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Be available at the desk during assigned hours.
Arrive promptly when scheduled to work and dress appropriately.
Attend and participate in weekly staff meetings.
Participate in one on one meeting with your supervisor.
Participate in the weekday (7pm-7am), weekend (Friday 8pm- Sunday 7pm), and holiday on-duty rotation.
Perform rounds and complete on-duty reports while on-duty.
Submit maintenance requests as needed.
Conduct floor/building meetings to keep residents informed of policies and programs.
Assist in writing reports and special projects as necessary.
Maintain contact and good relationships with hall custodial staff.
Arrive prior to opening and stay through closing in order to assist with opening and closing the hall at the beginning and end of each semester.
Support, abide by, and enforce University policies and regulations.
Behave in a professional manner, whether on or off campus.
Be available and not under the influence of any illegal substances for assigned on-duty nights and weekends.
Any other Duties assigned.
Community Development Responsibilities:
Be available in the residence hall and project an attitude of genuine interest and a desire to listen to residents’ concerns.
Be knowledgeable of referral options with the University (i.e. Housing office, Counseling Center, Career.
Center, Academic Departments), and communicate these to residents.
Discuss all situations of a referral nature with Residence Hall Director.
Respect the confidentiality of personal situations, which may arise.
Recognize the limits of your training and experience as a counselor.
Be flexible with time in order to be effective. This necessitates not having time commitments that take you away from the floor for excessive time periods (particularly in the evenings and weekends).
Implement monthly activities relative to the specific needs your floor/building.
Initiate and maintain weekly contact with residents of the floor/wing. Organize a floor/wing activity at least once a month and assist with hall-wide activities during the semester.
Encourage residents to contribute ideas and follow through with the organization of activities. Attend scheduled floor and hall activities in so far as schedules will permit. These activities would include intramural sports, social events, educational activities, etc.
Contact resource people to aid in development of special interest activities; i.e., Counseling Center,
Campus Security, and other faculty/staff on campus.
Support and participate in a minimum of one campus wide program per semester (ex. Halloween Festival,
Homecoming, Ram Jam, and Easter Extravaganza).
Assist with Student Life events such as RA selection and graduation.
High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required.
Earned college credit hours and/or experience working in an educational setting preferred.
Possess a motivating interest in working with students in the residence halls.
Have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 at the time of initial hiring and maintain a semester minimum GPA of 2.3 for duration of employment.
Minimum of a sophomore standing
Have lived in a Texas Wesleyan University residence hall for at least one (1) semester. (Related job experience can be substituted for this requirement).
A RA may carry an academic course load of a maximum of 16 hours during each semester of employment. No exception will be granted during the first semester of employment. Any exception for subsequent semesters must be approved in writing by the supervisor (Residence Hall Director) and the Assistant Director of Director of Housing and Residence Life prior to registration.
A RA must maintain a minimum semester grade point average of 2.3 during the period of employment.
A RA may not engage in additional part time work, student teach, or hold an assistantship while serving as an RA without prior approval from their supervisor (Residence Hall Director) and the Assistant Director or Director of Housing and Residence Life.
Attend a mandatory fall and spring training as well as training sessions throughout the semester (i.e fire/sprinkler training).
Arrive before school begins to assist with building preparation for opening and remain after the semester end to assist with closedown. Duties associated with this may include cleaning, room inventory, and the moving of furniture.
Agree to abide by the policies and procedures of the Department of Housing and Residence Life as written in the Housing Contract, Student Handbook, and other University publications.
A single room or Single in a 4-bedroom apt.
A bi-weekly paycheck up to fifteen hours each week.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Ability to type 25 w.p.m.
Proficiency with an integrated administrative system and current software programs.
Knowledge of standard office practices and procedures, including filing.
Proficient use of a multi-line phone system.
Knowledge of rules, standards, regulations, and laws regarding employment and student records.
Strong organizational skills to handle multiple tasks and maintain records in an orderly manner.
Ability to work independently in the most efficient manner with minimum supervision.
Ability to be discrete in handling confidential matters, while complying with privacy regulations.
Ability to maintain a professional appearance and office atmosphere.
Ability to take initiative to recognize and foresee needs.
Ability to support and adhere to University and departmental policies and procedures.
Ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
Ability to handle multiple tasks, while meeting deadlines.
Knowledge of crisis intervention techniques with the ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations.
Ability to read and comprehend instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to compose routine letters and memoranda with proficiency in grammar, punctuation, spelling and word usage. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and University employees. Excellent telephone etiquette is required. Strong bilingual-verbal skills of one or more foreign languages preferred.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential job functions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable disabled individuals to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 15 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.
WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Some evening and weekend hours maybe required.
Hours Needed/Suggested Schedule:
Sun. - Sat. : 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.