Junior Advisor


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Main Responsibilities

  • Act as a mentor and community resource for incoming first year students in a variety of situations ranging from academic to social
  • Create and facilitate relevant and engaging programs for your First Year Center
  • Uphold Bates community standards within your First Year Center
  • Attend Tuesday lunch meetings with the entire Residence Life staff and regularly connect with other JAs within your building


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 should help residents build a stronger connection with each other and create a positive climate within the residence.

Residence Life staff members will often 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 relevant programs for their residents.

Junior Advisors are required to offer at least five (5) programs for their First Year Center per semester, two of which must fit an educational theme. During the first semester, JAs must plan a mandatory program addressing Sexual Assault and healthy relationships.  Included in their five (5) program per semester requirement, JAs must complete one (1) community engagement and one (1) social late night program, which can be offered during either the fall or winter semesters.