The Resident Assistant (RA) is a paraprofessional staff member who lives on a floor in an NJCU residence hall and serves as a role model, peer counselor, resource and referral person, advocate, policy enforcer, programmer and leader for residents of the assigned floor(s). The RA also assists with daily emergency coverage rotation, plans and implements social/educational programs. The primary goal of the RA position is the development of an environment conducive to the academic and personal growth of residential students. The RA reports to the Resident Hall Director of the building.
The Desk Assistant (DA) position is a part-time student paraprofessional position within the Office of Housing and Residence Life. The Desk Assistants are responsible for performing a variety of front desk and clerical functions, providing quality customer service and ensuring building safety. Desk Assistants are placed in all three of our residence halls: Co-op, Vodra and West Campus Village. Desk Assistants oversee the daily functions of the front desk Monday-Sunday from 9am to 11pm. The shifts are broken up into 3 hour shifts and two-hour shifts in each building.
The Residence Hall Association is the voice of on-campus residents, serving as a liaison between residents and the campus community. Its purpose is to create an on campus academic environment that is inclusive, safe and active with social, cultural and educational programs, as well as community service and Hall Councils. Our residence halls are not just places to sleep, but also places to “live, learn, and grow” through our development of on-campus life.