Aside from Christian character and growing relationship with God… 1.) Exhibited leadership in the past. Were they involved (leading) before they had an acutal position? 2.) Good reputation. Would it surprise anyone if they became a RA (leader)? What would faculty / staff think of this person in a significant leadership role? On a campus the size of HU or VFCC, a person’s reputation greatly precedes them. 3.) Self-motivated. I would rather have to reign someone in that urge them to move forward. 4.) Relationships, relationships, relationships. Are they good with people? Do they care about people? Can they listen without interrupting? 5.) Interest in Residence Life / Student Development. Can they see themselves as a RD (someone who supervises RAs) in the future? This last one isn’t a decided factor but it doesn’t hurt.
Scheri (I never remember if it is with a “C” or “Sh”), I would have hired you based upon #2, #3, and #4. I am surprised that you applied to be a RA but did not get it. Would you be surprised if I auditioned for 3D and didn’t get it?