UAS Student Housing - Resident Advisor

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Classification:Student Assistant C
Grade:Student C
Work type:Student Employee
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Southeast
School/Business unit:Student Services
Location: Juneau
Categories: Other, Student Affairs/Services

Position Summary:

UAS Student Housing is hiring Resident Advisors for the Fall 2019 - Spring 2020 academic year. A Resident Advisor (RA) is a live-in paraprofessional staff member that serves as a positive leader and peer role model within the Housing and greater campus community. Being an RA is a great way to improve your marketable skills for future employment, such as those pertaining to public speaking, customer service, conflict mediation, critical thinking and problem-solving, time management, and administrative ability. This position’s benefits include provided housing at no cost, hourly wages available for administrative tasks, and a $600 meal plan per semester of employment. The review date for applications will be March 1, 2019.


100%Housing Desk tasks: Customer Service during desk shifts at a Housing Desk location, including resident mail sorting and package pickup, resource referrals, and administrative tasks; Cleaning and maintaining Housing Lodge and John Pugh Hall desk locations; Maintain resident files and paperwork; Promote UAS events, programs, and services; Schedule resident meetings with professional staff; Prep event materials and/or advertising; Create and distribute postings or flyers. On-Call Hours - weekdays and weekends Resident Advisors are required to be "On-Call" once a week, to be scheduled in conjunction with one's supervisor, between Sunday-Thursday. Friday's, Saturdays, and Sundays (Sundays only in John Pugh Hall) are considered weekends, and will be shared equally among Resident Advisors in that area. Resident Advisors work approximately 28 nights on call per semester, regardless of placement. Programming duties: Resident Advisors are required to attend three programs put on by UAS per semester. As a part of this process, Resident Advisors are expected to help promote the event and to bring residents to that event. This would include word of mouth advertising, sharing Facebook/Social Media links, and bringing at least 5 residents/students to that event. Resident Advisors are required to plan, advertise, and facilitate three original events per semester. These events will be calendared prior to move-in, during training time.  Resident Interaction. Resident Advisors are expected to maintain regular interactions with residents living at UAS Housing, with special attention paid to residents living within the area they reside (Banfield Hall, John Pugh Hall, Apartment Complex). During meetings with their supervisors, Resident Advisors will be expected to update their supervisors on the well-being of residents living on-campus. This will include roommate interactions, wellness concerns, and more. Attend staff meetings and one-on-one meetings; Resident Advisors are expected to attend regular Staff Meetings and One-on-Ones with their supervisors. Each meeting will run approximately one hour in length. Campus Life Division Programming and Departmental Programming Support Resident Advisors are expected to work one "Campus Life" program per semester. Campus Life programs include Campus Kickoff (Fall), Community Thanksgiving (Fall), Winterfest (Spring), and Spring Carnival (Spring). Additionally, Resident Advisors are also expected to work Residence Life departmental events, which may include housing socials, resident appreciation parties, etc.  Commons Visibility Time; Resident Advisors are expected to spend at least two hours per week utilizing the commons in their respective area.Essential

Student Employment Requirements: 

  • Must be a UAS student enrolled in a minimum of six credit hours throughout employment duration.
  • Must maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA throughout employment period.
  • May not be on disciplinary probation. 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • UAS student enrolled full-time, 12 credit hours throughout employment duration.
  • Maintains a 2.5 cumulative GPA throughout employment period.


  • Effective interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work as a member of a staff team. 
  • Demonstrated leadership and/or peer assistance skills. 
  • Demonstrated dependability and problem-solving skills. 
  • Preference will be given to candidates with experience living in communal environments and/or university leadership involvement. 

Training is provided to all student staff of Student Housing. This training includes; participation in new student employee orientation facilitated by campus partners in Career Service and Human Resources, paid training periods prior to the beginning of each academic semester, continued training through weekly one-on-one meetings with direct supervisors, weekly staff meetings which may include in-service training.

Specific training and certifications include but are not limited to diversity awareness, housing policies and procedures, student development theory, suicide prevention training, sexual assault prevention training, and conflict mediation.

This position’s benefits include provided housing at no cost, $10.50 hourly wages available for administrative tasks, and a $600 meal plan per semester of employment.

The review date for applications will begin March 1, 2019.

Note: Accommodation requests for assistance animals must be shared with the department at the time of application.

Applications must include a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three references.  For assistance with the online application or to submit a request for ADA accommodation please contact the UAS HR Office, 907-796-6263.

As a public, regional, comprehensive university, UAS is committed to building a culturally diverse and inclusive organization and strongly encourages women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.  All interested persons should apply online. For further assistance with the application process contact Human Resources at 907-796-6273 or email

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