RA Job Description
A Resident Assistant at the University of North Dakota (UND) is an upper-class student who lives 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; knowledge of and upholding University policy; and serving as a resource and/or liaison for the University.
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. They serve on a staff ranging from four to nine RAs depending on the hall. RAs, on average, work approximately 20 hours per week.
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 training dates, please do not submit an application.
- Spring RA Orientation: Sunday April 11, 2021
- RA Fall Training: August 2, 2021 through August 21, 2021
- Ongoing Fall Staff Training: September 24, 2021, October 29, 2021, and December 3, 2021
- RA Spring Training: January 6 and 7, 2022
On-going spring staff training: January 28, 2022 / February 25, 2022 / March 25, 2022 / April 29, 2022
Training is provided in the areas of:
- Diversity/Multicultural Awareness
- Communication/Listening Skills
- Confrontation/Assertiveness Skills
- Time Management
- Mental Health Concerns
- Conflict Mediation
- Ethical Decision Making and Problem Solving
- Event Planning and Community Building