The page is laid out step by step for folks to follow through the application process. If you have any questions, please contact Ray FeDora, Associate Director of Residence Life and Housing, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (607) 753-2099.
Not only will you be able to develop your leadership, communication, critical thinking, and problem solving skills, but you will have memories and stories for a lifetime that you can use in a variety of interview settings. The RA position is a goldmine for answering future employers’ questions around how you worked on a time, how you handled difficult situations, and others.
Here are the tangible benefits you can expect:
First, you will want to ensure that you are eligible for the RA position at SUNY Cortland. In order to be eligible you must meet the follow criteria:
Next, you will be required to attend one of our RA Candidate Information sessions. You only are required to attend one so choose the one that best fits your schedule.
Finally, you will want to complete your RA Application. The application can be found at jobs.cortland.edu. Click on “Student” and find the Resident Assistant (RA) to begin Spring 2023 application. Complete all parts of the application and submit.
Applications are due October 14, 2022. No late applications will be accepted.
After we have confirmed each candidate’s eligibility, we will be conducting individual interviews. These will occur between October 19 and October 29.
Each candidate will be contacted by one of our current Residence Hall Directors to sing up for an interview time. You will interview with one RHD and two current RAs. Each interview should last about 30 – 45 minutes.
Expectations for Individual Interviews:
You will also participate in our Group Process activities. These will occur either on Friday, October 21 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. OR Saturday, October 29 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. You should have indicated which of these days you are available for on your application already.
At this time, we will also have time set aside for your to meet and mingle with current RHDs. If you want to learn more about what being an RA in a particular building is like, this is a great time to ask those questions.
Expectations for Group Process Activities:
For those whom we are able to offer a job, you will receive an offer letter via your Cortland email account, which should include your building placement. Instructions will be included on how to complete the RA contract to accept your position.
All new hires will be expected to attend the New RA Orientation session on Friday, December 9 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. At this session, we will:
|September 19||Applications Go Live|
|September 22, 6:00 p.m. in SLC 1104||RA Info Session #1*|
|September 27, 7:00 p.m. in Corey 219||RA Info Session #2*|
|September 30, 4:00 p.m. in Corey 209||RA Info Session #3*|
|October 4, 6:30 p.m. in Corey 209||RA Info Session #4*|
|October 14 by 11:59 p.m.||RA Applications Due|
|October 19 – October 29||Individual Interviews|
October 22, 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
|Group Process Activities, Session 1**|
October 29, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
|Group Process Activities, Session 2**|
|November 22||RA Offer Letters Go Out|
|December 2||RA Contracts Due Back|
|December 9, 4:00 p.m., Location TBD||New RA Orientation|
* RA Candidates only need to attend one RA Info Session.
** RA Candidates will be assigned one of these two sessions based on availability.