iLEAD Positions

Residential Assistant (RA)

General Purpose

The Residential Assistant (RA) works to assist the Department of Residence Life & Off-Campus Housing by providing direct support to  on-campus students. This position is a modified RA role that takes the current Covid-19 pandemic and resulting college policies into account. 

Summary of Essential Functions

  • Assist with longitudinal departmental structure and projects
  • Assist with community engagement  initiatives for the Office of Residence Life and the broader Student Affairs Division.
  • Serve as the primary Residence Life student staff contact for current on-campus residents 
  • Direct students to appropriate resources (Campus Safety, Counseling, Facilities, Shuttle etc.)

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Report any requests for room changes to the Residential Coordinator and complete appropriate paperwork.
  • Report damages, repairs and recommend hall improvements to the Residential Coordinator and complete appropriate paperwork.
  • Plan and conduct regular floor meetings.
  • Participate in all staff development and training programs.
  • Participate in all hall and staff meetings.
  • Assist in the distribution and collection of keys.
  • Become acquainted with all residents and establish good relationships.
  • Plan and implement various programs that broaden students’ experiences and awareness.
  • Encourage floor members to participate in floor programs and activities.
  • Set a positive example for others in abiding by policies.
  • Uphold and interpret the rights and responsibilities of all students through consistent and fair policy enforcement.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of: residential needs, remote engagement, MICA, and community resources
  • Skills: community building, engagement, problem solving
  • Ability to: access technology, communicate effectively, and complete tasks as assigned
  • Ability to self-start and work independently
  • Ability to:  Learn about other people and help to build community. 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Education: current MICA student maintaining a cumulative 3.0 GPA
  • Experience: Complete Summer/Winter RA Training (once hired)
  • Live on MICA’s campus

Preferred Qualifications

  • Be aware of students’ attitudes and be sensitive to individual as well as community concerns.
  • Encourage a sense of individual responsibility as well as consideration of others rights and freedoms.
  • Set positive examples for others in personal, academic and social behaviors.
  • Experience in planning and implementing educational and community building initiatives.
  • Set a positive example for others in abiding by policies.
  • Previous employment as a Residential Advisor or equivalent.


  • A single on-campus room in a residential apartment

  • Stipend: $700 per semester

  • “150” Meal Plan & Dining Dollars

Conditions of Employment

  • RAs are expected to attend mandatory training in the fall and the spring. Training may occur in a hybrid (virtual and/ or in-person) format.

  • Timelines:

    • Fall RA Training:  Sunday  08/13/23 

    • Contractual Pause: Saturday 12/16/23 

    • Winter RA Training: Wednesday 01/10/24

    • Spring Contract End Date: Saturday 05/08/24 

  • This position is expected to average 10-15 hours of work per week. During peak busy seasons (opening, closing, etc.) there may be demands closer to the higher end of the range.

  • Reminder: Student employees may work no more than 20 hours per week across all on-campus positions. RAs are permitted to work 5 external hours with the approval of their supervisor.

Application Timeline & Further information


  • Applications close on March 1st, 2023

  • Individual interviews (rolling) will take place beginning on February 20th, 2023

  • The group interview processes will take place on Wednesday March 1st and Wednesday March 8th (candidates will attend ONE session)

  • Offer letters will be sent by Friday March 10th, 2023

  • Declaration of acceptance and  housing/apartment mate forms will be due on Monday, March 20th, 2023 by midnight

  • For more information, please contact the Assistant Director of Residential Communities at

Physical demands and work environment:

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; balance; stoop; talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift up to (amt) pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. (may be adjusted depending on position)
  • Work environment: This job is primarily remote, with minimal in-person duties as necessary. While completing the duties of this job, the employee is required to maintain access to technological devices necessary to complete various tasks.
  • Required training: RA Handbook, Winter and/or Summer RA Training