UAS Resident Advisor (RA) Fall 2023

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  • Job Number:523932
  • Classification:Resident Advisor/Assistant
  • Grade:Student Assistant 2
  • Work type:On Campus, Student Employee
  • Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Southeast
  • School/Business unit:UAS Dean of Students & Campus Life
  • Location:Juneau
  • Categories: Student Affairs/Services

Position Summary:

UAS Student Housing is hiring Resident Advisors for the fall 2023 semester. 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 is expected to be placed within the main housing complex. This position’s benefits include provided housing at no cost, hourly wages available for administrative tasks, and a $750 meal plan per semester of employment.


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.Essential
2On-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 bring a minimum of 5 residets to three camopus or community events each semester. 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
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
  • Effective interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work as a member of a staff team.
  • Demonstrated leadership and/or peer helping skills.
  • Preference given to candidates with experience living in communal environments and/or university leadership involvement.
  • Experience in customer service-oriented positions or helping roles.
Typical Experience:

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • UA student enrolled full-time, 12 credit hours throughout employment duration.
  • Maintains a 2.5 cumulative GPA throughout employment period.
Required Education or Training:

Full time (12 credits) student status
Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA is required at time of application and throughout employment
Preference given to candidates with a 2.5 cumulative GPA
Must be in good conduct standing with UAS Student Housing

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.

Salary Information:

This position’s benefits include provided housing at no cost, $11.34 hourly wages available for administrative tasks, and a $750 meal plan per semester of employment.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please attach a resume, cover letter, and the names and contact information (email address and phone number) for three (3) professional references with your application.

Review date for applications will begin March 15th, 2023. Applications will be reviewed on an as-needed basis thereafter.

Must have a valid drivers license.


Located in the ancestral homeland of the Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian peoples, the University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) is fully committed to advancing the education and research aspirations of Indigenous peoples and is committed to ongoing work toward decolonization. These efforts are reflected in our UAS programs and formal community partnerships across our three campuses and throughout all of Southeast Alaska.

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.


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.

UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual:

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

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

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Janna Machalek at 907-796-6273 or


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