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Resident Advisors - FAQ

Job Description

Resident Advisors (RA) work to create an inclusive on-campus housing environment that promotes personal development, citizenship, involvement, and leadership through the practice of Community Immersion. RAs serve as a resource for students in their community and as role models at UNC Chapel Hill. RAs serve traditional residence halls, suite style buildings, or apartment communities and may be asked to hold a collateral assignment (ex: Residential Learning Program, Community Government, Green Games, First Year Experience, DISCOVER MORE, Multicultural Advisor, etc.). RAs are supervised by a Community Director (CD).

The RA role is not a traditional 8-5/M-F job. Actual hours of work vary based on the need of the department (ex: Halloween, popular sporting events, inclement weather, training, opening, closing, staff selection, unforeseen circumstances, etc.) and includes some evenings and weekends. RAs are expected to reside in assigned room for a minimum of five nights per week, including two weekends per month, in addition to meeting the needs of Carolina Housing listed above. Any additional time away from the community must be requested and approved by the Community Director. RAs are required to serve scheduled weekday and weekend duty. The frequency of duty will vary from building to building depending on the size of the staff. RAs are required to attend all training activities while employed. RAs are expected to work all residence hall openings and closings, including Fall semester, Thanksgiving Break, Winter Semester, Spring Break and Spring Semester/Commencement closing.

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