Resident Assistants (RAs) are student peer leaders responsible for learning communities in university housing here at Eastern Illinois University. The RA position provides real-life experiences in working with and helping other people, conflict resolution, team building and many others. The position is a premiere leadership experience and one of the most challenging and fulfilling student leadership opportunities at EIU.
RAs are compassionate, responsible, fun, and out-going student leaders who create a welcoming environment and serves as a resource to their residents. The RA position is more than just a job; it is a leadership journey that offers infinite opportunities for one’s success and development at EIU and beyond. See what our current Resident Assistant are saying.
Applications will be available online October 30th.
Applicants must log into eRezLife using their EIU NetID and password. We also recommend that applicants add eRezLife Software System (firstname.lastname@example.org) to their contacts in order to receive communications regarding the Resident Assistant position.
Qualifications for the position
Timeline for the Resident Assistant Hiring Process
|Nov. 9||RA Informational Meetings||TBA
|Nov. 14||RA Informational Meetings||TBA|
|Nov. 29||RA Informational Meetings
|Dec. 4||RA Informational Meetings||TBA|
|Jan. 10||RA Applications Due||Due by 4:30pm|
|Jan. 24-29||In-Hall Interviews||TBA|
|Feb. 7-9, 13-15||Departmental Interviews||Lawson Hall, Basement, TBA|
|March 2||RA Letters emailed through eRez|
|April 8, 15, 22||RA Workshops (Sunday Track)||TBA|
|April 9,16, 23||RA Workshops (Monday Track)||TBA|