Resident Assistant Job Description

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May 29th, 2019

A Resident Assistant, also known as a Resident Advisor or RA, is responsible for leading, mentoring, and supervising the student residents at a college residence.

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Resident Assistant Job Description Template

We are seeking a responsible Resident Assistant to oversee student activities in our campus residence. You will make a positive contribution to residential life by leading and mentoring students, facilitating social activities, instilling a sense of community, and upholding the university's code of conduct.

To be successful as a Resident Assistant, you should have the ability to lead a large group of students, each with different personalities and backgrounds. Top candidates will also be approachable and personable.

Resident Assistant Responsibilities:

  • Mentoring students about personal and academic matters.
  • Knowing and enforcing the code of conduct and college policies.
  • Serving as a positive role model for students.
  • Ensuring that the residence environment supports productive academic work.
  • Facilitating social activities that foster a sense of community in the residence and hall.
  • Participating in weekly staff meetings.
  • Bringing other campus opportunities to the attention of residents.
  • Responding to any emergencies.
  • Performing various administrative tasks for the residence.
  • Being available to students at all times during your shift at the residence.

Resident Assistant Requirements:

  • Have lived in residence for at least two semesters.
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above.
  • Good academic performance and participation in extra-curricular activities.
  • Self-disciplined and responsible.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and emotional intelligence.
  • Available during the beginning and end of semester breaks.

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