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Thank you for your interest in undergraduate Resident Assistant (RA) roles with our office. Review the description and timeline below for more information on our process and read the role profile to get a more comprehensive understanding of the role requirements.

Resident Assistant

Role: The Resident Assistant (RA) is a paraprofessional who lives in an undergraduate residence hall. The RA is a leader and resource for the residents in the community -- largely focusing on community development, being a referral agent and intellectual leader within the hall with a primary purpose of creating a sense of belonging.

RAs support the office’s commitment to creating inclusive communities and they incorporate the office’s vision, mission, and values into their role. RAs model behaviors we seek to encourage in all NYU students: being inquisitive, engaged, kind, empathetic and solution-oriented both inside and outside the residential communities. RAs provide leadership to residents and help to create and maintain an accepting, respectful, and friendly atmosphere that stimulates student learning and development. The primary goal of the RA is the development of an environment conducive to the academic and personal growth of residential students.

Supervision: The RA reports to the Residence Hall Assistant Director (RHAD) and/or Residence Hall Director (RHD) with some functional supervision by the Residence Hall Resource Manager (RHRM).

Commitment: The RA role is 20 hours per week in addition to serving on RA@Home.

Number of roles: We have 251 undergraduate RAs on campus.

RA Selection Process

Timeline for 2022-2023 Roles

Date Process
Late fall 2021

The 2022-2023 RA application was made available to candidates who attended a Required RA Information Session. Our 11 Information Sessions were hosted between November 15, 2021 and January 7, 2022.

January 10, 2022 The Resident Assistant application closes at 11:59pm ET.
Late January, 2022 Candidates will receive an update on process participation.
Mid Spring, 2022 Group interview sessions meet.
Early March, 2022 Status notifications sent to RA candidates (notices will be sent before the housing deposit due date).