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Working As A Resident Advisor

  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Assisting and Caring for Others
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Resolving Conflicts and Negotiating with Others
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Deal with People

  • Unpleasant/Angry People

  • Repetitive

  • $56,149

    Average Salary

What Does A Resident Advisor Do At The Salvation Army of The Syracuse Area

* The Lead Resident Advisor (R/A) is responsible for monitoring resident’s activities, for providing emotional support, for listening to their needs or concerns and for helping them to resolve their issues.
* R/A’s are responsible for assisting residents with donations, taking them to do their wash, monitoring residents children, and ensuring the floor they are assigned to is clean, safe and secure.
* They are responsible for ensuring residents keep their rooms clean, neat and tidy, for the enforcement of rules and regulations and for taking written action when residents fail to follow policies.
* R/A’s are required to conduct hourly room checks and bathroom checks and they are to ensure that children are treated with kindness and respect; any form of child abuse must be reported immediately.
* R/A’s are responsible for light housekeeping.
* Rooms must be clean and tidy prior to new residents moving into their assigned room, bathrooms and showers must be kept clean.
* Trash must be emptied nightly.
* R/A’s are required to report any maintenance concerns to their shift supervisor

What Does A Resident Advisor Do At The Salvation Army of The Syracuse Area

* The Resident Advisor is responsible for assisting the House Manager and Operations Manager in protecting the safety and welfare of shelter residents.
* A Residential Advisor answers the telephones, takes messages for staff and residents, greets visitors, and assists residents with their needs and concerns.
* A Residential Advisor also ensures that only authorized persons are admitted to the facility and makes regular rounds of the building to ensure an orderly and safe environment

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Resident Advisor Demographics

Gender

Female

55.7%

Male

41.7%

Unknown

2.5%
Ethnicity

White

60.9%

Hispanic or Latino

14.4%

Black or African American

11.5%

Asian

9.2%

Unknown

4.1%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

50.5%

French

12.9%

German

4.5%

Mandarin

4.3%

Chinese

4.2%

Hindi

2.8%

Italian

2.8%

Arabic

2.7%

Portuguese

2.6%

Russian

2.2%

Japanese

2.0%

Korean

1.9%

Vietnamese

1.1%

Cantonese

1.0%

Urdu

1.0%

Tagalog

0.9%

Greek

0.8%

Gujarati

0.6%

Amharic

0.5%

Hebrew

0.5%
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Resident Advisor Education

Schools

George Mason University

8.1%

Syracuse University

7.1%

James Madison University

6.9%

Ferris State University

6.0%

Southern Connecticut State University

5.6%

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

5.3%

Mississippi State University

5.2%

Bowling Green State University

5.0%

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

4.8%

University of Massachusetts - Lowell

4.8%

Murray State University

4.8%

University of Kentucky

4.5%

University of Alabama

4.5%

University of Vermont

4.2%

Sam Houston State University

4.1%

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

4.1%

Wake Forest University

3.9%

Morehead State University

3.8%

Eastern Michigan University

3.7%

East Tennessee State University

3.7%
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Majors

Business

14.4%

Psychology

13.2%

Criminal Justice

8.0%

Communication

6.7%

Social Work

6.4%

Biology

6.3%

Political Science

5.8%

Sociology

4.4%

English

4.3%

Kinesiology

3.8%

Marketing

3.0%

Elementary Education

3.0%

Nursing

2.9%

History

2.9%

Education

2.7%

Mechanical Engineering

2.7%

Accounting

2.5%

Human Services

2.4%

Counseling Psychology

2.4%

Management

2.3%
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Degrees

Bachelors

60.3%

Masters

19.2%

Other

12.8%

Associate

3.5%

Doctorate

2.0%

Certificate

1.8%

Diploma

0.4%

License

0.1%
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Top Skills for A Resident Advisor

  1. Residential Life
  2. Safety
  3. Crisis Intervention
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Educated residents on updated Residential Life policies and procedures during monthly dorm community meetings.
  • Completed weekly logs, safety-checks, and other related paperwork as assigned, therefore increasing planning and organization within designated facility.
  • Facilitated and supported community relations in a residential hall and provided crisis intervention to students and staff concerning presenting issues.
  • Develop and manage internal conflict resolution process that increased student satisfaction and promoted prompt resolution of conflict.
  • Facilitated events and recreational activities for the residents in order to enhance the living community within the residential facility.

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