Become a Paraprofessional!
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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