Career Opportunities at Wesley House
A Resident Assistant is a student member of the staff who works closely with residents. Our RAs work to maintain communication between management and residents and assist in a multitude of administrative tasks.
- Be enrolled at least part-time at UC Berkeley or another local university or college
- Maintain at least a 2.5 GPA
- Make their job as RA first priority, second only to school
- Be able to commit 18-22 hours of office work per week
The majority of the RA's responsibilities involve direct contact with residents. Other responsibilities may include:
- Working in the office
- Guiding tours
- Completing lease paperwork
- Cleaning the clubhouse
- Conducting inspections
- Planning events
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 will 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.
- Build Community
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.
- Share Knowledge
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.
- Promote Learning
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.
- Embrace Diversity
An important aspect of promoting learning is demonstrating an appreciation for cultural differences and opposing intolerance and bigotry concerning these differences. Resident Assistants are committed to assuring fairness for all residents within the community.
Second jobs are discouraged and only allowed with the permission of the Community Manager. If a second job is permitted, then the job as a RA must come first under all circumstances. We do allow RA's to have co-op or internships while working at Wesley House as long as you meet your required hours per week and are able to balance both.