Resident Advisor (RA) | This position is a part-time paraprofessional staff member of the Office of Residence Life who lives in an assigned residence hall. The Resident Advisor is directly supervised by the Residence Hall Director and Graduate Hall Director. The Resident Advisor keeps the supervisor informed of activities, problems and needs of the residents and the community. The Resident Advisor gets to know residents and the larger residential community to build an engaged, safe and inclusive environment for academic success and personal growth. 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.
RA Job Duties
- Create positive, strong relationships (not just between themselves and their residents, but among all residents as well), provide resources, build community and engage residents through interactions.
- Establish a living-learning environment on the floor and within the hall through role modeling and involvement.
- 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-one meetings, distributing and collecting surveys, completing weekly reports, assisting with Campus Preview Days and fulfilling the Falcon Success and Retention Curriculum requirements.
- Provide assistance to and give active support to all Living Learning Communities (e.g., Chapman Learning @ Kohl) and other academic and social success programs (e.g., SOAR, First-Year Student Success).
- Attend weekly staff meetings on Wednesdays from 7:30 - 9:00 p.m.
- Remain in the hall until the building is officially closed and/or return early to open during holidays and Breaks, as determined by the Residence 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 as directed by the Residence Hall Director.
- Attend and actively participate in the Fall RA Training (August) and the Spring RA Training (January).
- 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., Information Sessions, Carousel and interviews) for 5 - 7 hours.
There are many steps to the application process. To help you better understand the timeline, please review the schedule below:
|Step 1||Now - January 1, Interested applicants should click to Apply Now so they are added to the Interest Pool. This starts your application process.|
|Step 2||Starting January 2, the official application opens and interested applicants should fill it out.|
|Step 3||Emails will be sent to candidates about how to schedule an interview.|
|Step 4||Interviews will be held.|
|Step 5||Notification letters will be sent to selected candidates.|