Residence Life: Resident Assistant

The application for this position is now closed.

RA Position Description 2017-2018

About the RA Position

Our hope is that the Resident Assistant (RA) position is both a challenging and fulfilling experience. While the responsibility is great, so are the rewards. Being a student leader through Residence Life is a wonderful opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others through mentoring and community building. Being an RA will challenge you to grow both personally and professionally and the experiences you gain in this role will serve you well for the rest of your life, no matter what career you may choose.

“Overall, I think the community of other RAs and being in a leadership position, like ResLife at Pitzer, was one of my most memorable experiences from college.” – Anna Goldberg, Resident Assistant 2010-2012

“Being an RA was hands down the most definitive experience of my undergrad.  I can 100% promise you that the skills and training that you have received as an RA are lifelong skills that are transparent in so many job positions and even in everyday life.  I can tell you with the utmost confidence that I would not be where I am right now if it wasn’t for Pitzer and ResLife.” – Sara Espinoza, Resident Assistant 2010-2013

“Being an RA was more than being in leadership; being a RA was being part of a community of awesome people who encouraged me to be my best every day. Through putting on campus programming, I also became much closer to the Pitzer community and knew my role within it, which was entirely rewarding.” – Mattie Ross, Resident Assistant 2010-2012

About Residence Life

Mission & Theme Explained

In addition to supporting Pitzer’s community values, RAs wholeheartedly foster the growth of a healthy and safe community through positive interactions, respectful exchange of ideas, celebrating diversity in all its forms and empowering leadership and action. For more information on Residence Life, visit the Office of Student Affairs Residence Life page.

It’s the job of our highly trained RAs to help promote community building and shape the environment and attitudes that encourages personal and collective growth. We help create an atmosphere of community living and learning that will help students with their academic and personal development.

New and Returning Resident Assistant Candidate Selection Timeline (2017-2018)

Event & Location Date & Time
OSA’s ResLife Student Leader Application Available Online Tuesday, December 1, 2015
Informational Sessions: To be considered for the RA position you MUST attend one informational session 11/16 Skandera Hall P103; 6PM- 7PM

11/17 Skandera Hall P103; 7PM- 8PM

12/2 Skandera Hall P103; 1PM- 2PM

12/3 Skandera Hall P103; 11AM- 12PM

1/23 Skandera Hall P103; 8PM- 9PM

1/24 Skandera Hall P103; 5PM- 6PM

Application Deadline Monday, January 30, 2017 by 5 pm
Individual Interviews: Be sure to bring your Personal Expression Piece with you!  This can be anything!  (A book, a piece of art, a dance, a song, a photo, etc.)  Something that tells us a little about who you are. Week of Feburary 10- 17
Group Interview Process Saturday, February 18, 9am- 11am
Returning RA Notification Letters Sent via Email Friday, February 24 by 5pm
Returning RA Acceptance of Employment Deadline Monday, February 27 by 5pm
New RA Notification Letters Sent via Email Tuesday, February 28 by 5pm
New RA Acceptance of Employment Deadline Thursday, March 2 by 5pm
Spring Semester Future RA Training Tuesday, April 18, 2016 7pm-9pm


The application for this position is now closed.