Resident Assistant

Help make the Hill a great place to live for everybody! Become an RA

Resident Assistants (RA) are live-in, part-time (42%) student staff. RAs are responsible for the administration and implementation of the student development program in a residential community. Under the supervision of a Resident Director, RAs perform the following functions:

  1. Foster and develop community among residents
  2. Establish an atmosphere conducive to study and provide academic assistance to residents
  3. Counsel residents regarding problems or concerns and provide resource and referral information
  4. Maximize positive resident interaction and their interaction with the campus community
  5. Promote, develop, and implement programs to meet departmental goals
  6. Know and enforce On Campus Housing and University regulations and document any student concerns
  7. Help to maintain the safety and general well-being of residents
  8. Provide “duty coverage” for the on campus housing community on a rotation basis. RAs provide coverage from 7:00pm to 7:00am
  9. Other duties as assigned

The functions of all RAs are the same; however the manner in which functions are implemented may vary according to the specific community assignment.

Compensation and Perks

  1. Room, board and basic room telephone service.
  2. Get résumé boosting experience in leadership, problem-solving and communications.
  3. It’s a really fun job and you get to make a real difference in the Bruin community!

Dates of Employment

Candidates are considered for an appointment of the full academic year (10 months) to any on-campus residential community. Employment will start with training during last week of August 2017 and extend through the last day of the 2018 Spring quarter. A specific start date will be shared during the Spring quarter. Participation in training is mandatory regardless of assignment.

How To Become an RA

Prior to selection, the Office of Residential Life may conduct reference checks with Resident Directors and/or campus employers. Employment in the Resident Assistant job is contingent on successfully passing background checks including student conduct records and state/national crime records.

All RAs and RA applicants must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.30 at the end of Fall 2016 to be eligible for the RA application process. You will be required to submit a Degree Progress Report if you are invited to continue in the application process and if selected for an appointment additional checks will be made throughout the term of employment.

Step 1. Attend an info session

For details about the Resident Assistant application process, please attend one of our information sessions. Though not required, it is strongly encouraged that interested applicants attend one.

2016 Schedule

Tue, Nov 1, 6-7pm
De Neve Auditorium
Tue, Nov 1, 12:30-1:30pm
Student Activities Center, Conference Room 1-3, Basement Level
Wed, Nov 2nd, 6-7pm
Rieber Fireside Lounge
Wed, Nov 2, 6-7pm
Haines 220
Thu, Nov 3rd, 6-7pm
Hedrick Fireside Lounge
Thu, Nov 3rd, 7-8pm
Carnesale Hermosa Room
Thu, Nov 3, 6-7pm
Math Sciences 5200
Wed, Nov 9, 7-8pm
Rieber Fireside Lounge

Step 2. Complete the application

Mon, Oct 31, 2016, 9am
Application Form Available Here
Mon, Nov, 14, 2016, 5pm
Application Form Due (no late submissions accepted)

Step 3: Individual Interview

All candidates with a fully completed application will be invited for an individual interview. Each candidate will receive an email on Tue, Nov 15 with a link to sign up for an interview time slot during Weeks 8 & 9 of Fall Quarter.

Step 4: Group Process

If you are invited to and choose to continue the application process, you will need to participate in a group process which will take place during the beginning of Winter Quarter. Attend an info session for more details.


For general questions about this position or the recruitment process, please email