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Residential Advisors - 39-9041.00

O*NET-SOC Description

Coordinate activities in resident facilities in secondary school and college dormitories, group homes, or similar establishments. Order supplies and determine need for maintenance, repairs, and furnishings. May maintain household records and assign rooms. May assist residents with problem solving or refer them to counseling resources.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Hall Coordinator
  • Residence Director
  • Residence Hall Director
  • Residence Life Coordinator
  • Residence Life Director
  • Resident Advisor
  • Resident Assistant
  • Resident Director
  • Residential Coordinator
  • Residential Life Director

SOC Occupation Groups

Related Occupations


  • Accompany and supervise students during meals.
  • Administer, coordinate, or recommend disciplinary and corrective actions.
  • Answer telephones, and route calls or deliver messages.
  • Assign rooms to students.
  • Chaperone group-sponsored trips and social functions.
  • Collaborate with counselors to develop counseling programs that address the needs of individual students.
  • Communicate with other staff to resolve problems with individual students.
  • Compile information such as residents' daily activities and the quantities of supplies used to prepare required reports.
  • Confer with medical personnel to better understand the backgrounds and needs of individual residents.
  • Counsel students in the handling of issues such as family, financial, and educational problems.
  • Determine the need for facility maintenance and repair, and notify appropriate personnel.
  • Develop and coordinate educational programs for residents.
  • Develop program plans for individuals or assist in plan development.
  • Direct and participate in on- and off-campus recreational activities for residents of institutions, boarding schools, fraternities or sororities, children's homes, or similar establishments.
  • Enforce rules and regulations to ensure the smooth and orderly operation of dormitory programs.
  • Hold regular meetings with each assigned unit.
  • Inventory, pack, and remove items left behind by former residents.
  • Make regular rounds to ensure that residents and areas are safe and secure.
  • Mediate interpersonal problems between residents.
  • Observe students to detect and report unusual behavior.
  • Order supplies for facilities.
  • Oversee departmental budget.
  • Process contract cancellations for students who are unable to follow residence hall policies and procedures.
  • Provide emergency first aid and summon medical assistance when necessary.
  • Provide requested information on students' progress and the development of case plans.
  • Provide transportation or escort for expeditions, such as shopping trips or visits to doctors or dentists.
  • Sort and distribute mail.
  • Supervise students' housekeeping work to ensure that it is done properly.
  • Supervise the activities of housekeeping personnel.
  • Supervise, train, and evaluate residence hall staff, including resident assistants, participants in work-study programs, and other student workers.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Accompany individuals or groups to activities.
  • Administer first aid.
  • Assign resources or facilities to patrons or employees.
  • Collect information about clients.
  • Communicate with management or other staff to resolve problems.
  • Deliver items.
  • Develop educational or training programs.
  • Develop plans for programs or services.
  • Enforce rules or policies governing student behavior.
  • Enforce rules or regulations.
  • Evaluate employee performance.
  • Inform individuals or organizations of status or findings.
  • Inspect facilities.
  • Maintain client information or service records.
  • Manage budgets for personal services operations.
  • Mediate disputes.
  • Meet with coworkers to communicate work orders or plans.
  • Monitor environment to ensure safety.
  • Monitor patron activities to identify problems or potential problems.
  • Order materials, supplies, or equipment.
  • Organize recreational activities or events.
  • Package materials or products.
  • Perform administrative or clerical tasks.
  • Prepare administrative documents.
  • Provide counsel, comfort, or encouragement to individuals or families.
  • Provide escort or transportation.
  • Store items.
  • Supervise service workers.
  • Teach daily living skills or behaviors.
  • Train service staff.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Airman Dorm Leader (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Airman Dorm Leader (Space Force - Enlisted)
  • Barracks and Grounds Marine (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Dormitory Manager (Air Force - Enlisted)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

  • Public Affairs (3n0x1)
  • Services (Base Facilities), (3m0x1)

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Residence Supervisor