Leadership Opportunities

Build Leadership Skills While Actively Enriching Residence Life

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Living on campus offers unique opportunities to gain the leadership skills needed for success in both the workplace and in life. Participation in programs like the ones below helps build confidence, teamwork, communications and problem-solving skills vital for effective leadership.

For more information, contact us at reslife@njcu.edu.  


Resident Assistant

Gain the skills needed to lead confidently and effectively as a Resident Assistant (RA) in one of NJCU’s three residence halls. Fellow students will look to you for guidance in residence, campus and personal matters. You’ll be a role model. A peer counselor. A resource and referral source. A policy enforcer. You’ll be responsible for helping advance the academic and personal growth of those under your charge. As a paraprofessional staff member, you’ll also work with the Residence Hall Director and fellow RAs to develop and implement social and academic programs. This is where leadership begins!  


Desk Assistant

As a Desk Assistant (DA), you’ll serve as the first line of building safety in a residence hall seven days a week between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m. You’ll hone your leadership skills by providing quality service to residents and registered visitors, by performing regular administrative duties and by managing daily front-desk functions. DA shifts are broken into three-hour and two-hour shifts, allowing you adequate time for classes, studying and activities. The Desk Assistant position is a part-time student paraprofessional job within the Office of Housing and Residence Life.


Residence Hall Association

Have a voice in what matters. As a member of the Residence Hall Association (RHA), you’ll represent your fellow resident students’ opinions in all aspects of residence life... from overall residence hall environment to planned social, cultural and educational activities. The RHA serves as a liaison between residents and the campus community, while advocating an environment that is inclusive and safe.


Learn More About our Housing Options

Vodra Hall  West Campus Hall  Co-op Hall

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