The RA job has an amazing number of “transferrable skills” that you will be able to apply in any career or job in your future!

This page is intended to help you leverage this experience during job interviews and on your resume.

Sample RA Resume Descriptions…
RESIDENT ASSISTANT University of Arizona Tucson, AZ

Provided paraprofessional advising to undergraduate students in three distinct residential environments. Developed and conducted programs on diversity, chemical abuse, personal development, relationships, security, and academic performance. Managed administrative tasks including room condition reports, maintenance requests, incident reports, and the room change process. Enforced college policy.
RESIDENT ASSISTANT University of Arizona Tucson, AZ

Provided paraprofessional advising for twenty-two undergraduates each semester. Confronted and resolved issues on diversity, racism, alcohol and drug abuse, academic performance and social acceptance. Worked with group dynamics on a staff of sixteen people. Enforced University policy.

RESIDENT ASSISTANT University of Arizona Tucson, AZ

Responsible for providing educational programs and paraprofessional counseling for a residence hall wing of 40 male college students. Conducted rounds throughout the building in order to assure security and enforcement of University policies. Served on departmental diversity committee and assumed additional staff leadership positions.

RESIDENT ASSISTANT University of Arizona Tucson,

Supervised a floor of 40 residents, organized floor programs, and advised residents on personal and academic issues. Trained new staff members. Promoted from Assistant Resident Advisor.

RESIDENT ASSISTANT University of Arizona Tucson, AZ

Assisted 28 freshmen women with their first year transition. Developed and presented proactive, retention focused educational and community building programs. Attended leadership conferences and regular staff development inservices. Responsible for the safety and security of the building on duty nights.

RESIDENT ASSISTANT University of Arizona Tucson, AZ

Responsible for the welfare of 25 first year students. Developed and implemented programs to strengthen the community. Served as a co-advisor for the hall government. Enforced residence hall policies and procedures.

RESIDENT ASSISTANT University of Arizona Tucson, AZ

Served as a mentor and advisor for 18 first year students. Worked with other resident assistants to develop a successful hall community. Utilized organizational and public speaking skills to create and present hall programs to educate residents about critical issues. Developed mediation and conflict resolution skills. Enforced University policy.

RESIDENT ASSISTANT University of Arizona Tucson, AZ

Assessed and responded to the needs of 30 residents on wing
Created, planned, and implemented educational, social, and recreational programs
Served on Resident Assistant Selection Committee
Acted as a liaison between residents and Department of Residence Life
Counseled peers on personal, academic, and career concerns
Managed various administrative duties including maintenance requests, incident reports, and room transfers.
Enforced and upheld university policies.

 

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