Junior Advisor


Apply to be a JA here! 

Main Responsibilities

  • Act as a mentor for incoming first year students in a variety of situations ranging from academic to social
  • Create programs each month for your First Year Center, see some example programs below
  • Uphold Bates community standards within your First Year Center
  • Attend meetings with other residence life staff members as a building and as an entire staff


The goal of JARC programming is to offer residents a wide variety of exciting and engaging events within the residence hall, in the wider Bates campus, and in the surrounding community. Participating in these programs helps residents build a stronger connection with each other and create a positive climate within the residence.  Often times, our staff members will plan small programs for their particular center or residence, but programs can also be run in conjunction with another staff member or as a larger staff group. Residence Life staff members each have a small budget to help provide unique and well-received programs for their residents.

Junior Advisors are required to offer at least four programs for their First Year Center per semester, two of which must fit an educational theme. During the first semester, we require that JAs plan a mandatory program addressing Sexual Assault and healthy relationships.  Included in their four program requirement, JAs must also complete one community engagement and social late night programs, which can be conducted during either fall or winter semester.