Student Leader Selection

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2022-2023 Resident Advisor Selection

Thank you for your interest in applying for a Resident Advisor (RA) position at the University Village Apartments, Foundation Housing Service for Summer 2022 and/or the 2022-2023 academic year!

To help answer any questions about our RA positions or the process, we will be hosting three virtual informational sessions. The information meetings will be held from 8-9 pm on Tuesday, February 8th, from 3-4 pm on Friday, February 11th, and from 8-9 pm on Sunday, February 13th. The meetings will cover in-depth information about the RA positions as well as the application/selection process. The information sessions are not mandatory (but are encouraged) and are meant to give you the opportunity to come and ask any questions you may have.

Zoom ID for Info Meetings - 909 620 1591

The online application will open at 9 am on Tuesday, February 8th. Completed applications are due no later than 5 pm on Tuesday, February 15th. No late applications will be accepted. In order to be considered as one of our applicants, you need to have submitted a complete application which consists of:

  • Completed online application
    • The application will include short-answer writing prompts
  • Resume (will be attached to your online application as a PDF)
  • A current photo of yourself (attached as a jpeg file). Since our process is entirely virtual, the photo will solely be used by our interviewers to identify candidates
  • For non-CPP students, you will also need to attach a copy of your transcript showing your cumulative GPA.
    • CPP students do not need to include this since we are able to verify you meet the GPA requirement in BroncoDirect

Not all candidates will be invited to move forward in the process. After the application closes, our supervisor team will be reviewing all applications. Additionally, we will be completing a conduct check (to make sure you are in good conduct standing with the university), a grade check (to make sure you meet the minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA requirement), and a check to see if candidates have any outstanding financial charges with the University Village. Lastly, the candidate’s full application will be reviewed to determine if they will be invited to the next step (more information in FAQs below).

Decisions on application cuts will be sent out on February 28th, 2022. Candidates who are invited to move forward in the process will then receive an email with a link to sign up for interview times. Interviews will be held virtually via Zoom and will take place between March 3rd – March 15th.

Below you will find the job description for the RA position. We encourage you to read the job description should be fully read prior to completing the following application. Please note that the contract dates for the positions are still tentative. Also, as the University Village grows and adapts to our ever-changing student population, this sometimes warrants making changes to the student job description. RA’s are compensated with free housing and $325 a month in the form of a meal plan.

You will also find a list of frequently asked questions regarding applying to be an RA at the Village as well as responses. Should you have any additional questions or need clarification about a position or the process, please email Kyle Sirowy, Assistant Director for Leadership Development, at kjsirowy@cpp.edu.

Good luck!

Kyle Sirowy

Assistant Director for Leadership Development

Student Staff Selection Chair

 

Application Link

Please click the link below to complete your online application. A complete application is due by 5:00 pm on Tuesday, February 15th (with no exceptions). As part of your online application, you will be attaching your current resume so have it ready when you apply. Additionally, you will be asked to upload a current photo of yourself. The photo will solely be used internally to identify candidates as our process is entirely virtual. For non-CPP students, you will also need to attach a copy of your transcript showing your cumulative GPA. CPP students do not need to include this since we are able to verify you meet the GPA requirement in BroncoDirect.

Position Description/Terms of Appointment

Resident Advisor Position Description

FAQ Section

What positions are available?

Through our one online Student Leader application, applicants can apply for several options:

Compensation- Free housing and $325 monthly as a meal plan

Summer 2022 Resident Assistant (filling approximately 6-10 positions)

Compensation- Free housing and $325 monthly as a meal plan

2022-2023 Resident Advisor (filling 23 positions)

What does the application consist of?

On your application, you will be expected to provide some basic contact information, attach your resume as a PDF, attach a current photo of yourself, and complete a few short answer questions. For non-CPP students, you will also need to attach a copy of your transcript showing your cumulative GPA. CPP students do not need to include this since we are able to verify you meet the GPA requirement in BroncoDirect. To help you in preparing your application materials, we have included the short answer questions below:

  1. We'd like to get to know you outside of what's solely listed on your resume. Tell us about yourself below!
  2. What do you hope to gain from this opportunity as a Resident Advisor?
  3. What skills, ideas, or talents would you bring to the Resident Advisor role?
  4. The University Village is a diverse community. How do you work to educate yourself about people who are different from you?

When are applications due?

Applications will open Tuesday, February 8th at 9:00am and must be received no later than 5:00pm on Tuesday, February 15th. No exceptions will be made for late applications (5:01pm is late).

What happens next after I apply?

Depending on the total number of applications received, it may take some time to process through them. Once we have processed your application, you will receive an email from Kyle Sirowy stating it has been received (it may take a few days).

Once the application has closed, we will be completing a conduct check through the University’s conduct system, Maxient, to see if each candidate has a conduct history. Additionally, we will be checking to see if there are any major outstanding financial charges the student owes the University Village. Candidates with major conduct histories and/or large outstanding balances will be cut from the process immediately. Lastly, we will verify that candidates meet the minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA requirement.

The next step will be that our supervisor team will be reviewing your application materials (resume, short answers) to make decisions on who we will be extending interview invites to. Decisions on who will be allowed to move forward in the process will be sent out on Monday, February 28th. All candidates will receive an email. This email will either be an invite to sign up for an interview or to let you know we aren’t able to have you move forward in the process.

Why are the position dates listed as subject to change?

As we know from the past few years, things are always subject to change. We are estimating what those dates might be based off the dates this current year. Finalized position dates are expected to be in place once position offers are made.

Do I have to be a Cal Poly student to apply?

You do not need to be a Cal Poly student but you do need to be a full-time student at a college or community college. Students attending other colleges will need to provide a copy of their unofficial transcript with their application to very they meet the minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA requirement.

How can I find out more information about any of the positions?

You will find on this page a position description for each of the positions available. Our staff will also be hosting a few virtual information sessions to answer any questions you may have and give candidates pro-tips on making their application stand out. The information sessions are not mandatory and are not set up to be in a presentation format. Our staff will be available in person to answer any questions you may have. The days/times are listed below:

  • Tuesday, February 8th- 8-9pm
  • Friday, February 11th- 3-4pm
  • Sunday, February 13th- 8-9pm

Zoom Meeting ID for all info meetings- 909 620 1591

You can also email Kyle at kjsirowy@cpp.edu anytime to ask questions you may have about the positions or selection process.

Will receiving a Student Leader position affect my financial aid?

Possibly. Each individual may be in a different position so it is best to go and speak with the Financial Aid Office about your situation.

Do I need to have lived on campus (either in the dorms, Suites, or the Village) before, in order to get a position?

No. We are looking for students who are excited to grow and develop as a leader, work with our residents to build community, and have an impact on the lives of students. It is not a requirement to have experience living in student housing.

If I am a student leader at the Village, can I hold another campus job?

It depends. If the other campus position is paid through any other department other than the Foundation, you can. If your other position is also run by the Foundation (bookstore, dining, etc.), you cannot hold that position and a position with the University Village.

How will becoming a Student Leader at the Village benefit me?

Serving as a Student Leader at the Village provides tremendous personal and professional growth opportunities. Whether you have aspirations to work in Student Affairs in the future or not, you will find that many of the skills you develop as a Student Leader (teamwork, leadership, communication, conflict resolution, planning/organization, etc.) are transferrable skills and can be used in any and all future professions. Regardless of the position, students will get the opportunity to work in a dynamic team environment and impact the lives of other students.

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