Resident Advisor


About Us

Founded in 1872 as the first college of the University of Melbourne, Trinity College is a vibrant, diverse community, inspiring and enabling students of exceptional promise from Australia and around the world in its various educational programs, including a Residential College, a Theological School and a Pathways School. The College has more than 200 staff and a diverse student body from a wide range of socioeconomic, geographical and cultural backgrounds. This has created a vibrant and supportive learning community. 

About the role

The purpose of this Resident Advisor is to provide pastoral support and mentoring to the Residential College student body, with specific responsibility for students on a residential corridor/in a residential building. Resident Advisors work closely with the college-appointed Student Coordinator in keeping a watching brief on the wellbeing of all students, ensuring the safety of students at College events, and maintaining the good order of the corridor. Resident Advisors are expected to be available for students and College functions in the evenings and on weekends, and to play a full role in the life of the College. They also play a key role in promoting and maintaining the positive culture of Trinity College in all aspects of College life. The Resident Advisor position has no specific academic tutoring responsibilities, however RAs are encouraged to apply to teach in the College tutorial program, which is managed separately.

Contract type: This position is a maximum term agreement commencing from 1st February 2023 to 1st December 2023

Hours of work:12 hours per week across a minimum of four nights. This role requires additional hours to be worked outside of these hours for which overtime rates will apply.

Salary: $17,000 per annum (pro-rated to the specified term) plus 10.5% superannuation and 17.5% leave loading. Salary will be paid fortnightly.

Note: This is a Residential role, requiring candidates to reside on campus in a private, one-bedroom apartment on a corridor with students. Resident Advisors receive a salary that is paid fortnightly and pay rent for accommodation. The rent payment includes all meals and utilities, and reasonable access to internet data. Rental rates range from $286-318 per week, depending on the assigned building. This rental fee is invoiced monthly in advance to Resident Advisors.

Enquiries: Anthony McGirr, Deputy Dean / Phone: (03) 9348 7225

To apply: Applicants must be Australian Citizens, Permanent Residents or hold a valid work permit/ visa. The successful applicant must secure/be in the process of securing, a Working with Children Check (Employee) approval. 

To be considered for this role, you must submit a current copy of your resume, cover letter and your response to the key selection criteria as outlined in the position description. 

Trinity College is committed to the safety of all students, including those from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds.

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Contract/Contract - part-time

Job no: JTAP20507

Location: Parkville, 100 Royal Parade

Closing Date: Friday, 9 December 2022