Creating the Extraordinary Student Experience: Office of Student Life


Penn Place Resident Advisor

The Penn Place Resident Advisor (RA) is an undergraduate student who contributes to the facility operation, resident support and administration of Penn Place. Specifically, the staff member is responsible for assisting students in crisis, conducting community meetings, planning and implementing cultural, educational, social and informational programs, serving as a resource to residents, aiding students in transition to campus, performing regular on-call duties as assigned and assisting with the management of their residential community.

The Penn Place RA will have specific duties to support residents who are members of the Transition Options in Postsecondary Settings (TOPS) program within Penn Place. The TOPS program offers individuals ages 18 and older with intellectual and developmental disabilities a unique opportunity to engage in coursework, work experiences and independent living skills. This position may include specific programming efforts directed towards the TOPS population and collaboration with the TOPS staff.

This position is only open to current RAs who are looking to transfer communities at this time. If we are unable to fill this position through our current RA process, we will post more information about the application here.