Work Office - Student Life Department

Resident Assistant

Student Job - Leadership

One opening | Spring 2023

Resident Assistants (RAs) serve as educators, mentors, and administrators for the Blackburn College community. Resident Assistants are assigned to a floor or a wing in a building, working directly with 15-35 students.

Job Description

Serves as an employee in the Work Program for the Student Life Department. Develops a strong residential community that promotes student success and development. RAs will lead by example in all areas of diversity, equity, and inclusion in their halls and on campus. RAs will ensure their community is welcoming and open to learning and growth in these important areas by ensuring an inclusive tone is created and appropriate role modeling occurs. Ensures a safe, comfortable environment. RAs are expected to be available to their residents, participate in the evening/weekend duty rotation, and provide an overall safe, comfortable living environment.


Preference will be given to the following. 

  • Full-Time student, second semester freshman standing or above
  • Minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA
  • In good standing with the college; both academically and with work program

To Apply

The diversity statement should include why you are interested in the position, how your past experience can contribute to this job, and what you aim to gain from your time as an RA if hired.

Submit all requested application items by email to or in person to the Work Office.

Applications are due no later than Monday, November 28 at 5:00 pm.

Blackburn College is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.