Resident Assistant

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    University of New South Wales High St
    Kensington, Australia Phone:
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Sydney, NSW 


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Employment Type: Fixed Term (8 hour week)

Duration: To December 2022

Remuneration: $55K - $61K (plus 17% superannuation and leave loading)

Location: Kensington NSW

This role is only open to residents of International House

  • Study on campus and work on campus
  • Build a career that feels like a calling
  • Progress your career by taking advantage of the many training and development opportunities available to you

Why your role matters

The Resident Assistant plays an important role within the Pro Vice-Chancellor Education & Student Experience portfolio, Wellbeing Pillar, Accommodation & UNSW Colleges theme in the International House accommodation, by being a leading example to student residents in their professional and personal lives, and by working closely with the Dean and Deputy Dean to facilitate the academic, social and cultural life of the College.

The role contributes to building and supporting a collegiate community across the student resident cohort and includes taking an active role in floor and College events, participating in meetings and training, assisting in the overnight on-call Duty Roster, assisting students in meeting their academic requirements, as well as taking an interest in the student residents of the College and promoting relationships between residents.

Who you are

Ideally you will be a UNSW student looking for a role that fits in with your studies.

  • To be successful you must have:
  • Must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or postgraduate degree at UNSW Sydney and be residing in International House
  • High level of academic achievement and/or demonstrated excellence in their professional field
  • Leadership experience or the ability to demonstrate leadership qualities
  • Excellent interpersonal, organisational and communication skills, including Conflict resolution skills and/or experience
  • Demonstrated ability to model appropriate behaviour and encourage the same in others
  • Proven ability to display sensitivity, confidentiality and responsiveness to the needs of resident students and staff
  • Experience in and/or a good understanding of the diverse needs and interests of students from a broad range of backgrounds and cultures, both from within Australia and overseas
  • Certification, or a willingness to undertake, First Aid, Fire Warden, Mental Health Awareness and other relevant UNSW training courses
  • Commitment to attending and maintaining Mental Health Awareness and other student support training
  • An understanding of and commitment to UNSW’s aims, objectives and values in action, together with relevant policies and guidelines
  • Knowledge of health and safety responsibilities and commitment to attending relevant health and safety training

To Apply: Please submit your CV, Cover Letter and responses to the Selection Criteria (Who you are above).

Please note applications sent to the contact below can not be accepted.


Kim Symons

Talent Acquisition Consultant

Applications close: Before 11:55pm Sunday 5th December

UNSW aspires to be the exemplar Australian university and employer of choice for people from diverse backgrounds. UNSW aims to ensure equality in recruitment, development, retention and promotion of staff, and that no-one is disadvantaged on the basis of their gender, cultural background, disability, sexual orientation or identity. We encourage everyone who meets the selection criteria to apply. #LI-DNI



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