Have you ever wanted to be an RA (resident assistant), ARD (assistant resident director) or RRA (returning resident assistant)? Applications are currently being accepted for next school year! Below is all of the information you’d ever need regarding applying to these positions:

RA APPLICATION CHEATSHEET

Step 1: Log into your ZagTrax account

  1. Get on to www.zagtrax.net
  2. Click on the “Students/Alumni” link
  3. Enter your University Username and University Password to log in.
  4. After entering your information, you will be able to access your account and update your Profile. Make sure to click Save Changes and Continue to update your profile.

Step 2: Getting Ready!

  1. Download the letter of recommendation prompt by logging into ZagTrax, click the ‘documents’ section from the menu bar then click the ‘document library’ tab. You will need the “RA Application” file and the “Recommendation Prompt” file.
  2. Send out recommendation instructions to people you would like to receive recommendations from, one being a university professional (Faculty, Administrator, or Chaplain) and the other from Your Present RA or ARD. Either of these recommendation letters may be substituted with a reference from a current or past employer. Applications WILL NOT be considered complete until two (2) letters of reference have been received. Please ask your references to email their recommendation letter to RAselection@gonzaga.edu by noon on January 17th
  3. Before you apply make sure you have the following documents uploaded into the ‘Documents’ section:
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Application (classify this as ‘other document’)
  • Essay (Classify this as ‘other document’ if separate from your application)

Step 3: Upload Documents

  1. Return to your ZagTrax account
  2. Click on “Documents” in the top tool bar of the page.
  3. Click Add New at the bottom of the screen.
  4. Create and enter a name for this resume, application, essay or cover letter in the “label” bar that will distinguish it from others you upload.
  5. Select document type that corresponds to the document. (Application and Essay will be a document type of ‘other’)
  6. Click Browse to locate the resume, application, essay or cover letter you saved. When you locate the file, click on the title.
  7. Click Submit.

Step 4: Applying

  1. Click ‘Jobs’ then ‘ZagTrax Jobs’ from the drop down menu
  2. In the Keywords box search ‘11659’ (the Job’s ID number)
  3. Click the job title to open the posting
  4. If all of the documents that are necessary to apply are already uploaded then to your left you will be able to choose which documents to submit. Select the documents you would like to submit and click submit. NOTE: You are selecting one interview slot for the group interview but you are required to be there for the full three hours. Dates and times are listed under the ‘submit’ button. Once you have applied for the position the applied button on the job posting will turn green and have a check mark it will also indicate that you have an interview scheduled. If the ‘apply and interview’ button is still blue and you did not receive a interview confirmation email and an ‘OCR application confirmation’ you did not apply for the position correctly. If you have any questions about the technical aspect (ZagTrax) of the application process please contact Karen Franks-Harding, Recruitment Specialist, at franks-harding@gonzaga.edu or 313-4085. If you have general questions about becoming an RA or the process, please email RAselection@gonzaga.edu.

Important Dates to Remember:

  • December 9th, 8:30-9:30pm – Interest Session #1, Coughlin 104/Jepson 109
  • January 15th, 9-10pm – Interest Session #2, Coughlin 104/Jepson 109
  • January 17th, Recommendation Forms due by noon
  • January 17th, RA Applications Due on ZagTrax by noon
  • January 22nd, 6-9pm, Group Interviews #1, Wolff Auditorium, Jepson
  • January 24th, 4:30-7:30pm, Group Interviews #2, Wolff Auditorium, Jepson
  • January 25th, 10:00-1:00pm, Group Interviews #3 Wolff Auditorium, Jepson
  • January 29th-February 5th, Individual Interviews
  • February 14th, RA offers and placement letters sent out

RETURNING RA APPLICATION CHEATSHEET

Step 1: Log into Zagtrax

  1. Go to www.zagtrax.net and click on the Students/Alumni link.
  2. Enter your University Username and University Password to log in.
  3. Update your Profile. Make sure to click Save Changes and Continue.

Step 2: Getting Ready!

  1. Retrieve the application by clicking on the ‘Documents’ section from the menu bar then click the ‘Document Library’ tab. You will need the “RRA Application” file.
  2. Before you apply make sure you have the following documents uploaded into the ‘Documents’ section:
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Application (classify this as ‘other document’)
  • Essay (classify this as ‘other document’ if separate from your application)

Step 3: Upload Documents

  1. Return to your ZagTrax account
  2. Click on “Documents” in the top tool bar of the page.
  3. Click Add New at the bottom of the screen.
  4. Create and enter a name for this resume, application, or cover letter in the “label” bar that will distinguish it from others you upload.
  5. Select document type that corresponds to the document. (Application will be a document type of ‘other’)
  6. Click Browse to locate the resume, application, essay or cover letter you have saved on your computer. When you locate the file, click on the title.
  7. Click Submit.

Step 4: Applying

  1. Click ‘Jobs’ then ‘ZagTrax Jobs’ from the drop down menu
  2. In the Keywords box search ‘11657’ (the Job’s ID number)
  3. Click the job title to open the posting
  4. If all of the documents that are necessary to apply are already uploaded then to your left you will be able to choose which documents to submit. Select the documents you would like to submit, and click submit. Once you have applied for the position the applied button on the job posting will turn green and have a check mark. If the ‘apply’ button is still blue and you did not receive a ‘non-OCR Application Confirmation’ email you did not apply for the position correctly. If you have any questions about the technical aspect (ZagTrax) of the application process please contact Karen Franks-Harding, Recruitment Specialist, at franks-harding@gonzaga.edu or 313-4085. If you have general questions about becoming an RA or the process contact RAselection@gonzaga.edu.

ARD APPLICATION CHEATSHEET

Step 1: Log into your ZagTrax account

  1. Get on to www.zagtrax.net
  2. Click on the “Students/Alumni” link
  3. Enter your University Username and University Password to log in.
  4. After entering your information, you will be able to access your account and update your Profile. Make sure to click Save Changes and Continue to update your profile.

Step 2: Getting Ready!

  1. Retrieve the application by clicking on the ‘documents’ section from the menu bar then click the ‘document library’ tab. You will need the “ARD Application” file.
  2. Before you apply make sure you have the following documents uploaded into the ‘Documents’ section:
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Application (classify this as ‘other document’)
  • Essay answers (Classify this as ‘other document’ if separate from your application)

Step 3: Upload Documents

  1. Return to your ZagTrax account
  2. Click on “Documents” in the top tool bar of the page.
  3. Click Add New at the bottom of the screen.
  4. Create and enter a name for this resume, application, or cover letter in the “label” bar that will distinguish it from others you upload.
  5. Select document type that corresponds to the document. (Application will be a document type of ‘other’)
  6. Click Browse to locate the resume, application, essay or cover letter you saved. When you locate the file, click on the title.
  7. Click Submit.

Step 4: Applying

  1. Click ‘Jobs’ then ‘ZagTrax Jobs’ from the drop down menu
  2. In the Keywords box search ‘11658’ (the Job’s ID number)
  3. Click the job title to open the posting
  4. If all of the documents that are necessary to apply are already uploaded then to your left you will be able to choose which documents to submit. Select the documents you would like to submit, and click submit. Once you have applied for the position the applied button on the job posting will turn green and have a check mark. If the ‘apply’ button is still blue and you did not receive a ‘non-OCR Application Confirmation’ email you did not apply for the position correctly. If you have any questions about the technical aspect (ZagTrax) of the application process please contact Karen Franks-Harding, Recruitment Specialist, at franks-harding@gonzaga.edu or 313-4085. If you have general questions about becoming an RA or the process contact RAselection@gonzaga.edu.