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.

Minimum Academic Requirements

In order to support the academic success of our student staff, Residential Life conducts Grade Point Average and Enrollment Checks for all student employee positions. We may conduct these checks at the time of application and any time thereafter once the student has accepted a job offer.

  • For this position, a student must have a 2.3 minimum cumulative GPA at the time of application, hire, and/or rehire (beginning of Fall Quarter of each academic year).
  • For this position, a student must maintain full-time status (12 units per quarter) during time of employment.

How To Become an RA

We have concluded the recruitment and selection process for summer 2017 and the 2017-2018 academic year. We are currently working on the 2018-2019 recruitment process and plan to update this website with information during the fall 2017 quarter.

Employment in the Resident Assistant job is contingent on successfully passing background checks including student conduct records and state/national crime records.

Questions?

For general questions about this position or the recruitment process, please email RARecruitment@orl.ucla.edu

If you have questions about your employment eligibility, you can contact HR@orl.ucla.edu