The Resident Advisor 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.
NOTE: Applications are open until Sunday, January 19 @ 11:59pm.
(All activities listed below are REQUIRED for applicants to be considered for hire.)
STEP 1: Submit the Housing & Residence Life online application.
NOTE: Applications are open until Sunday, January 19 @ 11:59pm.
STEP 2: Attend 1 of 3 (REQUIRED) information sessions
- Tuesday, January 21 @ 7:00 pm. Location: University Center, Room 208
- Wednesday, January 22 @ 7:00 pm. Location: University Center, Room 208
- Thursday, January 23 @ 7:00 pm. Location: University Center, Room 208
STEP 3: Complete the (REQUIRED) RA Shadowing component between January 12th and January 25th.
Complete the RA Shadowing Form and submit by January 25th
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.
STEP 4: Attend a Resume Writing Workshop (REQUIRED) on Tuesday, January 21. Location: University Center Room 208. Time: 6:00 pm.
Step 5: Attend The (REQUIRED) RA Carousel on Saturday, January 25. Location: TBA
RA CAROUSEL FAQs
Q: What is an RA Carousel?
A: The RA Carousel is a required part of the RA Selection process. It is a day comprised of various workshop and group activities. Applicants will interact in a variety of situations and will be evaluated throughout the day to help us get a better understanding of who you are and what skill sets you might bring to the position.
Q: What should I wear to Carousel?
A: Dress comfortably (you might be sitting on the floor during some of the group activities). Jeans and a nice shirt are more than acceptable attire. Suit and tie are not necessary, however, please be sure that you are presentable; after all, this is a job interview! Also keep in mind that you will be given two names tags, one for the front and one for the back. It would be helpful if you didn’t wear things that would cover them like hoodies or scarves!
Q: What happens if I miss Carousel?
A: You should not miss Carousel. This is a part of the RA selection process and if you are not present for this, you will not be considered in the RA Selection process as your candidacy will be incomplete. If you run into a conflict with Carousel (you are ill, family emergency, etc), please contact Jose McKinney (firstname.lastname@example.org), Coordinator of RA Recruitment and Selection, immediately. We will handle people missing Carousel on a case-by case basis.
Q: Do I need to bring anything to Carousel?
A: Bring a smiling face and an open mind.
- Interviews for selected applicants will be held January 27 thru February 1.
- Notifications will be made Monday, February 3 thru Friday, February 7.
Desk Clerk: View Job Description and Online Application
DESK CLERK POSITION DESCRIPTION
The Office of Housing and Residence Life has 4 Residence Halls with front desks in their lobby areas that must remain covered throughout the day (Belk, Cypress, Oak and Pine Halls). All of these halls are open 9 months a year. Student employees are hired, as needed, throughout the year. Clerks must have received college work-study and may be hired to work from 10-15 hours per week, depending on hall needs and clerk availability. All applicants are required to be enrolled in a degree-seeking program at UNCP and are subject to all student employment policies and procedures.
The Desk Clerk position will monitor the reception area and lobby to deter unauthorized access to the facility. In addition, responsibilities include providing clerical assistance and support to the professional staff of the residential facility as needed.
This job is only available to students who have been approved for Work Study.
- Provide quality customer service to residents, parents, alumni, conference guests, staff, and any other members of the campus community.
- Provide appropriate referrals to resources and information through various communication methods, such as email, phone, website, and interpersonal interaction.
- Maintain accurate records within information databases, journals, or logs.
- Monitor building security as it relates to resident access cards, keys, and entry/exit points.
- Notify appropriate personnel of any emergencies or urgent situations. Assist staff during emergencies if requested.
- Maintain appropriate communication with the Community Director / Resident Advisor(s) on Duty regarding emergencies or urgent situations that may occur throughout the day.
- Observe professional policies and expectations as outlined in the Employment Agreement.
- Maintain confidentiality.
- Attend regularly scheduled mandatory staff meetings.
- Work shifts scheduled during, weekends, finals weeks, university breaks, and on designated holidays.
Knowledge, Skills and Experience Required:
- Must have legible handwriting, good diction and good record keeping skills.
- Be knowledgeable of all visitation policies and adhere to University and Housing policies.
- Must have excellent customer service skills and a neat appearance
- Must be able to work some weekends.
- Must be in good academic and conduct standing with the University and enrolled as a full-time student.
- Must have proper judgment and excellent problem-solving skills when working with customer complaints or addressing emergency situations.
- Experience living in a residential hall setting on a college campus preferred.
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.