Resident Assistant (RA) & Community Manager (CM)

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about resident assistants & Community managers

Resident Assistants (RAs) and Community Managers (CMs) significantly impact and influence student success at the University of South Florida Tampa campus. Via the residential curriculum, RAs and CMs implement various initiatives that facilitate student learning. They are peer educators who make our communities the best place to live, learn, and work. CMs support students in Greek Village and must be a member of the chapter they serve. RAs support students in our more traditional residential communities. The responsibilities, roles, and expectations of RAs and CMs are very similar.

2023-2024 ra & cm application information  

New Student Staff (RA and CM) Applications for the 2023-24 academic year are open now. Click here to access the application. This application includes responses to short answer questions and a video. The application will close on Monday, November 28, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. Learn more about the position and application process at the links below. 

→ Minimim Qualifications
→ Candidate Timeline
→ Freqently Asked Questions

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Mandatory Asynchronous Informational Session

By November 29, 2022 at 11:59 p.m., new 2023-2024 RA/CM candidates will need to complete a mandatory, asynchronous informational session and the associated quizzes in the 2023-2024 Residential Education New Student Staff Selection Canvas Course. This course will be available by the middle of October 2022. This informational session is divided into four different modules about the positions. Each module concludes with a knowledge check, also known as a quiz. To remain eligible for a position, candidates must complete all four modules and earn an 80% on all four knowledge checks. We strongly recommend completing this informational session prior to submitting your application as it will provide useful insights to inform your application! 

q&a sessions

To provide additional support to candidates in this selection process, Residential Education will host two optional Q&A Sessions. This is an opportunity to connect with current RAs, CMs, and members of the Student Staff Selection Committee to learn more about these significant leadership opportunities and the selection process. These are anticipated to occur in the middle of November 2022 and the middle of January 2023. When more information about these Q&A sessions is available, it will be shared here.

For more information about the selection process, review timeline information here and frequently asked questions here.


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