CAREER

Residential Advisors

Overview

Salary Median (2020)

$31,190

Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

+11.8% (faster than the average)

Most Common Level of Education

High school diploma or equivalent

Career

What Residential Advisors Do

Coordinate activities in resident facilities in secondary school and college dormitories, group homes, or similar establishments. Order supplies and determine need for maintenance, repairs, and furnishings. May maintain household records and assign rooms. May assist residents with problem solving or refer them to counseling resources.

Other Job Titles Residential Advisors May Have

Hall Coordinator, Residence Director, Residence Hall Director, Residence Life Coordinator, Residence Life Director, Resident Advisor, Resident Assistant, Resident Director, Residential Coordinator, Residential Life Director

Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • Communicate with other staff to resolve problems with individual students.
  • Observe students to detect and report unusual behavior.
  • Supervise, train, and evaluate residence hall staff, including resident assistants, participants in work-study programs, and other student workers.
  • Provide emergency first aid and summon medical assistance when necessary.
  • Make regular rounds to ensure that residents and areas are safe and secure.

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