Resident Advisor

Resident Advisor

"Serving as a RA will give you a ton of marketable skills that spread across many disciplines…"
-Carnell Griffin, RA, Bragaw Hall

"I enjoy being an RA mainly because it helps me become a better person, and help inspire others. Since I took this job, I have become more organized, goal oriented, and most of all, I have learned how to enhance my people skills."
-Deion Oakes, RA, Carroll Hall

"My job has given me the opportunity to meet so many people and your staff becomes your family for the year."
-Amber McCraw, RA, Tucker Hall

University Housing is pleased that you are interested in applying for a Resident Advisor (RA) position. Please take a few minutes to carefully read the position description and complete the application and requested materials.

To be considered as a candidate, applicants must

  1. Complete and submit an online application available at the bottom of the page. Applications open October 1 and close November 8. (The application process is different this year. Please login to MyPack Portal to fill out the online application.)
  2. Meet all requirements for the position.
  3. List two (2) people to use as references when you submit your application.
  4. Interview for the position - you will be contacted to schedule an interview.
  5. Meet the full term of the appointment (Students cannot co-op or student teach and hold the RA position simultaneously).
  6. If currently or previously employed by University Housing, candidates must be eligible for re-hire.

Candidate Requirements

  1. Be a full time enrolled NC State student (maintaining at least 12 undergraduate credits or 9 graduate credits),
  2. Have a cumulative grade point average of 2.70 or higher at the time of application and maintain that average during your appointment as an RA.
  3. Have no active record of University disciplinary action at the time of application or appointment.
  4. Have at least two (2) completed semesters of on-campus living experience or other approved "similar experience."
  5. Have completed 24 undergraduate credit hours prior to employment start date. Any exception to this policy is subject to the review of University Housing administration.
  6. Register for and complete ECD 220 prior to the first semester of employment. This means interested candidates must register to take ECD 220 during the spring or summer semesters.

Disability Accommodations

University Housing values the contributions that each member of our diverse community has to offer, holding a firm commitment regarding the creation of an environment where students with a disability can become successful Resident Advisors, while being able to fully participate in campus life. University Housing is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Students with a disability who desire accommodation in the Resident Advisor application process should contact Ebony Hinton, Assistant Director of University Housing via the information below.

RA Information Sessions

All RA candidates are required to attend one RA Information Session.

Each session will be held from 7 - 8 pm on the dates and locations below:

  • October 22: North Hall
  • October 23: Wolf Village Gray Hall Seminar Room
  • October 24: First Year College
  • October 25: Bragaw Activity Room
  • October 29: Avent Ferry Complex
  • October 30: Honors Village Commons
  • November 1: Wolf Ridge Tower Hall room 147
  • November 4: Bragaw Activity Room

** RA applications open October 1 and close November 8. (The application process is different this year. Please login to MyPack Portal to complete your RA application.)

** RA interviews will be held November 15-17 by invitation only.

Contact Information

If you have any questions about the RA selection process or requirements, please send us an email.