Become a Resident Advisor or Resident Success Coach!

Being a Resident Advisor or a Resident Success Coach is a rewarding and demanding experience. RA/RSCs make a difference in the lives of fellow students by supporting them and fostering communities. Being a RA/RSC will challenge you to grow both personally and professionally. The experiences you gain in this role will serve you well for the rest of your life, no matter what career you may choose.

resident advisors and resident success coaches standing on a rock near the lookout bridge point on campus

Steps To Apply For A Resident Advisor or Resident Success Coach:

  1. If you meet the RA or RSC qualifications and want to make a difference in students’ lives at LSSU, we encourage you to apply!
  2. Attend an information session about the position held in late November, December, and January.
  3. Fill out an application, 2 reference form, and complete a background information form. Be sure to have an updated resume and cover letter!
    1. The two reference forms can be from current RA/RSCs, LSSU Staff or Professors, previous employers, teachers, or mentors. It is best recommenced that references do not come from family members.
    2. Answer the following essay questions within your application
      1. Describe how you would address student challenges (whether academic, economic, connection challenges) for students within the residence halls. What adjustments in communication would need to occur? How would you work with a student (such as a first-generation college student) who themselves and/or their families may have little knowledge of life at a university?
      2. How would you support residents to build a community within their residence hall as well as with the campus community? Describe one problem that you see at LSSU and a possible solution?
  4. Participate in the interview day on February 15th or 16th.

References

For assured return, you may want to give them an envelope addressed to:
Campus Life and Housing
attn: Joe Stusynski
680 W. Easterday Avenue, 125 Cisler Center,
Sault Ste Marie MI 49783

-Or-

Emailed to jstusynski@lssu.edu.

Questions and references can be emailed to jstusynski@lssu.edu.

Group Process

Each candidate is required to participate in the group process interviews. The group process interviews will take place in February. The activities will allow the selection personnel to see the candidates in small group problem-solving situations. You will sign up for a group process time when your application is complete.

Individual Interviews

You will have one individual interview that will last approximately 30 minutes. Each candidate will be interviewing with a team of Residential Life staff members; among these members will be a Residence Hall Coordinator and Resident Advisor, Resident Success Coaches, or Community Advisors. On your scheduled interview day, arrive on time and be sure you know where you are going. If you do not understand a question, please ask the interviewers to restate the question. Come prepared with questions you would like to have answered. You may want to consult with the Career Development Center staff for hints on effective interviewing.

Both group and individual interviews will happen on the same day.

Important Dates

Date
Information SessionsJanuary 15th – 9pm (BRADY)
January 16th – 7pm (DAVIS)
January 19th – 8pm (STUDENT VILLAGE)
January 21st – 7pm (OSBORN)
Application DeadlineFebruary 10th, 4 pm
Reference DeadlineFebruary 14th, 4 pm
Interview DaysFebruary 15th and February 16th

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