Residence Life: Resident Assistant

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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.

“Being an RA has been one of the most impactful experiences I have had at Pitzer. Every year I look forward to welcoming the incoming freshman class, putting on programs and seeing in what ways I can assist my community. While on the ResLife Team I was fortunate enough to be part of a network of people that supported me and lifted me up in my role as a RA, but also as a student, and this support is been irreplaceable.” – Franci Lievanos, Resident Assistant 2017-Current

“Working as a ResLife was not only an essential training ground for my professional development, but a platform that has connected me deeply with the Pitzer community. Whether planning events, corresponding with Pitzer’s leadership, or working with driven students, being an RA provided me the space, training, and team to intersect with all facets of the Pitzer experience.” – Maddie McCann, Resident Assistant 2016-19

“Its about being on the frontline of cultivating a positive community. As a student leader I have the opportunity to make a difference, and as an RA I have the chance to amplify my impact. We are resources on campus and I don’t think there is any other position that would be more gratifying” – Delshanee Martin, Resident Assistant 2018-2019

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 (2019-2020)

Event & Location Date & Time
ResLife Student Leader Application Available Online January 17
Informational Sessions

(NOTE: Attendance at these sessions is HIGHLY ENCOURAGED)

Jan. 24/29 at 7pm, Skandera P106

Jan. 28/30 at 7:00pm, Atherton 103

Application Deadline Feb. 5 by 5pm
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. February 7-8
Group Interview Process Saturday, February 9, 9am- 12pm
Notification Letters Sent via Email Feb 26
Acceptance of Employment Deadline March 4 by 5pm