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
Residence Hall Director, Residence Life Director, Resident Assistant, Resident 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.
Level of Education Attained by Residential Advisors
Most common level of education among people in this career: Some college, no degree (50%)
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