UMass Boston

Resident Assistant

Thank you for your interest in becoming a Resident Assistant! The application for the 2024-2025 closed on December 4, 2023 at 5:00pm. Applications for the 2024-2025 academic year are no longer being accepted.

2023-2024 RA Staff Compressed


Resident Assistant Position Overview:

Resident Assistants plan and facilitate community and programs and enforce policies and procedures within the residence halls at UMass Boston. Resident Assistants are undergraduate student members in the Office of Housing and Residence Life. They report to and are directly supervised by Community Directors. It is our expectation that the Resident Assistant maintains a high level of involvement in support of the Housing and Residence Life programming model and be an excellent social and academic role model for the residents on the floor. This is a leadership opportunity that provides a room in the residence hall and a meal plan. Resident Assistants are required to live in the residence hall in order to successfully fulfill the expectations of the position.

RA Application Process Overview: 

The application for the 2024-2025 academic year closed on Monday, December 4, 2023 at 5:00pm.  

RA Information Sessions:

  • Tuesday, October 17th at 4PM in Campus Center 3545
  • Wednesday, November 8th at 5PM via Zoom (link below)
  • Thursday, November 30th at 6PM in Residence Hall East 157

Zoom Information for November 8th Info Session:

Resume Workshops with Career Services:

  • Tuesday, October 24th in Residence Hall East 157 at 4PM
  • Wednesday, November 7th in Residence Hall East 157 at 4PM

Interview Skills Workshop with Career Services:

  • Thursday, November 14th in Residence Hall East 157 at 4PM - POSTPONED, More information TBD

Interview & Selection Timeline for 2024-25 Applicants (These dates are subject to change)
STEP ONE: Apply Online

  • This is the official application to apply for the RA position. Failure to complete this form on time will make you ineligible to continue in the process. 

STEP TWO: Online One-Way Interview (deadline: Monday, December 4, 2023 at 5PM) 

  • Once you have completed the online application, you will receive a link with instructions via email to complete the one-way online interview through the Willo software (no download needed) 

STEP THREE: Individual Interview (Invitation Only) - February 2024 

  • The final stage of the RA selection process is an individual interview with Housing and Residential Life staff member(s). 
  • Interviews will last approximately 30 minutes. You will be asked a set of questions and will have an opportunity to ask questions at the end. 
  • Attendance at this interview is mandatory. 
  • Casual attire is acceptable for the interviews. 

Job Status Notification

  • Offers will be made at the beginning of March via email. 
  • There are three possible options at this stage:  
    • (1) an offer to become a Resident Assistant for AY24-25;  
    • (2) an alternate position for the RA position for AY 24-25; or 
    • (3) no offer at this time. 
  • All letters, regardless of decision, will be available at the same time. 
  • If you would like to discuss your application and/or interview after the process is complete, you may contact Codi Bierce, Community Director & Chairperson at to set up an appointment. 

Contact On-Campus Housing

Office of Housing and Residential Life
Residence Hall East, 1st Floor
240 Morrissey Blvd
Boston, MA 02125
Hours: M-F 9am-5pm