Fall 2020 Resident Assistant for Residence Life

Apply now Job no: 514443
Classification:Student Assistant B
Grade:Student B
Work type:Student Employee
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks
School/Business unit:UAF Student Services
Location: Fairbanks
Categories: Student Affairs/Services

Position Summary:

The Resident Assistant (RA) is a student member of the Department of Residence Life. They are responsible for working closely with staff and students in creating and maintaining an atmosphere that promotes student development and acceptance of diversity through group living in University residence halls. Resident Assistants are also Campus Security Authorities and Authorized Adults. The Resident Assistant will assume specific responsibility for a designated area within the residence hall. The position carries part-time, live-in responsibilities with appointments made on a yearly basis.


100RESIDENT ASSISTANT RESPONSIBILITIES Each Resident Assistant works with a diverse group of students. The RA responsibilities incorporate student personnel services and residence hall operations, which are carried out under the supervision and with the help of the hall supervisor. The RA is a role model and a catalyst for positive social interaction within the residence hall community. The RA will assist in the development of programs and creating strong communities in their area, utilizing the KCE (knowing, connecting, empowering) model. Student Assistant B, $308 biweekly stipend, room waiver, and reduced meal plan.Essential


Critical skills:
• Demonstrate leadership potential and or previous leadership experience.
• Ability to communicate effectively in English (both verbally and written) with all types of people.
• Ability to work through conflict mediation and confrontation
• Ability to understand work to be done, organize that work and complete work in a timely manner.
• Ability to analyze information, problem solve and use sound judgment in decision making.
• Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively.
• Ability to work a minimum of 3 week nights starting at 7:00pm and ending at 8:00am as well as Friday or Saturday.
• Organizational skills
• Positive attitude
• Approachability
• Must be able to use Microsoft and Google suite applications.
• Able to lift and carry 15 pounds.
• Able to identify individuals from a minimum of 10 feet away.
• Able to walk up and down 8 flights of stairs.
• A commitment of one full academic year (or the remainder of such at the time of hire)


• Applicants must have a cumulative and semester grade point average of 2.3 or above at the time of application and start date.
--If a successful candidate enters the position with a cumulative or semester grade point average below 2.3, the RA will be placed on Residence Life Academic Probation. The RA will have one semester to raise their cumulative and semester grade point average to 2.3 or above in order to remain employed in the RA role.
• Graduate Teaching Assistants are not eligible for RA positions due to time commitments.
• Applicants must have unrestricted employment authorization in the United States.
• Applicants must complete all UAF employee Required Training (including Safety training, Title IX, Protection of minors, and FERPA) within two weeks of their hire date. 
• At the time of hire, applicants must have applied for housing through the Department of Residence Life and paid deposit and application fees.
• Preference is given to applicants with a minimum of two semesters of community living experience prior to their term of employment.


Must be a full-time student at UAF (12 undergraduate credits / 9 graduate credits).
All applicants will have their university student conduct record reviewed, and this review will be taken into consideration during the application/interview process.
Must be available to maintain a schedule that ensures student contact, particularly during evening hours and weekends. Must be available to work for the duration of the RA contract period. Contract dates are subject to change.

Information sessions regarding the RA position and the application process will occur on Monday, Feb. 24, 1-2 p.m. in the MBS lobby and Tuesday, March 3, 4-5 p.m. in the Wood Center multi-level lounge. Individual interviews will be held from March 22-30, 2020, with a group interview process on March 22 from 2-4pm.

Applicant instructions:

Please attach a resume to your application. Although you will enter your references on your online application, please complete two Residence Life reference forms. These can be found on our website (https://uaf.edu/reslife/files/ResLife-Reference-Forms.pdf).

Reference forms should be turned in to the Residence Life Central Office in the MBS complex or emailed to UAF-ResLife@alaska.edu.

A professional reference is a recommendation from a person who can vouch for your qualifications for a job. For an experienced worker, this is typically a former employer, a supervisor, a colleague, a client, a vendor. If you have never before been employed, list someone who has worked with you in a volunteer or extracurricular capacity, or someone else who can recommend you for employment.

Applicants should have a minimum 2.3 semester and cumulative GPA as of Fall 2019 grade posting or be a newly enrolled student. If a successful RA candidate has a semester and/or cumulative GPA below 2.3, the RA will be placed on Residence Life Academic Probation at the start of their employment. If on academic probation during the Fall 2020 semester, the RA must have a semester and cumulative GPA of 2.3 or above after Fall 2020 grade posting, or the RA will become ineligible to remain employed in the RA role. 

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact the Student Affairs Business Office at 907-474-1847.

If you need assistance applying to this posting, please contact the University of Alaska HR Helpdesk at 907-450-8214.

Review Date:

To ensure consideration, please apply prior to the review date.

This position is open until filled with the initial application review taking place on March 16, 2020. To ensure consideration, please apply by 11:55 p.m. Alaska Standard Time, March 15, 2020.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.

Affirmative Action Statement:

UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual: www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination


Pursuant to Board of Regents’ Policy 04.01.055.B, temporary, extended temporary, adjunct, student, casual labor, regular new hire probationary employees and those positions designated by the president as officers and senior administrators of the university are employed at-will.

Background Check:

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Public Disclosure Statement:

Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

University of Alaska is a Drug-Free Workplace.

University of Alaska campuses are Tobacco-Free. 

Training Policy:

It is the policy of the University of Alaska (UA) that all employees are required to complete training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period to remain employed at the UA.

Training for new Resident Assistants for Fall 2020 begins on August 10, 2020, and for Spring 2021 beings on January 4, 2021. 

Contact Information:

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact University of Alaska HR at 907-450-8200.

Advertised: Alaskan Standard Time
Applications close: Alaskan Daylight Time

Back to search results Apply now Refer a friend

Share this:

| More

Join a job pool or contact Human Resources

Hiring units such as departments, may wish to establish a pool of individuals who are qualified for positions. These pools are ongoing, meaning they do not have closing dates and accept applications on an ongoing basis.

University of Alaska Anchorage

Join Our Job Pool

University of Alaska Fairbanks

Join Our Job Pool

University of Alaska Southeast

Join Our Job Pool

University of Alaska System

Join Our Job Pool