Resident Advisor


Working in Housing & Residence Life is a great way for undergraduate students to become more involved in the campus community, serve as mentors to fellow students, and develop skills that will transition to a number of careers. There are Resident Advisor positions available in each residence hall. 

Application Timeline (Spring Openings)

Application Opens: Tuesday, November 7th

Informational Session: Monday, November 13th

Application Closes: Tuesday, November 14th

Interviews: Thursday, November 16th and Friday, November 17th

Application Timeline (Summer/Fall Openings)

Informational Session: Monday, February 5th

Application Opens: Wednesday, February 7th

Application Closes: Wednesday, February 14th

Interviews: Thursday, February 22nd and Friday, February 23rd

Minimum Qualifications

  • Enrolled full-time in an undergraduate or graduate degree program at University of North Alabama.
  • Good conduct standing with the University.
  • Good academic standing- a minimum cumulative and semester GPA of 2.5 must be maintained.
  • Satisfactory completion of paraprofessional pre-training workshop is required for employment. Meeting days/times are TBD
  • Preference is given to applicants that have resided on campus previously and will be enrolled the full academic year. 

Knowledge & Skills

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Outstanding organization skills and ability to work independently.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective student and staff relationships
  • Understanding of and commitment to a multicultural/diverse campus community and the development of students.
  • Leadership potential as evidenced by previous leadership experiences, recommendations, and staff evaluations.
  • High level of maturity exhibited in sound judgment, emotional stability, flexibility, and willingness to accept responsibility.
  • Strong interpersonal skills through proven ability to interact effectively with others and as perceived through the interview process and the paraprofessional class.


  • Full room scholarship for academic year (approximate value of $3,500)
  • Traditional: *Stipend of $3,500 per year (paid in 10 taxed payments of $350 per month, August-May)
  • Cluster/Suite/Apartment: *Stipend of $3,000 per year (paid in 10 taxed payments of $300 per month, August-May)
  • UNA Bookstore Discount (10% off everything except textbooks)

*Stipends are dependent upon departmental approval and funding prior to contract signing period. 

Full Job Description & Contract 

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