Head Resident and Resident Assistant
UCI Series Concepts
Class Specifications - A.20
Head Resident (4125)
Resident Assistant (4126)
Resident Assistants are assigned responsibility for working daily with
students on an individual or group basis in a residence unit in order to
effect a living environment conducive to individual growth and development
within the academic community and perform other related duties as required.
Incumbents work with student residents individually or in groups to help
create and maintain a positive living environment; utilize knowledge of
University resources in order to inform students and to make referrals when
necessary; serve as advisors to student groups; attend meetings on residence
hall activities, problems, or government; participate in the development of
educational programming in order to meet students' needs and interests; help
to identify, encourage, and develop leadership among student residents;
assist students in the development of a community, in crisis management, and
in individual or group problem solving; and assist other staff in dealing
with student behavioral problems.
Incumbents may be assigned responsibility for implementing the daily business
operations and services of the hall; may participate in regularly scheduled
staff development workshops; may serve on departmental committees appointed
to recommend new policies related to security maintenance and/or discipline
in a residence hall; may report illnesses and assist students in obtaining
medical care; may show parents, prospective students, and the general public
around the residence hall; may keep up-to-date records on student contract
information and identification as necessary; and may assist higher level
managerial personnel in implementing the day-to-day activities in a residence
The Resident Assistant series consists of two levels with the distinction
between levels based on the scope and complexity of the residence hall
program, the degree of involvement in program planning and development, and
the degree of supervision exercised.
Under general supervision, incumbents are assigned responsibility for
implementing the day-to-day activities affecting the welfare of approximately
200 resident students in a residence unit. Incumbents in addition to
performing the range of duties outlined in the Series Concept may direct the
work of 3 or more Resident Assistant and clerical personnel. This is the
operational level of the series.
Under supervision incumbents assist in implementing the day-to-day activities
affecting the welfare of resident students in a residence unit. Incumbents
perform the majority of duties described in the Series Concept working within
established policy and procedural guidelines. This is the entry level of the
Two years of college and one year of related experience in a residence hall;
or an equivalent combination of education and experience; and skills,
knowledges and abilities essential to the successful performance of the duties
assigned to the position.
One year of college or an equivalent combination of education and experience;
and skills, knowledges and abilities essential to the successful performance
of the duties assigned to the position.