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Resident Adviser & Head Resident

 

The Role of the Resident Adviser

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 Adviser Job 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 Job Description

 

Information Sessions

If you would like to learn more about the RA or HR positions, you can attend any of the following information sessions

Monday, December 2 at 8:00pm
Commons Center Multipurpose Room (2nd floor)

 

Wednesday, December 4 at 7:00pm
Towers East Lounge

 

Wednesday, January 8 at 7:00pm
Lewis Reading Room


Monday, January 13 at 8:00pm
Sarratt 189

 

Apply to be an RA or HR

    Our staff selection process for undergraduate RA’s and HR’s for the 2014 – 2015 academic year has been concluded for this year. Applications for the 2015 – 2016 academic year will open in the fall of 2015.
    We are still currently accepting applications for our Head Resident position – Note that at this time we are only accepting applications from current and perspective graduate students of the Higher Education Administration program.
    In order to submit your application, please log into eRezlife to fill out your applicant profile and submit your application. To create an account with eRezlife you do not need to use a Vanderbilt email but are welcome to if you have one.

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.