Resident Advisor Responsibilities
The Resident Advisor is a part-time paraprofessional staff member of the Office of Residence Life who lives in an assigned residence hall. The Resident Advisor works closely with, and is directly responsible to, the Residence Hall Director. The
Resident Advisor keeps the supervisor informed of activities, problems, and needs of the residents and the community. The Resident Advisor helps to establish and maintain open lines of communication between residents of the hall and the Office of Residence Life. This appointment is for one full academic year.
Major areas of responsibility (*subject to change):
- Talk with, get to know, and be available to all students on the floor. Be a good listener.
- Establish a living-learning environment on the floor and within the hall through role modeling, activities, and programming.
- Participate in development and advising of floor/hall activities, hall government, and encourage students to become active participants.
- Build a community environment on the floor based on respect, which allows all residents to feel safe, comfortable and included.
- Perform all administrative tasks as defined by the Residence Hall Director. Administrative tasks include things such as: posting informational flyers on the floor, attending weekly one-on-ones, distributing and collecting surveys, completing a program assignment, completing weekly reports, and assisting with Preview Days, and completion of the First Year Achievement Program/Falcon Achievement Program duties.
- Provide assistance to and give active support to all Living Learning Communities (e.g., Chapman Learning Community in Kohl) and other academic and social success programs (e.g., SOAR, First-Year Student Success).
- Attend weekly staff meetings on Wednesdays from 7:30PM to 9:00PM.
- Remain in the hall until the building is officially closed and/or return early to open during holidays and breaks, as determined by the Hall Director and/or the Office of Residence Life.
- Understand, explain, enforce and support all Office of Residence Life and University policies and procedures.
- Maintain a standard of personal conduct commensurate with responsibilities. The Resident Advisor is expected to set an example both in knowing and abiding by all applicable laws and University policies.
- Respond to student concerns and crisis situations on an on-call rotational basis.
- Create bulletin boards and door decorations multiple times during a semester, as directed by the Hall Director.
- Attend and actively participate in the Fall RA Training and the Spring RA Training.
- Satisfactorily complete the RA Class (UNIV 2100).
- Complete all RA staff development requirements as defined by the Office of Residence Life.
- Participate in RA Selection (i.e. Informational Sessions, Carousel, and interviews) for 5-7 hours.
- The Resident Advisor must be a full-time, enrolled student.
- The Resident Advisor must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or above at all times.
- The Resident Advisor must not be currently under residential conduct probation or University conduct probation.
- The Resident Advisor must have lived in a residence hall for at least 2 semesters before starting their appointment as an RA in the fall of 2014.
- RAs will be provided a standard double room as a single (when available).
- RAs will be given a Bronze meal plan for the 2014-2015 school year. This plan is currently valued at $1,542/semester.* *Value may be adjusted for the 2014-2015 school year.
- RAs will be provided a stipend of $560 to be divided equally over the course of 20 pay periods. The stipend is taxable.
- RAs will receive priority class scheduling.