2019-2020 Returning Resident Assistant

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Working Title:
2019-2020 Returning Resident Assistant
Residence Life
Student Affairs
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Closing Date:
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Student Salaried
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Job Description Summary:
Job ID = 6602
Resident Assistants are expected to advance the learning outcomes of the goals of the Pillars of Residential Success as follows:
Safe and Healthy Communities
Develop an open and honest professional relationship with each resident in his/her community
Plan and execute activities that will assist residents in interacting with one another, developing new skills or knowledge, and/or familiarize residents with university programs, activities, and services
Encourage residents to become active in hall, campus, and community activities
Promote a working relationship between the residence hall team, students and Community Leadership Team with regard to activities, concerns and mutual goals
Facilitate and/or assist in the development of a Community Agreement
Inform the professional staff member of actual and potential problems which interfere with the living-learning environment
Persistence and Retention
Identify and assist residents with personal, social or academic concerns (current or potential) and make appropriate referrals to resources as necessary
Promote, support and actively participate in faculty interaction in the residence halls
Inform residents of deadlines and pertinent information concerning academic matters and upcoming campus activities
Diverse and Inclusive Environments
Establish an inclusive learning environment based upon an atmosphere of mutual respect and positive engagement
Promote acceptance, appreciation and respect for Human Diversity
Facilitate educational experiences that help students understand human differences
Attend and encourage resident participation in hall and campus activities such as public lectures, exhibits, concerts, etc.
Demonstrate a consistent willingness to interact with individuals from different backgrounds, including race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity expression, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, ability, ideology, religion, and national origin
Encourage residents to be accountable for their actions
Extension of the Learning Environment
Expose residents to an array of resources relevant to their varying disciplines
Collaborate with academic affairs to provide residents opportunities to extend their academic engagement beyond the classroom
Connect residents with one another to provide opportunities for mutually beneficial learning
Ease the Transition to Adulthood
Engage residents in conversation regarding socially responsible and safe decision-making
Connect students with resources that are relevant and beneficial to their personal and professional goals
Promote healthy living habits that will allow students to succeed and flourish once they live off campus
Resident Assistants are expected to engage with residents and fellow staff members around the following areas:
Student Behavior
Abide by hall and university policies as outlined in the Code of Student Conduct, Residence Hall Policies, and RA Manual, as well as state and federal laws
Know and understand the rationale for hall policies and university policies as outlined in the Code of Student Conduct. Be able to communicate this information to residents and establish behavioral expectations accordingly
Be aware of federal and state laws that may affect student behavior in the halls
Report any concerns in accordance with supervisor expectations, i.e. policy or law violations, mental health concerns, etc.
Participate in the mandatory reporting of crimes for statistical and timely warning requirements of the Jeanne Clery Campus Security Act
Hall Management
Assist with the opening and closing of the hall each semester and for every break closing
Submit reports and paperwork as required by supervisor
Participate in on-call hall duty as determined by the supervisor and the Office of Residence Life
Report problems with damage and facilities
Cooperate with maintenance staff in achieving a healthy physical environment within the community
Assist university offices in various administrative tasks such as evaluations, surveys, and the distribution of material to residents
Understand and utilize emergency procedures as appropriate
Actively participate in all training sessions
Attend regular hall staff meetings and one-on-one meetings with supervisor
Successfully complete EDL 301 (Student Development in the Residence Halls) course with at least a 'C' grade during the first full semester of employment.
For Resident Assistants with first-year residents, attend, support and participate in Welcome Week Events, including University Convocation and Fire Safety Fair for assigned quad
For Resident Assistants with second year/upperclass residents, assist with First Year Move-In
Assist in recruitment and selection of full time professional staff members, graduate students and Resident Assistants
Other duties as assigned by the Office of Residence Life
Minimum Qualifications:
To be eligible for the Resident Assistant position:
GPA: Undergraduate candidates must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of a 2.5. Graduate students must have a minimum grade point average of a 3.0. Full-time student status is also required.
All candidates must have completed at least two full semesters prior to beginning their time of service.
All candidates must be in good student conduct standing with the University. RAs cannot be on disciplinary probation or have unfulfilled sanctions at the start of employment.
International graduate students who hold an academic year graduate assistantship are unable to apply because their visa prohibits them from earning other income.
All new RAs must complete and pass a background check facilitated by Human Resources.
Resident Assistants can hold no other on-campus jobs.
Work Location:
Residence Halls
Hours Per Week/Work Schedule (Student Jobs):
For Inquiries for Posting, Contact:
Joe Hawkins
Posting Inquiries Contact Information (phone, email...):
Required Documents:
Application Types Accepted:
Student RA Application Returning
Criminal Background Check Required:

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