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. The Resident Advisor application process begins in January with interviews occurring in February. There are Resident Advisor positions available in eight residence halls, Twin Oaks, Lion's Gate, and Grandview. 

Application Timeline

November 12 at 2pm & 7pm: Recruitment & Selection Information Sessions

November 27 at 2pm & 7pm: Recruitment & Selection Information Sessions 

January 16 at 2pm & 7pm: Recruitment & Selection Information Sessions 

January 23: RA Application Opens / Applications are submitted online and include a standard application, resume, and statement of interest. 

January 31 at 2pm & 7pm: Recruitment & Selection Information Sessions 

February 1: RA Application Closes at 12pm

February 8-9: RA Interviews / Individual interviews will be scheduled once the eligibility of each applicant has been determined. 

February 25: RA Pre-Training Course Begins / Mondays at 3pm in Covington Hall / For selected candidates only. (Meeting Dates: March 4th, 11th, 18th, and April 1st)

April 8: RA Placement Offers Extended / Time TBD

April 15: RA Assignments Announcement / Time TBD

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. This group meets on Mondays at 3pm during spring semester.
  • 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 $4,392)
  • Traditional: *Stipend of $2,700 per year (paid in 10 taxed payments of $270 per month, August-May)
  • Cluster/Suite/Apartment: *Stipend of $2,200 per year (paid in 10 taxed payments of $220 per month, August-May)
  • UNA Bookstore Discount (10% off everything but textbooks)

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

Full Job Description & Contract 

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