Working with Housing & Dining Services (HDS) is a great way to earn money during college. It's super convenient and the department offers a variety of work types to meet different needs. It can also be an excellent way to meet people and build friendships within your community. Check out the information below to see all HDS has to offer!
Welcome to the 2018-19 RA application site! You will find everything you need here to help guide you through the process, including a detailed job description, qualifications, hiring timeline and a list of frequently asked questions! If you'd like to ask us something not covered in our webpages, please email us at email@example.com.
If you would like to know more about what being an RA entails before applying, please meet with one of the RAs in your hall or contact your hall director.
To be an RA, you:
All applicants must attend one of the following info sessions to be considered.
*Additional dates and times may be added, please check back.
|Tues, Sept 26||1:00-2:00 pm||Kittredge Multipurpose Room D|
|Thur, Sept 28||4:00-5:00 pm||Village Center, Room B|
|Sun, Oct 1||6:00-7:00 pm||C4C Abrams Lounge|
|Wed, Oct 4||5:00-6:00 pm||C4C Room S350|
|Thur, Oct 5||7:00-8:00 pm||C4C Room S350|
|Sun, Oct 15||5:00-6:00 pm||Village Center Multipurpose Room B|
|Sun, Oct 15||7:00-8:00 pm||Village Center Multipurpose Room B|
|Tue, Oct 24||5:00-6:00 pm||Kittredge Central Multipurpose Rooms A & B|
|Thur, Oct 26||5:00-6:00 pm||Kittredge Multipurpose Room B|
|Sep 29, 2017||Application opens online at eRezLife|
|Oct 30, 2017||11:59 pm||Application closes|
|Nov 15, 2017||Applicants notified of eligibility via email. Some candidates will be invited to sign up for an interview. Note: all email communication will be sent to the applicants' colorado.edu address|
|Nov 27-30, 2017||One-on-one interviews with hall directors|
|Jan 31, 2018||Anticipated new hire notification date. Alternate candidates will remain in selection pool|
|Feb 7, 2018||5:00 pm||Deadline to accept offer of employment|
|Feb 15, 2018||5:00 pm||A required RA pre-employment class for all newly hired RAs|
|Sep 29, 2017||12:01 am||Application opens online at eRezLife|
|Dec 1, 2017||11:59 pm||Application closes|
|Jan 16, 2018||Applicants notified of hiring status Note: all email communication will be sent to the applicants' colorado.edu address|
|Feb 15, 2018||5:00 pm||A required RA pre-employment class for all hired mentor RAs|
Fill out an application online at http://cuboulder.erezlife.com. Flexibility is a quality that we find common in our most successful student staff members. You will be asked if you are willing to work in any residence hall across campus.
A portion of the online application will include question prompts. While the prompts will have a character limit, we encourage thoughtful responses as we will evaluated these to identify our top candidates.
Please browse these common questions if you are considering becoming an RA:
Q: I had a conduct violation during my first semester. Will that impact my eligibility for an RA position?
A: We understand that sometimes students can have a difficult time transitioning to college and that you may have made a decision during your first weeks at school that isn’t representative of your overall experience here. We will be reviewing all candidates’ conduct history and discussing each case individually and inform the candidate of the status prior to interviews being scheduled. In addition, applicants cannot be on University Conduct probation or Academic Dishonesty probation during the selection process, at time of hire, or at start of employment.
Q: If I’m applying to be an RA, should I still make other plans for housing?
A: If you sign up for housing in the residence halls or Bear Creek and are then selected for an RA position, Housing and Dining is able to transfer over your contract. We are unable to do the same for off-campus housing and would recommend that you wait until after the hiring process is complete to sign an off-campus lease.
Q: How many hours do RAs work each week?
A: We estimate that RAs will work 20 hours per week on average. However, the actual number of hours worked per week depends on many factors, including your duty schedule, interactions with residents, meetings, trainings and other job-related responsibilities. During training periods, you can expect to be in training 40+ hours per week.
Q: If I’m selected as an RA, can I choose my hall placement?
A: No. Departmental staffing needs, hall-specific programs and team dynamics will be the most significant factors in building placement. We have found that RAs who demonstrate the highest levels of adaptability tend to fare best in the RA position. We are looking for individuals who are ready to step into the RA position at any hall. Should you be placed in a hall and choose to decline the offer, you will not be able to reapply until the following academic year.
Q: I already have a part-time job on campus. Would I have to quit if I become an RA?
A: All RAs are required to get approval from their supervisor for any additional part-time jobs. Typically, first-year RAs are encouraged to critically evaluate their schedule to see if taking on an additional position is in their best interest. If you are approved to work an additional part-time job, the expectation is that the RA position takes precedence. Approvals to work an additional part-time job will be considered on an as-necessary basis after the first week of classes in August 2018.
Q: I’m planning on studying abroad in the spring. Can I still be an RA for the fall semester?
A: Unfortunately, the amount of training required for the RA position means that we are only able to hire RAs who can commit to a full year contract. Please let your current RA know if you are interested in looking into other leadership opportunities in your hall that would allow for more flexibility.
Q: I’m an international student. Am I eligible to be an RA?
A: International students are eligible for the RA position, as long as you have either a social security number or a valid F-1 visa. Please notify us at the time of hire if you are an international student, as your paperwork process may vary slightly.
As a community assistant (CA) you will work at the front desks (community centers) in the residence halls. You'll help with day-to-day issues like room lock-outs and checking out equipment, but also participate in and encourage community-building in your hall. There are some excellent benefits to these positions including:
To find our what positions are available and to access the application, visit eRezLife.
As a night community assistant (NCA) you will work at the front desks (community centers) in the residence halls. You'll help with day-to-day issues like room lock-outs and checking out equipment, but also participate in and encourage community-building in your hall. There are some excellent benefits to these positions including:
To find our what positions are available and to access the application, visit eRezLife
As a front desk assistant, you will be responsible for the administrative operations and management of the community center (front desk) under the direction of the hall director. This included duties such as:
Student assistants provide administrative support to leadership in Residence Life. Duties include:
We look for students that pay great attention to detail, are reliable and responsible, have excellent customer service skills and are strong problem solvers.
To find our what positions are available and to access the application, visit eRezLife
Do you think you would like to be a tutor? We are looking for students that:
If you saw yourself in any of these statements, this could be a great position for you! ASAP tutoring provides you not just an outlet to do the things listed above, but some of the other benefits include:
You will need to sign up for an account (which is really easy!) and apply to the “Tutor-ASAP 2017-18” position. You should hear back within 3-5 business days.
*If you do NOT meet the GPA requirements or have other questions, feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the office 303-735-3303.
Whether you're thinking about a career in the culinary arts or looking for a job to supplement your income while you're in school, Campus Dining Services may be the answer for you!
We offer some great benefits for the busy student including:
And one of the best benefits—being part of a strong and inclusive community!
Working with Campus Dining Services is more than just a paycheck, you're part of a team!
Details, including pay, requirements, locations and applications for student positions are available at the eRezLife website.