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Resident Advisor (RA)

Join the Home Team!

The Resident Advisor (RA) Application for 2024-2025 opens on Monday, Oct. 30, 2023!

If you’re interested, apply by  November 19 at 11:59 p.m. The application can be found on eRezlife!

Resident Advisors (RAs) are responsible for carrying out the values of the Department of Housing and Residence Life by assisting with the growth, belonging, and community on their floors and within their hall(s). The RA is a student peer leader who lives in the residence halls and is in an integral position in the Department of Housing and Residence Life. The RA position has a variety of responsibilities including, but not limited to being a role model, community leader, educator, administrator, helper, and team member.

The knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) gained by our staff members are highly transferrable in future job searches. The RA position is one of the most unique, challenging, and rewarding student positions offered on UNC Charlotte’s campus. 

To better understand the Resident Advisor position, or if you are considering applying for future positions, PLEASE READ the job description to review the responsibilities and expectations of this position. 

As a RA you will be responsible for creating community and a home away from home for our students. Primary responsibilities include getting to know each person in your community so you can be an effective peer helper when needed. Additionally, you will focus most of your time on creating a community where everyone feels valued, safe, and able to excel as a student.

Learn more about our Resident Advisor’s experiences through the RA Spotlight

Informational Sessions

Interested in learning more about the RA position? Join us in person at one of our four informational sessions to learn more about the Resident Advisor position! You will have the opportunity to find out more from our current RAs, members of the RA Recruitment committee, and current RA supervisors! Here are the in-person info sessions that we are offering: 

  • Wednesday, Oct. 18 at 12:00 p.m. in Student Union 262
  • Thursday, Oct. 26 at 12:00 p.m. in Cone 111
  • Monday, Nov. 6  at 12:00 p.m. in Student Union 262
  • Tuesday, Nov. 14 at 2:00p.m Virtual Meeting on Zoom

Important Dates

  • Informational Sessions: Oct. 18, Oct. 26, Nov. 6, Nov. 14
  • Application Opens: Oct. 30
  • Application Closes: Nov. 19 at 11:59 pm
  • Individual Interview Offers: Jan. 10, 2024
  • Individual Interview Sign Up Due: Jan. 17, 2024
  • Individual Interviews: Week of Jan. 22, 2024
  • RA Group Process Invites: Sent on Feb. 2nd, 2024 
  • RA Group Process: Week of Feb. 19, 2024 
  • RA Offer Letters: Sent by March 28, 2024

Academic Success Plans

To ensure support for each RA’s academic success and to maximize opportunities for continuation of their employment, Housing and Residence Life (HRL) has implemented Academic Success Plans in partnership with the University Center for Academic Excellence (UCAE) since 2016. Student staff members who have fallen near or below the 2.5 GPA requirement for the RA position work collaboratively with their supervising Residence Education Coordinator (REC) and the UCAE to generate an individualized action plan to help navigate the entire following semester. 

How do Academic Success Plans (ASPs) work? Learn more here.