Resident Assistants


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The Resident Assistant [RA] position is a student peer educator opportunity which contributes to Residential Life's Mission:

UConn Residential Life enhances students’ personal, interpersonal, and intellectual growth by creating safe and inclusive environments, producing innovative programs and services, and fostering meaningful relationships.

Engagement: RAs engage students in learning through 3 Educational Priorities: Personal Success, Interpersonal Competence, and Intellectual Fulfillment.

Community: UConn Stamford is growing due to strong student interest in our well-established academic programs as well as interest in our new and emerging undergraduate and graduate programs, particularly in Computer Science, Digital Media and Business. The campus also benefits from its downtown location in the vibrant City of Stamford, and its proximity to New York City.  RAs will live in this diverse and inclusive community which recognizes, respects, accepts, and appreciates individual rights and differences in people and ideas.

Impact: RAs are responsible for fostering an environment of on-going learning, engagement, and inquiry. The Stamford, on-campus, apartment residences provide a premier living and learning experience for residents that is centered in innovation, inclusivity, and excellence. RAs challenge and support their residents by establishing and holding residents accountable for community expectations. In doing so, they help their residents advance their skills for effective citizenship and help them develop into community members who are prepared to enrich society.

Leadership: RAs are true leaders in their communities. They are responsible for developing strong, meaningful relationships with their residents and encouraging relationships between their residents. RAs foster dignity, integrity, kindness, respect, and pride within their communities by taking initiative, managing conflicts, and setting the example for others to follow. They not only are responsible for leading their community, but are also responsible for identifying and encouraging leaders in their communities who can enhance the community in the future. 

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Application and Process-Related Information

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Please review the documents below before submitting your application.

RA Position Description 2017-2018: Includes hiring competencies and responsibilities, along with Terms and Conditions of Employment.

RA Candidate Checklist 2017-2018Stamford1-31-17: Includes information about application submission, information meetings, application screening, interview process.

RA Application Cover Letter Template: Includes the template and content required for submitting your cover letter.

RA Resume Template: Includes the template and content required for submitting your resume.