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Resident Advisors

Resident Advisors (RAs) are indispensible members of the Student Housing and Residential Education (SHaRE) team at the University of San Francisco. They live in residence halls alongside fellow Dons to help support a safe, healthy living space and to foster a greater sense of community at USF.

Why Become an RA?

Sure, you’ll get your own room free of charge. But you’ll also work from home while gaining the leadership and managerial experience that stands out on a resume. It’s an opportunity to give back to your USF community while forging new relationships with students from around the world.

Interested in applying? Read through the following job descriptions, application requirements and deadlines. This information will be crucial to creating the most thorough application possible. Still have questions? Contact to learn more.

Job Descriptions and Compensation

The RA position period of employment is for one academic year. Reappointment for succeeding years is made only after a review of job performance. During the employment period, all RAs are compensated with the value of a single bedroom in their assigned residential community and a standard student meal plan.


  • Candidates must have completed one semester as full-time students at USF at the time of application and, if hired, maintain full-time enrollment throughout the employment period. RAs wishing to carry fewer than twelve academic credits in any semester must first receive written permission from the Associate Director of Staff and Residential Community Development.
  • Candidates must have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 at the time of application and, if hired, maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 throughout the employment period.
  • First semester RAs may not student teach or hold internships.
  • RAs must obtain approval from their supervising Residence Director for other employment and time commitments. RAs are limited to no more than five additional hours/week of on-campus employment. Employment outside of the RA job may not exceed a total of ten hours per week.
  • All RAs are held to the standards articulated in the Student Housing and Residential Education Staff Expectations document.
  • Due to the role modeling and policy enforcement aspects of the RA position, RAs are expected to abide by all the same policies as the students with whom they live in community.  Additionally, candidates’ student conduct records are taken into consideration when we evaluate applications. We reserve the right to disqualify candidates who have been found responsible for any violation of the Student Code of Conduct during their tenure as USF students. However, candidates who demonstrate genuine learning and growth as a result of their experience in the conduct process may still be considered. Candidates can provide this information via an essay question on the application, and are encouraged to address it during the interview process as well. Please note that RAs who are found responsible for violating University or SHaRE policies before or during the employment period will also face employment sanctions, which may include suspension or termination from the RA position.
  • RAs are required to attend all required training activities on the campus and hall level. These training activities include: RA Class, RA Fall Training (August 2015), and Spring Training (January 2016). Specific dates will be included in the employment agreement.
  • Application and Interview Process Overview

    1. Complete an Application

    First, submit an application using our online SHaRE employment portal no later than 5:00 pm on Wednesday, January 28, 2015. Don’t forget to rank all residence halls in order of preference for placement. Should we hire you, we will make every effort to honor your preferences, while also balancing the needs of our department and residents.

    2. Attend the SHaRE Social

    Meet current SHaRE professional and student staff members at our social on Tuesday, December 2, 2015 between 4:00pm and 6:00pm. Attendance is optional.

    3. Attend a Group and Individual Interview

    New RA candidates are required to attend both a group and an individual interview. After completing your application, you will use the SHaRE employment portal to sign up for these interviews.

  • Group interviews will be held on Saturday, February 7, 2015. Each candidate will sign up for either the morning session (10:00am - noon) or one of the afternoon sessions (1:00 - 3:00pm or 3:30-5:30pm). The group interview is designed to evaluate your ability to work effectively and collaboratively in teams. Please wear comfortable clothing.
  • Individual interviews will be scheduled for February 9-12, 2015. Individual interviews last 45 minutes and will talk place between 10:00am and 4:00pm each day. During your appointment, you will be interviewed for all SHaRE student leadership positions for which you have applied. Please arrive at your interview location 10 minutes early.
  • 5. Submit Your Intent Form

    Candidates who are hired or receive alternate status will receive a link to an online intent form. You must complete the intent form to formally notify us that you accept or decline the offer by 5:00 pm on Wednesday, March 20, 2015. If you do not complete and submit the intent form by the deadline, you will have effectively declined the offer of employment or alternate status.

    Regardless of hire status, all applicants for the RA position may schedule a feedback meeting to review their candidacy in this process. This is an exciting and educational opportunity to learn more about how you were perceived and evaluated in the selection process to further help you in your future job search endeavors. Instructions for scheduling these meetings will be included in your outcome letter.

    Dates and Deadlines

    Attend the SHaRE Social for Student Leader Candidates: Tuesday 12/2/2014, 4:00-6:00pm,
     RA candidates - submit your completed application by: Wednesday 1/28/2015, 5:00pm
    Attend your group interview: Saturday 2/7/2015
    Attend your individual interview: Tuesday 2/9/2015 -
    Friday 2/12/2015
    Decision letters delivered via email: Wednesday 3/11/2015
    Intent forms due: Friday 3/20/2015

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