What is the expected weekly workload of a Resident Assistant (RA)?

RAs are paid for 13.5 hours of work each week, and every week looks a little bit different. Each community has a weekly two hour staff meeting. RAs also spend a few hours each week working their community desk; the exact number of hours varies based on community. If serving on call, an RA will spend some of their weekly hours fulfilling on call duties, including community walks.

The remainder of an RA’s hours are spent in a variety of ways. RAs make themselves available to residents in community spaces, complete Tiger Talks, facilitate activities, and go to events on campus with residents. Applying their understanding the needs of their specific communities and paying attention to administrative deadlines, RAs are able to plan out these remaining hours

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