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Leadership Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in serving as a student leader! We have some great opportunities for you to use your gifts and passions to serve and lead the AU community. Please take a look at the positions below to find the best fit for you.

Resident Advisor (1st year & returning)

The Resident Advisor position at Anderson University offers students a leadership opportunity to serve as the catalyst for vibrant, Christ-centered community within the residence halls. Event planning, community building, conflict resolution, and general supervision are key aspects of the position as well as areas of personal development for the RA. This position requires a positive, flexible attitude and a willingness to be coached. Residence life is looking for students who embrace servant leadership, desire to build community and want to contribute positively to the campus living experience. This unique opportunity provides students with skills they will use for the rest of their life in personal and vocational endeavors.

Senior Resident Advisor

The Senior RA (SRA) role is designed for returning RAs who are seeking additional leadership development, responsibility, and awareness in student affairs as well as committed to fostering community growth through purposeful programming and intentional mentoring. This position plays a major role in serving as a liaison between Residence Directors (RDs) and RAs and is charged with maintaining a morale as well as understanding of the trends and concerns of their staff.  SRAs are responsible for certain administrative and developmental tasks beyond the RA role and are expected to meet expectations with a spirit of integrity and discipline.  This is both a challenging and rewarding position for individuals desiring to further their leadership skill set within the support of a team environment.

Ministry Advisor

The Ministry Advisor will be responsible for providing opportunities for students to grow spiritually within the context of the residence hall.  The MA will work with Campus Ministries and the Residence Life staff in a particular area to coordinate spiritual growth programming efforts.  Examples of programs and activities are small group Bible studies, worship nights, service opportunities, and one on one meetings with students.  The MA will report directly to a member of the Campus Ministries team, but will also meet regularly with the Residence Director in their assigned area. 

Application Process Timeline for 2013-2014

Student Leader Launch Party: Wednesday, January 16th at 9:00pm in Champman Multimedia (Thrift Library)

Applications and Reference Forms: due Friday, February 1st, 2013 at 4:00pm.

Group Process Interviews: Saturday, February 9th, 2013 from 8:00am - 1:00pm.

Individual Interviews: February 11th - 25th

Decision Letters: distributed Wednesday, February 27th

IMPORTANT: All applications and reference fomrs should be completed online!

Complete Online Application

Complete 1st Year RA Reference Form (For use by current RAs)

Already Applied? Sign up for your Individual Interview time!

Need Help? Contact Residence Life



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