Professional & Continuing Studies

43rd Annual Delaware Governor’s School for Excellence

R.A. (Resident Assistant) Job Description

Background – Governor’s School is a weeklong residential program for “rising” juniors in high school. It is sponsored by the Office of the Governor and coordinated by the University of Delaware’s Division of Professional and Continuing Studies. There are four programs:

  • Academic, about 80 students
  • Visual Arts (painting), 10 students
  • Theatre, 10 students
  • Music, about 30 students

Students and resident assistants are housed in a residence dormitory on the University of Delaware’s Laird Campus and are provided all meals. They attend student programs during the day at various locations across the University’s beautiful campus.

RA Responsibilities – RAs chaperone and live with a “quad” of students (10-12 students per RA). RAs escort students to programs, activities and field trips. They participate in and lead evening activities. RAs are on call 24 hours a day during the Governor’s School week, with some time off during the program. Governor’s School RAs need to be energetic, flexible and responsible. RAs are expected to follow all Governor’s School rules to model behavior for the students.

To Apply – If you are interested in applying to be a Resident Assistant at Governor’s School, please complete and submit the application