Resident Assistant - UA North Graduate Community

Become a Resident Assistant (RA) for Graduate Apartments in University Apartments North!

University Apartments North - Consisting of the Weyburn/Hilgard communities, UAN is located in the heart of Westwood Village, the Weyburn/Hilgard community accommodates primarily single-graduate students.

The manner in which the functions of the RA position are implemented may vary according to the specific community assignment.

How To Become an RA for the UA North Graduate Community

UCLA Residential Life is filling vacancies for the 2024-2025 academic year ARA team. Please review the following timeline regarding our three-stage selection process:

  1. Apply via our Online Application - 2024-2025 Application Closed
  2. Individual Interview
  3. Hiring Decisions

Application Screening

Ongoing reviews and interviews until positions filled. Qualified candidates will be offered an individual interview.

Thursday January 11, 2024

First Round Review of Submitted Applications.

UA South RA/ARA Information Sessions:

The Recruitment Committee encourages potential candidates to attend an Residential Life info session! This is an opportunity to learn more about the position, ask questions and better understand the recruitment process. Information related to the RA position for Grad UAN (Weyburn/Hilgard) and related to the ARA position for UA South will be covered. All informational sessions will be offered via Zoom.

ARA Information Sessions

Cannot make it to an info session? Don't worry! Here is a recording of a virtual info session.

1. Thursday, December 7, 2023 5:30pm-6:30pm PST - Register Here

2. Tuesday, January 9, 2024 5:30pm-6:30pm PST - Register Here

3. Wednesday, January 31, 2024 12:00pm-1:00pm PST - Register Here

What is an Resident Assistant for the UA North Graduate Community?

Resident Assistants (RA) are live-in, part-time (25%) student staff. RAs are responsible for the administration and implementation of the community development and student support 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. Support community events and work collaboratively with community’s Resident Government Council
  3. Initiate, plan and execute social and educational programs (active and passive) and events
  4. Work to foster an inclusive community environment of residents’ identities, backgrounds and needs
  5. Maximize positive resident interaction and their involvement with the campus community
  6. Disseminate and share campus information and resources
  7. Mediate resident conflicts and assist residents in facilitating roommate agreements
  8. Know and uphold University Apartments Housing Regulations and document any resident concerns
  9. Help to maintain the safety and general well-being of residents
  10. Provide Duty coverage for the University Apartments off campus housing community on a rotating basis. RAs provide coverage from 8:00pm to 7:00am
  11. Attend Monday Night staff meetings from 6PM-9PM
  12. Attend Mandatory Summer training to occur during the last 2 weeks of June 2024
  13. Attend additional Residential Life developmental trainings that occur throughout the summer and academic year
  14. Write incident reports (via Advocate software) to document student concerns and/or alleged policy violations
  15. Assist students in handling crisis situations and solving problems
  16. Confront residents in an educational, appropriate and professional manner
  17. 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

Dates of Employment

Candidates are considered for a 12-month appointment (July 1st through June 30th) to a University Apartment graduate off-campus community. Employment will start with training to occur during the last 2 weeks of June 2024 and continue as needed. Employment start date and initial training details will be provided to those selected for hire to consider before accepting job offer. Participation in all training and ongoing training is mandatory.


  1. Applicants must be eligible for the housing area of which they are applying. Applicant must be a current full-time graduate UCLA student at time of application, and must maintain full-time enrollment per quarter during time of employment.
  2. Maintain 2.3 minimum cumulative GPA at time of application, hire, and/or rehire (beginning of Fall Quarter of each academic year)
  3. Previous Residential Life and/or Housing experience preferred.
  4. Availability to acquire a 25% time appointment. This percentage cannot be modified.
  5. Employment in the Resident Assistant job is contingent on successfully passing background checks including student conduct records and state/national crime records.

If you have questions about your specific employment eligibility (ex. student visas), you can contact


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