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Residential Living Resident Assistant (RA)

Sul Ross State University

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Administrative Jobs
Student Affairs, Residence Life
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Job Title:

Residential Living Resident Assistant (RA)




Housing Administration

Posting Date:


Until Filled:



$200 Monthly Stipend


Full-time student in good standing with the university.

At time of hire and throughout employment, candidates must maintain a Cumulative Grade Point Averages (GPAs) of at least 2.5 (for undergraduate students) and 3.0 (for graduate students) in the preceding long semester. Must be an undergraduate or graduate student and have lived on campus at Sul Ross State University for at least one semester. Transfer students must have lived on campus at their former institution for at least one semester.

Must possess experience in planning and have knowledge of campus resources.


Experience with any of the primary responsibilities listed.

Staffing Reason:


Primary Responsibilities:

As a member of the Residential Living Staff, the Resident Assistant is part of a team and must establish effective working relationships with other University personnel.To the Assistant Director of Residential Living:Complete tasks delegated by the Assistant Director of Residential Living; Suggest and assist with projects contributing to the residence hall community; Inform the Assistant Director of Residential Living of any events or conditions that could potentially affect a resident, a floor, a hall, or the University; Serve as a communication link between residents and staff; Assess areas needing improvement in the building each nightTo the Residents:Know residents in the assigned area of responsibility; Be aware of resident needs and assist them in meeting those needs; Be available to residents, interact with them daily, and assist in their adjustment to Sul Ross State University; Refer students to the appropriate personnel; Encourage and facilitate positive interaction and respect between residents; Help residents understand their rights and responsibilities in accordance with residence hall and University policiesTo Other Staff:Assume a fair share of both individual and group responsibility; Cultivate an effective working relationship with all members of staff; Keep lines of communication open between staff members; Maintain a comfortable, safe, and non-threatening atmosphere in which to work; Support other student staff within the Office of Residential Living, including but not limited to Office Assistants and Maintenance Assistants; Be friendly and cooperative to other personnel and appreciate their efforts; Be familiar with the roles and responsibilities assumed by other University personnelFor Administrative and Office Procedures:Act in the Assistant Director of Residential Living absence, as designated; Be familiar with all procedures and protocols of hall and office operations; Fulfill office duty and on-call duty responsibilities whenever assigned; Assist in maintaining hall security and safetyFor Discipline:Know and understand policies and procedures as they relate to residents and emergencies; Ensure problems or potential problems are addressed immediately and refer as necessaryFor Peer Counseling:Be a good listener, receptive and sensitive to residents when approached for assistance; Provide accurate information and referral to students who need further assistance; Aid residents in problem solving; Respect the confidential nature of the peer counseling role while also realizing it is necessary to share information with your supervisorFor Maintenance and Custodial:Establish good communication and relationships with custodial/maintenance staff; Teach residents how to report custodial and maintenance concerns; Regularly inspect public areas in the halls and complete the appropriate reports; Help investigate and follow up on residence hall damage; Complete Unit Condition Report during residence hall opening and closing, plus whenever students move in or out of a room; Report maintenance work needed in public areas; Report damage or theft of university property to the Assistant Director of Residential LivingFor Professionalism:Convey a positive attitude toward the RA position and its duties and responsibilities; Act as a positive role model both for fellow staff members and residents by not participating in questionable or unethical behavior; Refrain from gossip, complaining and negative comments about residents, the RA position, and other staff members; Take pride in your work, as it is a reflection not only of you but of your staff and Sul Ross State UniversityAdditional General Expectations:Weekly staff meetings and department in services (2 hours); RAs are required to be present for fall and spring trainings which occur before the halls are open to students; RAs are expected to be present and work through closing weekend for both the fall and spring terms; RAs work approximately 6 hours at the front desk of Office of Residential Living per week; RAs will serve in an on-call rotation during various evening and weekends throughout the semester; RAs must maintain a full-time status as students (at least 12 hours for Undergraduate & at least 9 hours for Graduate); Align priorities so that the RA job responsibilities take precedence over other employment commitments outside of the RA position. Resident Assistant is allowed to hold other employment positions on- or off-campus for up to 10 hours maximum per week. RAs must obtain written approval from the Assistant Director of Residential Living beforeholding other employment outside of the RA positions (both academic and non-academic) that fall within or exceed the 10-hour limit; Being a role model is an inherent part and one of the critical roles for a Resident Assistant. Your actions and decisions impact your ability to effectively do this job, particularly when it comes to adhering to laws and community standards that this position requires the Resident Assistant to enforce.

Other Information:

Compensation (valid during the duration of active employment):On-campus housing provided and 40% discount on your meal plan of choice

Questions may be directed to: Ulisses Gallegos at 432-837-8385 or

An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

It is the policy of Sul Ross State University to provide equal employment opportunity for all persons in accordance with their individual, job related qualifications and without consideration of race, creed, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status and ancestry. Equal employment opportunities shall be afforded in all personnel actions or decisions including, but not necessarily limited to, recruitment, hiring, training, upgrading, promotion, demotion, termination and salary. Retaliation is prohibited against a person who opposes a discriminatory practice, files a charge, testifies, assists or participates in an investigative proceeding or hearing.

Notice of Availability of the Annual Security & Fire Safety Report

The Annual Security & Fire Safety Report is available online at report contains information regarding campus safety and security including topics such as: campus law enforcement authority; crime reporting policies; campus alerts (Timely Warnings and Emergency Notifications); fire safety policies and procedures; programs to prevent dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking; the procedures the University will follow when one of these crimes is reported; and other matters of importance related to security on campus. The report also contains information about crime statistics for the three most recent calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in On-Campus Student Housing Facilities; in Noncampus buildings or property owned or controlled by the University or a recognized student organization; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus. The report also contains fire statistics for any fires occurring in an On-Campus Student Housing Facility during the three most recent calendar years.A paper copy of the report will be provided upon request. If you would like to receive a paper copy, you can contact the Office of Student Life, located on the Alpine Campus in the Morgan University Center, Room 211 or you can request that a copy be mailed to you by calling 432-837-8424 or emailing

About SRSU:

Sul Ross State University Alpine Campus is in the Scenic Davis Mountains of West Texas, is a member of the Texas State University System, is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award Associate, Bachelor’s, and Master’s degrees, and has an enrollment of approximately 2,000 students of campus in Alpine, Texas. At an elevation of 4,480 feet, and on the periphery of the Chihuahuan Desert, Alpine enjoys mild winters and cool summers. Davis Mountains State Park, Fort Davis National Historic Site, Big Bend National Park, and Guadalupe Mountains National Park are all within one to three hours driving distance from Alpine.The SRSU campuses in Del Rio, Eagle Pass, and Uvalde comprise Rio Grande College. RGC offers upper-level courses leading to bachelor’s degrees as well as master’s degree programs and works closely with its partner institution, Southwest Texas Junior College, to provide a seamless transition to RGC for their students. All RGC students hold an Associate degree from an accredited institution or they have completed 42 semester credit hours of transferrable work.More information is available regarding Sul Ross State University and position openings See our website.

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Working at Sul Ross State University

Called "Possibly the most underrated little university west of the Mississippi" by CBS's Dan Rather, Sul Ross State University in West Texas boasts a combination of small class sizes, an appreciation of both fine arts and the sciences and popular professional programs in a relaxed, friendly environment.

Who Is Sul Ross? Where is Sul Ross?
The university's name honors Lawrence Sullivan "Sul" Ross, the son of a pioneer Waco, Texas, family and a popular soldier, governor, educator and humanitarian. Founded in 1917 as a teacher college, Sul Ross continues to offer teacher education as one of its most popular programs. Others in high demand are business, criminal justice and agricultural and natural resource sciences. Sul Ross achieved university status in 1969.

The university, comprising 647 acres in Alpine, Texas, boasts a beautiful 93-acre main campus of exquisitely-detailed buildings and enjoys perhaps the most temperate climate in the state. Its situation in the Davis Mountains overlooks the center of the city below, yet it remains within easy reach of many local stores and restaurants. The university also has a 468-acre working ranch that serves its animal science programs.

Located in Del Rio, Eagle Pass, and Uvalde, the Middle Rio Grande Campuses offer upper level and graduate courses.  Our professors provide hands on learning in ways that relate to our students and their passion for higher education.  Courses are accessible via interactive television, online learning communities, and face to face classes

Sul Ross State University is part of The Texas State University System, the largest college system in the state after the University of Texas and Texas A&M systems.

A Small Size, But Plenty to Do
With an enrollment of about 2,000 students on the main campus in Alpine, class sizes are small, guaranteeing a much higher level of personal attention from instructors and the university's support staff. But there's plenty for students to do in their free time: lots of student clubs and organizations, a thriving arts community and a strong athletic tradition.

The SRSU men's basketball team won the conference championship five times in the past 20 years, including the 1999 American Southwest Conference championship. The women's basketball team has also won five conference championships and played in eight national playoffs, even making it to the Final Four.

Similarly, the Lobos football and baseball teams have won five conference titles each in the past 20 years, including American Southwest Conference championships in the late 1990s. The Lady Lobos volleyball team has won nine conference championships in all.

Rodeo is significant part of the Sul Ross program, and the university is the birthplace of the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association. Many team members have gone on to become world champions, and 1951 graduate Harley May is a charter member of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Hall of Fame.

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