The Resident Assistant position focuses on enhancing the quality of life in the residence halls, including fostering community, providing academic support, enforcing polices and being attentive to safety and security of residents.
The successful RA will:
· Have a passion for working with a new students and peers
· Excellent communication skills
· Dependable work ethic and professionalism
· Have a positive attitude and be a great team member
· Have at least a 2.70 cumulative GPA at the end of the fall 2022 semester
· Be enrolled full time at UHSP for Fall 2023 and be in good standing
· Have completed at least 1 semester at UHSP
· Prior leadership experience
· Additional skills include: organizational skills, assertiveness, time management, multi-tasking, leadership, initiative/self-starter, detail-oriented, creativity, and strong problem-solving abilities. Campus involvement, an understanding of UHSP resources are preferred.
- Work assigned RA/CL Duty shifts by staying on campus with a staff partner and completing rounds two times per evening. Shifts are assigned on a rotational basis and may fall on weekdays, weekends, holidays, and breaks (fall, Thanksgiving, winter, and spring break).
- Attend weekly staff meetings and bi-weekly one-on-one meetings with the Coordinator of Residential Life
- Reside in assigned room for at least four (4) nights per week, including two (2) weekends per month
- Serve as an educator to residents in the core areas of the residential curriculum: balance, social justice, and positive relationships (communication and interpersonal skills)
- Actively build community both on your floor and within the building in a variety of ways: planning activities, floor meetings, creating engaging floor decorations and bulletin boards, connecting residents, etc.
- Be a resource on campus, within the hall, and help with community activities and services
- Organize and coordinate programs for residents in conjunction with the core areas of the residential curriculum in coordination with the entire Residential Life staff
- Conduct periodic floor meetings and monthly knock and talks
- Actively build community on your floor and within the building in a variety of ways:
- Plan Social and educational programs for residents in the core areas of the residential curriculum: balance, social justice, and positive relationship (communication and interpersonal skills).
- Conduct monthly floor meetings
- Create engaging door tags, floor decorations and bulletin boards each semester
- Connect residents with one another
- Abide by and enforce UHSP Student Code and Residence Hall Handbook policies
- Maintain comfort and welfare of hall by performing periodic Health & Safety Inspections
- Establish rapport and relationships with your residents via intentional conversations
- Participate in mandatory training sessions (before each semester and periodically throughout the year)
- Assist during all building opening and closing periods
- Contribute to the overall improvement of UHSP Residential Life program
- Other duties as assigned
· Room, board and parking scholarship
· UHSP Gear and supplies!
· Valuable Leadership Skills!
· Opportunity to meet and engage with new people and current leaders on campus!
External involvement restrictions:
· The RA/CL position requires a significant time commitment. In order to ensure a RA/CL has adequate time to devote to the position and their academics, it is necessary to restrict some external activities, including other jobs and extracurricular leadership positions. RAs must abide by the following restrictions:
- RAs/CLs may work no more than 20 hours a week outside of the RA/CL position, including on campus work such as tutoring, proctoring, being a TA, etc.
- RAs/CLs may not participate in fraternity recruitment (aka “rush”) during their first semester as an RA/CL.
- RAs/CLs may be members of as many campus organizations as they like, but they may only hold one executive position total, e.g. president, secretary, recruitment chair, etc.
- Opening/Closing: If you are hired as an RA/CL, you will be expected to assist during all the hall openings and closings during the year. This means being on campus before students move-in for training and remaining after students have moved out (including winter & spring break) for administrative duties.
- Training: If hired, you will be required to attend mandatory training sessions at the start of each semester. These sessions are required and should not be missed for any reasons related to work or athletic practices.