If you are looking for a leadership position on campus, Residence Life offers excellent positions that could be just what you are looking for.
If you are looking for a leadership position on campus, the Resident Assistant position could be just what you are looking for. As a Resident Assistant (RA), you will be serving as a mentor, role model, and community builder, as well as supporting resident students and the St. John's community. RAs receive training in areas such as conflict resolution, communication, crisis response, event planning, and team development.
Required dates and commitments will be included in a Resident Assistant Contract if hired.
Do I need to have lived on campus?
While an on-campus experience will provide you with the advantage of understanding the Resident Assistant role, it is not required.
Are incoming freshmen able to apply?
No, only current undergraduate students are eligible to apply.
Are graduate students eligible to apply?
Currently, only undergraduate students are eligible to apply. Graduate student interested in working for Residence Life should consider our Graduate Assistant positions.
What if I am studying abroad?
Please contact the Office of Residence Life if this question applies to you.
How do I apply to be a summer Resident Assistant?
Summer positions are only available to current Resident Assistant.
If you have any questions about Residence Life or the Residence Director application process, please contact us.
The Office of Residence Life seeks driven and student-centered professionals desiring a position at a mission-focused and faith-based institution.
The Residence Director works directly with students in helping them create their own college experience and prepare for their future beyond St. John’s.
Professional Development Opportunities:
You can view Residence Director opportunities on the following sites:
The Division of Student Affairs provides social, educational, recreational, health, and wellness programs and services to support students’ full academic experience in the areas of Residence Life, Career Services, Counseling, Health Services, Student Conduct, Leadership Development, Wellness Education and Prevention, Greek Life, and Campus Recreation activities.
The mission of Student Affairs is to foster the Catholic, Vincentian and Metropolitan tradition of the University through the enhancement of the natural abilities of each student from admission to graduation, by providing a variety of programs, activities and services that enrich the spiritual, intellectual and physical fibers of the individual. Student Affairs is committed to providing students with programs that specifically address new student transition development and personal growth, leadership development and decision-making skills.
The Office of Residence Life seeks incoming graduate students who are passionate about student success and working on a dynamic team
Graduate Assistants support the strategic goals of the Office of Residence and work closely with administrators, faculty, and students to enhance the resident experience at St. John’s.
The Office of Residence Life currently offers two Graduate Assistant positions:
This position is a 10-month appointment (excludes summer sessions) with an opportunity for contract renewal upon good standing.
What It Takes to Be a Graduate Assistant:
All available graduate assistantships for both the Queens and Staten Island campuses are listed on Graduate Assistantships and Fellowships.
Once your application has been reviewed, you may be notified by the Residence Life search committee to schedule an in-person interview. (Skype is available to those who do not live within a commutable distance.)
Can Law students apply?
No, the School of Law currently does not allow GA positions.
Can I have more than one graduate assistantship?
No, the Office of Graduate Studies does not allow a student to have two positions.
Do I need to have been an RA to apply?
No, but previous Residence Life experience is required.