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RA & AC Application Info

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. 

How to Apply in Three Steps

1. Meet the general eligibility requirements.

  • You must demonstrate the ability to succeed academically. A 2.5 or greater cumulative GPA is normally required.
  • You must have sophomore, junior or senior academic standing for the following academic year.
  • Apartment Coordinators (ACs) must meet the requirements of living in apartments (Junior or 20 years old by Sept. 1, 2022)

2. Complete and submit an RA/AC APPLICATION online (Opens Jan. 1, 2022)

  • Login to Handshake with Gordon credentials
  • Click “Career Center” on the top right of the toolbar
  • Click “Experiences”
  • Below the toolbar on the right side there are tabs called “Experiences” and “Request New Experience”, click “Request New Experience”
  • Click the drop-down menu and choose “New RA/AC Application” (if you have never been an RA/AC) or "Returning RA/AC Application" (if you are a current or former RA/AC).

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.

Compensation

  • Resident Advisors earn an RA grant equal to the cost of housing in their assigned residence hall (2022-2023). 
  • Apartment/Area Coordinators earn a grant equal to half the cost of a standard double room.

Conditions of Acceptance

  • Confirm residential student status for the 2022-2023 academic year.
  • Sign the RA/AC Contract, which includes specific conditions and expectations.

IMPORTANT DATES AND INFORMATION

 

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

 


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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?

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