Resident Assistants


Resident Assistants (RA) are paraprofessional staff members responsible for a floor community within their residence hall. RAs are responsible for individual student contact as well as providing social programming to assist in creating a welcoming environment for all of their students as well as serving as their floors primary contact for issues or concerns that may arise. RAs will work collaboratively with campus partners such as Housing, SHARPP, PACS, Living Well Services, and other campus stakeholders in order to provide the necessary resources to their community.  RAs will be a positive role model and leader not only within their hall but throughout the university. 


The RA Application period for positions starting in August 2021 will run from November 9, 2020 – January 4, 2021


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:

  • Foster a welcoming and inclusive community through social programming
  • Effectively communicate residential needs with Hall Director and provide campus resources
  • Supervise a floor community of 30-50 students
  • Serve in an on-call duty rotation to enforce university policy and ensure community safety
  • Act as a mandated reporter
  • Manage various administrative duties

On average, RAs work with 30-50 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.

UNH is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action institution

The University of New Hampshire is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action institution. The university seeks excellence through diversity among its administrators, faculty, staff and students. The university prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status. Application by members of all underrepresented groups is encouraged.

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 Assistants, 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 Katie Bartholomew, Assistant Director of Residential Life for more information (