Student Leader Recruitment

REO Staff

Welcome to the Student Leader Recruitment and Selection page for the Residential Education Office at San Diego State University! We are looking for responsible, fun, diverse members of our community to apply to be a Student Leader (Academic Mentor, Community Assistant, or Resident Advisor) for the 2020-2021 academic year! Our Student Leaders are widely involved on campus and come from every academic area.

 

What’s a Student Leader in REO?

Student Leaders (SLs) are selected students who serve in the residence halls, suites and apartments as Academic Mentors, Community Assistants and Resident Advisors. Their main function as a student leader is to build community and relationships with residents in an effort to provide individualized support, campus resources information and academic encouragement.

  • Resident Advisor (RA) Role
    • Work with first year students, helping them transition to college life
    • Maintain safety and welfare for residential students
    • Serve as a resource and mentor by providing skill building for transition to and success at SDSU
    • Perform community walks—remaining on call or “on duty”
    • Provide social and educational programs
    • OPTIONAL- Work 3 hours per week at the front desk (Paid hourly rate of $12/hr) separate appointment as a Student Assistant 
  • Community Assistant (CA) Role
    • Work with second year students helping them to be successful at SDSU
    • Maintain safety and welfare for residential students
    • Serve as a resource and mentor, focusing more on community building, networking and transition into career/grad school opportunities
    • Perform community walks—remaining on call or “on duty”
    • Provide social and educational programming focused on second year students and transfer student needs.
    • OPTIONAL- Work 3 hours per week at the front desk (Paid hourly rate of $12/hr) separate appointment as a Student Assistant) 
  • Academic Mentor (AM) Role
     
    • Work with first year students in Residential Learning Communities to enhance their academic success during their transition to SDSU.
    • Mentor students during their first year
    • Serve as an academic resource and role model
    • Plan and implement academic related programming in the STAR centers
    • Work 6-10 hours at the front desk 
    • Work 2-3 hours in the STAR center
    • Have 1-on-1s with residents and Coordinator for Academic Initiatives

*Please keep in mind these descriptions are an overview of the Student Leader roles and responsibilities.

Important Dates

  • December 2, 2019: Application available via eRezLife @12noon

  • January 29, 2020: Application deadline @11:59pm

  • January 31, 2020: References are due by 11:59pm 

  • Feb 7-9, 2020: Interview Weekend (invitation only) Candidates must attend the Interview Weekend

    Interview Weekend
    Friday, February 7: Meet & Greet (evening) - Cuicacalli Seminar Room
    Saturday, February 8: individual Interviews (8am-5pm) - Tula Community Center
    Sunday, February 9: Second ROund Interviews (8am-5pm) - Tula Community Center

  • March 20, 2020: Student Leader notification via eRezLife – selection decisions

Information Sessions

Applicants must attend one information session prior to the application deadline. You must arrive on time and stay for the entirety to receive credit for attending the information session. Please bring your SDSUid to the session.

Date

Location

Time

Monday, December 2, 2019

Glazer Ctr. For Leadership (SLL)- Student Union

1:00 PM

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

The Tula Community Center (section 2 & 3)

5:00 PM

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Granada Community Room

8:00 PM

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Glazer Ctr. For Leadership (SLL)- Student Union

11:00 AM

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Huāxyacac- Cholula

7:00 PM

Friday, December 6, 2019

Women's Resource Center

1:00 PM

Monday, December 9, 2019

Center for Intercultural Relations (CIR)- Student Union

2:00 PM

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Cuicacalli Seminar Room

5:00 PM

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Black Resource Center

11:00 AM

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

University Towers Meeting Room

6:30 PM

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Glazer Ctr. For Leadership (SLL)- Student Union

11:00 AM

Thursday, January 23, 2020

South Campus Plaza South- MPR

7:00 PM

Friday, January 24, 2020

Zura Classroom

2:00 PM

Monday, January 27, 2020

Villa Alvarado Community Center

6:00 PM

Monday, January 27, 2020

Huāxyacac- Cholula

8:00 PM

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

South Campus PLaza North- MPR

5:00 PM

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Glazer Ctr. For Leadership (SLL)- Student Union

10:00 AM

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

The Tula Community Center (section 1 & 2)

7:00 PM


Student Leader Application Checklist 

  • Information Session – applicants must attend one information session prior to the application deadline
  • Online Application & Professional References – applicants must complete an application with two (2) professional references
  • Interview Weekend– applicants must participate on the designated interview dates

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