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Resident Assistant Positions
Resident Assistants are primarily responsible for community building and support in the residence halls. The Resident Assistant (RA) position is a unique leadership opportunity for students to meaningfully contribute to the residential community at Loyola University Chicago. In their work, RAs serve as resources, community builders, administrators, role models, and peer educators with our residents. As members of a residence hall team, RAs work collaboratively with departmental staff to create a vital and engaged living-learning community. Together, the hall team provides programs and services that support the mission, vision and values of the Department of Residence Life. With the goal of creating transformative living environments in the residence halls, RAs are responsible for building and facilitating a positive and effective community. Click here to view the full position description: 2020-2021 RA Position Description (PDF)
Applications for 2020-2021 Resident Assistant position is now available through Handshake! Apply through this link: https://app.joinhandshake.com/jobs/3260113?ref=16-dashboard
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You are not required to have a resume to apply for the 2020-2021 Resident Assistant position, hence you do not have to upload a resume to complete your profile before applying.
Use the search feature on the top and type “Resident Assistant Application for 2020-2021” or go to https://app.joinhandshake.com/jobs/3260113?ref=16-dashboard to apply!
Study Abroad Opportunity! Loyola's John Felice Rome Center (JFRC) also hires RAs to study abroad while working with residents at our Rome Campus for spring semester, fall semester, or the entire year. Recruitment and hiring for Rome RAs occurs on the same timeline as recruitment for Chicago RA positions.
Applications for 2020-2021Resident Assistant positions will be available November 4th, 2019!
Information Sessions (Candidates are required to attend an Information Session)
Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at 7-8pm, Cuneo Hall 109
Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 7-8pm, Cudahy Science 202
Friday, November 15, 2019 at 7-8pm Cuneo Hall 210
Monday, December 2, 2019 at 7-8pm Cuneo Hall 210
Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at 7-8pm, Cudahy Science 202
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at 7-8pm, Cuneo Hall 002
Wednesday, January 15, 2020, Corboy Law Center 0106 (Water Tower Campus)
Thursday, January 16, 2020, Cuneo Hall 002
- January 20, 2020 at 11:59pm
January 29,2020- February 5, 2020
Student Services Positions
Student Services positions in the Department of Residence Life are hourly positions that require Federal Work Study funding to be eligible. These positions assist in the day to day operations of the residence halls and department. They are integral members of the Residence Life team, responsible for helping to facilitate a welcoming, caring, healthy, and safe environment by providing quality support and promoting community rooted in the Jesuit traditions of Loyola University Chicago. These positions include our Desk Receptionists, Desk Managers, Student Office Assistants, and Furniture Crew. To learn more about these opportunities, read the position descriptions below or click here to view an informational video.
Student Services positions for the '19-20 academic year are currently filled. However, we will continue to accept applications on a rolling basis for Desk Recptionist, Student Office Assistant, and Furniture Crew roles should positions open in the future. Click here to fill out the common application for these positions.
The Desk Receptionist (DR) works at the residence hall front desk, assisting in the administration, service, and security of the residence hall. As the first contact for residents, visitors, and persons in and outside of the Loyola community, DRs must demonstrate professionalism and excellent customer service at all times while also responding quickly and effectively in emergency situations.
The Desk Manager (DM) leads and co-supervises a team of peer Desk Receptionists. In addition to performing the duties of a Desk Receptionist while working at the residence hall front desk, the DM also works independently to coordinate desk operations. DMs must demonstrate an ability to be a leader among peers while also ensuring effective administration of the desk.
The Student Office Assistant (SOA) serves as one of the initial representatives of the department and Loyola University Chicago. The SOA works in the Residence Life Central Office on Lake Shore Campus or in the Baumhart Hall Residence Life Office on Water Tower Campus, assisting in the administration and delivery of services for residents, parents, prospective students, and guests. The SOA must demonstrate professionalism and excellent customer service at all times, while also responding quickly and effectively to customer needs and requests.
The Student Office Assistant for Operations (SOA-Operations) is a service provider and resource for staff members within the Department of Residence Life. The SOA-Operations works with the Office Manager within the Residence Life Central Office on Lake Shore Campus. They assist with budget-related tasks, including budget reports, hiring procedures, payroll, and other clerical tasks. The SOA-Operations must demonstrate professionalism and organization skills.
Furniture Crew (FC) members serve as one of the initial representatives of the department and Loyola University Chicago. FC primarily works in the residence halls assisting with furniture inventory, upkeep, and replacement. Additionally, FC works in the central office, assisting in the administration and delivery of services for the residence hall community. FC members have frequent contact residents and guests and must demonstrate professionalism and excellent customer service at all times while also responding quickly and effectively to student needs and requests.
The Furniture Crew (FC) Supervisor is responsible for co-supervising a team of peer Furniture Crew members. In addition to an ability to be a leader among peers, the FC Supervisor must demonstrate knowledge and skills related to Furniture Crew responsibilities in order to assist with training and guiding FC members. The FC supervisor must be committed to reflecting the department's mission as they assist students and staff within and outside of Residence Life.