Become an RA

Join the Resident Advisor Team for the 2022 – 2023 Academic Year

Through their prominent leadership role on campus, resident advisors (RAs) have the unique opportunity to develop their leadership skills while creating fun and vibrant communities. The RA role enables you to learn valuable skills that employers are looking for including problem-solving, adaptability, teamwork, and interpersonal communication. An RA’s primary responsibilities are getting to know their residents one-on-one and developing a community within their living area. This enables them the opportunity to make a difference in their residents’ lives and help them be successful here at NC State.

 

Ready to learn more? Follow these simple steps: 

  • Review the Resident Advisor Position Description to learn about Resident Advisors’ functions and responsibilities. 
  • Submit the Resident Advisor Application by 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, November 28, 2021. The application is available at ncsu.erezlife.com

 


Employment Eligibility and Qualifications

To be eligible and qualified for the Resident Advisor position, a student must meet the following requirements: 

  • Credit Hours: Enrolled in at least 12 undergraduate credit hours, or 9 graduate credit hours during the Fall and Spring semesters.
  • Grade Point Average: A minimum of a 2.8 cumulative grade point average at the time of appointment, and once employed, maintain a minimum 2.8 cumulative and semester grade point average. 
  • University Disciplinary Charges or Sanctions: Students are not eligible for the Resident Advisor position if; at the time of the employment offer, the start of employment, and during employment the student: 
    • Is on Academic Integrity Probation for less than one full Fall or Spring semester related to academic misconduct under the Code of Student Conduct; or, 
    • Have any active sanctions related to non-academic misconduct under the Code of Student Conduct. 
  • Residence Hall Living Experience: Lived in a residence hall for at least two semesters by the beginning of the 2022 – 2023 academic year.
  • Housing Application and Agreement: Complete the 2022 – 2023 Housing Application, which includes accepting the Housing Agreement. 

 

To review the 22 – 23 RA position description, click here

Application Timeline – New Applicants 

New Applicants: Any student NEVER employed as a Resident Advisor. 

Steps for New Applicants: 

  • Step 1: Apply online by visiting https://ncsu.erezlife.com
  • Step 2: Watch the Resident Advisor informational video shared with all applicants who successfully complete the GPA and conduct check. 
  • Step 3: Participate in an interview. Applicants will schedule interviews after submitting a completed application. 
  • Step 4: Complete the Housing Selection Application once live. 

New Applicant Timeline: 

  • Tuesday, October 19: Application live for new and returning applicants 
  • Sunday, November 28: Application deadline. All applications are due by 11:59 p.m.
  • Tuesday, November 30 – Friday, December 3: Applicants who successfully pass the grade point average and student conduct check receive an invitation to interview for the position. 
  • Monday, December 6 – Monday, January 3: All applicants invited to an interview must watch the informational video shared via email. 
  • Wednesday, January 12 – Saturday, January 22: Participate in a pre-scheduled interview. 
  • Friday, January 28: Employment notifications sent to applicants. 
  • Friday, February 4: Deadline to accept or decline employment if offered employment. 

Application Timeline – Returning Applicants

Returning Applicants: Any student EMPLOYED as a Resident Advisor during the 2021 – 2022 Academic Year. 

  • Step 1: Apply online by visiting https://ncsu.erezlife.com
  • Step 2: Complete the Housing Selection Application once live. 

Returning Applicant Timeline:

  • Tuesday, October 19: Application live for new and returning applicants 
  • Sunday, November 28: Application deadline. All applications are due by 11:59 p.m.
  • Friday, January 28: Employment notifications sent to applicants. 
  • Friday, February 4: Deadline to accept or decline employment if offered employment. 

Compensation and Resources for Employment 

Resident Advisors receive a stipend, a Meal Plan Credit, Technology, and a Housing Assignment based on the functions and responsibilities of the position. A breakdown of the compensation includes:

Amount / Value  Note
Stipend  $2,300 The stipend is taxable income paid biweekly. 
Meal Plan Credit $3,000 Resident Advisors receive a $1,500 credit for the Fall semester and $1,500 for the Spring semester. Individuals are responsible for signing up for their meal plan option, and the credit will be applied. 
Value of Technology  $372 Resident Advisors receive ResNet/Internet and Streaming/Cable TV services during their employment. The value of technology is: $186 ($140 for ResNet/Internet and $46 for Streaming/Cable TV) for the Fall semester and $186 ($140 for ResNet/Internet and $46 for Streaming/Cable TV) for the Spring semester. 
Value of Housing  $6,600 Resident Advisors receive a single-room within a residence hall or university apartment. The value of housing is $3,300 for the Fall semester and $3,300 for the Spring semester. 

Note: Compensation and resources for the position are based on the official employment start date identified in the Terms and Conditions of employment. All compensation and resources for employment are prorated for individuals beginning employment after the official employment start date or concluding employment before the official employment end date.


Resident Advisor Applicant Resources

To learn more about the RA position, review the applicant resources: