Work Office - Student Life Department

Resident Assistant

Student Job - Leadership

Student Life

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

Resident Assistants (RAs) are being hired for the ’23-’24 academic school year. Previous or future leaders are encouraged to apply. Serves as an employee in the Work Program for the Student Life Department. As such, RAs are part of the Student Life team and should be committed to student development. RAs are expected to create and maintain a healthy environment for both academic and personal development of students in a manner consistent with the philosophy of the Student Life and Residence Life Offices.

Job Description

Develop a strong residential community that promotes student success and development. Resident Assistants live where they work, providing them with a unique opportunity to share and gather important information. They are often the first person a student approaches with questions or concerns. As such, Resident Assistants are
expected to:

  • Know their residents “name and story”
  • Promote pride and ownership in their housing community
  • Implement a Community Engagement plan in consultation with the RD and meet all requirements for events, programming, door decks, bulletin boards, meetings, and any other elements of such a plan
  • Be available and accessible to residents for concerns, assistance, and appropriate referrals
  • Creates a residential community committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. RAs will lead by example in all areas of diversity, equity, and inclusion in their halls and on campus.
  • 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.


Full time student, Cumulative GPA average of 2.5 or higher, live on campus during semester of employment, cannot be on social/academic/work probation. Leadership experience is recommended but not required.


  • Privileged Parking
  • Single Room
  • 10 guaranteed tuition hours per week

To Apply

A personal essay that is a depiction of your past experiences and explains how these experiences have contributed to your personal and professional growth. It allows the applicant the opportunity to explain to a search committee the distinct qualities and commitment they can bring to the table. Preferably a few paragraphs to one full page.

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

Applications are due no later than Wednesday , April 19, 2023 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.