RA Selection 2017

We are now hiring for Summer and Academic Year Resident Assistants for 2017-2018. 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:

  • Educate students on campus resources, University policies and building inclusive communities through programs, events, and one on one coversations. We will train you to be a knowledgable and experienced resource.  
  • Support students in their transition to the University, living on campus, making new friends and the path to graduation. You are a integral part of the satisfaction and success of our resident students!
  • Advocate on behalf of your residents to create a healthy, clean, inclusive and fun floor community. Also, teaching your floor members how to advocate for themselves as they navigate roommate relationships, social circles, busy course schedules, etc. Always keeping in mind people for and with others.
  • Lead by modeling positive behavior and choices. You will grow in your own leadership experience and have the distintive expeirence of connecting resident students to leadership opportunities of their own.                                                                                                   

All of these actions contribute to a healthy, safe, engaging and fun residential expereince!

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.

January 17 12:30pm-1:30pm Octavia, 2nd Floor Danna Center
January 18 9:00pm-10:00pm Octavia, 2nd Floor Danna Center
January 19

Octavia, 2nd Floor Danna Center

January 24 12:30pm-1:30pm Octavia, 2nd Floor Danna Center
January 25 9:00pm-10:00pm Octavia, 2nd Floor Danna Center
January 26 4:00pm-5:00pm Octavia, 2nd Floor Danna Center



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


Record an Audition video and upload to YouTube answering the question: TThe RA Theme for the 2017-2018 school year is SNAPCHAT: Picture Yourself as an RA. Capture a video and/or a snapchat story to tell us why you can picture yourself as a Resident Assistant?  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! Applications are due, completed, no later than 11:59pm on February 6, 2017!


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 11 - Application forms available on OrgSync

January 17-26 - Mandatory Information Sessions

February 6 - Applications due

February 13- Candidate Social

February 15-17 - Individual Interviews and Group Process

March 1 - Candidate Notification

April- New Hire RA Leadership Class