Resident Assistants

Becoming a student staff member with Residential Education and Housing means more than a job and paycheck. While these positions do provide housing, a meal plan, and a monthly stipend, working as a Resident Assistant allows you to be part of your community in a meaningful way.

Whether it’s helping new members of Beaver Nation feel at home on campus, connecting a struggling student with resources and tutoring, or educating others on important issues of social justice, working for us gives you the chance to make an impact that lasts a lifetime.

Resident Assistant (RA)


The Resident Assistant position is a live-in, peer mentorship, student staff position working an average of 15 hours a week within the Residence Hall on the Oregon State University - Cascades campus. RAs are assigned to a wing or floor with approximately 25-40 residents in that community.

RAs are responsible for creating and maintaining emotionally and physically safe and secure residential communities. RAs are called upon to effectively respond to and manage a variety of crisis and emergency situations. They play a key role in creating environments that encourage all students to be academically and personally successful. The Resident Director supervises RAs in the performance and evaluation of their duties through weekly one-on-ones, staff meetings, and trainings.


  • Be a current full time OSU student or degree partnership student with OSU with a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.50 or higher.
  • Maintain good academic and conduct standing with both OSU/OSU-Cascades and Residential Education and Housing.
  • Successfully pass a Criminal History Check upon hire.
  • Demonstrate the ability to cultivate relationships with people.
  • Demonstrate the ability to address conflict.
  • Demonstrate an understanding or open-mindedness to social justice.
  • Demonstrate the ability to complete administrative tasks in a timely manner.


  • Demonstrate commitment to diversity and social justice education, initiatives, and programs.
  • Demonstrate crisis management skills.
  • Previous experience in leadership opportunities either on or off campus.
  • Ability to remain in the position for the duration of the entire academic year.


  • RAs receive a residence hall room. RAs may be assigned roommates on a temporary basis as part of the Housing Temporary Housing Plan.
  • RAs receive a RA Meal Plan for Fall Term, Winter Term, and Spring Term.
  • RAs receive a $300 per term stipend.

Before you begin filling out the RA application, be sure to read over the full job description.

Please take some time to make sure you have all the materials needed to complete your application.


There are no letters of recommendation or references required for the RA position.


You will need to have an updated resume for your application. Please save your resume as a PDF file. If you would like to know more about creating a resume, please contact the Career Development Center


You are able to submit your application through our OSU-Cascades Online Employment Process.