Position Description

Time Frame: Early August – Early May

Commitment: 20 hours each week

Reports to: Director of Community Life

Scholarship: 75% of room and board

The RA serves within the residence hall as a peer leader, intentional friend, team member, administrative assistant, and event planner for a community ranging from 14-33 students. 

General Qualifications:

Be a traditional Corban student who has completed at least 2 semesters at Corban and… 

1.Exhibits peer leadership abilities.

2.Practices effective organizational skills.

3.Displays collaborative leadership strengths.

4.Is able to work unpredictable/irregular hours.

5.Is in good standing with campus offices.

6.Demonstrates an authentic relationship with Jesus.

Academic Qualifications:

Be registered as an undergraduate student at Corban who…

1.Possesses a cumulative G.P.A. of 2.5 or higher.

2.Registers for at least 12 undergraduate credits at Corban per semester.

3.Registers for no more than 4 credits at any other institution or at the graduate level per semester.

4.Registers for no more than 18 credits per semester.

5.Is on track with REACH requirements.


Policies and procedures

1.Be familiar and compliant with Corban’s Student Handbook as well as basic residence hall policies and procedures.

Residence halls

1.Assist in the opening and closing of the residence halls each semester.

2. Create a theme for your hall based on a Biblical principle. Incorporate your theme into the décor of your hall including the walls, bulletin boards and community bathroom.

3. Lead a small group in your hall.

4.Orient new students to the residence halls and Corban’s campus.

5.Develop leadership opportunities for returning residence hall students.

6.Promote academic success through your own example and a consistency in enforcing quiet and courtesy hours.

Relationship building

1.Foster a comfortable and receptive environment by interacting with your assigned residents on a regular basis.

2.Intentionally set goals that will help you and your residents grow toward relational, emotional, academic, and spiritual maturity.

3.Encourage and support your residents through the life issues they encounter.

4.Maintain an on campus presence most weeknights and weekends.

5.Take advantage of community opportunities by regularly attending chapel, sport events, drama and music productions, and eating regularly at Corban Dining.


1. Positively communicate residence hall policies and expectations to residents.

2.Exert consistent and proactive disciplinary action when needed.

3.Respond to potentially volatile moments with poise, grace, focus, etc.

4.Assist the AC in the mentoring of individual students.

5.Provide a peace-making presence for roommate conflicts.


1.Be First Aid/CPR/AED certified and physically prepared to administer basic first aid (training offered on campus).

2.Provide leadership regarding fire code standards, building evacuation protocols, etc.

3.Promptly advise the Area Coordinator of mental health, behavioral, social, physical and/or spiritual concerns observed within your resident population.


1.Attend all training sessions as outlined in the Hiring Process/Training Timeline.

2.Meet weekly with RA team.

3. Meet bi-monthly 2-1 with AAC.

4.Meet bi-monthly with AC.

5.Attend weekly RA class.


1.Design and lead a weekly small group for your residents.

2. Create events that exemplify wisdom and integrity, express truth and compassion, and embrace challenge and growth.

3.Develop and lead monthly community gatherings.


1.Support and work effectively with other campus offices.

2.Promptly administer various surveys, forms, and reports.

3.Represent the University with maturity and professionalism.

4.Support, encourage and pray for fellow RAs, ACs and University personnel.

5.Accept no other commitments unless approved by the Dean of Students.

6.Perform other duties as assigned.

Job Limitations

1.RAs cannot be Education majors with Senior Block or the Senior Student Teaching requirements.

2.RAs cannot work or volunteer (apart from REACH) more than 5 total hours a week.

3.RAs cannot perform academic internships/practicums and work.

4.RAs cannot perform academic internships/practicums and be an athlete.

5.RAs cannot work and be an athlete.

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