Housing, Dining & Residence Life (HDRL)

Resident Assistant (RA)

Resident Assistant Role
Resident Assistants (RAs) are integral to the operation of our residence halls, and therefore are asked to fill a variety of roles ranging from friend and resource to programmer and peer advisor. Please read the role description thoroughly in order to become more fully aware of the qualifications required. Also you are encouraged to speak with members of our current team during our RA information sessions.

Through the leadership section of the HDRL website you should be able to find the information needed to answer many of your questions and guide you through the selection process. In particular, it is important to review the RA role description, the selection timeline, the dates and times for all information sessions and the recommendation forms required for all new hire candidates. Please note that a new hire candidate file is considered to be complete only after both a successfully submitted online application and a letter of recommendation have been received.

As RAs serve in prominent roles on campus, we are committed to selecting only the most capable and dynamic staff members. Therefore, the selection process is designed to enable us to learn as much as possible about each candidate. Please give this careful consideration as you complete the online application and progress through the interview process. Getting to know you is key to making an appropriate fit for you and our staff.
Listed below is information about key components of the application process for new RAs, application deadline information, and other important links.
2015-2016 Academic Year Resident Assistant Selection Timeline
We have completed the 2015-2016 academic year selections for the Resident Assistant role. If you have an interest in the role, continue to check our website for other opportunities to apply. Feel free to contact out Residence Life Selections team with any questions at rlselections@duke.edu.
2015 Summer Resident Assistant Application
Monday February 9, 2015 - RA Applications for the Summer 2015 semester made available online at 12:01am.
Monday March 2, 2015 - Application Deadline for applications at 11:59pm.
Tuesday March 3, 2015 - Applicants are invited to signup for an interview
Friday March 20, 2015 - Candidate interviews
Thursday March 26, 2015 -Summer 2015 RA Placement Meeting
Friday March 27, 2015 - Summer 2015 RA’s notified of their application status/placement by Noon.
Tuesday March 31, 2015 - Deadline for Summer 2015 RAs to submit online acceptance form by 5:00pm.
Important links
For more information, please send an email to rlselections@duke.edu or contact Joe Gonzalez at joe.gonzalez@duke.edu.