Residence Life

Division of Student Services

New HA Application Information

 

BEFORE YOU BEGIN:

We urge you to read the following information carefully and attend a tabling session before the submission of your application.

Please read our FAQ about HA Applications and Positions.

Thank you for your interest in the House Advisor position!

Application Checklist:

The following must be submitted as one complete packet to the Residence Life Office located in 28 West no later than noon on Tuesday, February 4th, 2014Email applications are only accepted if you are currently abroad or away from Reed. Applications received on time will be given preference for interviews.

Application Process

PHASE ONE: WRITTEN APPLICATION

  • We encourage you to attend a tabling session in Commons. RDs and HAs will be on hand to answer any questions you have about the position or application process.
    • Tabling Sessions will run from 12 - 1 pm during the first week of classes (January 27 - 31)
    • If you cannot attend one of these sessions but want further information, please contact our office to meet individually with a Residence Life staff member.
  • Prepare your application materials
    • Resume
    • Cover letter
    • HA Evaluation
      • Send the evaluation form to your current HA (if you are currently off-campus, you should submit a recommendation from the HA whom you know best).  HA evaluations must be returned to you and submitted together with your other application materials by the application deadline.
      • Find tips for selecting an evaluator here.
    • Faculty/Staff Evaluation
      • Ask a faculty or staff member who knows you and your skillset well to submit a letter of recommendation for you.  Supply them with the evaluation form.  Faculty/Staff evaluations must be returned to you and submitted together with your other application materials by the application deadline.
      • Find tips for selecting an evaluator here.
    • Placement Form
    • Release of Information Form
  • Consider attending a resume critique workshop or setting up an appointement with The Center for Life Beyond Reed for resume writing tips and critique.
    • Resume/Cover Letter Workshop: Tuesday, January 28th from 12-1 PM in GCC-B
    • Resume/Cover Letter Workshop: Thursday, January 30th from 12-1 PM in GCC-B
  • Submit your application materials to the Residence Life Office in 28 West by Tuesday, February 4th at noon. Applications recieved on time will be given preference for interviews.

 

PHASE TWO: INDIVIDUAL INTERVIEW

  • Sign up for an individual interview

You will receive an e-mail by the end of the day on Friday, February 7 indicating whether your application has continued on to Phase Two. If your application has continued on, you will need to sign up for an individual interview time in the Residence Life Office.  Sign ups for interviews will happen Wednesday, February 12, through Friday, February 14. Only individuals signed up for an interview by Friday, February 14 at 5:00pm will be given an interview slot.

Individual interviews will take place between Thursday, February 20th and Saturday, February 22nd and will last approximately 45 minutes.

  • Consider attending an Interview Workshop hosted by The Center for Life Beyond Reed to prepare for your interview
    • Interview Workshop: Tuesday, February 18th from 12-1 PM in Eliot 103
    • Interview Workshop: Wednesday, February 19th from 12-1 PM in Eliot 103

 

PHASE THREE: GROUP INTERVIEW

  • Attend the Group Interview 

You will receive an email by the end of the day on Tuesday, February 25 indicating whether your application has continued on to Phase Three. If it has continued, you will be required to attend a Group Interview on Sunday, March 2. You will be assigned an interview time that lasts at least 90 minutes. You must be available for this interview in order to continue in the HA selection process.

  • Check your email!  HA decision letters will be sent out on Monday, March 10th

Contact Res Life

res.life@reed.edu
Phone: 503/777-7536
Fax: 503/517-7691
Office: 28 West,
5436 SE 28th Ave.

Amy Schuckman

Assistant Dean
503/517-7834

Clea Taylor

Director of Housing
503/517-7429

Hours

Monday–Friday
8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.;
closed noon–1 p.m.

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