Resident Assistant / Residential College Advisor
The RA/RCA application for the 2015-2016 academic year will be available September 1, 2014.
The Resident Assistant is an integral position within the Department of Housing and Residence Education.
The RA/RCA position within the Department of Housing and Residence Education is a live-in position, which requires the RA/RCA to reside on a floor housing 25 to 65 students. The RA/RCA works under the supervision and direction of a Graduate Hall Director (GHD) or a Residence Director (RD), and a Area Coordinator (AC) and Assistant Director of Housing for Residence Life (ADH). Within his/her unit, the RA/RCA is responsible for promoting a community environment that is conducive to the personal growth and development of all residents.
Responsibilities in the position of RA/RCA are numerous, and the RA/RCA is the focal point for the day-to-day operation of his/her floor. The RA/RCA is at one time, student, business manager, peer, referral agent, friend, educational and social programmer, and disciplinarian. This diversity of roles and responsibilities is challenging and calls on the RA/RCA to develop organizational and interpersonal skills. The position of RA/RCA provides an opportunity to maximize self-development, maturity, and confidence during the college years.
If you have any questions regarding the Resident Assistant position and selection process, please contact our office at 352-392-2171 ext. 10668 or RARCASelection@housing.ufl.edu