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Position Opening: Resident Assistant

Have you ever thought about working in Residence Life? We are still accepting Resident Assistant applications for the 2015-2016 school year. Read more to find out what being an RA entails!

Why Become a Resident Assistant?
As an RA, you work as an on campus leader with the ability to fine tune your leadership skills as well as help develop the leadership skills of others. The role of a RA takes the positions of a resource, a community facilitator, a referral agent, a peer adviser, and a programmer and combines them in one job supervised by a full time professional staff member.  In the Resident Assistant position, RA’s get to improve on their time management and organization skills as well as their confrontation and mediation skills through everyday situations. As a RA, you are part of a select group of trusted, knowledgeable students recognized on campus.

Qualifications
There are a few qualifications that must be met to become an RA. The qualifications are as follows:

  • 40 GPA, semester & cumulative
  • Sophomore status by August 2015
  • Full-time student
  • Must be in good academic and disciplinary standing
  • At least two semesters living in campus housing (one at UW-Green Bay)
  • Willingness to help others for a better community
  • Must be able to attend RA training tentatively scheduled to start August 20, 2015
  • More info will be available upon hiring

The Application Process
RA applications are available on the housing website . All applications and references are due by 4:30 p.m on Friday, April 3rd via email to ra_selection@uwgb.edu. You will then be emailed to collect availability for an interview.

Individual Interviews
Each applicant will partake in a rotation of interviews covering three topics: community development, diversity & inclusivity and communication & teamwork. Each interview last approximately 50 minutes. Remember, this is a real job interview so dress professionally, remember your manners and take a deep breath and relax!

Helpful Interview Tips

  • Be yourself: you are always “on” in this position
  • Prepare, but don’t have canned answers
  • Think ahead to what you would do in the job
  • Share examples of things in your past as well as things you are excited to do in the RA position

Questions?
Visit our website, email questions to ra_selection@uwgb.edu or call 920-465-2040. You can also talk to your RA or Area Coordinator if you have any questions!

Summer Employment Opportunities for 2015: Facilities Custodial Staff & Facilities Maintenance Staff

Summer Employment Opportunities for 2015

Office of Residence Life

Facilities Custodial Staff

Facilities Maintenance Staff

 

  • Work in a fun and friendly environment with other students
  • Convenience of working on campus
  • Develop life skills
  • On-campus housing available

 

Benefits & Compensation:

All positions offer 40 hours per week starting at $8.50 per hour.  Work hours are 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday, with some evening and

weekend work required. Must be available for employment from May 16th through August 28th, 2015
Applications are due by March 1, 2015, however applications will be accepted until all positions are filled.

 

To Apply:

Applications are available online and should be submitted to Submit completed applications to Terry Zarnoth by email at zarnotht@uwgb.edu

To download an application and position description, please visit our web site:

http://www.uwgb.edu/housing/employment/student.asp#CM


For more information, contact:

Terry Zarnoth
Office of Residence Life
(920) 465-2483
zarnotht@uwgb.edu

 

GB Coolest Cribs Contest

Do you think you have the best decorated Residence Hall or Apartment on campus? We’d love to see!

  1. Upload a picture to Instagram or Twitter and tag us while using #GBCoolestCribs
  2. We’ll take your picture, giving you photo credit of course, and upload it to the GB Coolest Cribs Facebook album
  3. For the remainder of re-contracting your photo will stay on our Facebook page. The picture with the most “likes” wins a voucher to the Phoenix Bookstore.

January OTM Winners

The winning OTM’s of January have been announced, if you see any of these people, make sure to congratulate them!

Student: Desiree Dombrowski written by Kendall Clason

Resident Assistant: Chloe Miller Hansen written by Jeff Willems

Residence Life Faculty/Staff: Jeff Willems written by Parker
Baerenwald

Institution Faculty/Staff: Grant Winslow written by Karli Peterson

November OTM Winners

The winning OTMs for the month of November are:

Diversity Program: Henna Tattoo: Learn it the Traditional Way written by Sarah Londo

Executive Board Member: Jacob Immel written by Jessica Murphy

Institution Faculty/Staff: Rebecca Meacham written by Emma Kuhn

Residence Life Faculty/Staff:Jeff Willems written by John Soper

Resident Assistant: Joseph Ebert written by Michelle McChesney

First Year Student: Nate Nichols written by Kassie Yunto

Organization: Roy Community Council written by Jeff Willems

Student: Steffi Schoeder written by Ashley Keenan and Brandi Kochera

If you see any of these writers/winners please congratulate them on their accomplishments!

RA Spotlight: Taylor Steele

Taylor Steele

Taylor Steele today is all about you!

This is Taylor’s first year as a RA, residing in Bob Schaefer Hall.

Taylor said she wanted to become a RA because “I knew how difficult it can be to become familiar with a new place and I wanted to become a go-to person my residents could be comfortable coming to with questions.”

Among the many perks of being a RA, Taylor’s favorite part is being able to help establish friendships with residents and help them connect to campus.

“My favorite memory as a RA is probably move-in day. After preparing for so long for residents to arrive, I finally got to meet them,” Taylor said.

RA’s get a unique perspective of campus life, according to Taylor. Being a RA has taught her that “the college experience is different for everyone.”

A star student, Taylor said her biggest accomplishment as a UWGB student is finishing freshmen year with a 4.0 GPA.

Taylor is majoring in Social Work with a minor in Human Development.

Thank you Taylor for all the work you do, we appreciate you!

October OTMs

The Winning OTMs for the month of October are:

Executive Board Member: Jody Schiess written by Taylor Steele

First Year Student: Jessica Murphy written by Chrissy Bartelme

Organization:Healthy Choices Task Force written by Chloe Miller Hansen

Residence Life Faculty/Staff:Joe Brzezinski written by Quin Merriweather

Resident Assistant:Michelle McChesney written by Skyler Toyne

Social Program:Human vs Zombies written by Ashley Keenan

Spotlight: Spanish and Latin American Studies Department

Student:Sierra Spaulding written by Chloe Miller Hansen

If you see any of these people, please congratulate them on their OTM!

RA Spotlight: Vanya Koepke

Today’s RA Spotlight shines on Vanya Koepke. This is Vanya’s first year as a RA, applying for the position because “the RA’s in Roy encouraged me to apply my junior year. They thought my personality would further the resident community and campus,” as well as noting that the RA position is a wonderful opportunity to further his leadership skills.

This might be his first year but Vanya has already learned a lot.

“Working as a RA has taught me the importance of understanding and being sensitive to the often missed uniqueness of our diverse campus community,” Vanya said. “I continually strive to learn more about the background of all UWGB students and meet them where they are.”

Vanya’s favorite part of being a RA is his fellow staff and students and the ability to encourage students when needed, saying “often it’s the small things that get the residents excited.”

In addition to having enthusiasm for his residents, Vanya shows great school spirit as part of the Green Bandana Brigade.

“My favorite part of being a student at UWGB has to be the Green Bandana Brigade. When you talk about building an energetic campus atmosphere, our incredible student section has to be it,” Vanya said. “More importantly, these students are involved in campus organizations and represent the diverse plethora of academic departments. This organization which I am part of represents the UWGB vision of 360* of learning quite well.”

There are many memories made as a RA and Vanya’s favorite memory thus far is RA training camp because of the bonding done between so many wonderful individuals.

“I am very fortunate to know my fellow RAs and every individual that works at the Community Center. Each one continues to do a phenomenal job to make our campus one of belonging and pride,” Vanya said. “I would like to give a special shout-out to Jeff Willems who has been my inspiration and a big part of my involvement here at UW-Green Bay.”

Thank you Vanya for all that you do!

RA Spotlight: Ashley Keenan

Ashley Keenan

Ashley Keenan, today is all about you! Although this is her first year as an RA, Keenan has a history of being involved in the residence life community.

“My first year here on campus I was honored by receiving a bid for the Student of the Year at WURHA (Wisconsin United Residence Hall Association),” said Keenan, “This was an amazing honor to have my fellow students write me a bid saying how much hard work I put into my first year on campus. Having them recognize on a state level was one of my biggest accomplishments at Green Bay.”

In addition to RHAA, Keenan is involved with Phase 1 Community Councils. Her role in these leadership organizations helped her make her decision to become a RA, wanting to get to work with residents to help make their experience here at Green Bay as great as possible.

Keenan’s past RA’s also played a large factor in her choice to become a RA, noting that they were amazing role models and that she would not be here without them.

During her time as a RA so far, Keenan has learned a lot about policies and how people work differently than others.

Ashley Keenan, thank you for all that you do for the UWGB Residence Life community and good luck with the rest of the year!

RA Spotlight: Gillian Evanoff

Gillian Evanoff

Today is all about Gillian Evanoff, a first year RA in Arlene Walter Hall! As an aspiring chemistry teacher, Gillian wanted to be a RA in order to gain life experience and to learn what it is like to have some responsibility for students that depend on her in some way, shape, or form.

Being an RA is a learning process according to Gillian.

“I am in the process of learning, through the RA position, how to effectively solve social issues in my community. This includes first taking the initiative to confront issues, then to encourage positive growth,” Gillian said.

Being a RA allows you to meet many new people, which is Gillian’s favorite part of the job.

“I really enjoy the connections that have been and will continue to be forged through this job, not only to people but to areas of campus that I wouldn’t otherwise be connected with,” Gillian said.

It’s also the connections in the classroom that make Gillian enjoy being a student at UWGB.

“I absolutely love the connection that students can have to all of their professors,” Gillian said, “It is inexpressibly encouraging to be able to inquire directly with my professors when I have questions or concern.”

So far, Gillian’s favorite part of being a RA has been move-in day.

“Everyone was new, fresh, and whoever they wanted to be and it was also when I grew a foot and a half as a leader,” Gillian said.

Gillian is majoring in Chemistry with a minor in Education.

Keep up the fantastic work Gillian!

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