Apartment Resident Assistant - UA South

Become an Apartment Resident Assistant (ARA) and help make our Graduate & Family communities!

University Apartments South (UAS) is located in Culver City and Mar Vista. UAS consists of varying apartment communities that accommodate single-graduate students and students with dependents. University Village (Sawtelle and Sepulveda) is UCLA’s family housing community. Single-graduate communities in UAS are Rose Avenue Apartments, Clarington, Venice/Barry and Keystone/Mentone apartments.

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

How To Become an Apartment Resident Assistant for University Apartments South (UAS)

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 at 12 pm

First Round Review of Submitted Applications.

UA South 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 the 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 does an Apartment Resident Assistant do in UA South?

Apartment Resident Assistants (ARAs) are live-in, part-time (44%) student staff. The ARA position connects with residents in various ways to enhance the living and learning experience. ARAs function as an after-hours extension of the University Apartments South (UAS) Residential Life team liaising with Housing and Hospitality Services’ maintenance staff, responding to low-level maintenance concerns and maintaining positive relationships among residents and university staff.

Under the supervision of Residential Life professional staff, ARAs 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. Able to perform hands-on building maintenance functions
  11. Provide Duty coverage for the off campus housing community on a rotating basis. ARAs provide coverage from 6pm to 7am (Monday - Thursday); 6pm Friday to 9am Saturday; 6pm Saturday to all-day on Sunday.
  12. Write incident reports (via Advocate software) to document student concerns and/or alleged policy violations
  13. Assist students in handling crisis situations and solving problems
  14. Confront residents in an educational, appropriate and professional manner
  15. Attend Bi-weekly Monday Night staff meetings
  16. Attend Mandatory Summer training to occur during the last 2 weeks of June 2024
  17. Attend additional Residential Life developmental trainings that occur throughout the summer and academic year
  18. Other duties as assigned

Compensation and Perks

  1. Room & Bi-Weekly stipend, minus an approximate $170 housing perquisite. Housing accommodations provided will be a Studio or 1 Bedroom apartment based on the building assigned. In the event the employee requires a larger unit due to family size, a rental rate fee will be charged separately. This charge will be calculated such that the employee pays the difference of the required unit size rent less the Studio or 1 Bedroom rent as charged to all other students in that unit type in that complex.
  2. Apartment gas & electricity will be paid according to reimbursement schedule and current guidelines.
  3. Get résumé boosting experience in leadership, problem-solving and communications.
  4. 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 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. Current full-time undergraduate or graduate UCLA student at time of application (must maintain full-time enrollment per quarter during time of employment.) Applicant must be eligible for the housing area of which they are applying.
  2. Maintain 2.3 minimum cumulative GPA at time of application, hire, and/or rehire (beginning of Fall Quarter of each academic year)
  3. Graduate student preferred qualifications: previous Residential Life and/or Housing experience.
  4. Employment in the Apartment Resident Assistant job is contingent on successfully passing background checks including student conduct records and state/national crime records.
  5. Availability for a 44% time appointment. This percentage can not be modified.

If you have questions about your specific employment eligibility (ex. student visas), you can contact HR@orl.ucla.edu

University of California SARS-Cov-2 (Covid-19) Vaccination Program Policy

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. New University of California employees must (a) provide proof of receiving at least one dose of a COVID-19 Vaccine no later than 14 calendar days after their first date of employment and provide proof of Full Vaccination no later than eight weeks after their first date of employment; or (b) if applicable, submit a request for Exception or Deferral no later than 14 calendar days after their first date of employment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

Equal Opportunity Statement

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy - https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/DiscHarassAffirmAction


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