Resident Advisor

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Classification:Student Assistant C
Grade:Student C
Work type:Student Employee
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Anchorage
School/Business unit:Human Resource Services
Location: Soldotna, Kenai
Categories: Student Affairs/Services

Position Summary: Kenai Peninsula College, Kenai River Campus maintains a pool of applicants for the Resident Advisor (RA) position. As a paraprofessional member of the Residence Life staff, each RA is part of the Residence Life team and the Kenai Peninsula College. Not only do they assist students living in the residence hall, they also play an integral role in creating a "Living and Learning" environment where students can expand their horizons outside the classroom.

Kenai Peninsula College, Kenai River Campus maintains a pool of applicants for the Resident Advisor (RA) position. As a paraprofessional member of the Residence Life staff, each RA is part of the Residence Life team and the Kenai Peninsula College. Not only do they assist students living in the residence hall, they also play an integral role in creating a "Living and Learning" environment where students can expand their horizons outside the classroom.

Opportunities may be presented to participate in crisis intervention and emergency response training.  

The Resident Assistant position is a live-in, 10 month (August - May) part-time student position, providing services to residents in all aspects of residence life. There is the potential for working through the summer as well. The RA is responsible for enhancing the educational environment and total welfare of the students within the residence hall community. The RA is expected to interpret and communicate the goals and expectations of Residence Life and Kenai Peninsula College to the students, while upholding these goals and expectations and actively contribute to the constructive growth of individuals in the residence hall community through programming and community development. RAs will receive a room at no cost (valued at $3,328 per semester) and is paid $8.50/hour for up to 20 hrs/week for working at the front desk. This specific position may affect your financial aid. Check with the financial aid office.

Experience:

Lived in the residence halls for at least 1 semester
Minimum of 2.5 overall grade point average
Must be a full time student
Must be in good standing
Must be available to work at least two weekends per month

Must be available for training two weeks before the hall opens
Must be available for monthly trainings as necessary

Must have been a KPC student for at least one semester and a current KPC residential student
Minimum of 2.5 overall grade point average
Must be a full time student

Preferred Qualifications:
Excellent leadership skills
Great communication skills
Able to work in a team setting and have a positive attitude
Willingness to be a role model for residents
Approachable and able to enforce policies
Experience in crisis intervention and advising 

 

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Duties

35 Administration - Available for staff meetings, one-on-one meetings, RA in-service training sessions, and other meetings as requested or required. - Available to work night/weekend duty throughout the academic year. - Maintain and submit appropriate paperwork as required. - Serve as a representative of Residence Life by appropriately interpreting and communicating its goals and expectations. - Assist with administrative tasks and other projects as needed. 25 Community Building & Programming - Maintain positive relationships with residents, hall staff, custodians, maintenance staff, and other personnel. Work as a team player and maintaining supportive and open and appropriate communication with all personnel. - Actively reach out to residents through programming and supporting the programming philosophy of Residence Life by hosting, attending, and actively participating in programs and assisting with other student development opportunities such as academic, personal, and social growth. - Work with and educate residents to create an environment that respects the rights and privacy of others, promotes consideration of individual needs in the living group, strives to understand, respect and celebrate diversity, and cultivates a sense of responsibility for the community. - Act as a resource and advocate for residents’ needs. 20 Policy & Conduct - Support residents total welfare. This may include assisting in mediating disputes between individuals and/or groups or responding to student behavior that violates community standards, while maintaining a positive rapport and respectful attitude with the residents. - Educating residents regarding policies and procedures, and uphold these policies and procedures fairly and consistently. - Promote Safety and well-being. This requires reporting all concerns/potential issues through the appropriate channels immediately. 15 Self-Awareness - Devote a significant amount of time supporting the residents, without sacrificing your academic performance and your physical well-being. This position will be considered your primary commitment after academics. - Display integrity. Ethics and other qualities appropriate to a leadership role at all times, including following FERPA requirements at all times. 5 Emergency Response - Respond to emergencies in the Residence Hall and greater campus community as appropriate.Essential

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