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Resident Advisor

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Applicants are encouraged to attend one Resident Advisor Informational Meeting to receive more information on the position. Informational Meeting dates are November 14, 2017, November 28, 2017, January 18, 2018 and January 23, 2018.

Posting Details

Posting Summary

Posting Number STU00026PO17
Job Title Student Employee
Internal Title Resident Advisor
Campus Upstate 07
College/Division USC Upstate College/Division Level
Department USC Upstate Housing
Advertised Salary Stipend paid twice a month, free housing
Location of Vacancy
Part/Full Time Part Time
Hours per week Varies
Work Schedule
Job Search Category Student Employee

Position Description

Advertised Job Summary

The Resident Advisor (RA) serves as a liaison between the Office of Housing and Residential Life and residents. RAs are undergraduate student leaders who are instrumental in the day-to-day operations of Housing and Residential Life. Their primary tasks are to help students adjust to on-campus living and to become acclimated to USC Upstate.

Our primary goal is the development of a community environment that is conducive to the academic and personal growth of students living in residential facilities.

Essential functions:
• Create and maintain a sense of community in the residential area to which the RA is assigned and maintain daily contact with the students in order to build community.
• Serve as a role model both on and off-campus.
• Serve as a peer advisor and resource person for students within the context and limitations of their training.
• Develop, implement, and evaluate programs and bulletin boards as defined by the Programming Model.
• Assure that student behavior in the residence halls is in accord with the policies as outlined in the Campus Living Guide and Student Handbook, and when needed complete Incident Reports for the safety and security of the community.
• Assist with the upkeep of residential facilities by assisting with maintenance requests
• Maintain open communication with Assistant Directors and other HRL staff members and inform them of potential situations that may require attention.
• Check mailbox in the RA Resource Room and Upstate e-mail on a regular basis.
• Fulfill administrative duties such as, attendance at weekly staff meetings, one-on-ones as scheduled with supervisors, Room Condition Reports, Occupancy Reports, Incident Reports and Work Orders.
• Participate in mandatory staff training exercises and monthly in-service training programs.
• Accept full responsibility for use of the duty master keys when on duty. Master keys may only be used for official purposes which are directly related to the position responsibilities as instructed by professional staff.
• Remain on campus until the residential areas are closed at the end of each semester. RAs should not plan to depart from campus until the buildings are closed.
• Participate as needed in the RA Recruitment and Selection Process.
• Other duties as assigned.


• Student must have a 2.75 cumulative GPA at time of application and start of employment.
• Student must have attended a college or university for at least 2 semesters by the start of employment.
• Student must be available for Selection Weekend in the month of February.
• Student must be able to report for this position by August 1, 2018.
• Must be a full time student enrolled at USC Upstate.
• Must be able to attend MANDATORY training sessions. (April, August, and January)
• Must reside inside in the residence hall/apartment he/she is assigned to.

Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies
Desired Start Date
Job Open Date 11/14/2017
Job Close Date 01/31/2018
Open Until Filled No
Special Instructions to Applicant

Applicants are encouraged to attend one Resident Advisor Informational Meeting to receive more information on the position. Informational Meeting dates are November 14, 2017, November 28, 2017, January 18, 2018 and January 23, 2018.

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The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, age, disability, veteran status or genetics.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * What is your current student status?
    • Freshman
    • Sophomore
    • Junior
    • Senior
    • Graduate Student
  2. * What is your College affiliation? Please list one of the following: Business Administration & Economics College of Arts & Sciences Department of Psychology Education Fine Arts & Communication Studies Interdisciplinary Studies Information Management Systems Language, Literature & Composition Math & Computer Science Natural Sciences Non-Profit Administration Nursing Pre-Professional Social & Behavioral Sciences Social Sciences, Philosophy & History Undeclared

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * What is your major?

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * What is your expected graduation date?

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * What is your current cumulative GPA?

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * Have you worked on-campus before? If so, list the department and supervisor.

    (Open Ended Question)

  7. * Please list your activities, honors and interests.

    (Open Ended Question)

  8. * Do you plan to participate in Studying Abroad, Student Teaching, Nursing Clinicals, or an internship? If so, when?

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume