Resident Assistant

Information Regarding Hiring

We're sorry to have missed you at the information session! All candidates are strongly encouraged to review the slide show from the information session linked below to have a better understanding of the role before they apply. You can also email any questions regarding hiring to [email protected].

View a PDF of the 2021 Information Session

General Assistance

  • Foster an environment conducive to community living. This includes helping floor members realize that sleeping and studying have the highest priority of allowed activities.
  • Get to know each individual on the floor.
  • Learn about the campus community so that there is an understanding of how decisions are made that affect residence hall living and a student's life on campus.

Activities Development

  • Work with floor members to assess needs and interests and develop programs that can provide interaction for residents, leisure time activities, and new learning experiences.
  • Inform students of floor, hall, campus, and community activities.

Peer Counseling/Activities

  • Know and understand the referral resources of the campus that may be used by students to meet their academic and personal needs.
  • Be available and willing to listen to student concerns and advise appropriately.

Administrative Duties

  • Be on campus for check in and check out; complete necessary paperwork and reports for residence hall opening and closing.
  • Be on duty in the residence hall as scheduled throughout the school year. This includes being scheduled during fall, Thanksgiving, and interim breaks, as well as while classes are in session.
  • Conduct fire alarm evacuations.
  • Report maintenance needs to the hall director and/or appropriate college maintenance personnel.
  • Keep the hall director informed of events and issues on the floor.
  • Attend all staff meetings and training sessions scheduled for staff. It is the staff member's responsibility to plan other commitments around scheduled staff events.

Student Conduct

  • Know the rules and regulations of the college. Be able to explain and understand the need for college policies and enforce them in a fair and consistent manner.
  • Assist students in the living unit to develop guidelines for community living and to bring about student self-responsibility in the residence hall.
  • Set an example by adhering to rules and regulations of the college as well as the State of Iowa.


  • Help new students become familiar with the college—its personnel, regulations, history, and customs.
  • Attend scheduled orientation events with new students.