The Resident Assistant (RA) position is an opportunity to affect the Columbia College community by influencing the lives of students living in the residence halls. This is a full-time, year-long commitment that pushes students to become better leaders and role models for those living in their community.
As an RA, you will be given the responsibility of cultivating a community on your floor and in your building as well as assisting students from personal to academic needs.
The RA is a member of the Department of Residential Life team and reports directly to hall leadership.Apply to be an RA
To apply and be considered for an RA position, students must:
- Have a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA
- Live in the residence hall assignment provided by the Department of Residential Life for the duration of their appointment
- Want to positively impact and encourage student success
- Be able to perform job duties, including returning to campus 7 to 9 days prior to the start of the fall semester
- Be enrolled full time on the traditional campus in Columbia, Missouri
Resident Assistant will:
- Create and maintain a friendly, respectful, and accepting atmosphere that stimulates academic and personal growth for everyone in the community.
- Maintain contact with each resident in order to promote personal well-being and facilitate community development.
- Serve as a primary resource for residents and should be familiar with the services and opportunities provided by Residential Life, Student Affairs, and other college departments and offices.
- Plan, publicize, implement, and evaluate educational and social programs for residents.
- Facilitate roommate agreements at the beginning of each semester and will facilitate conversations when roommate conflicts arise.
- Be responsible for abiding by, upholding and enforcing all residence hall and college policies.
- Respond to emergency and non-emergency situations and contact the appropriate staff for assistance as necessary and as directed.
- Participate in a rotational duty schedule, which will require that they serve on-duty for multiple nights a month (including weekends).
- Assist in providing duty coverage during academic breaks and holidays when the college is closed.
- Perform opening and closing inspections, and health and safety inspections of rooms and apartments in their assigned area, which includes completing all necessary paperwork and follow up in a timely manner.
- Complete all necessary written reports properly and on time including but not limited to: weekly reports, incident reports, program proposals/summaries, duty logs, and all other forms as assigned by hall leadership.