Join the 2013-2014 Residence Life Staff
There are three types of positions for which you can apply:
First-Year Counselors at Middlebury College serve as mentors to the first- year students in their Commons. Specifically, they are expected to foster the intellectual and personal development of first-year students and to serve as the bridge that connects these first-year students to other support services on campus. First-year Counselors are expected to forge personal connections with the residents on their hall, to be in regular contact with the CRA, who coordinates the routine work of FYCs, and to communicate with the Head and Dean about student issues. FYCs should be prepared to direct students to either the Head or the Dean for specific support as needed. To be successful, each FYC must have a concrete understanding of the network of available resources on campus and a willingness to channel students to those resources.
Resident Assistants serve as community leaders in our sophomore dorms by being accessible to other students, by getting to know residents, by maintaining residential standards, by facilitating community formation, and by working directly with Commons Heads, Deans, CRAs and other staff. In addition, Commons RAs serve as a liaison to facilities management and other offices on campus.
Community Assistants are similar to Resident Assistants, and they work to foster community in the Junior and Senior residence halls and small houses through residential programming and support.
This year we are utilizing a new application that will allow you to apply for all positions at once! Follow this link to apply:
If you have questions about a Res Life position please contact or stop by your Commons Office.
Who can apply?
Any current, Middlebury College undergraduate student.
What is the interview process like?
Applications are reviewed by all five Commons Teams. Students will be selected for interviews based on the quality and content of their application. Interviews are designed to learn more about the applicant and to determine the type of position for which they might be the right fit.
Interviews will take place with members of the Commons Teams - Head, Dean, Coordinator and CRA all take part in the process. Interviews vary in length depending on the Commons and position.
Please remember that there are a large number of applicants so please be patient with the scheduling process.
What are the benefits of the position?
Residential Life student staff receive a stipend for their position. Stipends are treated as taxable income.
- First Year Counselor - $2,200
- Resident Assistant - $1,500
- Community Assistant - $1,000
Can I be an Res Life staff member for just one semester?
Yes. Ideally positions will be filled for a full year. This allows for better continuity for student residents. However, as Middlebury College has multiple opportunities for students to come and go from campus it is possible to serve as a staff member for a portion of the year.