RA Applications

Resident Advisor Position

We work to provide a safe environment for students to live and learn together to achieve academic success, develop lasting friendships, and build the skills needed to achieve their future goals. Our goal is to create a home away from home where students are free to learn and explore their talents.

SUNY Maritime Resident Advisors play a pivotal role in creating a sense of community among residents that encourages development of respect, social responsibility, integrity, ethical leadership and independence.

 

RA Job Contract

Students interested in becoming RAs  are strongly encouraged to be familiar with the job responsibilities, as outlined in the Resident Advisor Contract.

Cadets who are RAs have a dual role with the Office of Housing & Residence Life and the Regiment of Cadets, as outlined in the Regimental Resident Advisor Contract.

 

Summary of Qualifications

The criteria listed below must be sustained throughout the period of employment.

  • Must be and maintain a full-time SUNY Maritime student status, and be enrolled in a degree granting program(s).

  • Must be a Regimental 1st or 2nd class student/graduate student OR a Civilian who has lived in housing for at least one semester.

  • Must have a GPA of 2.5 at the start of employment for each term.

  • Cadet-students must be in good regimental standing.

  • Civilians must demonstrate a good judicial record.

  • RA duties do require some physical work that would include climbing stairs, walking to and from buildings, and possibly moving and/or lifting heavy items maintained by the Office of Housing & Residential Life. If you have any individual needs or accommodations that would restrict you from performing any part of the RA duties, please request your needs in writing to the Director of Housing and Residential Life before signing this agreement. 

*Exceptions made to the eligibility requirements are rare –all pertaining departments will have input regarding exceptions*

*Pursuant to State University policy, SUNY Maritime College is committed to fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students, as well as ensuring equal educational opportunity, employment, and access to services, programs, and activities, without regard to an individual’s race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, family status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status, or criminal conviction.

RA duties do require some physical work that would include climbing stairs, walking to and from buildings, and possibly moving and/or lifting heavy items maintained by the Office of Housing & Residential Life. If you have any individual needs or accommodations that would restrict you from performing any part of the RA duties, please request your needs in writing to the Director of Housing and Residential Life before signing this agreement. 

*Exceptions made to the eligibility requirements are rare –all pertaining departments will have input regarding exceptions.

Compensation

Compensation for all RAs will consist of a room wavier for the semester. *Room wavier subjected to change*

Apply to be an RA

Application Timeline:

Application opens: Tuesday, October 9

Application due: Monday, October 22

RA interviews begin Tuesday, October 23

Successful candidates will be notified of training.

Application Materials:

Submit the following documents to the Office of Housing and Residential Life by Monday, October 22.

All paperwork must be complete in the application. Please include paperwork in the order listed below. 

  1. Personal Information Worksheet

  2. Resume

  3. Contact information for three professional references: Name, address, phone number, email

  4. Two letters of recommendation from campus administrators or current/former employers.

  5. An unofficial transcript from Self Service.

  6. Maritime disciplinary record: 

    1. Students in the regiment must include a copy of their demerit record

    2. Traditional civilian students must include a written account of infractions, citations, and judicial action(s)

  7. Student employee application form