Cumberland University

Resident Assistant Jobs

Resident Assistant Brief Job Description:

Each floor or wing is staffed with one Resident Assistant (RA). RAs are upper-class students who plan activities and programs for the floor, serve as a resource for the residents on the floor, and assist residents with getting involved in campus life. Each RA is trained in helping skills, crisis intervention, conflict mediation, and other areas to help residents cope with the any issues they might experience.

For a more full detailed description, please contact reslife@cumberland.edu

Resident Assistant Compensation

  • Private room with a scholarship to cover half the cost of room and board
  • Development of marketable, resume-building skills
  • Valuable job skills
  • Rewarding experiences that will last a lifetime!


Resident Assistant Applications

Resident Assistant Application Timeline

  • Tuesday, January 17 - Resident Assistant Interest Meeting - 4 pm in Labry 117
  • Tuesday, January 31 - Resident Assistant Application Materials Due by 12 pm
  • Wednesday, February 1 - Friday, February 3 – Applicant sign up for interviews in Labry 131
  • Monday, February 6 – Resident Assistant Interviews Begin
  • Friday, February 10 – Resident Assistant Interviews End
  • Monday, February 20 – 2017-2018 Resident Assistant Selection announced


For further information, contact Director of Residence Life & Greek Affairs, at (615) 547-1285 or reslife@cumberland.edu.