Become a Paraprofessional!
The time has finally arrived! Below is the link to our Resident Assistant (RA) video and application. After you have watched the video a pop up link will direct you to the application.
Please know that you will need the information for your two references (one of which should be an RA if you live on campus). There will also be three short answer questions. We advise you to write them in advance in a word processing program that can check spelling and grammar and then copy them into the application. The questions are listed below for your reference.
If you run into issues reaching the application link please try to access it from a computer. Phones and tablets sometimes are unable to run the software correctly.
The application is due at 5pm on Dec 14th, after that time the application closes.
Max of 250 words for each answer. No minimum just be sure you answer the question.
1-What is your personal Definition of diversity?
2-Give an example of a time when you needed to prioritize your time.
3- What ways are you hoping that this position will develop you either personally or professionally?
A Paraprofessional lives in the residence halls and gives information, guidance, and support to other students. In exchange, each Paraprofessional receives a private room and a complete meal plan.
Paraprofessionals have the opportunity to
Can anyone apply?
Yes, as long as he or she has completed at least one semester at Buffalo State and has a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5.
Do you have to live in the residence halls to apply?
No. Commuters are welcome to apply. If you are hired, you must live in the residence hall or apartment complex to which you are assigned.
What are the qualifications?
To be selected, you must
What do Paraprofessionals do?
Paraprofessionals lead by example. Paraprofessionals do as much as they can to create a friendly, respectful residential community and to help students in the residence halls succeed academically and personally.
As a Paraprofessional, you will
What kinds of Paraprofessional positions are available?
Within the Residence Life Office, we hire three different types of Paraprofessionals: Resident Assistants (RAs), Apartment Assistants (AAs), and First-Year Mentors (FYMs).
Resident Assistants work with upper-classmen and live in upper-class residence halls; Apartment Assistants live in the apartments; First-Year Mentors work
What's the pay?
In exchange for your service, you get free room and board—a value of at least $8,000. Some positions offer an additional stipend. Contact the Residence Life Office at (716) 878-3000 to find out more.
What will I learn?
Do I have what it takes?
Yes, if you are willing to
When should I apply?
For more information, please contact any member of the Residence Life staff, or stop by the Residence Life Office in Porter Hall.
If you have additional questions regarding positions or the selection process, please Email at Jobsreslife@buffalostate.edu
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