Student Worker - Resident Assistant
Texas State Technical College
Waco, TX

About $20,000 - $28,000 a year

Students interested in our open positions must be a currently enrolled student at TSTC with a minimum of 6 financial aid credit hours in an eligible degree plan. Eligibility for positions includes at least good academic standing and a completed FAFSA.

Additional requirements, based on the funding source for the position, may include minimum GPA, demonstrated financial need and minimum of 24 hours completed.

Position Summary:
Texas State Technical College is currently seeking a Resident Assistant (RA). The Resident Assistant is a student who is employed by Campus Living to serve as a live in member of the housing staff. The RA works with the Coordinator in establishing a positive living environment for the resident students. The RA’s immediate supervisor is the Campus Living Coordinator. The RA is primarily involved in creating a community environment. In order to accomplish this, the RA is expected to play a variety of constantly changing roles. The RA must be flexible and creative in meeting residents’ needs by serving as a counselor, advisor, activity programmer, educator and friend. This position requires a serious time commitment and willingness to be available and accessible to other students.

Essential Functions:
The Resident Assistant (RA) will assist Campus Living in maintaining its function in a smooth and organized manner. The RA will maintain confidentiality and provide good customer service.

The RA may perform work that includes:
Providing Student Assistance: RA’s are expected to know all of the residents in their area of responsibility, to be aware of student needs and problems and to be available to provide assistance. The RA should serve as a role model to residents through his or her actions and maturity both on and off campus. Also, the RA should be familiar with area and campus resources designated to assist students and be able to make necessary referrals.

Creating a Community Environment: The RA is instrumental in promoting a positive environment that provides their residents with opportunities to acquire the most from residence life, their academics and their personal development. The ideal housing environment cannot be dictated by anyone, but must be brought about through the mutual cooperation of residents. The RA should provide optimal study conditions, information on housing policies, and should encourage students to respect the rights and property of other students.

Encouraging Student Responsibility: The RA encourages student involvement in developing and enforcing rules and regulations, as printed in the Student Handbook. The RA will respond in a positive and helpful manner when confronted with behaviors or infractions that disrupt the environment. RA’s need to know and understand the reasons behind TSTC regulations and stand ready to report infractions according to current policies. The RA will also make referrals to the Campus Police, Coordinator, Dean of Students, or Director regarding any individual or incident which needs prompt attention.

Completing Administrative Tasks: The RA is required to keep the Coordinator informed of any significant incidents or events and to assist in certain administrative details. These include:

  • Participating in required staff meetings.
  • Participating in staff development/orientation trainings.
  • Reporting necessary repairs.
  • Following up on emergency/crisis situations.
  • Knowing proper emergency procedures for resident safety.
Report violations of rules and regulations: RA’s are to report violations of rules and regulations to the Coordinator, or Director in his/her absence and Campus Police when necessary. The RA must be attentive to the personal safety of all residents. This would include any situation which may jeopardize the safety of the residents or which threatens the security of personal or school property, including the auxiliary housing contract.

Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements:
Must be highly committed and whole-heartedly involved in Campus Living and its programs.

Must be mature and trustworthy with demonstrated academic achievement.

Mature judgement in dealing with individual problems that occur in the campus housing as well as sensitivity to the residents’ growth and developmental needs are essential personal traits sought in an applicant.

Must be in good disciplinary standing.

Must live in a TSTC housing unit as assigned.

Must be available to work evenings and weekends as assigned.

Must be registered with Selective Service, if applicable.

Must be currently enrolled at TSTC as a full-time student for at least 9 college hours in an eligible degree plan.

Must maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA.

Prior to application, the applicant must have lived in housing for a minimum of one semester and currently living there.

Must have the ability to communicate effectively.

Location(s): Waco

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal law.

Requisition ID: 36030