RA Recruitment

The Resident Assistant Position

The Resident Assistant (RA) is responsible for a floor or living area within a residence hall at Appalachian State University. As the front-line University Housing staff member in the assigned area, the RA is responsible for serving as a mentor and guide to 30-60 residents. The RA is responsible for facilitating a cooperative and considerate community environment. To achieve this goal, the RA is expected to initiate relationships with residents, encourage participation in hall and area programs, and inform residents of university and departmental policies. In addition, the RA assists with the personal and academic concerns of students, mediates interpersonal conflicts, and serves as an information resource for residents.

  • Maintain full-time enrollment (12 undergraduate credit hours) at Appalachian State University
  • Maintain a cumulative and semester grade point average (GPA) of 2.50
  • Maintain a good disciplinary standing with the Office of Student Conduct (application through employment)

Resident Assistants are compensated with an hourly rate for each hour worked in the RA role, with total compensation equaling $7,160 (2019-2020 figure) for new RAs. Payments are every two weeks beginning in August and ending in May. Please note that certain RA positions carry additional responsibilities and provide additional compensation.

RA employment at Appalachian is "employment at will." That is, just as you may resign from your employment with Appalachian at any time and for any reason, Appalachian may also terminate your employment at any time.

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RA Questions?

If you have any questions about the RA position please let us know!

Brandon Nelson
Assistant Director, Staff Selection