We are hiring 2015 Summer and Fall Resident Assistants!

Being an RA isn't for everyone, but it was for people like Hillary Clinton, Jay Leno, Wesley Snipes, Katie Couric, Mike Ditka, Adam Sandler, and many more! Whether you plan to be famous or not, being an RA will challenge you to grow and learn new things, and will help you build leadership skills at the same time.

Duties of an RA

As an RA, you will:

  • Model positive behavior and respect for University policy
  • Get to know dozens (or hundreds) of residents personally
  • Put on fun and educational programs for your residents
  • Demonstrate knowledge of campus resources and make referrals
  • Respond to policy violations and emergency situations 
  • Have a ton of fun

Sample RA Job Description

Time Commitment

RAs can expect to commit 20-25 hours per week to the position, including attendance at campus events, weekly staff meetings, and regular trainings. RAs can expect to be on duty 1-2 times per week. RAs also have an informal commitment to their residents, including time spent mentoring, supporting, and socializing. 

Academic Year RA's are hired each spring for the following academic year. Campus responsibilities begin about three weeks before classes start in the fall and end after Finals each semester. Some preparation time during the summer will be required.

Minimum Requirements

  • Enrolled as a full-time, degree-seeking student at time of application and throughout term of employment
  • Minimum 2.75  Cumulative GPA at time of application, and must achieve a minimum 2.75 GPA for each semester throughout the term of employment
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a culturally diverse and fast-paced environment
  • Time management and organizational skills required
  • Successful applicant will demonstrate a firm commitment to helping others and to advancing the mission and Jesuit values of Loyola University New Orleans
  • Great attitude, willingness to learn, and a passion for the PACK!


Academic Year RAs receive payment to cover the cost of their room and the 75 block meal plan (includes $500 Wolfbucks). 

Summer RA's receive a room on campus at no cost, a Wolfbuck stipend, and an hourly wage. 

How do I Apply? 


Attend ONE Mandatory Information Session - See below for a list of times, dates, and locations.

Wed., Jan. 7 12:00pm-1:00pm Octavia Room, 2nd floor of DSC
Sun., Jan. 11 8:00pm-9:00pm Octavia Room, 2nd floor of DSC
Tues., Jan. 13
Optional Resume Workshop

Learn Lab, 2nd floor of DSC

Learn Lab, 2nd floor of DSC

Wed., Jan. 14  2:00pm-3:00pm Octavia Room, 2nd floor of DSC
Fri., Jan. 16  3:30pm-4:30pm Octavia Room, 2nd floor of DSC
Tues., Jan. 20 8:00pm-9:00pm Octavia Room, 2nd floor of DSC
Thurs., Jan. 22
Optional Resume Workshop

Octavia Room, 2nd floor of DSC

Octavia Room, 2nd floor of DSC

Fri., Jan. 23 6:00pm-7:00pm Octavia Room, 2nd floor of DSC



Start your OrgSync Application by developing a current Resume and uploading an OrgSync profile picture. Application available January 5!


Record an Audition video and upload to YouTube answering the question: Given the responsibilities of the Resident Assistant position (i.e. community building, crisis response, facilities management, etc.), how will you incorporate one of the Jesuit values into your position as an RA? Video should be 2 minutes or less and uploaded to your personal YouTube account. You then need to share the link on your OrgSync Application. Click here for instructions for creating a YouTube account and uploading your video. HAVE FUN WITH THIS! It's your chance to share your personality!


Upload your current resume, complete the short answer questions, & submit your OrgSync Application. You must click "Finish" for your application to be accepted. Apply here!


If you are looking for a little bit extra to prepare for your application and potential interview, check out our Candidate Resources page to enhance your candidacy!

IMPORTANT: If you do not complete ALL parts of the Application listed above, your Application will be marked as incomplete and you will not advance in the process. 

Selection Timeline

January 5 - Application forms available on OrgSync

January 7-23 - Mandatory Information Sessions

January 25 - Applications due

February 3 - Candidate Social

February 6-8 - Interview Weekend

February 11 - Candidate Notification

March 28-May 2- New Hire RA Leadership Class