Residential Community Programs

RA Selection & Application Process



The University of South Florida St. Petersburg Housing & Residential Education is recruiting Resident Assistants (RA) for the 2024-2025 academic year. An RA is a live-in student leadership role where they create a sense of belonging and community to a variety of student populations through hosting floor events, 1:1 interactions with their residents, and facilitating the residential curriculum. Our RA’s play a crucial role in creating a unique experience for our students. 
Are you ready to lead the herd?


The 2024-2025 RA Applications will open on November 13th, 2023 and will close on January 27th, 2024 
The Application will be found on Handshake, Job #8378298 or search for USF St. Petersburg Resident Assistant (RA)  

The follow is required for your application to be completed: 

  • A copy of your resume
  • An additional document with answers to the following questions. Responses to each question should be 300 words or less, but should still fully answer the questions
  1. Why are you interested in the RA role? What aspect(s) of the role excites you the most?
  2. In what ways have you demonstrated leadership in your past/current involvements? How has your experiences prepared you for the RA role?
  3. How would you work with someone of different values and/or background? What steps would you take to build an inclusive community and maintain a strong presence with your residents?
  4. How do you define support? How would you provide support to your residents and encourage them to seek out resources?
  5. What skills are you hoping to learn/takeaway from the RA role? How would this role impact your personal habits?
  6. We believe in understanding individual strengths and qualities of our candidates. Please complete the 16 Personalities assessment. What were the results of your assessment? Reflecting on the results, what strengths would you bring to this role and how do you think your personality type aligns with the RA role? 
Application Opens November 13th, 2023
RA Panel Discussion November 28th, 2023
RA Information Session #1 January 15th, 2024
RA Information Session #2 January 16th, 2024
Resident Assistant Mixer Event January 22nd, 2024
Application Closes January 27th, 2024
Interview Offers February 5th, 2024 
RA Postion Offers March 8th, 2024 
Deadline to Accept/Decline March 15th, 2024 

Important Note: The dates listed above are subject to change