University of Oregon Housing
Eugene, OR
Friday, January 12, 2018
$600 or $700 per year paid in 8 monthly payments beginning in October
Pay Type: 
September 2018

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Department Overview
Residence Life believes that the student experience is enhanced through co-curricular involvement, community engagement, and learning that occurs within the residence halls. University Housing has identified four learning areas as the foundation of student engagement in our residence halls, leading to enhanced interaction with faculty and peers, a greater ability to think critically, a stronger aptitude for analyzing and integrating ideas and a healthy institutional commitment: Academic Success, Identity Development and Cultural Awareness, Responsibility, and Well-being.

Position Overview
The Resident Assistant (RA) position is a part-time student leader who lives in the residence halls and assists Residence Life in developing residents as active and engaged learners and socially and civically responsible community members. RAs facilitate individual growth and the development of the larger learning community while educating students about self-care and risk reduction strategies. RAs play a critical role in ensuring that each residence hall community is conducive to learning. The RA works under the direction of the Community Director (CD) and/or Resident Assistant Coordinator (RAC).

The RA position offer students an excellent opportunity for professional growth that is both challenging and rewarding. This position requires exceptional time management skills and adaptability. Being a RA means always being a positive role model of the University of Oregon, both to the residents they live with and the entire UO community. In addition, the work of a RA can be both emotionally challenging and gratifying. University Housing offers a live-in professional staff team to provide residents and students with the support they need. While difficult at times, the RA position is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to gain transferable skills that apply to any profession.

RA Responsibilities:
Academic Support
• Identify barriers to satisfactory academic success and make appropriate referrals to professionals as required
• Assist residents with questions regarding academics and refer to academic resources as needed
• Promote, support and actively participate in faculty engagement in the residence halls
• Work with fellow team members to promote an atmosphere within the residence halls that supports and encourages intellectual pursuits and academic engagement

Community Development & Engagement
• Develop a personal relationship with each resident in their community
• Facilitate exercises related to the Residential Learning Model (resident interactions, event planning, community meetings, community building, community time, community standards)
• Be available to discuss concerns, interests, and needs with residents [please note that RAs are designated reporters for emergencies, crisis situations and crimes] and make appropriate referrals
• Encourage residents to become involved in hall, campus, and community activities
• Serve as a liaison between residents and residence life staff

Multicultural Community Development
• Help create safe, welcoming, accessible, and fair environments that actively include and engage everyone
• Facilitate conversations around systems of oppression related to identity, including but not limited to: sexism, racism, homophobia, and ableism
• Know campus resources that support and address the needs of students from diverse backgrounds
• Facilitate student learning about culturally relevant topics
• Actively engage with residents in marginalized groups
• Seek to know how students want to express and engage their identities
• Think critically and communicate effectively about issues/topics and encourage residents to do so
• Acknowledge and address how personal bias impacts role of the position

Administrative Responsibilities
• Participate in scheduled on-call responsibilities (this may include on-call over break periods)
• Report all damages or problems with facilities within the community to the appropriate people
• Assist with various administrative tasks such as surveys and the distribution of materials to residents
• Know and utilize the emergency procedures manual as appropriate
• Uphold community standards through objective reporting of incidents, crises, and other situations
• Participate in departmental committees as deemed appropriate by CD and/or RAC
• The RA position has been identified as a Campus Security Authority as defined by the Clery Act. As such, you have a duty under the law to report any criminal offences of which you become aware, as designated by the Act. It is your responsibility to learn, understand, and comply with these reporting requirements. For more information go to
• Perform other duties as assigned

RA compensation consists of:
• A stipend of $600/year (paid over 8 months beginning in October)
• If returning to the RA position, stipend of $700/year (paid over 8 months beginning in October)
• Room and Board (meal plan)

For position information about the following specialized RA positions, please send email to:

Academic Residential Community Resident Assistants:
Art and Design RA
College of Business Residential Community RA
Carnegie Global Oregon Ethics Community RA
Community for Environmental Leaders RA
Community for Multicultural Scholars RA
Community for Musical Scholars RA
Community for Social Activism RA
Health Sciences RA
Global Engagement (Chinese, French, German, Japanese,
Spanish) RA
LGBTQIA+ Scholars RA
Media and Social Action RA
Native American and Indigenous Studies RA
Robert D. Clark Honors College RA
Service Learning RA

Resident Academic Mentors (RAM):
Umoja Pan-African Scholars RAM
College of Business Residential Community (CBRC) RAM

Minimum Qualifications
• Have and maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of a 2.70
• Have 45 credits (sophomore standing) or be a graduate student by fall 2018
• Have a minimum of two terms of full time college experience

Additional Qualifications and Requirements
• Commit to position for full academic year
• Maintain full-time student status for the duration of position
• Position is live-in; candidates must sleep majority of nights in assigned hall
• Be able to attend student leader training prior to fall and winter terms
• Be able to attend weekly team meetings on Tuesdays from 6-8PM
• Be available for high need days and weekends as outlined by the student leader contract
• Be eligible to work in the United States
• Adhere to and role model (on and/or off campus) University policy as well as, federal, state, local laws and discriminatory acts

To apply, fill out our online application at:

Contact Name: Amber Buck
Contact Ph: 541-346-4222
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