Residential Life reports eight RA vacancies and begins mid-year hiring process for the first time

| Senior News Editor
A brick patio stands with a green clock tower on the left side and a white clockface as two people with their backs turned to the camera walk toward a dark blue car.

The Office of Residential Life sits across the street from the South 40 Clock Tower. (Photo by Grace Bruton/Student Life)

With eight resident advisor positions currently vacant, Residential Life has opened an application for mid-year hiring for the first time. 

The vacancies span across residential communities, with two vacancies in Apartments North, two vacancies in Apartment South and one vacancy each in Park/Mudd, William Greenleaf Eliot, Village and Brookings. Current juniors and seniors were invited to apply to fill these vacancies for the Spring 2022 semester with an application deadline of Nov. 1. 

“The RA position continues to be a premier leadership opportunity for juniors and seniors,” Interim Associate Director for Residential Life Brittany McDaniel and Associate Vice Chancellor Kawanna Leggett wrote in a statement to Student Life. “As we continue to return to regular operations and increase occupancy from last year there was a need to coordinate a hiring process for the spring.”

The University did not elaborate on why eight resident advisor positions are currently vacant.

“The reasons for these students’ decisions varied greatly, and are personal for each individual,” McDaniel wrote. “We have fully supported students’ decision making processes, and have reinforced that students need to make the best decision for themselves.”

The mid-year hiring process will be streamlined, according to McDaniel, by only conducting one round of interviews. Students who are selected to fill the vacancies will be notified on Nov. 19 and will move in during reading week and finals.

If the positions are not filled, McDaniel wrote that Residential Life will “continue under current operations.” In the buildings with vacancies, McDaniel wrote that Residential Life has “continued to ensure that these students have RA support” and that RAs “maintain an equitable amount of residents they directly support.”

If you are a student who has left your RA position this year or otherwise has information about this situation, email [email protected] or fill out our pitches and tips form

Read more about the relationship between Residential Life and resident advisors:

Residential Life ‘not in a financial position’ to provide prorated refunds for residential advisors seeking compensation for lost wages

‘I just have never felt more disrespected by any employer I’ve ever worked for’: RAs face lack of information as they begin training

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