Resident Adviser

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2020-21 Application

The RA application will be live until 01/20/20 at 11:59 pm.

Please keep in mind you must have completed one semester at Wake Forest to apply to be an RA for the Fall semester of 2020.

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RA Position Description

    What to Expect As An Applicant

  • Step 1: Learn More

    Interested in learning more about the RA position? Join us for a behind-the-scenes look and live Q&A on Facebook Live on January 16th.

  • Step 2: APPLY

    All applications must be submitted through our Housing Portal at

    Applications are due on January 20th, 2020.


  • Step 3: Interview Weekend (Feb. 7-9, 2020)

    Throughout the interview process, you will learn more about the RA position and the requirements of the role. You will meet other applicants, current Resident Advisers, and learn more about our residential communities.

    You will be notified of your candidate number, the itinerary of your interview time, and your check-in time in advance of the event.

    Participation in an interview is mandatory, interested candidates should block all dates (February 7-9, 2020).

  • Step 4: Offers Made

    Decision letters will be available to you by the first week of March. All letters, regardless of the decision, will be available at the same time.

    If you would like to discuss your application and/or interview after the process, you may contact Briana Cresswell, Assistant Director for Learning, Programming, and Leadership at to set up an appointment.

Thank you for your interest in the Resident Adviser (RA) position at Wake Forest University.

The Office of Residence Life and Housing believes the Resident Adviser (RA) position is the premier leadership position on our campus and we are looking for just the right person to join our team. We are looking for the next generation of student leaders who care about creating an unrivaled student experience within our residence halls. We are looking for leaders who are educators, influencers, role models and community builders. As an RA you help create programs and initiatives that enhance community, meet residents’ personal and academic needs, build positive relationships with residents and create a safe environment where residents have opportunities to grow academically and socially. The RA position is also a resume builder. Being an RA affords you the ability to enhance your management and delegation skills, manage conflict, effectively solve problems, express ideas and think critically on your feet to name just a few of the intangible skills and abilities.  These skills and abilities are necessary for your life while and after Wake regardless of your career or personal path. The tangible benefits include a private room at a reduced rate room, and a 10 month stipend! Most of all, we provide our leaders with professional development opportunities, weekly 1:1 support, community within your staff team, and the opportunity to invest in your fellow-peers lives! What other campus position does that?!

Being an RA is truly transformational both personally and professionally, but don’t take our word for it, check out what our current RAs have to say about the role with the video below.