University of Central Oklahoma

  • Resident Assistant, 2019-2020 Academic Year, All Residence Halls

    Posted Date 4 months ago(2/14/2019 5:29 PM)
    $7.25 per hour
    Compensation & Benefits Package at UCO
    N/A for student positions
    Housing Administration
    Hours Per Week
    Weeks Per Year
    Employment is per semester
    Weeks Per Year
    Schedule will be set with supervisor upon hiring
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  • Special Instructions to Applicants

    Please upload a PDF of your STLR Snapshot ( to this job application; if you have no STLR credits yet, an empty one is acceptable.

    Position Overview

    This student position requires heavy, physical and manual labor. This position may require moving furniture, working outside on grounds, and /or helping with preventative maintenance.

    Department Specific Essential Job Functions

    RAs attend scheduled staff meetings; assist 40+ residents and interact with Housing staff, University support personnel, and residents in an open and constructive manner; enforces and adheres to all University and Housing policies; promptly and efficiently completes all required administrative duties including room inventories, student check ins/outs, incident reports, programming as specified, facility work orders, and other duties as assigned. 

    RAs will be responsible for working the hall desk schedules; must be available in the community and accessible to residents. 

    Additional outside employment and involvement must be approved by a supervisor and not exceed 20 hours a week. 

    The RA position is a live-in position with single occupancy, based on room availability. RA’s are hired to create community and are placed where they are needed. 

    Resident Assistants who have not successfully completed PTE4910 are required to enroll in and successfully complete Intro to Student Development during hte firsdt semester of employment.  This class meets on Wednesdays from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. It is commonly referred to as the RA class in the first semester of employment.

    Qualifications/Experience Required

    ENROLLMENT REQUIREMENTS: Fall/Spring Semesters All student employees must be enrolled at least half time to be eligible to work any UCO student position. Half time enrollment for Fall/Spring is considered 5 hours for graduates and 6 hours for undergraduates. Summer Semester Undergraduate Work-Study students must be enrolled in 6 hours to work on campus and Graduate Work-Study students must be enrolled in at least 5 hours. All other students must be enrolled in at least 3 hours to work on campus. Students not enrolled in summer classes must be enrolled in Fall classes in order to work on campus, but will be required to pay FICA taxes. If the number of hours needed to graduate is less than the minimum hours required to work, the student must obtain a letter from his/her advisor stating the number of hours needed to graduate. Call Human Resources Dept. for further information.

    Qualifications/Experience Preferred

    RA must: 

    • Be a full-time student enrolled in at least 12 hours for the Spring 2019 semester
    • Have and be able to maintain at least a 2.5 overall GPA
    • Be in good standing with the University while maintaining a 2.5 or higher cumulative GPA
    • RA’s hired must have a financial Housing balance of less than $500.00


    • RA candidates should have good interpersonal and organizational skills as well as potential for leadership contribution to the campus community.
    • Candidates must have a willingness and ability to serve as a University representative and enforce policies.
    • Candidates must possess an openness to working with diverse people and perspectives as well as demonstrate good oral and written communication skills.

    Physical Demands

    Repetitive movement of hands and fingers - typing and/or writing. Frequent standing, and/or sitting. Occasional walking, stooping, kneeling or crouching. Reach with hands and arms. Visually identify, observe and assess. Ability to communicate with supervisor/students/colleagues. Regular physical attendance required. The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations (in accordance with ADA requirements) may be made, upon request, to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.


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