Job Description

Payroll Title:
Hiring Pay Scale
$15.37 - $23.00 / Hour
Appointment Type:
Limited Appointment
Appointment Percent:
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
Variable, 8 hrs/day, Sun - Thurs

#121763 TRIO / EAOP Residential Advisor

Extended Review Date: Fri 3/24/2023

UC San Diego values equity, diversity, and inclusion. If you are interested in being part of our team, possess the needed licensure and certifications, and feel that you have most of the qualifications and/or transferable skills for a job opening, we strongly encourage you to apply.

For the safety and well-being of the entire university community, the University of California requires, with few exceptions, that all students, faculty and staff be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus and influenza before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office. For more information visit: Flu Vaccine Mandate / COVID Vaccine Policy

This is a 100% Limited position for 6 weeks. This appointment may be extended or converted to career status based on the needs of the department.

This is a temporary summer job only and does not extend past the summer residential programs. Job Start Date: June 21, 2023 and Job End Date: July 28, 2023.

This position is open until filled. First Review Date 3/10/23.


UC San Diego TRIO Outreach Programs Early Academic Outreach Program (EAOP)EAOP, Upward Bound, Upward Bound Math-Science and Talent Search programs serve over 4,800 students during the academic year and the summer. During June and July, UC San Diego’s EAOP and Upward Bound offers summer residential programs to over 300 9th - 12th-grade students from low-income, first-generation backgrounds.

EAOP, Upward Bound and Upward Bound Math-Science - Resident AssistantDuring June and July, 300 low-income, first-generation high school youth live in the dorms for five weeks and take high school level classes. Under the supervision and direction of the Residential Deans (RD), the RA's will share supervision responsibilities for all high school participants during evening hours. 60 students will reside with RAs for 3 weeks and 60 students will reside with RAS for 2 weeks for a total of 5 weeks. We also have a need for 4 RAs to work for one week only in June and July. RA's will be expected to follow, understand, and enforce program policies, especially as it pertains to the safety of minors in the program.

Under close supervision of higher-level K-14 Academic Preparation Specialists, uses K-14 academic preparation professional concepts and practices by working with assigned sites to implement academic preparation programs.

RA's will be asked to share their knowledge of college life through the planning and implementation of various workshops or activities for all program participants. RA's will independently facilitate nightly suite meetings with their group of minor participants. RA's will be required to discuss the topic assigned and must be able to engage all participants in the discussion, ask clarifying questions, reflect back comments, and re-direct the conversation as needed. As a result, effective oral and interpersonal skills are extremely important to this position. During designated study time, RA’s will be required to provide academic advice and support for students upon request of such support.

RA's will interact on a daily basis with minor participants from low-income, first-generation backgrounds. As a result, knowledge of and experience working with this population are required. As a resident in the dorm area, RA’s will be in frequent contact with a variety of staff and will be expected to interact with respect, diplomacy, and tact with all office staff, teachers, tutors, Head Staff, parents, and university personnel. RA's act as mentors and are expected to behave as strong role models during the program. Bilingual in Spanish is an asset as this reflects the students and parents interacting during the program.

The RA position, due to its live-in nature, requires a willingness to be on call at any time of the night in order to meet students’ needs as they arise. Therefore, professionalism, consistency, and conflict management skills are of the utmost importance. Each RA will be assigned to overnight supervision of a suite of 9 to 11 high school students ranging in age (14 to 17) and grade (rising 9th to rising 12th).

RAs are expected to maintain strict professional boundaries with students, implement conflict resolution strategies, remind participants of program rules, and immediately report any instances of suspected child abuse or neglect (per CANRA policies). Communication with minor participants after the program ends is strictly prohibited.


Room and Board will only be offered, starting with dinner, Sunday, June 25th, and ending with lunch, Friday, July 28.

Mandatory Training Dates for all RAs:

  • June 20th - June 23rd (housing and meals not included)
  • Location: UCSD Campus from 9am - 4:30pm

Primary - TRIO RA Schedule

  • UBC 1 (South Bay) - at UCSD campus - 6 openings June 19th - July 8th Sunday - Thursday 3:00pm - 11:30pm

  • UBC 2 & UBMS 1 (Central SD) and UBMS 2 (East County) - 8 openings July 10th - July 21st Sunday - Thursday 3:00pm - 11:30pm

Alternate EAOP - RA Schedule - 2 openings

EAOP Residential ProgramRoom and board only offered during the dates listed below, starting Sunday with dinner and ending Saturday with lunch housing will not be provided outside this time.

June 25th - July 1st July 9th - July 15th

Value of Room and Board Compensation: $2,500

In consideration of room and board compensation, RAs must stay in the designated dorm area overnight, Sunday - Thursday. Meals (3 meals/day) and housing begin on Sunday, June 25 (dinner) and end on Friday, July 28 (lunch). RAs will be offered additional hours, 1 - 2 days per week, to supervise breakfast (8 am - 9 am) and lunch (1 pm - 2 pm).


  • Demonstrate experience working with high school students from various races and ethnicity, economic backgrounds, religions, genders, sexual orientations, abilities, nations of origins, and other cultural backgrounds.

  • Experience with high school youth in a residential setting. Expected to maintain a safe and secure living/learning environment at all times.

  • Knowledge working with a diverse student population, and sensitivity to culture, race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, and socio-economic status.

  • Proven experience with facilitating group discussion with youth, creating a positive environment, ability to encourage and motivate students to pursue higher education.

  • Knowledge and experience with developing academic, social, and cultural activities to meet the learning needs of diverse youth.

  • Knowledge and understanding of K-14 education.

  • Knowledge of higher education institutions (UC, CSU, CC, etc.), and the ability to explain procedures to youth, parents, and school representatives.

  • Ability to maintain cooperative relationships with school district administrators, school counselors, principals, teachers, and community contacts.

  • Basic knowledge of academic programs, including curricula and admissions requirements at higher education institutions.

  • Basic knowledge of high school graduation and college entrance requirements.

  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills. Ability to communicate effectively in one-one and group settings.

  • Ability to enforce program rules, especially as it pertains to behavior management, residential camp rules, and the safety of students.

  • Skill in handling crisis, conflict management, and emergency situations involving student welfare and safety. Must be First Aid and CPR certified by the first date of the residential program.

  • Ability to work cooperatively and efficiently with other professionals.


  • Job offer is contingent on a clear Background Check.

  • All students, staff, and faculty must be vaccinated for COVID-19, or have an approved exemption or deferral, per the University of California mandate.

  • Due to working with minors, the incumbent must sign the CANRA form acknowledging their role as California Mandated Reporter.

Pay Transparency Act

Annual Full Pay Range: $32,100 - $69,300 (will be prorated if the appointment percentage is less than 100%)

Hourly Equivalent: $15.37 - $33.19

Factors in determining the appropriate compensation for a role include experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. The Hiring Pay Scale referenced in the job posting is the budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position. The Annual Full Pay Range may be broader than what the University anticipates to pay for this position, based on internal equity, budget, and collective bargaining agreements (when applicable).

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

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