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Position Title: Residence Advisor
Reports to: Director of Undergraduate Program, Fulbright University Vietnam
Employment Type: Full-time
Number of recruits: 6 (six)

About Fulbright University Vietnam and the vacancy

We are Fulbright University Vietnam, Vietnam’s first independent, non-profit, liberal arts university. We are an expanding international team of educational innovators, with deep roots in Vietnam, strong political and financial backing, and connections to educational institutions around the world. We believe in the power of collaboration, transdisciplinary thinking, and risk-taking, and we understand that effective education requires putting students at its center. Globally integrated but deeply embedded in Vietnamese society, Fulbright is dedicated to providing a world-class education, utilizing the latest advancements in institutional design, teaching, learning, technology and other fields to create an institution that is both innovative and globally relevant. Importantly, Fulbright is committed to serving Vietnamese society through rigorous research and responsible civic engagement.

Our flagship campus will be located in Saigon Hi-Tech Park, in Ho Chi Minh City (District 9). Until phase 1 of campus construction is completed in Summer 2020, we are located at Crescent Plaza, Phu My Hung, in Ho Chi Minh City (District 7). We are seeking applications for the Residence Advisor (“RA”) position from recent graduates of liberal arts and science colleges. The RAs support students’ personal growth through structured and intentional learning opportunities, foster intercultural community building in the dormitory, and cultivate interconnectedness among students, staff and faculty through associate work and program development

Scope of Work

RAs are guides, mentors, and advisors for the Fulbright student body. RAs serve as a role model for students while contributing to the development of the University’s programs and initiatives. The RA position requires a high level of responsibility and flexibility; RAs should expect to have evening, weekend and holiday commitments when students are in residence. They will live in the residences together with students, speak English all the time, inspire and take care of these students, supporting life in the residences and other extracurricular activities in arts, sports, culture, etc.

Roles and Responsibilities

Essential duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Full-time residence in the dormitory of Fulbright.
  • Providing intentional programmatic and tailored support for students.
  • Helping students to practise English language, learning and life skills everyday
  • Participation in the on-call duty rotation schedule and providing assistance to students in cases of emergency.
  • Collaborating across campus to engage in community development within and between the dorms, including advising student organisations, college councils and student committees.
  • Work 8-16 hours per week in various Associate positions* in offices across campus.
  • Assisting with University-wide programs and events throughout the year.
  • Attending regular team meetings with other RAs and student support staff.
  • Administrative duties as assigned
  • Participating in on-going professional development and training as and when required

* Associate Positions – In addition to advising and providing residential support to students, RAs also hold Associate Positions in which they are matched with an additional office in the University. The Associate Position is intended to offer RAs the opportunity to pursue their professional and intellectual interests in such a way that contributes to the broader work of Fulbright. Associate roles include research assistance, wellness, intercultural engagement, residential life, admissions, communications and outreach.

Other duties

Contributes to team effort by welcoming new and different work requirements; exploring new opportunities to enhance the services; helping others accomplish related job results as and where needed.


We are seeking applicants who have held leadership roles as undergraduates and/or invested themselves in their own college communities. Specific eligibility requirements include:

  • Proficiency in all English language skills (speaking, writing, listening and reading)
  • Recent college graduate with 0-3 years of professional experience. Vietnamese students graduating from universities overseas in Spring 2018 are encouraged to apply
  • A strong interest in the liberal arts and sciences
  • Prior experience with student life and residential life (i.e. Residential Advisor, Freshmen Counselor, Athletic Teams, etc). Being familiar with wellness / health / clinical techniques is a big advantage.
  • Demonstrated leadership experience and an ability to mentor/advise students
  • Eagerness to engage with a diverse community across different nationalities, cultures, religions, ethnicities, and beliefs
  • Creative and flexible thinker who brings a proactive approach to problem-solving
  • Prior international experience is very helpful
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team to meet expected deadlines and schedules
  • Knowledge and interest in working in a college environment is preferable.

Benefits & Support

RAs are hired on an 11-month contract (July-May). Each RA receives competitive compensation, shared housing in a furnished suite with students, use of University facilities, and a comprehensive health insurance plan. RAs are also eligible for a phone allowance.

How to Apply

Please email a cover letter explaining your interest in the position and resume to [email protected]. The position will remain open until filled. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for an interview.