Resident Advisors

What is a Resident Advisor?

Residence Advisor group shot
Resident Advisors (RAs) are full-time students or alumni employed by the BCIT Housing Office who live on-campus to support the housing community. The RA team helps to create a positive academic environment and acts as the front line of the housing management team.

Resident Advisors are many things. They are rule and policy enforcers, resource people, counselors, role models, activity coordinators, building managers and, most importantly, friends!

They are approachable, resourceful and very good listeners. When in need, they are your "go to" person. When you move into BCIT Student Housing, they will be some of the first people you will meet.

Why do we have Resident Advisors?

RAs enable a positive housing community for you to live in. While being responsible for the enforcement of Student Housing rules and policies is part of their job, they are also great listeners, organize fun recreational activities and keep everyone involved in campus life.

When are they available?

RAs live on-campus and are generally in and around the community from Monday to Thursday evenings. On the weeknights and weekends there is an RA duty schedule which ensures there is always an RA on site, but also ensures each RA gets time off.

How do I apply to be a Resident Advisor?

Recruitment is now open for the 2020-2021 school year. Help build your campus community as an RA for the 2020/21 school year.
  1. Become an impactful leader
  2. Strengthen your communication, teamwork, and conflict management skills
  3. Gain valuable work experiences that you can add to your resume
  4. Support student residents by fostering a positive, safe, and academically-oriented community
  5. Meet new friends and have fun
Open to all BCIT students and alumni. Compensation package includes your own on-campus apartment and a $4,000 honorarium.

Join us for an information session on Wednesday, February 5 at 6:30 p.m. in the Housing Office Lounge (SW11).

All applications must include a cover letter, current resume, and application form. Turn in your completed application package in-person to the Housing Office (SW11), located in at the Burnaby campus by Tuesday, February 18, 2020 by 12:00 p.m.

Applications will be reviewed in February and then those asked to move onto the next stage of the application process will be asked to attend a Carousel interview session on Sunday, March 1, 2020.

Resident Advisor Applicant Information [PDF]

Resident Advisor Job Description [PDF]
Resident Advisor Application Form [PDF]

Feel free to contact us if you have any further questions at 604-432-8677 or