Resident Assistants and Apartment Assistants (RA/AA) form the face and the voice of Residence Life at Rutgers. As such all RA/AAs must be committed to our mission, which is to foster and inspire strong, inclusive communities; encourage and support students in their academic, social and personal growth; help students develop skills to succeed in a diverse, global society; and promote the appreciation of diversity.
RA/AAs are expected to serve as role models on campus, exhibit the ability to be effective listeners and excellent resources, and to show ethical behavior at all times.
Due to the unique nature of the position of the RA/AAs, work cannot easily be translated into hours per week. The RA/AA job requires both regularly scheduled responsibilities and times during which RA/AAs are available and accessible to floor residents. RA/AAs are expected to be reasonably available and willing to work during emergencies and other unexpected events for which Residence Life support is needed.