Thank you for your interest in the Office of Residential Life & Housing Services' Student Staff selection process. We are excited that you are considering submitting an application! This site is frequently updated, so please bookmark this page and check back. This is where you'll find information and applications for positions in our office.
All 2015-2106 Resident Assistant positions have been filled. Applications for 2016-2017 Resident Assistant positions will go live September 15, 2015.
The application for 2016-2017 RA positions will go live September 15, 2015.
10/15 at 11:59pm: Applications for Fall selection process due
10/29 - 11/1 & 11/12 - 11/15: Fall selection process sessions meet
12/15 at 11:59pm: Applications for J-term and Spring selection process due
1/6 - 1/7 & 1/13 - 1/14: J-term selection process sessions meet
2/4 - 2/7 & 2/18 - 2/21: Spring selection process sessions meet
Mid-March: Status notifications sent to candidates.
Here is some information and advice about when to go through our selection process. Please click below to learn more about application periods for the position you are interested in.
For students who are studying away in the fall semester you may go through our selection process in J-term or spring.
For students who are studying away in the spring semester you must go through our selection process in the fall.
For students who are not studying away in the fall or spring semester you may go through our selection process in fall, J-term or spring.
For students who are applying for a spring 2016 Shanghai RA position you must go through our selection process in the fall.
For students who are applying for a Shanghai RA position for fall 2016 and/or spring 2017 you may go through our selection process in the fall, J-term or spring.
For students who are applying for a spring 2016 London RA position you must go through our selection process in the fall.
For students who are applying for a London RA position for fall 2016 and/or spring 2017 you may go through our selection process in the fall, J-term or spring.
For students who are applying for a Paris RA position for the 2016-2017 academic year you must go through our selection process in the fall.
Please note we only hire full academic year RAs in Paris. RAs must have French language fluency and some experience traveling in Paris.
For students who are in Global Liberal Studies and will be abroad for the entirety of the 2016-2017 academic year but wish to be considered for a 2017-2018 RA position you may go through our selection process in the spring. Please select the "GLS" section when prompted.
February 10, 2015: Deadline to apply
Applications for Summer 2016 positions will go live in March 21, 2016.
March 21, 2016: Application Opens
So, you are considering the possibility of becoming a Graduate Resident Assistant (RA) or Residential Life Assistant (RLA)?
Graduate Resident Assistant positions are very limited. We have these positions in our Residential Colleges and graduate housing. Applicants for Graduate Resident Assistant positions must go through our selection process in spring semester. RLA positions are very limited as well. We have RLA positions that work in the Residential Life & Housing Services Central Office and work directly with senior members of the department in specific content areas. We also offer RLA positions which work in hall with a Building Leadership Team and help to oversee the operation of the residence hall.
Graduate Resident Assistant
Please note only currently matriculating NYU students are eligible for Graduate Resident Assistant positions. Incoming graduate students may not apply for a position until they've completed a semester at NYU.
Residential Life Assistants
We first recruit candidates from the Steinhardt Higher Education Masters program. Should we not be able to fill all RLA openings with students enrolled in the program we then open the process to currently matriculating graduate students from other programs. If you are interested in being considered for an RLA position please forward your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Resumes will be reviewed on a rolling basis and we will contact applicants if they are being considered.
You will receive a confirmation email.
For New York positions you must be classified by your school and your academic program as a junior, senior or graduate student for the academic year in which you are applying to be an RA. Shanghai and London applicants must be classified as sophomore, junior or senior for the academic year in which you are applying to be an RA. Your cumulative GPA must be 3.0 or above and you must be in good university standing. We only hire RAs for full academic cycles at NYU New York so all candidates should plan to serve the full academic year.
We require that all fields have a response in order to submit the application; if there's a specific field that you're not able to complete at the moment, just enter a place holder (i.e., "respond later" or "XXXX") and you can update it at a later time. You will have the opportunity to update certain aspects of your application at different points throughout the selection process. You will be able to edit your responses to questions (as well as your selection process section preferences) up until the point that you are assigned to a specific section. The basic demographic information can be updated at any point in the process.
While having lived on campus might give candidates a better perspective on the RA role and responsibilities, we do not require past housing experience. We welcome application from students who are currently commuting to NYU.
It's not formally necessary at this point in the process for us to know this information. If this is something you'd like to informally talk over with your selection process facilitator or your current RHD/RHAD, you are welcome to do so. If you are ultimately offered an RA position, we will ask for this information to assist us in placing you in your staff assignment.
Assignment of candidates to sections will be made one to two weeks before your session begins. You will receive an e-mail notification after assignments are made listing your section assignment.
You should list references who can write about your work ethic, your ability to work independently and on a team and about your aptitude to fulfill other aspects of the RA role. Examples of references may include a former or current professor, supervisor, coach, civic or religious leader, RA, etc. NYU RHD/RHADs are not eligible to serve as references in the RA selection process. As in all employment situations, it is not advisable to list personal friends or relatives as references; as well, it is proper form to ask a potential reference's permission before submitting their name as a reference. All references must have a valid email address.