Please read the online Resident Assistant (RA) job description (go to www.hope.edu/student/residential and click on, “Want to be an RA?”) and respond with your opinion of how successful this candidate would be in the position of RA. We recognize that most students are very capable in many areas, but it takes a unique set of strengths and character traits for a student to be an exceptional RA. We appreciate your honest assessment of this candidate in helping us to determine if he/she will be a good fit for our staff.
1. How long and in what capacity have you known the candidate?
2. What is your assessment of the candidate’s interpersonal and communication skills?
How have you seen the candidate take initiative and be creative in meeting his/her goals?
4. RAs are often required to address difficult or stressful situations with maturity and leadership. Please give an example of a time you observed the candidate responding well to such a situation.
5. To what extent do you believe the candidate will be effective in working with staff and students of diverse backgrounds?
6. What experiences or traits does this candidate possess that will help him/her in planning and implementing social and educational activities for other students?
7. Describe ways in which you have observed this candidate using effective time management skills to fulfill multiple commitments.
8. Based on your knowledge of the candidate as well as the Resident Assistant position for which he/she is applying, please indicate your overall recommendation of how this person will function in this position.
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I certify that all the information given on this recommendation is complete and accurate.
IMPORTANT: After clicking submit, please wait until you see the 'Thank You!' page before you exit the system. Your recommendation has not been submitted successfully until you see the confirmation page.
Please address any questions to:
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Note: Candidates will be interviewing for the RA position on January 25 or 26, 2013. Offers will be extended to successful candidates by February 5, 2013.
Hope College | Residential Life & Housing | 141 E. 12th St. | Holland, MI 49423
phone: 616.395.7943 | fax: 616.395.7183