The Resident Assistant position offers an opportunity for undergraduate students to gain experience in fostering welcoming and inclusive living-learning communities through working in residence life for summer pre-college programs and undergraduate students attending Summer Session. Each Resident Assistant will oversee an area of a residence hall with 20-25 pre-college students, encouraging and supporting their studentsâ™ holistic growth and well-being as individuals and as part of a larger community. The practical experience consists of several parts: intensive training led by professionals in student affairs; crisis management and student support; coordination through hands-on leadership experience; and collaborative working relationships between residential life and academic administrative staff. This position reports to a Residence Director who is a graduate student enrolled in a Masterâ™s program in Student Affairs.
This position requires an interest in working with college-bound high school students and engaging with them both intellectually and in a residential context. A successful Resident Assistant will have excellent organizational, communication, and leadership skills; attention to detail; the ability to follow through with assignments; and to work collaboratively as part of a team. In addition, a Resident Assistant will approach their work with a positive attitude, energy, enthusiasm, a sense of humor, flexibility, and the interest to work with students and staff from different backgrounds. This live-in position requires staff to display professionalism, maturity, positive role modeling behavior, and good judgement at all times.
Must be an undergraduate student.
Given the responsibilities of this position, a maximum of 15 hours a week of outside commitments are permitted (including, but not limited to, any employment, internships, research positions, teaching assistant positions, or educational opportunities including class requirements). These hours cannot take place on Sundays. The expectation is that Resident Assistants who work together in an area/building, will work with their Residence Director to ensure that there is physical presence of a Resident Assistant at all times.
No outside commitments from June 3 - 9, 2017 due to required training.
Evening and weekend work is expected.
Permitted three 24-hour vacation days approved by supervisor.
Undergraduate students who are Resident Assistants are considered employees for the duration of their employment, so are not permitted to have guests stay in their residential spaces. Employees will need to seek alternative housing options for guests.
Finalists receive a conditional offer of employment pending the outcome of a criminal background check.
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