The Resident Assistant is a Department of Residence staff member whose responsibility is to serve as a student advisor for 30 - 60 students in a university residence hall. As an advisor, the Resident Assistant provides assistance to residents regarding personal, interpersonal and academic concerns, and is instrumental in assisting the house in becoming a cohesive and inclusive living and learning community.
The Resident Assistant is supervised by a Residence Life Coordinator. In conjunction with the other Resident Assistants, they develop and support the objectives of residence hall programs, helps maintain residence hall and university policies and procedures, and assists with the administration of the residence hall.
Resident Assistants must have at least one semester of residence hall experience at UNI and a minimum 2.25 cumulative grade point average at the time of interview. RAs must maintain a minimum semester and cumulative 2.25 GPA while in the RA position. RAs must possess excellent skills in verbal and written communication. RAs need to be in good behavioral, academic, and financial standing with the university and be full-time, degree-seeking students.
Resident Assistants are employed for the entire academic year. Resident Assistants hired for the 2017-2018 academic year will be expected to begin work on Wednesday, August 3, 2017 through Sunday, May 6, 2018. They are expected to return after winter break to start training on January 4, 2018. Some training will occur during the 2016 spring semester and will include spring workshop, March 24-25, 2017. Resident Assistants are expected to be available and provide coverage during continuous housing periods (i.e. Thanksgiving, semester break, and spring break). Participation in non-academic activities during training periods is subject to approval by the Residence Life Coordinator and Assistant Director of Residence Life.
*Subject to change if Department meal plans change.
STAFF DEVELOPMENT AND TRAINING
DEPARTMENT OF RESIDENCE STAFF TEAM
UNIVERSITY RESOURCE AND REFERRAL AGENT; GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES