Residential Education Assistant

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: San Francisco, CALIFORNIA
Job Type: PartTime

The Residential Education Assistant will assist Residential Education in meeting and fulfilling departmental mission, values, and goals. This position will provide on-site support in the residential communities on/near campus.
This position is designated an on-campus position and will be expected to participate in an on-call after hours rotation, campus activities such as Welcome Days/Week, tabling events, or in other circumstances related to the responsibilities listed below.
This position is part-time (12 hours/week) live on, temporary position, with an anticipated end date of May 15, 2023.


  • Meets weekly with the Director for supervisory meetings, and participates in weekly residential team meetings.

  • Assists in the management of hall opening and closing at the beginning and end of each semester and break and other timely administrative tasks.

  • When on call, provides timely responses to all requests from students, staff, supervisors, and other College personnel for information and materials as directed.   

  • Maintains appropriate records that respect student confidentiality and rights, and recording maintenance concerns. 

  • Assists in maintaining a healthy and successful working relationship between campus and college constituents and Residential Education.

  • Participates in a weekday, weekend, holiday and campus closure on-call rotation and acts as a primary contact person for all residential student crises.

  • Supports the Residential Education team in addressing student concerns and conflicts that arise in the residence halls.

  • Supports the development of an environment that supports and promotes opportunities for individual growth, respect for persons and property, and a sense of community living and shared responsibility.

  • Responsible for the implementation of the residential curriculum through integration of students’ curricular and co-curricular experiences to enhance the missions of Residential Education, Student Affairs, and the College.

  • Responsible for maintaining a safe and secure living environment for all CCA students living through enforcement of residential community standards.

  • Supports the selection and training processes for all members of the department staff including the Residential Assistants, Interns, and Professional Staff.

  • Support in the supervision of managing residents on an assigned floor of a residential hall.

  • Support the front desk operations of the residential halls if needed, such as covering callouts or emergency situations after hours. 


  • Bachelor's degree required.  

  • Willingness to learn student development theory.

  • Prior experience as an RA or Student Leader during bachelor's is preferred but not required.

  • Ability to think calmly under pressure or in timely situations or related skills.

  • Ability to balance collaborative and independent work.

  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.

  • Knowledge of and sensitivity to the needs and issues of students in the arts/design/architecture fields, particularly students entering college for the first time.

  • Proficiency in using Google Apps for Education and Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Word and Excel and strong general computer skills.

Other Requirements:

  • Present a positive image of California College of the Arts 

  • Ability to work independently and flexibly

  • Function as part of a team 

  • Understand and convey accurate information upon request

  • Must be able to take direction and communicate efficiently with others 

  • Must be able to prioritize, multitask, and meet tight deadlines  

Please note that in an effort to keep the CCA community safe, the College requires all staff, faculty, and students who are on campus to be fully vaccinated, including to have received a booster shot (if eligible). The job responsibilities of this position will require time regularly spent on campus, and therefore the incumbent will be asked to follow the CCA vaccination requirement, unless an exemption is approved. Please reach out to with any questions.


  • The compensation for the position is $26.00 per hour.

  • CCA offers a comprehensive benefits package, including the choice of five medical plans, generous holiday, sick & vacation time, a retirement match and tuition remission. CCA covers an average of 91% of the medical plan cost for the employee only and an average of 82% for employees with dependents. More information can be found here: .


  • CCA considers a full-time work week to be 37.5 hours per week.

  • Live on position, housing provided along with meal plan

  • Schedule: Temporary position with an anticipated end date of May 15, 2023. 12 hours/week with oncall rotation every 4th week. Tentative schedule, Mon- thur 1pm -4pm

  • Work mode: campus based

  • This position is covered under the staff union collective bargaining agreement and will be required to contribute to union dues/agency fees.


San Francisco

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Application Instructions

Applicants are required to attach a cover letter and resume. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Recommended document file formats are Word or PDF.  If there are multiple attachments, we recommend compressing/zipping your files into a zip format file. There is also a place in the application for you to provide a link to large documents. Please submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions.

Application Deadline

For staff positions, screening begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.

EEO Statement

As an educational and cultural institution, California College of the Arts has a responsibility to provide access and opportunities for all people, with special attention to supporting groups historically underrepresented in higher education.

We believe that a culturally diverse campus is integral to academic excellence, and our student, faculty, staff, and trustee bodies should reflect the diverse world in which we live, with attention to race, ethnicity, religious creed, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, and ability.

California College of the Arts is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from individuals who will contribute to its diversity.


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