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Resident Advisor

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Job Title Resident Advisor
Requisition Number DU03518
Department Name 8Z423:RESIDENCE LIFE
Work Location Lexington, KY
Salary Range $7.25 - $7.50 per hour
Type of Position Student
Position Time Status Part-Time
Required Education

In order to be eligible for the position, a candidate must:
1. Be a full time student, in good academic standing
2. Be enrolled in at least one course at the University of Kentucky
3. Be in good disciplinary standing with the university
4. Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 at the time employment begins
5. Have lived in a residence hall for a minimum of one semester

Required Related Experience


Required License/Registration/Certification


Physical Requirements



Days, Evenings, Nights, Weekends, On Call

Job Summary

Position to begin in January 2018.

The Resident Advisor’s (R.A.‘s) primary responsibility is to help create an environment in the residence hall that contributes to students’ academic and personal success. Each R.A. is assigned to a floor, consisting of approximately 35-40 residents. R.A.s have numerous leadership roles, including peer counselors, educators, programmers, resource people, community builders, and authority figures.

Specific responsibilities include:
1. Holding monthly floor community meetings
2. Planning activities to support learning in the hall
3. Building a sense of shared community on the floor and within the hall
4. Attending and participating in weekly staff meetings
5. Attending regular one-on-one meetings with supervisor
6. Be on duty for the building and working the front desk on designated days
7. Being accessible to residents and fellow staff members

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities

Candidates who become successful R.A.s share the following qualities:
1. Communication & listening skills
2. Ability to make mature and responsible decisions
3. Strong sense of self
4. Appreciation for and comfort with a diverse student population
5. Desire to help others
6. Ability to motivate others
7. Time management skills
8. Positive attitude
9. Team player

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No
Preferred Education/Experience
Deadline to Apply 10/27/2017
University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have an interest in working in a hall with a specific Living Learning Program? Please list any LLP(s) you would be interested in working with below.

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * Would you be available and/or interested to work in a break housing facility? R.A.s who work in a break housing facility typically only work an additional 1.5 weeks of break time (Thanksgiving Break, Winter Break, and Spring Break = 5.5 weeks). R.A.s who work in break housing facilities also have first priority to work as a summer R.A.; however, summers are optional.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * What is your current year in school?
    • No Response
    • Freshman/First year
    • Sophomore/Second year
    • Junior/Third year
    • Senior/Fourth year
    • Senior/More than four years
    • Graduate Student
  4. * Have either of your parents attended college?
    • No response
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents