Resident Hall Assistant Fall 2022

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  • Job Number:518895
  • Classification:Resident Advisor/Assistant
  • Grade:Student Assistant 2
  • Work type:Student Employee
  • Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks
  • School/Business unit:UAF Student Services
  • Location:Fairbanks
  • Categories: Other, Student Affairs/Services

Position Summary:

Become a member of a community dedicated to academic achievement, learning, and personal growth. The Department of Residence Life at the University of Alaska Fairbanks hopes to provide you the ability to enjoy and benefit from a vibrant learning environment, as well as grant you the opportunity to responsibly contribute to your community by keeping it safe, healthy, and enjoyable for all. Your residential environment will provide the opportunity to experience new concepts, different cultures, an active community, and a pleasant and comfortable living space. Our goal is that the learning experiences outside the classroom encourage and enhance the academic mission of the University. We hope you will get involved in your residential community and will help making it a “home away from home.” for all our students.


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 and apartments. 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(s) or apartment complexes. The position carries part-time, live-in responsibilities with appointments made on a yearly basis.

Applicant Instructions:
Please read and follow these instructions carefully to ensure your application for Fall 2022 Resident Assistant for Residence Life is complete.

  • Attach a resume to your online application.

  • List 2 professional references 

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.

The department will send the reference forms directly to the provided references. If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Jake Long by calling the Residence Life Central Office at 907-474-7247.

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 1, 2022. To ensure consideration, please apply by 11:55 p.m. Alaska Standard Time, February 28, 2022.


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 all-day weekend hours on a rotating basis.
• Organizational skills
• Commitment to UAF Student Affairs and Residence Life Mission, Vision, and Goals
• Positive and problem-solving 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 2.0 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 2.0, 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 2.0 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, Campus Security Authority, 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 any 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.

UAF COVID Requirements:

Effective immediately, all new UAF hires, whose job function or work location results in the employee being subject to the UAF vaccine requirements guided by the Federal Contractor Employee vaccine mandate*, must be fully vaccinated with an FDA- or WHO- authorized or approved COVID-19 vaccine or have obtained a university-approved disability/medical or religious exemption no later than six weeks from the new hire's start date.

*Employees based on UAF’s Troth Yeddha’ (Fairbanks) campus, regardless of university affiliation and remote work status; Employees based in UAF research units outside Fairbanks (including Seward Marine Center, Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center, HAARP, Poker Flat, Lena Point, and Toolik Field Station); and Employees, regardless of their work location, paid by or directly working on impacted UAF federal contract.

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:


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.

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 Standard Time

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