Residence Life Advisor (RA, HA, FA) FAQ

Residence Life Advisor (RLA) Selection Timeline for 2021~2022 School Year

Candidates MUST watch the RLA Interest Sessions and pass the quiz to receive a link to the online application. Quiz will come down October 30, 2020

November 6, 2020: RLA Application will be released

  • December 4, 2020 at 12pm: RLA Application Deadline
  • December 18, 2020 at 12pm: RLA Reference Deadline - references must be received electronically
  • January 15, 2021: Notification of advancement to RLA interviews 
    • Candidates who pass the application screening process will be notified through email by to sign up for an RLA interview.
  • February 10th-13th, 2021: RLA Interviews 

 

RLA Application FAQ

How do I apply?

To complete a RLA application (for Resident Assistant, Housing Ambassador, or Facility Assistant positions) for the 2021-2022 school year  selection process you must watch the informational sessions and fill out the link

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Do I need references?

In order for your application to be complete, you will have to provide two primary references. Primary references are Community Directors, professors or instructors, past employers, and church leaders. If you would like to include a reference from a current RLA (Resident Assistant, Housing Ambassador, or Facility Assistant), Residence Hall Association (RHA) Executive, because you believe they will have a lot to say about your candidacy, please have them as your THIRD reference and have your first two be from the primary list.

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What do I need to apply?

A complete application includes completing the entire online RLA Application on this website and two (2) references.

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What happens after I apply?

After you turn in your completed application, the RLA Selection committee will review your application to make sure you are qualified and have all the necessary paperwork before you continue on to the interview process. You will be notified via email if you passed the application process. If you pass the application process, the RLA Selection committee will email you with times to sign up for an interview. 

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How many positions are being filled?

The number of open RLA positions varies by semester.

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What are the benefits of being a RLA?

Room Provided-Valued at an average of $6,185 (9 month academic year), Private as available, and roommate expected, minimum of 2 weeks but could be longer.

Meal plan provided valued at $4,016 7-day value plan including $400 Flex dollars.

Receive a stipend of $300 per month with the opportunity to work desk shifts as needed for up to 10 hours a week at an hourly rate ($8/hr)

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I didn't get hired for a position. Is there still a chance someone will call me?

Yes, there is a possibility you can still be offered a position after the initial RLA recruitment process has ended. We will have  an alternate list that we will pull from to fill open positions. You will notified if you are on the alternate list at the same time positions offers go out.

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How do I best prepare to be hired?

Getting involved in your hall by participating in hall programs, helping out your Hall Association, or taking opportunities to gain leadership experience and involvement in other campus organizations can help prepare you for an RLA position. 

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My question was not answered.

If your question was not answered, please feel free to e-mail Talent Management at: housingrecruitment@unt.edu or call (940) 565-4940.

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