A resident assistant (RA) at Cornell College is one of many leadership opportunities within the Division of Student Affairs. The RA lives in a residence hall and serves as a leader, helper and resource person for students. The RA serves as a critical link between the students on his or her floor, the assistant director for Residence Life and the Residence Life Office. This leadership opportunity requires being a representative of the college and a representative of student issues in the hall and across campus.

In addition to the RA staff, the Residence Life Office also employees student  leaders as Apartment & House Managers.  While similar to the RA position, these managers also work closely with the Living & Learning Communities that often select into these more private and independent environments. 

Since RAs are encouraged to take advantage of off-campus study opportunities throughout the year, there is occasionally a need to hire a Hall Staff Assistant to temporarily cover a portion of a staff members responsibilities while they are away.  While this position is primarily focused on assisting with the on-call rotation and duty coverage of the assigned building, it can occasionally include some additional expectations as far as community development and other RA-related responsibilities.

As an student staff member it is vital that you fully understand and adhere to the requirements and additional expectations of the position for which you were hired.  Please be sure to click and review the link below that corresponds to the appropriate job description.  If you have any questions please contact the appropriate assistant director for your area.