Student Employment Opportunities

Successful candidates are those who will:

  • Strive for academic excellence
  • Exemplify a willingness, enthusiasm and ability to build community through regular contact with residents, programming in the halls and referring students to supportive offices on campus
  • Maintain a standard of personal conduct that allows them to be seen as a role model and leader among their peers

Resident Assistant (RA) Information

The Resident Assistant (RA) is an important member of the housing staff.  The RA is an undergraduate or graduate student who serves a group of students living in a residence hall floor or apartment complex.  As a staff member and a student, the RA is in a unique position.  The RA works as a unifying force for the floor or unit while promoting a sense of community for the floor, the residence hall/apartment complex and the University.

RA Application Process

To apply for the RA Position:

Step 1: Attend an information session

  • November 13, 7pm - Parliament Multipurpose Room
  • November 15, 6pm - Parliament Multipurpose Room
  • November 27, 6pm - Guinn Commons
  • November 29, 6pm - Lowry Community Center
  • January 17, 5pm - Parliament Multipurpose Room
  • January 17, 7pm - Guinn Commons


Step 2: Visit Handshake to review the Resident Assistant 2024-2025 position description and complete the application. Application includes the following sections:

  • Demographic information
  • Leadership questions

    • What will you contribute to the RA position and what benefits do you think you will gain from serving your peers in this capacity (250 - 400 words)?

    • Please describe the goals you have for the RA position and also provide detailed examples (250 - 400 words)?

    • What is your definition of leadership and how have you been an example of this during your time at TWU (250 - 400 words)?

  • Experiential tracker
    Being a Resident Assistant is a unique and multi-faceted experience. The experiential tracker provides you with opportunities that you can explore to better understand the RA position. In this section, you will answer the following:

    • Which information session did you attend?

    • Reflect on your conversation with a RA/SM (400 words or less)

    • Reflect on your experience at a housing event (400 words or less)

  • Resume and cover letter upload


Step 3: Obtain two references from people who know you well and who have an understanding of the Resident Assistant position you are applying for.  Your references should be completed by a former or current employer, teacher, academic advisor, organization sponsor and/or other professional who knows you well.  One (1) of your references must be completed by a current full-time or student staff member of the Department of Housing & Dining. All references must be current. 


Application Timeline

  • November 13, 2023: Application launches online
  • January 26, 2023: All application materials must be submitted by 5:00 pm.
  • February 1 & 2, 2024: Individual Interview, time and location TBA
  • February 12, 2024: Position Offered
  • February 19, 2024: Accept/decline letters due


Contact Vik Arunkumar
(940) 898-3676




Page last updated 2:29 PM, November 13, 2023