Interested in joining the residence life team? We're looking for student leaders committed to demonstrating Christ's character by serving their fellow residents and developing campus culture.
1. Meet the general eligibility requirements.
2. Complete and submit an RA/AC APPLICATION online (Opens Jan. 1, 2022)
3. Complete all steps in the interview process – you will be given details about the next steps in the process as you move through the various interview stages.
|Jan. 1||Applications live|
|Jan. 20||Applications due|
|Jan. 24||Invitation to submit references|
|Jan. 28||References due|
|Jan. 31||Invitation for individual interviews|
|Feb. 7-17||Individual interviews|
|Mar. 2||Offer letters sent|
How many hours per week is the RA/AC job commitment?
Although there are busier and quieter seasons within each semester, on average an RA is committing to 15-20 hours per week and an AC is committing to 8-10 hours per week.
Do I get to pick my roommate if I'm an RA/AC?
Yes! RA/AC roommates are often a huge support in your ministry to residents, so you will typically work with the RD of the staff you are joining to make sure the person you select as a roommate will be a good fit/support for you over the coming year.
Can I be an athlete and an RA/AC at the same time?
Yes! Every year we have a number of athletes who serve on residence life staff. The key to success is proactive communication between the athlete, coach, and RD.
How many hours per week can I be committed to outside residence life?
As a general rule of thumb, we recommend not more than 10 hours per week of additional extracurricular activities (clubs, work, band, etc.).
As a new applicant, what questions will I answer on the application?
There are five short essay essay questions on the application, listed below.
1. How does your faith in Jesus Christ impact your daily actions and interactions with the world?
2. Please list your personal qualities and characteristics that make you well suited for the RA/AC position.
3. What challenges do you anticipate facing as an RA/AC?
4. Are there any Gordon policies that you disagree with or would have difficulty enforcing?
5. How do you think residence life could help promote Shalom (as defined in the GC shalom statement found here: https://www.gordon.edu/shalom) on campus?