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Position Description Responsibilities

The Senior Resident Advisor (SRA) position is a leadership opportunity for RAs in designated residence halls. The Senior RA assists the supervisor for their hall with specific tasks in the operation of the residence hall. These are:

  • Coordinating the RA duty/desk schedule and the Night Desk Clerk schedule each semester
  • Developing team building activities for the staff throughout the year
  • Tracking RA programming requirements
  • Representing their staff on the RA Advisory Board

In addition, Senior RAs are asked to participate in RA Training by helping plan training activities, presenting programs, and leading discussion sessions during RA training in both August and January. This involvement may require Senior RAs to return earlier to campus. Finally, Senior RAs fulfill all other responsibilities of the RA position, including working desk. The Senior RA is not considered a supervisor for the other RAs in their hall, but an RA with additional responsibilities to assist the Resident Director.


  • Have served in the Resident Advisor position for at least one semester
  • Be a full-time UK or BCTC student enrolled in at least one course at UK
  • Be of sophomore, junior, or senior standing
  • Be in good disciplinary standing
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 2.5


  • Experience -learning valuable leadership, communication & time management skills
  • Free Room 
  • Partial Meal Plan
  • Opportunity for Paid Desk Hours
  • Priority Registration
  • Stipend of $1200 during the academic year

Other Information

Upon offer of employment, successful applicants must undergo a national background check as required by UK.

The University of Kentucky is an Equal Opportunity Employer

How to Apply

To apply for a Senior R.A. position, submit a letter of application and resume to 575 Patterson Office Tower.

Upon offer of employment, successful applicants must undergo a national background check as required by UK Human Resources

For more information, contact Lisa Lockman at (859) 257-4783 or

Application Cycle

Applications have closed for the 2022-2023 academic year.