Resident Assistants

Free meal plan, a single room and leadership training and professionally transferable work experiences!

Applications taken from November 1st- January 20th. Look at the short video at the end of this page for information about


how to apply.

Integrity, courage, conviction, caring leadership and life-long friendships are just a few of the things you can gain from the Resident Assistant (RA) experience.  The RA position provides opportunities for you to develop skills that future employers will seek, such as communication, assertiveness, and organizational skills.

Application Process 


Qualifications for RA position:

  • RAs must be full-time, matriculated, undergraduate UNH student (taking a minimum of 12 credits every semester).
  • RAs serve as strong academic role models, therefore a GPA of at least 2.5 is required. This information is verified through the Registrar's office.
  • RAs must be able to commit 20 hours per week to the position.

RA responsibilities:

  • Build community through social and educational programming.
  • Complete administrative tasks such as room inventories, maintenance requests, etc.
  • Provide students with information about campus resources.
  • Be a peer counselor.
  • Enforce UNH policies.

On average, RAs work with 35-45 residents. This requires you to be sensitive to the needs, values, and lifestyles of many different types of people.  This kind of understanding takes self-confidence, openness, and strength of character.  RAs are supervised by professional staff members who offer lots of training, support, team building, and 1:1 supervision. Every RA is a member of a staff of 3-16 people. Being a part of a team provides support and challenge. Together as a staff, RAs set the climate for their hall and create a comfortable community for residents.

Students with Disabilities Accommodations:

Residential Life values the contributions that each member of our diverse community has to offer, holding a firm commitment regarding the creation of an environment where students with a disability can become successful Resident Advisors, while being able to fully participate in campus life. Residential Life is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Reasonable accommodation can be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the above described essential responsibilities of the position.  Please contact Kristin Carpenter, Assistant Director of Residential Life for more information.



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