Campus Living houses 7,800 undergraduate, graduate and professional students, in 13 residence halls and 5 apartment complexes. A diverse student population benefits from a variety of learning-driven activities and services.
Peer student-leaders hired based on their high level of maturity, social skills, enthusiasm, and desire to serve the campus community. They are trained to help residence hall students deal with problems, lead a floor and building.
Activities: plan educational, social, and cultural programs; help residents understand written guidelines; and perform a variety of administrative tasks. The primary concern of the RAs is to establish a one-on-one relationship with each member of their community
View the Resident Advisor Formal Job Description & Ethics Agreement: PDF (118KB)
Peer student-leaders, similar to RAs, who work in the apartment areas as a resource to upperclass students. They are trained to help students living in the apartments deal with problems; lead community activities; plan educational, social, and cultural programs; help residents understand written guidelines; and perform a variety of administrative tasks. Community Assistants work as a team to serve the needs of an apartment village.
View the Community Assistant Formal Job Description & Ethics Agreement: PDF (118KB)
Students who assist with academic support services and programming for residential living-learning communities. They provide tutoring, mentoring, and assistance for students in specialized living learning communities and themed housing areas.
View the Academic Assistant Formal Job Description & Ethics Agreement: PDF
Here are the steps to becoming an RA/AA/CA:
1. Meet Positions Specific Eligibility Requirements - Unfortunately, if you do not meet minimum requirements for employment, we cannot accept your application for the position.
2. Attend one of the RA/AA/CA informational sessions. The information sessions are a resource in learning additional details about all positions. You will not only receive information about the position, but will be able to meet with current staff and ask any additional questions about the position(s).
3. Complete the Application online at https://buffalo.erezlife.com - Candidates for Resident Advisor, Community Assistant, and Academic Assistant must complete the application by Sunday, February 4, 2018 at 11:59pm.
You will need the following supporting materials to submit with your application:
Attend your Interview Day
Each candidate will complete both an individual interview and a group interview. Both interview types will take place on the same day. Please plan accordingly.
Resident Advisor, Community Assistant, and Academic Assistant Interview Days
You will be assigned to one of these two days..
All those applying for an RA or AA position must attend interviews this day. You will be scheduled for one ½ hour time slot in the afternoon. On your application you can indicate if you will be unavailable on one of these days. Notification of your scheduled individual interview will be sent out via e-mail by February 8th, 2018.
Question: What if I don't have a 2.5 QPA (RA/CA) / 3.0 QPA (AA)?
Answer: Unfortunately, if you do not meet the (such as QPA), we cannot accept your application for the position.
Question: What if I'm a transfer student; can I apply to be an RA/AA/CA?
Answer: Yes. However you must meet the position requirements.
Question: How do I apply?
Answer: Please visit https://buffalo.erezlife.com portion of this website.
Question: I applied last year and was not offered a position, can I apply this year?
Answer: Yes. As long as you still meet the position requirements of the position, you can reapply.
Question: Are information sessions mandatory?
Answer: Yes. In order to apply to become an RA/AA/CA, you must attend an informational session.
Question: How long is the RA/AA/CA appointment?
Answer: It is a one year appointment, maximum of 2 years for the RA/AA position.
Question: What is the compensation package?
Answer: See the position descriptions for full compensation information.
Question: How do I know if I will make a good RA/AA/CA?
Answer: If you believe that you possess those qualities, then we encourage you to apply. If you are hired for the position you will be given extensive training in be given extensive staff training prior to the start of each semester.
Question: Can I apply if I am currently or planning to be a graduate student at UB?
Answer: Yes, you are encouraged to apply. We are specifically looking for graduate students to be CAs in our graduate communities. You do need to meet position requirements.
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