Join Our Herd!

The Office of Residential Life and Learning is currently recruiting for student leadership positions for the 2019-20 academic year! Our student staff members gain invaluable leadership experience, incredible opportunities to support their peers and others on campus, and excellent skills that are transferrable to life at Tufts and beyond.

First Year Assistants (FYAs) and Community Development Assistants (CDAs) are the cornerstone of our residential community, and we want you to join our team. Are you up to the tusk?

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The selection process contains the following elements:

  • Information Session: All candidates need to attend one information session (see poster for dates). Attendance at an info session is mandatory!
  • Application: Applications are now being accepted. Note for students studying abroad for Spring 2019: We are running a fall selection process for folks who will be off campus in the spring. Please submit your application by November 22 and ensure that fall seminar options are selected. The fall selection process is open to other students as well, but priority will be given to those studying abroad in the spring.
  • References: In the application, candidates will be asked to identify two references, one of which should be a professor or academic advisor, and the other must be your current FYA or CDA. If the candidate does not live on campus, they can have a current member of our staff serve as that reference or they can provide a different individual.
  • ORLL Seminar: All candidates will need to attend a two week seminar focused on the FYA/CDA position. This four hour (two hours per week) opportunity will provide candidates the chance to learn more about the multiple components of the student staff role, get to know fellow students, and reflect on the various aspects of leadership contained within the FYA/CDA position.
  • Individual Interview: All candidates will have the opportunity to meet individually with a member of the ORLL professional staff along with a current FYA/CDA.

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