Employment Opportunities

The Resident Advisor Recruitment and Selection Period for Fall 2021 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 open on Sunday, January 10 and will remain open until Sunday, February 28, 2021 @ 11:59pm. 

Resident Advisors Fall 2020

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

STEP 1: Review RA Job Description (below)

Spring 2021 RA Recruitment

STEP 2: Pre-write your RA Applicant Essay to upload with your Resident Advisor Application (500 words or less on the following topic:  What is your perception of the role and responsibilities of a Resident Advisor.  How can you use your college experience to add value to the Resident Advisor position?)

STEP 3: Complete a Handshake Application (REQUIRED for all UNCP Student Employment)

STEP 4: Complete the Housing & Residence Life Resident Advisor application

STEP 5: Attend 1 of 2 (REQUIRED) virtual information sessions via WebEx.

  • Sunday, February 21 @ 7:00 pm.
  • Wednesday, February 24 @ 7:00 pm

NOTE: WebEx link will be emailed to applicants Bravemail address on the day of the event

STEP 6: Complete the (REQUIRED) RA Shadowing component between February 15 and February 28.

Complete the RA Shadowing Form and submit by February 28.

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 7: Attended the virtual (REQUIRED) RA Candidates Workshop, on Saturday, March 6 via WebEx.

NOTE: WebEx link will be emailed to applicants Bravemail address the day before the event

UNCP Res Life Staff 2020-2021


  • Interviews for selected applicants will held virtually between March 8 and March 19.
  • Notifications will be made during the week of March 22

About UNCP's Office of Housing and Residence Life

The Office of Housing and Residence Life provides reasonably priced living facilities that are safe, attractive, sustainable, and well maintained that complements, supports, and encourages student development and academic success through purposeful programs and services. We commit to create an enriched out-of-classroom experience to engage students in a supportive and inclusive environment where they can grow in the areas of community involvement, responsible living, and personal development. We are committed to maintaining a safe environment that values and respects the diversity of each individual. This environment encompasses those of different physical/mental ability, age, ethnicity, gender, national origin, political affiliation, physical appearance, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status or veteran status. Individuals will understand and consider the positive and negative effects their actions have on the community.