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According to the National Association for Colleges and Employers 2012 Job Outlook Survey, the Top 10 Skills that employers seek in recent college grads are:

  1. Ability to work in a team
  2. Leadership
  3. Written communication
  4. Problem solving skills
  5. Strong work ethic
  6. Analytical/quantitative skills
  7. Verbal communication skills
  8. Initiative
  9. Technical Skills
  10. Detail-orientation

Working as an RA gives you the opportunity to gain all of these skils and more.

What is an RA?

The Resident Advisor (RA) is a full-time, undergraduate or graduate student who – under the supervision and direction of the Community Director – serves as an educator, counselor, administrator, role model, friend, and team member for the residents of a floor or wing in a residence hall.

The RA works to create and maintain a healthy environment for the academic and personal growth of the students within their assigned living unit. In carrying out his or her duties, the RA is expected to treat other students, supervisors, and fellow employees with courtesy and respect.

What kinds of people apply to be RAs?

You don’t need to have been the student body president of your high-school, the captain of a sports team, or the leader of a student organization to understand what leadership is. Resident Advisors (RAs) are simply students who understand that a leader is developed, not born.

The Department of Housing and Residential Education provides some of the greatest true-to-life training a student could ask for. By working for Housing, YOU could develop skills for the future, succeed academically, and make friends for a lifetime.

What's the general timeline?

Information Sessions: October
Application opens: November 

Interviews Round 1: January
Interviews Round 2: February

Click here for specific up-to-date deadlines.

Questions not answered here?

If the links at the right do not answer your questions about the position and how to apply, please contact Andrea Becker, Coordinator for Staff Recruitment and Development at abecker@email.unc.edu.

We hope to see your application to be an RA very soon!

Please click the below link to access the online application. It will take you to the application website where you will need to web authenticate using your onyen and password. Once you have logged in you will see the landing page. It will be blank as there will be no “action items” for you to complete until you begin the application. Navigate to the left hand side of the screen and select “job profile” to begin the process and create your profile. Once created you can access the “job postings” and apply for the open position. You will receive a confirmation email once you submit a completed application with any follow up steps you need to be aware of. In future visits to the site, any action items that you need to do to complete the phase of the process will be visible on the home page.

APPLICATION:

Please click on or copy and paste the web address found below into your web browser to access the application. 

uncch.erezlife.com