Resident Assistants

Do you have a knack for helping people and making a positive difference in their lives? Are you a fan of creating fun and educational events for your peers? Are you interested in gaining valuable leadership skills that can be applied to any future job? If so, the Resident Assistant position may be the perfect position for you!

Resident Assistants are student staff members who live and work in the residence halls and are directly responsible for nurturing a positive living environment for the community in his or her residence hall. Each RA plays a critical role in facilitating the development of students and positively impacting a student’s overall experience at Lees-McRae College. RAs are community builders, event planners, policy enforcers, conflict mediators, crisis responders, resource guides, role models, mentors, and friends.

Resident Assistants receive a vast amount of training on various topics throughout the year, including extended training at the beginning of each semester, weekly meetings with staff members, monthly all-staff meetings, and more. As a result of the vast amount of work put into the Resident Assistant position, each RA is compensated with a free single room each semester.

Position Requirements

  1. Due to the time requirements of the RA position and the responsibilities associated therein, it is expected that RAs will give their job priority over all other areas of their collegiate experience, with the single exception of their academics.
  2. All Resident Assistants must have a minimum of one semester of experience living in a residence hall.
  3. RAs must be a full-time student at LMC with a minimum overall GPA of 2.3.
  4. Resident Assistants are required to take the class “Residence Life Leadership” during their first two semesters of employment.
  5. RAs must be able to return to campus early each semester for training.
  6. RAs are expected to successfully complete all expectations outlined for them throughout the year by their supervisor and the Student Development Office.

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