Resident Assistant

Position Title: Resident Assistant

Position Description:
Resident Assistants provide leadership and support for the full operation of the residence hall to which they are assigned. Must demonstrate responsibility in check-in and check-out of all residents assigned to their residence hall. Enforce all Housing & Residence Life policies and procedures. Must participate in on-call rotation (RAs will cover daily on-call from 5pm-8am). Complete intentional conversations with all residents. Participate in weekly staff meetings and weekly meetings with Housing Coordinator. Work in conjunction with academic initiatives held in their hall. Must effectively provide basic information concerning Housing & Residence Life and the University at large. Helpful, cooperative attitude a must for working in a service-oriented environment. General office skills include, but not limited to, copying, sorting and distributing mail. Assist with a variety of projects, and completes other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Ability to relate to and be a resource for all residents
  • Ability to enforce all Housing & Residence Life policies and procedures in addition to University regulations
  • Demonstrate appropriate crisis management and effective confrontation skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to be self-directed, organized, and detail-oriented, providing neat and accurate completion of all work assigned
  • Interpersonal skills appropriate to working in a service-oriented environment
  • Ability to communicate and cooperate with fellow student employees and staff of Housing & Residence Life, University departments and the University community
  • Knowledge of, or ability to learn, basic information related to Housing & Residence Life, Kilcawley Center and general University information
  • Demonstrate helpful, cooperative attitude in responses to questions concerning the general University, University-wide events and Housing & Residence Life
  • Commitment to, and respect for, confidentiality
  • Sensitivity to, and appreciation for, diversity
  • Understanding and ability to adhere to regulations outlined in the Handbook for Residents and the University Code of Conduct

Reports to:
Housing Coordinator

Work Expectations:

  • Available for both fall and spring semesters including fall training prior to start of academic year
  • Work an average of 20 hours a week

Hourly Wage:

  • $9.00/hour