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Resident Assistant Selection Process

Student Housing and Residence Life is excited to announce that we are currently in the process of hiring Resident Assistants for the 2020-2021 academic year. We encourage those that are interested to review the RA selection information included below. If you have any questions regarding the process, please contact Shelley Marshall, at

Step by Step Guide for Applying to Be a Resident Assistant

Step 1:

Review the minimum application requirements:

  • Candidates must be currently enrolled at Cal State East Bay
  • Candidates must enroll for both the Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 semesters
  • Candidates must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 at the time of application and maintain this GPA throughout the selection process and start of the RA position.
  • Candidates must be in good conduct standing. Good conduct standing is defined as not being found responsible for a policy violation during the semester of application or being on probation. Good conduct standing must be maintained throughout the entire selection process and start of the RA position.
  • Review the Terms and Conditions to ensure understanding of the role and all required training/meeting dates

Step 2:

Complete an online application by Sunday, February 2, 2020. Please note that the application includes 4 short essay questions, an online personality test, and a resume so you will want to leave yourself plenty of time to complete the application.  Your short essay responses and resume will be reviewed as part of the application screening process. For more information on how to complete the 16 personalities test, please reference the instructions below.

Application Nights 

January 22, 2020, from 7-9 pm in Lassen Community Room

January 23, 2020, from 6-8 pm in Lassen Community Room

16 Personalities Test Instructions

Prior to beginning the supplemental question section of the application, you will need to complete the 16 Personalities test. This test is designed to help you identify your strengths and areas of growth and understand how they may inform the way you approach different areas in your life. Your results will not affect your application.

Accessing 16 Personalities test:

  1. Go to:
  2. Click on: “Take test” *Note: the test could take up to 10-15 minutes, so please plan accordingly.

Read over your results and select the option to e-mail them to yourself.

Step 3:

Applications will be screened to determine who will move forward to the interview process. This includes the completion of a GPA and conduct check as well as a review of the application materials. It is suggested that you review your application materials thoroughly to ensure you have answered and/or completed all sections fully.

Step 4:

After application screening, all candidates who are moved forward in the selection process will be asked to participate in the interview portion of the process. Interviews will take place Friday, February 14, 2020, through Sunday, February 16, 2020. More information will be provided about this process in mid-late January.

Step 5:

Those who are moved forward in the process should expect to receive a conditional offer letter via email the week of February 24, 2020. You will need to respond to this email to officially accept your offer in order to begin the on-boarding process. Those who are not selected or are offered a role as an alternate will also receive letters at this time.

Step 6:

Offers are conditional pending completion of a livescan background check. All candidates who accept their conditional offer will be asked to complete a livescan. You will be sent more details regarding how and when to complete the livescan after conditional offers are made. Please note you will not be charged to complete this livescan.

Step 7:

Once livescans are completed, you will also need to complete a hiring packet, which includes completion of I-9 Employment Verification paperwork for payroll. Thus it is recommended that you gather all documents needed for completion of this paperwork in advance so it does not delay your on-boarding process. For more information about documents you may need, please refer to the following link:

Step 8:

All new Resident Assistants are required to complete the Spring RA Class. Failure to successfully complete the class may result in your offer being rescinded.

Spring RA Class Dates:

Friday, March 13, 2020 from 3-5pm             

Friday, March 20, 2020 from 3-5pm 

Friday, March 27, 2020 from 3-5pm             

Friday, April 10, 2020  from 3-5pm    

Friday, April 17, 2020  from 3-5pm

Friday, April 24, 2020  from 3-5pm

Friday, May 1, 2020 from 3-5pm

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