Employment Opportunities

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. 

Resident Advisors 2019
(All activities listed below are REQUIRED for applicants to be considered for hire.)

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. 

RA Shadow Form Link

STEP 4: Attend a Resume Writing Workshop (REQUIRED) on Tuesday, January 21. Location: University Center Room 208. Time: 6:00 pm.

Choose to be a RA


  • Interviews for selected applicants will be held January 27 thru February 1.
  • Notifications will be made Monday, February 3 thru Friday, February 7.