Assistant Resident Advisor

Thank you for your interest in being an Assistant Resident Advisor (ARA) at Bradley University. Our Residential Living and Student Conduct Department is now accepting Assistant Resident Advisor applications for Fall 2022.

New ARA staff members are required to attend a mandatory Staff Training which starts August 10 and goes to August 16, 2022. New staff members are also required to be available for all of move-in weekend, August 17 to August 21, 2022.

Applications will not be excepted until noon on March 11, 2022.

We have a great tradition of excellence in our residence halls. Assistant Resident Advisors are an essential part of the on-campus experience and our Residential Living team. As an ARA, you will have the opportunity to build leadership skills, nurture a community of Braves, and develop skills that will be transferable long beyond your years on the Hilltop. We are looking for individuals who are committed to building community, developing inclusive environments, and serving as a resource for their fellow students. We are excited that you are interested in our selection process.

The ARA process consists of submission of an ARA application by the applicant and an employer reference form completed by a current or former employer. Following the completion of these forms, the applicant will be asked to schedule two interviews: The Structured Interview and Group Interview.

Structured Interview

Around March 25th, the applicant will receive an email invitation to schedule an interview with one of our Hall Director Teams. The Structured Interview is held with two Hall Directors and the applicant. This interview is conducted March 29th to April 29th and lasts approximately 30 - 40 minutes. No missed interviews will be rescheduled.

Group Interview

Around April 10th, the applicant will receive an email invitation to schedule an interview with a Hall Director Panel and group of fellow applicants. This interview is only held April 22 from 4 - 8 pm and lasts 30 - 40 minutes. No missed interviews can be rescheduled.

Reference Form

Every ARA applicant must have a current or previous employer, college professor or high school teacher submit a completed reference form.

You will send the URL to the person completing the reference form for you. Their submission should be received by our department on or before March 22, 2022.

Frequently Asked Questions

Please see our Frequently Asked Questions section for assistance in the application process. If you have further questions, please reach out to Kelly Welch at

Check List

  •   Read job description
  •   email reference form to your employer/teacher: they must complete and submit
  •   Attend one ARA Info Session
  •   Attend one Career Center resume/interviewing workshop (see "Workshop" section for dates)
  •   Read benefits and interviewing tips section
  •   Submit application and resume

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Important Dates

ARA Info Sessions

February 15 @ 8 pm Heitz Commuter Lounge

ARA Info Sessions

February 24 @ 8 pm Lydia's Lounge (Located in U-hall)

Structured Interviews

March 29 - April 29

ARA Application and Reference Form Due

March 22, 2022.

Group Interview

April 22