New RA Application 2015-16

Please read the job description and complete the application online. Note the deadlines below. The application has several parts you must answer, so please plan on using your time wisely. Your application must be received on time or you will be unable to continue in the selection process.

New applicants

New applicants are encouraged to attend one of the two informational meetings offered before completing the new resident advisor application. Informational meetings will be held Feb. 17 at 9:30 p.m., and Feb. 18 at 9:30 p.m. in Stutzman. 

Completed applications are due by 5 p.m. on Feb. 27, 2015.

After submitting this online application, please email a current resume to

Give a brief introduction of yourself and your experience at Bluffton University.
What has attracted you to the RA position and what would make you a great candidate?
What personal strengths, abilities, attributes, and qualifications would you bring to the RA position that would help you preform the job effectively? Please also comment on areas in which you struggle and how you might work through the challenges to become an effective RA.
Students living in the residence halls have various backgrounds and experiences that are unique to them and their culture. explain your perspective and/or experience with issues of diversity and mutual respect of differences. How do you feel your perspective will enhance your position as a Residence Life staff member and the hall/floor/wing you will be working on?
Describe your current floor, what are some ways you have observed community being created by your RA and the residents of the floor/building? What role have you played in the community?
I understand that any written evaluations submitted by faculty, staff or students will be confidential and I waive my right to examine and read these documents.