Resident Assistants

Fall 2019 Resident Assistants

Fall 2019 Resident Assistants

Back row, from left: Gustavo Espinoza, Kian Talaei, Jaime Patino Tellez, William Kayitare, Joyce Lee, Nicolas Lezaca
Middle: Shanea Gideon, Jumanah Alsawaf, Frank Escalante, Jessica Hou, Roxanne Pifer
Front: Evelyn Lawrence, Anisha Kimble

APPLY TO BE A RESIDENT ASSISTANT 

for Summer 2020 and/or Academic Year 2020-21

 RAs are live-in student staff leaders that provide assistance to residents, help build and maintain a safe and enjoyable living environment for all.

*RAs receive a regular single room and board as compensation for their part-time work 

Application deadline: 4 p.m. on Friday, February 28th

2020-2021_RA_Job_Description.docx(DOCX file)

RA_2020-2021_Application.doc

Questions?

Attend info session: Feb 19th at 8:30 p.m. at I-House

Email Roxanne Heglar, Director of Admissions and Housing Operations rheglar@berkeley.edu

The 2020-2021 Resident Assistant (RA) job description, compensation, and timeline

Please note that the job description below is subject to change prior to the conclusion of the RA Selection Process.

Resident Assistants (RAs) are student live-in staff that provide assistance to residents and help to build and maintain a safe and enjoyable living environment for all. RAs enforce I-House rules, respond to emergency situations, mediate roommate conflicts, and refer residents to I-House or campus professionals for additional information or assistance. RAs also plan community-building activities for residents throughout the academic year.

Under the direction of the Resident Support Services (RSS) Manager, the Resident Assistant (RA) is responsible for eight key areas: Customer Service, Safety/Security, Peer Advising, Policy Enforcement, Crisis Intervention, Conflict Mediation, Community Development Activities, and Administrative Procedures. As an employee of the I-House, the RAs will adhere to, administer, and enforce policies and procedures as outlined in the Front Desk Procedures, the RSS Staff Training Manual, and the I-House Resident Handbook.

I-House has 13 Resident Assistants (RAs) who are student live-in staff that monitor the safety and well being of residents. RAs also enforce I-House policies, help residents with conflict matters, check-in and check-out, and lock-outs. RAs work from 4:00 pm - 8:00 am Monday - Friday and all day on weekends and holidays.

Compensation

The RA will receive room and board during the period of employment as compensation. Living arrangements will include one regular single Resident Assistants will receive a meal plan. Unused points after the vacancy of the position will not be transferred to the student.

RA Selection & Employment Timeline

February 19, 2020 Wednesday Info Meeting, International House, 8:30p

February 28, 2020 Friday Applications due at I-House Front Desk, 4pm

March 9-13, 2020 Individual Interviews Dates

March 20, 2020 Friday RA Selection Announcements

May 18-22, 2020 RA Training Summer & Academic Year RAs, 10-6pm

May 21, 2020 Thursday Summer RAs begin employment, 8pm

May 22, 2020 Friday Summer RAs Move-in 6pm

August 15, 2020 Saturday Summer RAs end employment, 8pm

August 16, 2020 Sunday Summer RAs move-out, 10am

August 15, 2020 Saturday Academic Year RAs begin employment, 8pm

August 17, 2020 Monday Academic Year RAs Move-in, 5pm

August 18, 2020 Tuesday RAs “refresher” training, 1-6pm

August 17 & 20, 2020 Mon & Thurs Fall Move-Ins (all RAs work)

Dec 18, 2020–Jan 12, 2021 Winter Break RAs work during this period

January 12, 2021 Tuesday RAs “refresher” training, 1-6pm

January 13, 2021 Wednesday Spring Semester Move-in (All RAs work)

May 19, 2021 Wednesday Resident Move-Out (all RAs work), 9am

May 20, 2021 Thursday Academic Year RAs Last day of employment, 8pm

May 21, 2021 Friday Academic Year RAs Move out 10am

I-House has 13 Resident Assistants (RAs) who are student live-in staff that monitor the safety and well being of residents. RAs also enforce I-House policies, help residents with conflict matters, check-in and check-out, and lock-outs. RAs work from 4:00 pm - 8:00 am Monday - Friday and all day weekends and holidays. RAs can be reached by calling the Front Desk at (510) 642-9490 or (510) 282-0092 for emergencies after the Front Desk closes.

Front Desk Hours
Sunday-Wednesday: 7:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Thursday-Saturday:  7:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.

Meet Roxanne Pifer, Director of Resident Support Services

Roxanne Heglar

I oversee residential life at I-House and work closely with a splendid team of resident assistants (RAs) and Security Monitors (SMs). I am here to assist residents, along with the RAs and the SMs, with any matters pertaining to safety and security, well-being, conflict mediation and resolution, crisis intervention, enforcement of our community standards, referrals, and accommodations. The goal of our residential life team is to ensure that all residents have a positive experience at I-House and to provide the support they need during their stay here.


I have served in the Student Affairs field in Career Services, Admissions, Graduate level academic advising, and residential life. I love my job, my daily interactions with residents, and the amazing intercultural exchange that takes place at I-House on a daily basis. I hope residents make I-House their home away from home, even if they are here for a short period.

My office is located on the second floor, next to the library. If you have any questions or concerns, just send me an email at rheglar@berkeley.edu, or call me at (510) 642-9480.