15 May 2019

Fixed-term Resident Adviser

The University of Auckland – Te Whare Wānanga o Tāmaki Makaurau – Posted by University of AucklandAnywhere

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Auckland University

Job Description

Resident Advisor

Carlaw Park Student Village

Fixed-term until December 2019, 15 hours part-time


Resident Advisor position available in University of Auckland Accommodation.

Applications are invited from individuals who wish to commit themselves to a challenging and rewarding employment opportunity as Resident Advisor in our University Accommodation. The role is a part-time, live-in, and fixed-term.

Our Accommodation provide a safe, secure and supportive place for students to live and learn while attending the University. Accommodation is managed by a team of professional staff whose key purpose is to ensure the pastoral care and support to the academic efforts of residents. Resident Advisors form a vital part of this team.

Successful applicants will have a high level of academic and personal achievement; they will be responsible, approachable, have a “can do” attitude and reflect the diversity that exists at the University of Auckland.  They will understand the challenges and realities of the role and will support the students in their residence to make their time productive, meaningful and enjoyable. They will nurture the development of both academic achievement and life skills.  A Resident Advisor is a “people person” with good communication skills who builds a strong sense of community in their residence.

This position requires a high level of commitment and a successful applicant understands that this will be their primary area of employment.  A Resident Advisor is critical to the wellbeing and success of their residents, having a “good RA” can make a huge difference to a student’s University experience.

Applications are invited from students who intend to be enrolled in a full-time course of study at the University of Auckland.  The successful appointees will be required to live in the accommodation allocated to them and fulfil their responsibilities for the full period of their contract which falls beyond the academic year.

This position is for Carlaw Park Student Village.

How to apply

Applications must be submitted online, by the closing date of Sunday 26th May 2019 to be considered. Please include your cover letter and CV combined as one document.

IMPORTANT:  Please upload to your application a brief Curriculum Vitae (tailored to the role) listing the contact details for at least two people who are confidential referees for you, unofficial transcript scan, and a cover letter that addresses what motivates you to want to be an RA. You will acknowledge that the University may access your academic information in assessing applications.

You are encouraged to learn more about the position by visiting www.auckland.ac.nz/RA

Email questions to accomteam@auckland.ac.nz

Please note we are happy to answer your questions but we do not accept applications by email.


The University is committed to meeting its obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi and achieving equity outcomes for staff and students in a safe, inclusive and equitable environment.  For further information on services for Māori, Pacific, women, LGBTQITakatāpui+, people with disabilities, parenting support, flexible work and other equity issues go to www.equity.auckland.ac.nz

How to Apply

In order to apply you will first need to register with the University by completing an online user profile via their website.

APPLY NOW by clicking HERE to register with the University's website.  Search by the Job ID number: 20720. Please combine your cover letter and CV as one document when submitting your application.

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If you are experiencing difficulty in any aspect of the application process or if you do not receive a confirmation email that you have applied for a role, please contact recruitment@auckland.ac.nz or Phone 09 923 1115.

Applications close: Sunday 26th May 2019

Job Categories: Coordinators and Advisors. Job Types: Fixed-term and Part-Time.

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