Resident Assistant Position in Spain



Length of Position: Semester long


Resident Assistants (RAs) are student peer leaders responsible for entire communities of students. The RA position is more than just a job; it is a leadership journey that will challenge you and offer infinite opportunities for your success and development.

The Nikitas Language Abroad Schools apartment-style community in Seville-Spain welcomes applications for the Student Resident Assistant position for the academic year.

We are strongly committed to the celebration of diversity and actively seek RAs who can serve as role models and have the ability to work with a widely diverse student population.

Our Resident Assistant provide an atmosphere that enhances the development of students while assuming responsibility for management and administration of a mixed-gender student housing 10-35 students from different universities across the globe and diverse academic focus.

Do these statements describe you?

- I'm looking for an exciting leadership opportunity.
- I want to share the experiences I've had working with groups and be a resource to others.
- I am willing to learn more about what it means to work with a diverse population.
- I want to be a member of, and contribute to, a staff team.

If so, consider becoming a RA!

How it works:
Student Resident Assistant will live in our student housing and are responsible for the living environment in student housing of 10-45 students. Specific duties include: a commitment to student interaction and mentoring; programmatic support; personal conflict intervention and crisis management; judicial administration; participating in on-call duty rotation; coordinating maintenance and facility issues; acting as liaison to students and the organization.

As a live-in staff member, the RA promotes diversity through role modeling, challenging students, and emphasizing respect; is responsible for developing activities emphasizing orientation to the city, leadership and community development from students arrival to departure dates; serves as a hearing officer for the student conduct process with full sanctioning abilities; regularly interacts with students during nights and weekends; works with maintenance staff to preserve the facilities; participates in evening and weekend duty rotation.


What are the Benefits of Becoming an RA?

Leadership experience! A chance to learn new skills or enhance those you already have in an international environment. Experience for your intended career path; employers know what being a RA means, so it's a great resume builder.

NIK-LAS also provide housing, and RAs live in furnished single-room in a shared apartment. RAs in apartment housing will share an apartment with 2 - 4 other students.

RAs receive a cash stipend of USD 1200.00 per semester. It is typically paid out 4 times per semester (depending on when the staff member's contract begins). It is not possible to pre-pay the RA.

A local mobile telephone with voicemail capability is provided.


Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter, Trimester, Academic Year


Spring/Fall/Summer Semester


Job Requirements:

Student Resident Assistant positions are full-time, semester long, live-in positions. RA should be a university student participating in semester- or academic year long study-abroad program in Seville, Spain. The ability to communicate in English and the local language is necessary. Other essential qualities include excellent organizational, administrative, communication, leadership, and decision-making skills and the ability to work autonomously in a team atmosphere. Successful candidates will demonstrate excellent communication skills and an ability to work collaboratively in achieving the goals of NIK-LAS student residence community in Seville. Experience in residence life or student affairs is a plus.

Minimum Education

High School

Job/Intern Types

  • Admin (Hospitality, Sports)
  • Business Admin, Management
  • Education
  • Hotel/Restaurant/Hospitality
  • Spanish
  • Tourism


  • Swedish
  • Spanish
  • Portuguese
  • Polish
  • Norwegian
  • Korean
  • Japanese
  • Italian
  • German
  • French
  • English
  • Arabic

Cost in US$:

Please contact us for detailed pricing.


RAs receive a cash stipend of USD 1200.00 per semester.

Experience Required


This Program is open to

Asian, South African, Australian, Canadian, European and American Participants.

Participants Travel


Typically Participants Work

Independently or in Groups

Application Process Involves

  • Essay
  • Letters of Reference
  • Phone/Video Interview
  • Resume
  • Written Application

Post Services Include

  • Job and Internship Network