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Resident Advisor for Grande Sports Academy

Resident Advisor Job Description

For Grande Sports Academy, Located in Casa Grande, AZ

Please refer to two websites: and

We are a residency program for teenage student athletes in soccer and, shortly, we will be adding golf residents.

The Resident Advisor (RA) serves as an educator, counselor, administrator, role model and team member for the Grande Sports Academy residents. The RA works to create and maintain a healthy environment for the academic, athletic and personal growth of the students. The nature of the position is such that its responsibilities are determined not so much by a time clock or a calendar, but by the needs of residents. Some periods will require more time than average, and responsibilities will arise that cannot always be anticipated and scheduled.   The RA position, by its very nature, requires an individual who is acutely sensitive to the needs of students; can be flexible regarding time demands, is willing and able to relate to a wide variety of individuals; is knowledgeable about the student-athlete experience, can perform essential administrative tasks, and has a genuine desire to be of service to others. The RA’s must work together as a team to ensure consistency of policies, the fluidity of the schedule, and that each RA has their respective time off.

Main Responsibilities

•        RA will be a resident of the Francisco Grande Hotel & Golf Resort.   RA will be expected to assume some “RA-On Duty” night shifts. The RA On Duty is expected to be on property and will be part of the Security and RA Team that conducts Room Checks  -- 10pm on weekdays, and 11pm on weekends.

•        Assists the team with laundry and manages student-athletes in the locker-room. Assist with the maintenance of the locker-room and PC, equipment, water bottles etc.

•        Supervise the players cleaning up after eating in the dining lounge.

•        Manage and supervise the Group Chores as well as Work Study Chores.

•        Be on-call for impromptu driving as needed (a student misses the bus, needs to go to the doctor etc). Maintains communication with the Driver and prepares lists for Walmart and Mall trips etc.

•        Actively participates in the development of a weekly schedule and monthly calendar designed to respond to the needs of residents.

•        Respond to texts, calls and email daily, especially from other RA’s and students.

•        Complete all paperwork and assignments as requested and submit them in a timely manner.

•        Be a team player!

Programming & Community Development

•        Encourage student involvement in shaping the GSW community and family.

•        Be regularly available and accessible to address resident needs or concerns.

•        Perform as a mediator in conflicts among residents and staff.

•        Work cooperatively with residents to ensure an environment that displays respect for the rights and privacy of others and promotes consideration of individual needs in a group living environment.

•        Respond appropriately to students in crisis--physical, emotional, through assessment, action, or referral to another RA and follow-up.

•        Initiates programs and activities that address the social and educational aspects of the residents’ lives. Considers the needs of a diverse population when developing programs.


•        Communicates policies and the rationale behind them to residents.

•        Confront residents who break a rule and take appropriate action.

•        Cooperate with and support other staff members.

•        Attend discipline conferences.

Role Modeling & Attitude

•        Lead by example and influence, promote and encourage responsible behavior among residents.

•        Act as a positive role model both for fellow staff members and residents by not participating in questionable or unethical behavior.

•        Maintains confidentiality with staff-related or student matters, including incident documentation, health issues and disciplinary status of residents.

•        Treat fellow employees and students with courtesy and respect.

•        Assesses needs and interests of residents by interacting with them on a regular basis.

•        Have a positive attitude about resident life, and work to motivate students in both their academic, athletic and personal lives.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities Required

·          Knowledge of concepts, principles and practices of counseling particularly as they apply to young adults.

·          Knowledge of data collection and report preparation and presentation.

·          Knowledge of planning, organizing, implementing and coordinating student programs and services.

·          Skill in administering student discipline and in handling crisis situations.

·          Skill in communications, interpersonal skills in interaction with students, teachers, parents and members of the Francisco Grande/GSW team.

·          Skill in mentoring and providing leadership to students.

·          Skill in organizing a variety of activities and events for students.

·          Skill in recognizing, analyzing and developing solutions to a variety of problem situations as they relate to residency students.

·          Ability to work with highly confidential information.

·          Computer proficient in Excel, Publisher, Word and PMS.

·          Knowledge and participation in sports essential.

·          In addition to items noted above, ability to walk the property, climb stairs, ability to stand, ability to lift 50 lbs.  




College degree preferred

Minimum of two years experience in residential housing for students.


Further Information

Grande Sports Academy is part of the Grande Sports World complex at Francisco Grande Hotel & Golf Resort in Casa Grande, AZ.  

Please refer to two websites: and


The RA will be given a room on property to live, and meals will be provided, plus salary and benefits.

We value diversity.

Clean Driver’s License required.

Please send your resume to:





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