Residential Advisors


Coordinate activities in residential facilities in secondary and college dormitories, group homes, or similar establishments. Order supplies and determine need for maintenance, repairs, and furnishings. May maintain household records and assign rooms. May assist residents with problem solving or refer them to counseling resources.
Also called: Residence Hall Director, Residence Life Director, Resident Assistant, Resident Director

Knowledge:

    Business
  • customer service
  • management
    Safety and Government
  • public safety and security
  • law and government
    Education and Training
  • teaching and course design
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
    Social
  • understanding people's reactions
  • changing what is done based on other people's actions
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilites:

    Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
    Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • use rules to solve problems

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include helping people, teaching, and talking.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Concern for Others
  • Self Control
  • Cooperation
  • Integrity
  • Leadership

Technology:

    Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel
    Electronic mail software
  • Email software
    Accounting software
  • Budgeting software

Education:

    some college
    bachelor's degree
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