Become a Lincoln Center Student Staff Member

Thank you for your interest and inquiry into the Resident Assistant or First-Year Mentor selection process for the 2024-2025 academic year!

Thank you for your interest and inquiry into the Resident Assistant (RA) or Resident First-Year Mentor (RFM) selection process for the 2024-2025 academic year! If you have any questions about this process, please contact Resident Director Savanah Manos in the Office of Residential Life (ORL) at [email protected]

How do I apply?
All interested candidates must attend one of the following information sessions to gain access to the online application. Sessions will be held in person, in the locations listed below.


Information Sessions are currently complete for 2023-2024 Recruitment

Monday, November 6, 2023 at 5:30 p.m.          McMahon 109

Thursday, November 9, 2023 at 12:00 p.m.      South Lounge

Monday, November 13, 2023 at 6:00 p.m.         McMahon 109

Tuesday, November 14, 2023 at 7:30 p.m.        McMahon 109

Wednesday, November 15, 2023 at 9:00 p.m.   McMahon 109

Thursday, November 16, 2023 at 1:30 p.m.       140 W Room G76

Tuesday, November 28, 2023 at 5:00 p.m.         South Lounge

Thursday, November 30, 2023 at 1:30 p.m.        South Lounge

Wednesday, December 6, 2023 at 9:00 p.m.       McMahon 109

Tuesday, January 16, 2024 at 7:00 p.m.              McMahon 109

Wednesday, January 17, 2024 at 9:00 p.m.         McMahon 109

Thursday, January 18, 2024 at 1:00 p.m.             140 W Room G76

Am I eligible for the position?

To be considered for the RA/RFM Role, you must meet the following requirements:

  • 2.75 GPA or higher
  • Current Fordham student
  • Full-time undergraduate or graduate student for the 2024-2025 academic year
  • Not studying abroad during either semester of the 2024-2025 academic year
  • Able to attend the following mandatory interviews and trainings:
  • Group process day: Saturday, February 10, 2024
  • April training: TBD*
  • Fall training: August 12-23, 2024*
  • In good standing with the university
  • Current first-year students are only eligible for the RFM position
  • Graduate students are not eligible for the RFM position
  • Law students are not eligible for either the RA or the RFM position


Application Timeline:

Tuesday, November 7, 2023 at 12:00 pm: Application goes live
Sunday, January 21, 2024, at 11:59 pm:  Application and Recommendation Due
The application and recommendation are Google Forms which will be distributed after attending an information session. Late applications or references will not be accepted. T

Friday, February 9, 2024: Candidate Social from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.*- (Lowenstein 12th floor lounge)
Saturday, February 10, 2024: Group Process from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.*
Tuesday, February 13- Friday, February 23, 2024: Individual Interviews*
Friday, March 1, 2024 (after 6pm): Decisions sent to candidates*
Hiring paperwork due: Friday, March 8th by 5pm*

*Please note that these dates are subject to change

What is the difference between the Resident Assistant (RA) and a Resident First-Year Mentor (RFM) position?

RAs and RFMs are student staff members who are responsible for fostering an inclusive community and ensuring the physical and emotional well-being of residents living within either McKeon or McMahon Halls at Fordham University’s Lincoln Center campus. Under the direct supervision of a Resident Director (RD), they oversee and provide guidance to students living on campus and are responsible for assisting in the day-to-day management of the residence halls. While serving as a representative of the Office of Residential Life (ORL) and Fordham University, they uphold the standards of the Office and the University and promote our Jesuit-Catholic mission through community development and student learning initiatives, incident response, on-duty coverage (RAs only), role modeling and leadership, and administrative/staff functions. RAs are required to participate in on-duty coverage during holiday breaks and university recesses (not including summer). RFMs do not participate in the duty rotation.


  • RAs are provided with a meal plan (McKeon) or meal check (McMahon) and a single room, both paid in full for the academic year
  • RFMs are provided with a meal plan (McKeon) or a meal check (McMahon), paid in full for the academic year, and a single bedroom, paid for one semester

How will my financial aid be affected?

Because remuneration comes in the form of a grant, there are a number of factors that may affect an applicant’s financial aid package. The Office of Residential Life highly encourages all applicants to speak with a representative in the Financial Aid Office (LL 214) to discuss how position compensation may affect them prior to applying for a position. By accepting a position, all student staff members are acknowledging that they are aware of how the position may affect their financial aid.

Academic Records: 718-817-3900
Financial Services: 718-817-3800
Student Accounts: 718-817-4900
Student Employment: 718-817-3820