Be a Resident Assistant (RA) at USCB

Student Employment Opportunities

UCSB Resident Assistant Job Description and Requirements

A Resident Assistant (RA) is a well-rounded student staff member responsible for building a positive community by organizing creative social and educational activities, fostering a safe environment and establishing 1-on-1 relationships with residents.  RAs promote student development by serving as a resource for academic support, housing policies and procedures and by encouraging involvement in the diverse campus community at USCB.

Eligibility Criteria

Candidate must be a full-time USCB student for at least one semester and have lived in the residence halls for at least one semester or have comparable community experience. Candidates must maintain a minimum cumulative Grade Point Average of 2.50.  Approved employment in addition to the RA job will be limited to 15 hours of on-campus or 10 hours of off-campus work.

Terms of Employment

RAs are appointed for one full academic year. RAs are required to be full-time students, but they are not permitted to carry more than 18 credit hours per semester without permission from their supervisor.  RAs must be in good academic and judicial standing in order to be appointed and remain in the RA position.

Resident Assistant Selection Timeline for the 2023-2024 Academic Year

January 10th, 2024:

RA Application becomes available through Microsoft Forms.

February 7th, 2024:              

Applications due.  If you have any trouble, please email  

February 9th, 2024:              

Candidates will be contacted to schedule interviews.

February 12-16th, 2024:                    

Round 1 Interviews held in person at the Housing Office.

February 19th-February 23th, 2024: 

Round 2 Interviews held in person at the Housing Office.

March 5th, 2024:                     

Offer emails sent out to selected applicants.

Email sent to alternate candidates.

Email sent to candidates not selected.

March 27th, 2024:                             

Deadline to accept or decline the RA position.