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Residential Advisor (RA)

General Purpose

The Residential Advisor shares the responsibility for implementing the basic goals of the Residence Life Department by promoting individual and community development.

Summary of Essential Functions

  • The position is a full academic year contract including training and hall opening/closing.
  • Serve as RA on duty several times a month as determined by selection based scheduling.
  • Complete appropriate paperwork as assigned (i.e., incident reports, and occupancy reports).

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Report any requests for room changes to the Residential Coordinator and complete appropriate paperwork.
  • Report damages, repairs and recommend hall improvements to the Residential Coordinator and complete appropriate paperwork.
  • Plan and conduct regular floor meetings.
  • Participate in all staff development and training programs.
  • Participate in all hall and staff meetings.
  • Assist in the distribution and collection of keys.
  • Become acquainted with all residents and establish good relationships.
  • Plan and implement various programs that broaden students’ experiences and awareness.
  • Encourage floor members to participate in floor programs and activities.
  • Set a positive example for others in abiding by policies.
  • Uphold and interpret the rights and responsibilities of all students through consistent and fair policy enforcement.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of: Residence Life on campus living. 
  • Skills: Active listening and attention to detail.
  • Ability to:  Learn about other people and help to build community. 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Education: RA must maintain good academic standing with a cumulative GPA of 3.00. RA must limit their academic load in the range of 18 hours each semester unless approved by the Residential Coordinator.
  • Experience: Must live on campus during the academic year they are a Resident Advisor.
  • Certifications/licenses: RA must maintain good judicial standing.
  • Must not work in another position on or off campus more than College Requirement. 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Be aware of students’ attitudes and be sensitive to individual as well as community concerns.
  • Encourage a sense of individual responsibility as well as consideration of others rights and freedoms.
  • Set positive examples for others in personal, academic and social behaviors.
  • Show interest and encourage others to participate in and attend various college and community events.
  • Set a positive example for others in abiding by policies.

Conditions of Employment

  • Unusual Circumstances related to position include on duty requirements and responsibilities, availability prior and post regular move in times before and after the semester begins.
  • Study Abroad: Advanced notice must be given to the Residential Coordinator if applying to Study Abroad program 2 months prior to the application deadline. Students completing Study Abroad for Fall Semester are not eligible to apply.   
  • Date Availability: Head RA and Resident Advisor move in date is Wednesday, August 12th, 2020. Resident Advisors and Alternate Resident Advisors must be available from August 12th-August 31st (including weekends) for Training and Hall Opening.  For any concerns and questions please consult with a Residential Coordinator. 


Residential Advisors will receive a single bedroom and meal plan for each semester of employment.

Additionally, RAs will receive $550.00 per semester stipend that will be divided by the number of pay periods in the semester.

If an RA either starts or leaves the position during the semester, his/her room and board fees will be prorated accordingly. If an RA resigns or is terminated his/her meal plan and stipend will be stopped.

Hiring Timeline

Applications for this position have closed.