Resident Advisor Position
Resident Advisors play an integral role in facilitating the social, academic, and personal growth of our residents. RA's are student leaders on campus, and serve as positive role models to fellow students and staff members. Few other student positions offer a better opportunity for leadership, personal development, or experience in relationship management. Resident Advisors perform their duties under the direction of the Residence Hall Manager, in accordance with the mission and values of the Office of Residence Life.
In addition to your online application, please submit a 1 page cover letter detailing your interest in, and qualifications for, the RA position. Please email your cover letter to the Residence Hall Manager at email@example.com.
Terms of Employment:
RA's are employed on a quarterly basis.
- Maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.50 or higher.
- Carry a minimum of 12 credits each term and no more than 18 credits (unless an exception is granted by the Residence Hall Manager).
- RA's must live full-time in the Residence Hall and be readily available at various hours throughout the day/evening and throughout the week.
Serve as a positive role model for students at all times.
Facilitate a friendly and positive learning environment for all staff members and students of the Residence Hall community in support of the educational mission of the College.
- Attend and actively participate in training activities, staff meetings, and community events.
- Provide support and assistance to students and staff, especially during emergencies and other special situations.
- Promote the well-being of residents and encourage scholastic success in the Residence Hall.
- Assist the Residence Hall Manager and International Education staff in the daily operation of the Residence Life program.
- Clarify for residents and their guests specific Olympic College and Residence Life policies, rules, and regulations.
- Act as a liaison between students and the Residence Life and College administration.
- Remain on the job at the end of each term until released by the Residence Hall Manager.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Counsel residents regarding personal and academic concerns and refer to campus resources as necessary.
- Assist residents in their adjustment to roommate and community living.
- Support individuals of all ethnic, racial, cultural, and religious backgrounds, encouraging better understanding of cultural diversity and individual differences within the residence hall.
- Become acquainted with and maintain contact with each resident in the community.
- Be alert to the special needs of residents and make referrals to appropriate campus professionals in areas such as psychological and physical health, academic concerns, career planning, etc.
- Plan and execute regular community programs within the halls and surrounding Bremerton area.
- Educate residents on policies and procedures within the halls, document all policy violations, and communicate all violations to the Residence Hall Manager
- Exercise conflict mediation and resolution practices with residents.
- Work closely with the Residence Hall Manager to enhance community building efforts.
- Actively inform residents of pertinent academic and University information.
- Assist, as requested, in the handling of all emergency situations (e.g., fire, health, safety).
- Assist in the opening and closing of the residence hall.
- Receive and promptly relay requests for maintenance repairs and custodial needs received from residents.
- Interpret and disseminate to the residents information/directives from The Office of Residence Life.
- Attend weekly office hours and perform administrative duties as assigned.
- RA's serve in an on-call rotation on nights and weekends.
- RA's are expected to be within 15 minutes of campus while on call.
- RA's will respond to lockout requests, emergency situations, and policy violations in a timely fashion while on call.
- Being on-call is an ideal time to be visible throughout the residence hall. It provides time to visit with residents and build community within the halls.
Appointment as a Resident Advisor is subject to the terms and conditions of the Letter of Appointment. Continued employment is dependent on satisfactory job evaluation.
Performance will be evaluated on an on-going basis, with a formal evaluation from Housing and Residence Life completed each quarter.
RA's are compensated with free housing within the residence hall. RA's receive a housing credit for space in a double occupancy room.Housing credits are completed at the end of each quarter for which the RA has worked.
Please note, compensation packages are subject to change and will be agreed upon when Residence Life staff member agreements are issued.