Resident Advisor


Brief Description

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.


  • Provided a room to live in valued at over $2,600 per semester
  • Bronze meal plan valued at over $1,500 per semester
  • $600 Stipend
  • Priority class scheduling

Employment Term

RA Application for the 2021-2022 Academic School Year is open for a limited time only from Monday, September 27 to Friday, October 1, 2021.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must have, and maintain, a 2.5 term and cumulative GPA.
  • Must be a full-time, enrolled undergraduate student.
  • Lived on campus for at least 2 semesters prior to employment start date.
  • Cannot currently be on Residence Life Employment Probation, Resident or University Student Conduct Probation or Academic Probation.

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).
  • Complete all RA staff development requirements as defined by the Office of Residence Life.
  • Participate in selection activities for the RA position (i.e. Information Sessions & Interviews) for 5-7 hours.
  • RAs must adhere to and enforce all COVID-19 procedures, guidelines, and policies.
  • RAs may be asked to assist with COVID-19 response, which could include, but not limited to meal delivery, contact tracing, etc.
  • RAs may be required to be tested for COVID-19.

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January 21 at 12:15pmResume Review Workshop - Join Zoom Session

Please note: All position information, including the compensation, are subject to change. The information provided on this page is a reflection of the current academic school year position. If you have any questions about the Application Process, please email us at Thank you for your interest in the position!

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