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.
QUALIFICATIONS & EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:
- 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