Job Description

The Resident Advisor (RA) is a live-in student staff member of the Office of Housing & Residential Life.  The RA supports the department’s mission by assisting with the daily operations of the residence halls and developing and maintaining a positive community.  The RA serves as both a role model and a resource person by assisting students with their academic and personal growth and sense of belonging within the residence hall community. 


  • Develop a sense of community on assigned floor(s) and throughout the residence hall through several mediums, including but not limited to: planning programs, creating monthly bulletin boards and cultivating an environment where residents’ values, rights and integrity are respected.    
  • Design and implement stimulating educational and social programs per month in accordance with the programming model.  
  • Maintain high visibility in the residence hall, be available to residents and spend a significant amount of time interacting with residents. 
  • Know, understand, uphold and enforce University and departmental policies and regulations; address and educate residents who do not comply with those policies and regulations; and document/report incidents that violate policies and regulations to the supervising Resident Director.
  • Participate in on-call duty rotation to ensure a safe and secure environment conducive to residents’ academic and social needs.  Maintain duty coverage during winter break, spring break and holidays.
  • Attend all staff and one-on-one meetings, In-Services, training seminars and assigned departmental events.
  • Perform administrative duties as directed by supervising Resident Director.   
  • Maintain confidentiality of sensitive information and protect the confidence of residents and colleagues.
  • Report and document situations that endanger the welfare of residents, staff, involved parties and the University to the supervising Resident Director, Professional Staff on duty and Security.
  • Foster professional growth by maintaining a positive attitude and providing constructive feedback.
  • Arrive early per semester for an interactive training and hall openings, and depart after the conclusion of each semester for hall closings. 


  • Full-time matriculated Pace undergraduate or graduate student (i.e., a minimum of 12 credits for undergraduate and 9 credits for graduate).
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.50 or higher.
  • Minimum sophomore class status during the first semester as a RA.
  • Good disciplinary standing with the University and the Office of Housing & Residential Life.
  • Commit to the position for the full academic year.
  • Attend “Residential Life Time” every Friday from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. for staff meetings, In-Services and trainings.
  • Work no more than 10 hours per week outside of the RA position.  All outside employment must be approved by the supervising Resident Director before a commitment to another position can be made.


Staff is assigned to a residence hall team based on their qualifications, evaluations and demonstrated abilities.  Staff will be placed in one of the following residence halls:

  • Maria’s Tower- a first year residence hall
  • Leased Properties- freshmen, sophomore and upperclassmen residence hall
  • Fulton Hall- upperclassmen residence hall

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