Rachel Carson College Student Life Application Process


Resident Assistants and Programs Assistants are essential members of the Rachel Carson College Student Life Team that work to establish a safe and inclusive community here at Rachel Carson College. Each position has it’s own unique roles and responsibilities so interested applicants are asked to read the job description of each role before applying to ensure they fully understand what each position requires. Applicants must attend an info session from the dates/locations below. 

Resident Assistant Job Description
Program Assistant Job Description



Timeline Overview

Applications Available- November 18, 2019

Mandatory Information Sessions: 

  • Monday November 25, 2019, 7:00PM - 8:30PM, Oakes Learning Center
  • Tuesday December 3, 2019, 6:00PM - 7:30PM, RCC Red Room 
  • Thursday January 9, 2020, 6:00PM - 7:30PM, Oakes Learning Center 

Application DUE  - Sunday, January 12 at 11:59PM

Individual Interviews:

  • First Round: January 27 - January 31
  • Second Round & Returning Applicants: February 10 - February 21

Offer Letters Sent to Candidates - Friday, March 6, end of day

Hiring Decision - Wednesday, March 11


How to Apply

Applicants must complete the following items in order to be included in the interview process:

  1. Attend an Info Session
    • Info sessions are mandatory! Sessions are offered to learn more about these student leadership opportunities, to hear from current student leaders, and to get your questions answered before applying!
  2. Application
    • Apply here. 
    • References
      • On your application you will be asked to include the name and email of two references. One reference should be a staff or faculty member of the university that is willing to provide a short reference for your application. This reference must have a UCSC email, and IS NOT your RA/PA, or other member of the Rachel Carson College Student Life team. The second reference may be of your choice. A link to the reference form will be emailed direcly to both references after the application deadline. 
    • Resume
      • Create and submit a resume. Resumes will be uploaded via the Application form in .doc or PDF format ONLY.
  3. ER Application
    • In addition to your application through Rachel Carson, please submit an application to the on-campus employment ER System.
  4. Individual Interviews | January - February 
    • During the scheduled interview time, applicants should come to BL at least 5 minutes early and take a seat in the lobby outside of the Housing Office. A staff member conducting the interview will come to the lobby to get applicants when they are ready. 

Decision Letters and Mandatory Spring Training
Letters regarding the committee’s hiring decisions will go out on Friday, March 6th, 2019. They will come out via email at this time. Those that are offered a position will have until Wednesday, March 11th to accept or decline the offer. Those that are hired for a position will also be asked to apply for the position through the campus’s ER system housed on the career services website.

Offers of employment are conditional and completion of the Spring Training is required for all hires and alternates. Training will take place the first 5 Mondays of the Spring Quarter from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. in the Red Room. Applicants are asked to please hold this time in your calendar and do not schedule class or other things at this time.