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student staff members

Welcome to the Student Staff Recruitment & Selection page for the Georgia Tech Department of Housing. We are glad you are interested in serving the Georgia Tech community as a Student Staff Member. Check back on November 1, 2017 for the latest information and for this year's applications!

What's a Student Staff Member?

Student Staff Members (SSMs) are selected students who serve in the residence halls as Peer Leaders and Resident Advisors. The main function of a student staff member is to build relationships with residents in an effort to provide individualized support, campus resource information, and academic encouragement.  

They are available to provide general information and counseling, and to make appropriate referrals as needed. SSMs also have responsibility for security, fire protection, and general safety within the dormitories. SSMs also function as liaisons between students and the administration. There are six primary areas of responsibility for the SSM position:

  • Promote and Support the Health and Safety of Residents
  • Facilitate the Development of a Sense of Community
  • Develop Individual Relationships with Residents
  • Be a Productive Member of the Staff Team
  • Foster Intentional Learning & Development Amongst Residents
  • Develop and Demonstrate Ethical Leadership and Professional Skills

2018-2019 Student Staff Selection

Consider Building Tech's Story as a Peer Leader or Resident Advisor! Start by watching our video above to learn more about the process and apply today through the MyHousing Login located on the upper right of the website to complete a 2018-2019 New Candidate Application.  Facebook: @buildingtechsstory

SSM Application Resources

Thanks for your interest in the process of becoming a Student Staff Member. Review the following documents for information pertinent to the selection process. If you have any additional questions please contact the Student Staff Recruitment & Selection Committee at staffselection@housing.gatech.edu.

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General/New Applicant Selection Process

Interested candidates (current GT and anticipated transfers) will need to do the following to be considered for the SSM Position:

Information Session: All students who are interested in becoming a student staff member are encouraged to attend one (1) informational session, in which candidates can learn more about the position entailments, ask specific questions regarding the process, and speak to current student staff about their experience in the position.  The following are dates, times, and locations of the SSM Information Sessions.

Monday, November 6th @ 6pm in the Tenth and Home Activity Room

Tuesday, November 7th @ 7pm in the 8th Street Activity Room

Wednesday, November 8th @ 6pm in the North Avenue Apartments West Centennial Rooms

Tuesday, November 14th @ 6pm in the Montag Learning Center

Wednesday, November 15th @ 6pm in Brittain Recreation Room

Tuesday, November 28th @ 7pm in the North Avenue Apartments West Centennial Rooms

Wednesday, November 29th @ 6pm in the Tenth and Home Activity Room

Monday, January 8th @ 6pm in the Center Street Apartments Activity Room

Tuesday, January 9th @ 6pm in the GT Connector

Wednesday, January 10th @ 7pm in the Caldwell Learning Center

Thursday, January 11th @ 6pm in the Student Center, room TBD

Tuesday, January 16th @ 6pm in the Student Center, room TBD

 

  1. Application Kick-Off Information Tables:  Do you want more face time with some of our very own student staff members?  Well stop by one of the Information Tables in at the Organizational Tables in the Student Center Commons to ask questions about the position from members of our Student Staff Leadership Council.  There will be useful information and give-a-ways for those that attend. Times TBD!
  2. Application Completion:  Applications will become available on Wednesday, November 1, 2017, 8am EST.  They are due by the deadline of Wednesday, January 17, 2018, 12pm EST.  Please do not wait until the last minute to view and submit your application.  Being proactive is key.
  3. Recommendation Forms:  Identify 2 people that can complete a recommendation on your behalf.  The recommendations should be from people that can speak to your leadership potential for the position.  You need to have a total of 2 recommendations. Recommendations cannot be from a family member.
    • If you are a current on-campus resident then one of the recommendations needs to from your current student staff, and the other needs to be from a Non-Student Staff Member who can best speak to your potential of serving in the position. 
    • If you live off-campus then you should have 2 general recommendations completed.  General recommendations can be from anyone that is not a family member.  A current student staff member can be used as a recommender for an off-campus resident. 
    • **It is YOUR duty to make sure that your recommenders complete your recommendation and submit by the deadline.
  4. Individual Interview:  After submission of a completed application, successful grade and conduct checks, candidates will be cleared to participate in a 30-45 minute in-person individual interview.  Interview Time information will be emailed to candidates beginning January 2018, once they have completed their application.*
    • ​​​*This is done to assist with students having to change their class schedules.  Students will send all times of availability.  The committee will confirm their interview time through email.
  5. Candidate Offers:  Candidates will receive their offers the fourth week of February 2018.  Offers are for primary placement, alternate, or no offer.  Students that receive the primary position will not learn of their community placement in their offer letter.  SSMs will learn about their specific placement at a later date.

Students Currently in our Alternate Pool

If you are currently in our alternate pool and wish to be considered for a student staff position for the 2018-2019 year, you will still need to apply for the position by the deadline of Wednesday, January 17, 2018 12pm EST.  You will need to follow all of the requirements of the application for General/New Applicants.

If You Are Abroad, Out-of-Town, Co-op

If you are currently abroad or co-oping during the spring and wish to be a student staff member, you will still need to apply for the position by the deadline of Wednesday, January 17, 2018, 12pm EST.  Candidates who are abroad will be invited to a 30-45 minute Skype interview contingent on the strength of their application and additional reflection.

 

Return to Staff (formerly called Intent to Return) -CURRENT SSMs ONLY

Any current SSMs (RA or PL) who wishes to return to the position for the 2018-2019 academic year will need to complete the "Return to Staff" Application.  Completing an application and having positive job performance reviews are both necessary for you to be offered a position for the 2018-2019 year. 

Applications will become available on Wednesday, November 1, 8am EST and are due on Friday, December 1, @ noon EST.  Late applications wil NOT be accepted.

Completed applications will be processed and information regarding interviews where applicable will be shared.  All candidates that have been working for us for 3 semesters or more will undergo a formal interview to be considered for a position for the upcoming year.  If you are currently taking the staff training class and this is your first semester on our residence life team, you will not need to interview unless you request to change areas.

Email staffselection@housing.gatech.edu with any questions you may have.

 

Returning to the Position (PREVIOUS EMPLOYED SSMs ONLY)

If a student has previously served as a student staff member (prior to this current year) and had to leave due to a co-op, study abroad, or other purpose yet had a satisfactory job performance then applying through this process is recommended.  This application is open on a continual basis.  Students will be added to the alternate pool pending a satisfactory performance evaluation as well as completed application.*

*This option will not be open to current student staff members who have missed the Intent to Return deadline.