RAs are usually upper-division students who live on the floor/wing to serve as the primary resource for building community and fostering student learning and growth.
RAs are responsible for building a positive community on their floor and within the building; assisting residents with both personal and academic concerns; helping residents connect with each other and UND; being an educator by promoting and supporting intentional learning through our residential curriculum; having knowledge of and upholding University policy; and serving as a resource and/or liaison for the University.
RA Job Description
The Resident Assistant is directly accountable to their Resident Director (RD), Community Assistant (CA) and indirectly accountable to the Associate Director of Residence Life and Director of Housing & Residence Life. They serve on a staff ranging from four to sixteen RAs depending on the hall. RAs, on average, work approximately 20 hours per week.
Selection Process Timeline
All applicants are encouraged to attend an RA Info Session or contact sofia.hansen@UND.edu if they have questions on the application process.
|Oct 9, 2023||
RA Application Available
Nov 29, 2023
Dec 5, 2023
Jan 17, 2024
|Jan 19, 2024||
Applications are due. Please ensure all materials have been submitted, including your online application, resume, and two references. For any questions, please contact:
Jan 29 - Feb 9, 2024
RA Interview Process
Candidates will be scheduled to attend two rounds of interviews on these dates. Please watch your UND email for sign up information.
Candidate Offer Letters
Candidates will be notified by email as to whether or not they are being offered an RA position. Those offered an RA position or the opportunity to be in the alternate candidate pool will be provided further instructions as to the next steps to complete in regards to accepting or declining the RA position or the alternate pool status.
What is training like?
Our extensive training program will challenge you and teach you what you need to know to excel.
Training is required for student staff, so you should plan accordingly as you consider applying. If you are not available for the fall training dates, please do not submit an application.
- RA Spring Training: January 4-7, 2024
- Fall Staff Training: August 12-25, 2024
- Additional evening times will be scheduled throughout the Fall 2023 and Spring 2024 semesters
Training is provided in the areas of:
- Event Planning and Community Building
- Diversity/Multicultural Awareness
- Communication/Listening Skills
- Confrontation/Assertiveness Skills
- Time Management
- Mental Health Concerns
- Conflict Mediation
- Ethical Decision Making and Problem Solving
Qualifications and Benefits
Minimum Qualifications and Eligibility Requirements
- In order to be eligible to apply for a Resident Assistant position, applicants must be enrolled as a full-time student at the University of North Dakota at the time of application and have at least one semester of on-campus living experience prior to the start of their employment.
- Available entire academic year.
- A cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher as of the end of Fall 2023 semester. A student staff member must maintain at least a 2.5 cumulative and 2.5 semester GPA during every semester of employment. GPAs will be checked again in May after the completion of the Spring 2024 semester.
- Students applying who have already earned a UND GPA but who do not meet the 2.5 GPA criteria when grade checks are done will automatically be removed from the process.
- All staff hired will have their grades checked prior to starting in the position and every subsequent semester they are employed.
- At the discretion of UND Housing, applicants must be in good standing with the University, the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs and not be in violation of the Code of Student Life. An applicant can have no active or unresolved violations of the Code of Student Life or any incomplete judicial sanctions (ex. community service hours, alcohol or drug education courses to complete, restitution, etc.)
- Applicant must be able to successfully pass a criminal background check administered through the University.
- A strong commitment to helping other students in a residential setting including availability and approachability.
- Appreciation of and interest in different viewpoints, cultures and life styles.
- Personal attributes of maturity, honesty, self-reliance, motivation, initiative, openness, creativity and enthusiasm.
- RAs are not permitted to hold any employment outside the RA position during their employment. In addition, applicants are not able to hold an internship, be a CFI, attend a practicum, or student teach.
- Applicants must be in good financial standing with the University. All student staff members are expected to meet payment for tuition and fees.
- Please note that salary earned in this position may affect student financial aid.
Residence Life Student Staff Member Compensation
- $600.00 monthly stipend*
- A single room for the duration of employment (valued at approx. $5,710 per contract period), assuming that occupancy demands allow. Please be aware that UND Housing retains the rights to assign roommates to student staff members whenever necessary to accommodate the number of contracted students who require space on campus.
- Invaluable leadership and lifelong friendships
- Opportunities for advancement
- Personal development and transferable leadership skills for future work experience.
*If, for any reason, the student staff member leaves their position before the end of the agreement period, their stipend amount and room waiver will be prorated based on the final date of employment.