As a staff member, he/she will work to build community, maintain communications between management and residents, and assist in a multitude of administrative tasks. The Resident Assistant is responsible for the development of a residential community that enhances the total collegiate experience and facilitates resident growth. These goals may only be accomplished through RA availability on their floors, in their building(s) and around the community. One of the most important RA responsibilities is to be available to, and spend time with, all residents living in the community. Additional responsibilities include maintaining communication between Management and the residents, as well as supporting policies, procedures and regulations.
The majority of the RA's responsibilities involve direct contact with residents. Other responsibilities may include:
RAs are paid hourly and receive an attractive discounted rent.
Appointments as a RA are by semester. We typically hire in December/January and May/June, but vacancies may occur at any time. RAs may work over holidays such as winter, spring and summer breaks.
As an RA, you will learn many aspects of business, marketing, sales, customer services and conflict resolution. Gaining this experience may be helpful to you in your future career.
Know and Care for Residents
Knowing residents is critical to Resident Assistant success. Promoting ongoing interaction and cooperation is essential to resident satisfaction. Resident Assistants will act as a resource and referral agent for all residents.
The total value of a college education can only be realized when a resident involves him/herself in many aspects of the collegial experience (e.g. leadership activities, volunteering, student government). Resident Assistants raise resident’s level of awareness of what is available to them at the community and how to participate. Resident Assistants will maintain a high profile on the property and be approachable and receptive. RAs create enthusiasm and interest in community events.
Resident Assistants are knowledgeable about community policies and University resources. Resident Assistants play a vital role in directing residents to the appropriate community staff members. Resident Assistants provide accurate information about the community to residents. Resident Assistants are informed and familiar with important services on campus.
Resident Assistants foster personal responsibility through supporting community policies. Resident learning is enhanced through the staff’s programming efforts, RA's interaction with residents, and by supporting personal accountability.
Lead by Example
Resident Assistants are held to high standards of academic achievement and behavior and as a result are considered community leaders and set the example for conduct and attitude. RAs will observe all community and University policies, rules, and regulations.
Second jobs are discouraged and only allowed with the permission of your supervisor. If a second job is permitted, then the job as an RA must come first under all circumstances. We do allow RA's to have co-op or internships as long as you meet your required hours per week and are able to balance both.