Utah State University

Family Housing Resident Assistant

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 1 month ago(10/30/2020 10:45 AM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Job Locations
Category (Portal Searching)
Student Programs & Services
Position Type
Non-benefited (hourly) Part-Time
Job Classification
Student Affairs
Residence Life
Advertised Salary
On campus housing rent credit plus stipend options


Resident Assistant in On-Campus Family Housing Area. The Family Housing Resident Assistant (RA) is a full-time student (and their spouse, if married) who lives and interacts with their peers in a residence hall. The RA is a member of the Housing and Residence Life Staff and actively participates in the development of a comprehensive Residence Life program. The RA is appointed for a specific contract year. Individuals should not apply for or accept a position if they cannot commit to the entire year. Reappointment is contingent upon successful job performance, favorable supervisory review, and the on-going needs of the overall Residence Life system.


The RA position, due to its live-in nature, requires willingness to be called into service at any time of the day or night in order to meet students' needs as they arise. The RA will function as a peer resource, mentor, and advisor to residents. Therefore, availability, consistency and interpersonal skills are of the utmost importance.


The RA is expected to serve as a role model and abide by all University and Housing policies. Furthermore, the RA is expected to adopt the goals of maintaining a safe, secure and comfortable community. As a role model and a programmer, the RA is further fulfilling the University's mission for education and service. The RA is expected to maintain high academic standards and continuing full-time student status.



All applicants must complete the application form found at http://usu.edu/housing/apply. If married, both spouses must apply due to student confidentiality concerns.


The RA is responsible for Community Development and Resident Support, Programming and Activities within assigned communities, Enforcement and Reporting of Housing and Residence Life Policy violations as well as USU Student Code violations, Mandatory reporting of all Title IX and Clery Act reportable incidents, Responsible use of key access to apartments and offices within Housing and Residence Life, Maintaining consistent availability to residents of their assigned communities, and other Administrative Duties.


For more information please see the Job Description posted on http://usu.edu/housing/apply


  • Exceptional listener and communicator who effectively conveys information verbally and in writing.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and juggle multiple projects.
  • Ability to adapt to changing conditions or work assignments.
  • Excellent interpersonal abilities.
  • Cultural sensitivity and an ability to build rapport with a diverse workforce in multicultural settings.
  • Team player who excels at building trusting relationships with customers and co-workers.
  • Productive worker with solid work ethic who exerts effort in successfully completing tasks.
  • Dependable, responsible contributor committed to excellence and success.
  • Self-starter who takes initiative with minimal supervision.
  • Willingness to learn new skills or techniques.

Due to it's Live In Requirement, all candidates must qualify to live in On-Campus Family Housing. Candidates must be USU students and/or the spouse of a USU student who is legally married, have children, or be married with children.

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

1. Resume to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV”


**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

On campus housing rent credit plus stipend options


Outdoors, incumbents may not be protected from weather conditions and may be exposed to extreme heat and extreme cold. Additionally, indoor or outdoor work environments may include being confined or in narrow spaces for periods of time. The incumbent may also be exposed to loud noises or vibrations from equipment, and conditions that may affect the respiratory system, such as fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases, and poor ventilation. Bending, crawling, and crouching may be required. Incumbents may be required to lift, push, and/or pull objects up to 50 pounds and be required to walk and/or stand for long periods of time.

University Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is honored to be Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is a Carnegie RU/H (Research University/High Research Activity) institution with approximately 27,800 students (24,660 undergraduates and 3,140 graduate students) on the Logan main campus. Utah State’s statewide system features eight campuses and 23 education centers and serves all counties in the state with Extension programs. USU offers 165 undergraduate majors, 138 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. Washington Monthly ranked USU 14th in their national university rankings in 2019 and the 5th best public national university in the nation in 2018. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU is proud to provide a high-quality education at an affordable price. Additional information about Utah State University can be found here.


A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.


The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah; a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.


Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:


Executive Director of the Office of Equity Alison Adams-Perlac, alison.adams-perlac@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Hilary Renshaw, titleix@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266.

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov


USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.



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