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Resident Adviser & Head Resident

 

.The Role of the Resident Advisor

The Resident Adviser (RA) is a paraprofessional student staff member for the Office of Housing and Residential Education. RA’s assume responsibility for fostering an environment where all students feel supported in the pursuit of their academic and personal development.  RA’s work closely with our professional Area Coordinators, Head Residents, and faculty to create a premiere residential experience where students can learn and grow.  RA’s create educational and social programs, provide mentorship, and serve as a resource to students on their floors.  The position requires dedication, flexibility, commitment, and enthusiasm.  As student leaders, RA’s will actively work to incorporate Vanderbilt’s Leadership Excellence Philosophy (ACCESS) into their daily work.

To read more details about the RA role look at the RA Recruitment document below:

Resident Advisor Position Description

 

The Role of the Head Resident

The Head Resident (HR) is a senior Resident Adviser for the Office of Housing and Residential Education. HR’s assume responsibility for fostering an environment where all students feel supported in the pursuit of their academic and personal development.  HR’s work closely with professional Area Coordinators and faculty to envision and create a premiere residential experience where students can learn and grow.  HR’s create educational and social programs, provide peer leadership to RA’s, and serve as a resource to students in their areas.  The position requires dedication, flexibility, commitment, and enthusiasm.  As student leaders, HR’s will actively work to incorporate Vanderbilt’s Leadership Excellence Philosophy (ACCESS) into their daily work.

To read more details about the RA role look at the HR Recruitment document below:

Head Resident Position Description

 

Information Sessions

If you would like to learn more about the RA or HR positions, you can attend information session in our residential communities. Information session dates, times and locations are listed below.

Monday, November 10th at 6:00pm
Carmichael Towers East Lounge
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Tuesday, November 18th at 7:00pm
Commons Multipurpose Room
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Monday December 1st at 7:00pm
Sarratt Room 189
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Wednesday, December 3rd at 7:00pm
Commons Multipurpose Room
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Tuesday, January 6th at 7:00pm
Kissam Center C216
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Monday, January 12th at 7:00pm
Commons Multipurpose Room

 

Information Session Poster: Info Session Poster

Application Workshops

The Center for Student Professional Development, partnering with Residential Education, is providing two RA Application Workshops to help applicants create the best application possible. These workshops are incredibly valuable to applicants. Last year, 100% of applicants who attended one of these workshops were offered an interview.

Thursday, December 4th at 7:00pm
Commons Multipurpose Room
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Friday, December 5th at 4:00pm
Center for Professional Development, SLC
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Apply to be an RA or HR

    RA and HR applications for the 2015 – 2016 academic year are now open.
    In order to submit your application, please log into eRezlife and fill out your applicant profile. Then you can find the RA and HR applications under “Job Postings”. To create an account with eRezlife you do not need to use a Vanderbilt email but are encouraged to use one.
    The application deadline for new RA and HR applications is January 16, 2015 at 11:59pm.
    Please note that the compensation package for the staff position is considered financial aid and may affect your financial aid package. We recommend that you speak with someone in the Financial Aid office to determine how RA/HR compensation may or may not affect you specifically before accepting an offer.

    RA/HR Terms & Conditions

    Residential Education Paraprofessional Staff Terms Of Employment

    Featured RAs & HRs

    To learn more about the RA position, click on any of our featured RA profile photos below and read about their experiences as RAs.