Resident Assistant Duties

Detailed Description of Duties

I. Advising and Helping

  • Be available to the residents of his/her assigned floor for the purpose of assisting with their personal concerns and problems.
  • Act as a referral agent in acquainting students with all facilities and services on the campus.
  • Act as a communication link between students and university personnel.
  • Serve as a model of responsible behavior in order to assist his/her students in the transition from adolescence to maturity.

II. Program Responsibilities

  • Assist in the process of identifying residents’ needs and interests.
  • Assist and initiate student-oriented programs that consider both residents’ desires and needs
  • Actively develop, implement, support and participate in residence hall programs.
  • Encourage resident participation in campus academic and social functions.
  • Support student leadership and resident-initiated programs.

III. Administrative Duties

  • The first responsibility of every RA is to get to know each student on his/her floor, and as much as possible, in the entire residence area. It is extremely important to become well acquainted with residents during the first two or three weeks of the semester.
  • While carrying out this first important assignment, the RA should make clear his/her role and responsibilities.
  • Explain to residents the rational of the College Policies and Regulations.
  • The RA must be familiar with the physical layout of his/her assigned area and must conduct a physical inventory of that area prior to check-in.
  • Perform check-in and check-out procedures.
  • Determine responsibility of all damages within his/her assigned floor.
  • Perform room checks as directed.
  • Maintain administrative forms requiring information pertaining to the efficiency and effectiveness of the operation.
  • Assume weekday, weekend, vacation and special duty as assigned by the Coordinator of Student Services.
  • Assist in the operation of the security booth and sharing overload periods at the direction of the Coordinator of Student Services
  • Staff communication: attend all scheduled staff meeting, communicate student and staff concerns, and assist in the revision of policies and/or procedures concerning matters within the residence area.
  • Serve and participate on Housing and Activities Task Force committees as designated.

IV. Participate in Staff Development Programs

  • Actively participate in recruitment, selection and training of new RAs.
  • Request maintenance and housekeeping services for his/her floor.
  • Know and perform emergency procedures within assigned area and notify proper individuals concerning emergencies.
  • Conduct periodic meetings with residents in addition to those specifically required.
  • Complete administrative tasks on time.
  • Conduct oneself in a responsible and mature manner at all times.
  • Maintain confidentiality as related to job functions and staff relationships.
  • Assume other duties as assigned by the Coordinator of Student Services

V. Disciplinary Duties

  • The RA is expected to have an understanding of all Housing and College Policies and Regulations pertaining to personal conduct, as well as being familiar with College Conduct Procedures.
  • Assist in conflict resolution among residents.
  • Assist the individual student in conducting him/herself in a mature and disciplined manner.
  • Confidentially report and discuss violations of Housing and College Rules and Regulations by residents with the Coordinator of Student Services.

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