RA APPLICANTS Summer 2022 Questions

Please LIMIT each response to 250 words. Answer the supplemental questions below that apply to your application status on a separate word document (please only submit in .doc or .pdf, no pages docs), save it, then attach it in the space provided

  1. Why do you want to be an RA? Please Explain. 
  2. How has your understanding of faith developed and/or changed and how has that influenced how you live out/embody your faith? If you feel that your faith has not changed, please explain what faith means to you and how you live out/embody your faith
  3. Describe a relationship that you have/have had that has been instrumental to your growth as a person. How did this relationship support or challenge your growth?
  4. A lot of college is living in community and learning to engage with people who have different backgrounds, perspectives, ideologies and belief systems than you do. What has that looked like for you during your time here at Loma, and how do you think you would engage that as an RA.

RETURNING RA APPLICANTS

Please LIMIT each response to 250 words. Answer the supplemental questions below that apply to your application status on a separate word document (please only submit in .doc or .pdf, no pages docs), save it, then attach it in the space provided

  • Looking at the job description and reflecting on your past year as an RA, why do you want to return for another year?
  • Tell us why you want to work with your preferred cohort. How would you help meet the needs of this cohort?
  • What are some of the potential challenges you see in returning for another year as an RA and how would you address them?
  • As you reflect on this last year as an RA, what is an area in your life that you have been encouraged and/or challenged to grow holistically?
  • What is an area of campus you feel ResLife needs to be more intentional about including in our “inclusive christian community”. How can ResLife as a whole better contribute towards this inclusion?

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!

Resources for Students Applying

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