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Become a Resident Assistant

Duties of an Resident Assistant

As an Resident Assistant, you will:

  • Educate students on campus resources, University policies and building inclusive communities through programs, events, and one on one conversations. We will train you to be an informed and experienced resource.
  • Support students in their transition to the University, living on campus, making new friends and the path to graduation. You are an integral part of the satisfaction and success of our resident students!
  • Advocate on behalf of your residents to create a healthy, clean, inclusive and fun floor community. Also, teaching your floor members how to advocate for themselves as they navigate roommate relationships, social circles, busy course schedules, etc. Always keeping in mind people for and with others.
  • Lead by modeling positive behavior and choices. You will grow in your own leadership experience and have the distinctive experience of connecting resident students to leadership opportunities of their own.

All of these actions contribute to a healthy, safe, engaging and fun residential experience!

Sample RA Job Description

Sample Graduate RA Job Description 

Time Commitment

Resident Assistants can expect to approximately 10-20 hours per week to the position, including attendance at campus events, weekly staff meetings, and regular trainings. Resident Assistants can expect to be on duty 1-2 times per week. Resident Assistants also have an informal commitment to their residents, including time spent mentoring, supporting, and socializing.

Academic Year Resident Assistants are hired each spring for the following academic year. Campus responsibilities begin about three weeks before classes start in the fall and end after Finals each semester. Some preparation time during the summer will be required.

Minimum Requirements

  • Enrolled as a full-time, degree-seeking student at time of application and throughout term of employment
  • Minimum 2.5 Cumulative GPA at time of application, and must achieve and maintain 2.5 GPA for cumulative throughout the term of employment
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a culturally diverse and fast-paced environment
  • Time management and organizational skills required
  • Successful applicant will demonstrate a firm commitment to helping others and to advancing the mission and Jesuit values of Loyola University New Orleans
  • Some RA's will have a roommate/suite-mates depending on room type and occupancy demands
  • Great attitude, willingness to learn, and a passion for the PACK!


Academic Year Resident Assistants receive a monetary stipend their room and a 75 block meal plan

Summer Resident Assistants receive a room on campus at no cost, a Wolfbuck stipend, and an hourly wage.

How do I Apply?

More information will be provided via email during the process.