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Selection Process

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Student Staff Selection Process

Step 1 - Application

Complete the application on the Residential Life website starting November 16th. The application is an online form that needs to be completed entirely in order to be considered. Be thoughtful to your answers to the short answer questions. Applications must be through the website by 5pm on Monday, January 25, 2016 in order to be given full consideration. If you are experiencing issues with the application please contact Stephanie Jones (sjones23@unr.edu).

Step 2 - References

RA/CA: Upon completing your online application your references will receive an emailed link to complete the online reference form on your behalf. It is suggested that you ask a Nevada staff member for one and the other be a current or former employer, a teacher/professor, an advisor or a religious leader. All online reference forms must be received by Monday January 26, 2015 by 5pm. If you need to check with the committee if they have received the reference form you may do so by contacting Kristi Burch (kburch@unr.edu) or Stephanie Jones (sjones23@unr.edu)

Academic Mentor: Upon completing your online application your reference(s) will receive an emailed link to submit a reference letter on your behalf. The letter must come from an academic professional such as a faculty member, Academic Advisor, or Tutoring Center supervisor. This reference letter will be an attached document so please notify them in advance as it is not a form to complete but requires an attached letter.

Step 3 - Carousel (February 13, 2015)

The Carousel process is a half-day event where candidates participate in a number of group activities, which allow residence hall staff to observe candidates in many of the roles candidates would play as a Student Staff Member. Carousel will occur on Saturday, February 13, 2016 and candidates will be notified of the location. You will sign up for a half-day session when the committee has received all of your application materials (completed online application including transcripts and resume as well as required references).  If you are both a RA/CA and Academic Mentor applicant, you may be required to participate in both interview processes.

Step 4 - Interviews

RA/CA: Each candidate will participate in a 30-minute individual interview with members of the Residential Life staff. The interviews will take place on Sunday February 14, 2016. You will sign up for a half-day session when the committee has received all of your application materials (completed online application including transcripts and resume as well as required references). Candidates who apply for both the RA/CA and Academic Mentor position will participate in both interview processes.

Academic Mentor - Selected candidates will participate in a separate interview process with staff from Residential Life and the Tutoring Center. The interviews will take place the week of Tuesday February 16, 2016 to Friday February 19, 2016.  If you are both a RA/CA and Academic Mentor applicant, you may be required to participate in both interview processes.

Step 5 - Decision Letters

On Friday March 18, 2016, you may pick up your decision letter from the RLFHS office in Juniper hall anytime between 8am-5pm.

The Department of Residential Life, Housing and Food Service are committed to students graduating within four years. Therefore, we seek to employ students who have the ability to maintain at least 15 credits per semester and handle the demands of a student leadership position.

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