Employment Opportunities

The Fall 2019 Recruitment and Selection Period is now open!

Being a Resident Advisor (RA) can be one of the most enriching and rewarding experiences of your college career. The relationships you develop and the leadership training and experience you gain will serve you long beyond the time that you are a staff member with UNCP Housing and Residence Life. However, the RA position is also very challenging and can be hard to balance. We encourage applicants to familiarize themselves with the responsibilities and expectations of being an RA before applying. You can do this by reading the job description, attending information sessions and talking to your RA or other University Housing staff members. These contacts will help you decide if the position is right for you and can help you with being prepared for the interview process.

We are looking for enthusiastic, outgoing, and passionate individuals who are willing to work with the always growing diversity of students who live within our residential communities. In addition, we are seeking individuals with an active interest in helping enhance the quality of life for students through community building, programming, mentoring, support and being an overall great role model.

Choose to be a RA
(All activities listed below are REQUIRED for applicants to be considered for hire.)

STEP 1: Sign-in to Handshake, the University’s online student employment portal. If you are not already registered, you will be prompted to create an account.

• NOTE:  Applications are open until Sunday, February 10 @ 11:55pm. Applicants who have not registered through Handshake will not be considered for employment.

STEP 3: Complete the (REQUIRED) RA Shadowing component between January 14th and February 15th.

Complete the RA Shadowing Form and submit by February 15th

What is RA Shadowing?

Each RA applicant is required to "shadow" a current RA for a day.  Applicants will make contact with an RA of their choice to schedule a time to shadow them.  Shadowing must be conducted while an RA is "on-duty" and will consist of following an RA through the course of that day.  Shadowing will provide an opportunity for applicant to get a true sense of what is involved in the RA position and what they can expect should they be hired for the job. 

RA Shadow Form Link

STEP 4: Attend a Resume Writing Workshop (REQUIRED) on Thursday, January 24th @ 6pm (UC 208)

STEP 5: Attend 1 of 3 (REQUIRED) information sessions

  • Sunday, January 13 @ 7:00 pm in UC 213
  • Sunday, January 27 @ 7:00 pm in UC 213
  • Sunday, February 10 @ 7:00 pm in UC 213

Step 6: Personal Statement Video (REQUIRED) Due February 15th


  • RA Applicants must submit a 2-3 minute video responding to the following:  “What makes you a great fit for Resident Advisor Positon?”
  • Video must be emailed to:  north.hall@uncp.edu
Choose to be a resident advisor


  • Interviews for selected applicants will be held February 18 thru February 22.
  • Notifications will be made the week of March 1
  • Handshake, managed by UNCP’s Career Center, is the online portal for all student employment at UNCP. Students must first register through Handshake before applying for any on-campus student employment.
    1.  Using your Bravemail credentials, set up a Handshake account/profile and/or then LOG IN.
    2.  Search Resident Advisor for Housing and Residence Life position and FILL in information on the form.
    3.  Click on the link below the form labeled ONLINE APPLICATION ADDRESS; this will return you to this website.