Resident Adviser

Updated: 6 months ago
Location: Columbia, SOUTH CAROLINA

Posting Summary

Posting Number STU00066PO19
Job Title Student Employee
Internal Title Resident Adviser
Campus Upstate
College/Division USC Upstate College/Division Level
Department UPS Housing
Advertised Salary Stipend paid twice a month, free housing; super single (double as a single) with opportunity to select your two suitemates. Meal plan choice.
Location of Vacancy USC Upstate, Spartanburg, SC: Positions available in Magnolia House, Palmetto House and the Villas
Part/Full Time Part Time
Hours per week 20
Work Schedule
Job Search Category Student Services

Position Description

Advertised Job Summary

The Resident Adviser (RA) serves as a liaison between the Department 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.
Under the supervision of an Assistant Director, the RA will fulfill the general requirement and responsibilities.

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 1 semester by the start of employment. 2 semesters (preferred).
• Student must be available for Selection Weekend in the month of February 2020.
• Student must be able to report for this position by August 1, 2020.
• Must be a full time student enrolled at USC Upstate.
• Must be able to attend MANDATORY training sessions. (April, August, and January)
• Must reside in the residence hall/apartment he/she is assigned to.

Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies 10+
Desired Start Date 08/01/2020
Job Open Date 10/29/2019
Job Close Date 01/31/2020
Open Until Filled No
Special Instructions to Applicant

All new applicants must attend one Resident Adviser Information Session to qualify for employment. Informational Sessions are held in the Sparty’s Classroom as scheduled:
Tuesday, Nov 5 at 7:30pm
Wednesday, Nov 6 at 7:00pm
Thursday, Nov 7 at 6:00pm
Tuesday, Nov 12 at 10:30am
Tuesday, Nov 12 at 7:30pm
Wednesday, Nov 13 at 1:00pm
Thursday, Nov 14 at 5:30pm
Monday, Nov 18 at 6:30pm
Tuesday, Nov 19 at 7:00pm
Monday, Dec 2 at 7:00pm
Thursday, Jan 16 at 1:00pm
Thursday, Jan 16 at 6:00pm
Wednesday, Jan 22 at 11:00am
Wednesday, Jan 22 at 2:00pm
Wednesday, Jan 22 at 5:30pm
Thursday, Jan 30 at 3:00pm
Thursday, Jan 30 at 5:00pm

Applications are due by 4:00pm on Friday, January 31, 2020.

The selection group process is February 20 AND February 21 (evenings, 2 3-hour processes) OR a 6-hour process Saturday, February 22nd. The individual interviews are Sunday, February 23.

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