Skip to main content
Campus Resources
Summer Employment staff enjoying a cookout

Summer Resident Advisor

Recruitment Timeline

  • Application Opens: Feb. 26, 2024
  • Deadline: Mar. 17, 2024 at 11:59 p.m.

Apply now on eRezlife!

Position Overview

The Department of Housing and Residence Life hires students to be Resident Advisors (RAs) during the summer to support its Residence Life program.

RAs will gain experience working in a leadership environment, meeting and interacting with residents, and creating a strong living/learning community. Summer RAs will have the opportunity to plan events in the hall and ensure that summer residents and interns maintain a healthy and safe living environment.

Benefits Package

  • Credit to the student account for Housing based on placement
  • Summer School RA: $1,750 stipend (divided between summer sessions)
  • Intern Housing RA: $1,610 stipend (divided between summer sessions)

Job Requirements

A Summer RA candidate must meet the following requirements:

  • Possess a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above at the time of application
  • Be in good University standing
  • Must live on campus for the entire summer period
  • Must be enrolled in Spring 2024 and Fall 2024 classes (by May 1)
  • Seek special approval to be involved in additional employment, summer co-ops, internships, or student teaching during employment
  • Limit outside time commitments to 20 hours per week (no more than 10 hours Monday-Friday)
  • The RA position is to be the principal non-academic activity. Additional social/community and/or extracurricular activities must be approved in advance.

RA General Duties

  • Provide overall leadership to residents
  • Assist students with personal and academic concerns
  • Help resolve group conflicts that may arise
  • Encourage a cooperative and considerate living environment
  • Build a positive and inclusive community
  • Initiate and organize floor, suite, apartment, or hall activities and programs
  • Serve as an informational resource about campus and residential life
  • Attend weekly staff meetings, departmental functions, and RA training sessions
  • Serve on duty in an assigned residential area on a rotating basis with other staff members (including weekends and some break periods)
  • Assist with all opening and closing of the halls
  • Complete a weekly facilities check of the assigned area
  • Serve as academic resources for their residents. Many formal and informal avenues exist for this purpose, including the academic initiatives for first-year students
  • Assist with all hall openings and closing. Specific time away during these peak times will be limited and selected RAs must seek approval from their supervisor. 
  • Summer RAs will have an opportunity to work with summer school students, non-UNC Charlotte students doing internships in the Charlotte area, and students participating in the UTOP summer program.
  • Other duties as assigned

While it is understood that the RA position cannot easily be translated into hours worked per day or week because of the unique nature of the responsibilities, the position requires a genuine personal commitment and a firm understanding of the varying demands of the actual time involved. As such, RAs need to be in their assigned hall/area a minimum of 20 quality hours per week, especially during the hours of 5:00 pm - 12:00 am. Quality hours can be defined as, but not be limited to; time spent conducting programs with the residents, addressing resident and community development issues and staff development opportunities including committee or staff meetings.

RAs are encouraged to participate in the life of the campus and community; however, no commitment should interfere with the responsibilities of being a successful student or with the duties of the RA position. RAs are not permitted to hold select campus leadership positions because of the significant time conflicts and/or the potential for conflicts of interest (see the Work Agreement for additional details). When conflicts arise between RA responsibilities and non-academic work, RA responsibilities take priority.