Resident Advisors

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The Resident Advisor (RA) position is a full academic year appointed volunteer student leadership position within SHaRE that serves as a resource, community builders, administrators, role models, and peer educators with our residents. With the goal of creating transformative living environments in the residence halls, RAs are responsible for building and facilitating a positive and effective community.

application for the 2019-2020 academic year

The deadline to apply was 11:59 p.m. on December 3, 2018. All new applicants must have attended one info session to be considered for the position.

Please read through the following job descriptions, application requirements and deadlines.

If you have any questions about the RA position or the application process, please email If you are a student who is studying abroad or taking a leave of absence this year but still want to apply, please view the Student Positions page for instructions. 

We look forward to reviewing your application!

Job Description 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, the university will provide each RA with a single room and a standard Flexi-meal food plan for two semesters.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Candidates must have completed one semester as full-time students at USF at the time of contract start date. If selected, maintain full-time enrollment throughout employment period. RAs wishing to carry fewer than twelve (12) academic credits in any semester must first receive written permission from the supervising Residence Director, in consultation with their Assistant Director.

  • Candidates must have a cumulative grade-point average (GPA) of at least 2.5 or above at the time of submitting an application and of contract start date, and, if appointed, maintain this minimum cumulative GPA throughout the appointment period; RAs must maintain a semester GPA of at least 2.5.

  • RAs must live in the residence hall assignment provided by SHaRE for the duration of their employment and assist in facilitating the community living experience.

  • RAs must remain in good standing with the Department and University, including no significant or recent student conduct history

  • 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. 

Training and administrative dates

All RAs are required to attend the following training and administrative dates, if they are hired for the position. 

  • SHaRE Student Staff Welcome and Mixer: April 17, 2019

  • All new RAs must attend and pass the RA Class: (INTD-055: 6-week course during the Fall 2019 semester). New RAs must pass the class, but taking the course for credit is optional.

  • All RAs will be required to maintain extended availability during residence hall opening and new student orientation periods, as well as residence hall closing periods. These dates for the 2019-2020 academic year will be posted. 

Time away requests during these periods will be approved only in cases of emergencies and should be communicated to the RA’s supervising Residence Director as far in advance as possible. Missing mandatory periods may result in disciplinary action, including but not limited to having a probationary status.

If you anticipate having a conflict with fall training, you should contact SHaRE ( prior to applying for a position.

Application and Interview Process Overview

1. Attend an Information Session

Attendance at one information session is MANDATORY in order to be eligible for all open SHaRE student positions. Please refer to the Student Positions webpage for a list of all info sessions. 

2. Submit Your Application (ROUND 1)

The job application will open on November 5, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. and will close on December 3, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. Applications will not be accepted after December 3. 

3. Attend a Group Interview (ROUND 2)

All new RA candidates are required to attend a group interview, which will take place on February 2, 2019. Students who apply by the deadline and attend an info session will be reached out to for group interview attendance, granted that they pass the application screening. Group process invites will be sent out on January 25, 2019 to all eligible students. 

The group interview is designed to evaluate your ability to work effectively and collaboratively in teams. Please wear comfortable clothing.

4. Attend an Individual Interview (ROUND 3)

You will receive an email with your application status after the Application and Group Interview rounds. If selected to move on in the process, you will receive an email with instructions for signing up for your individual interview with a SHaRE staff member. Individual Interviews will take place on February 13 and 14, 2019. At your interview, which will be about 30-45 minutes, 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 

The deadline to submit your intent form to accept the position will be March 27, 2019. All accepted new-hires will be emailed their offer letters on March 21, 2019.