UAS Student Housing - Community Advisor

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Classification:Student Assistant C
Grade:Student C
Work type:Student Employee
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Southeast
School/Business unit:Student Services
Location: Juneau
Categories: Student Affairs/Services

Position Summary:

UAS Student Housing is hiring Community Advisors for the Spring 2018 semester appointment. A Community Advisor (CA) is a live-in paraprofessional staff member that serves as a positive leader and peer role model within the Housing and greater campus community. Being a CA is a great way to improve your marketable skills for future employment, such as those pertaining to public speaking, customer service, conflict mediation, critical thinking and problem-solving , time management, and administrative ability. This position’s benefits include provided housing at no cost, hourly wages available for administrative tasks, and a $450 meal plan per semester of employment. The review date for applications will be November 20, 2017.

Duties:

UAS Student Housing is hiring Community Advisors for the Spring 2018 academic year.

A Community Advisor (CA) is a live-in paraprofessional staff member that serves as a positive leader and peer role model within the Housing and greater campus community. Being a CA is a great way to improve your marketable skills for future employment, such as those pertaining to public speaking, customer service, conflict mediation, critical thinking and problem-solving , time management, and administrative ability.

Community Advisors, like all student staff in Student Housing, are one of our most important departmental resources. We view the position as being one that is developmental and educational to our student staff and value that opportunity for personal and professional growth. 

Though training is largely provided, we do expect some of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities to be displayed and demonstrated:

  • Full time (12 credits) student status
  • Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA is required 
  • May not be on disciplinary probation
  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work as a member of a staff team
  • Demonstrated leadership and/or peer helping skills
  • Preference given to candidates with experience living in communal environments and/or university leadership involvement
  • Preference given to candidates with cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher

Position duties and requirements include the following:

  • Housing Desk tasks 
    • Customer Service during desk shifts at a Housing Desk location, including resident mail sorting and package pickup, resource referrals, and administrative tasks
    • Cleaning and maintaining Housing Lodge and John Pugh Hall desk locations
    • Maintain resident files and paperwork
    • Promote UAS events, programs, and services
    • Schedule resident meetings with professional staff
    • Prep event materials and/or advertising
    • Create and distribute postings or flyer
  • On-Call Hours - weekdays and weekends
    • Community Advisors are required to be "On-Call" once a week, to be scheduled in conjunction with one's supervisor,
      between Sunday-Thursday.
    • Friday's, Saturdays, and Sundays (Sundays only in John Pugh Hall) are considered weekends, and will be shared equally among Community Advisors in that area. Community Advisors work approximately 28 nights on call per semester, regardless of placement.
  • Programming
    • Community Advisors are required to attend three programs put on by UAS per semester. As a part of this process, Community Advisors are expected to help promote the event and to bring residents to that event. This would include word of mouth advertising, sharing Facebook/Social Media links, and bringing at least 5 residents/students to that event.
    • Community Advisors are required to plan, advertise, and facilitate one original event per semester. These events will be calendared prior to move-in, during training time. In addition, Community Advisors are expected to attend and assist with two other events put on by Community Advisors throughout the semester. These events will be chosen during training periods.
  • Resident Interaction
    • Community Advisors are expected to maintain regular interactions with residents living at UAS Housing, with special attention paid to residents living within the area they reside (Banfield Hall, John Pugh Hall, Apartment Complex). During meetings with their supervisors, Community Advisors will be expected to update their supervisors on the well-being of residents living on-campus. This will include roommate interactions, wellness concerns, and more.
  • Staff meetings and one-on-one meetings
    • Community Advisors are expected to attend regular Staff Meetings and One-on-Ones with their supervisors. Each meeting will run approximately one hour in length.
  • Campus Life Division Programming and Casino Night Support
    • Community Advisors are expected to work one "Campus Life" program per semester. Campus Life programs include Campus Kickoff (Fall), Community Thanksgiving (Fall), Winterfest (Spring), and Spring Carnival (Spring). Additionally, Community Advisors are also expected to work Residence Life departmental events, which may include Casino Night, Resident Appreciation parties, etc. 
  • Commons Visbility Time
    • Community Advisors are expected to spend at least two hours per week utilizing the commons in their respective area.

Training is provided to all student staff of Student Housing. This training includes; participation in new student employee orientation facilitated by campus partners in Career Service and Human Resources, paid training periods prior to the beginning of each academic semester, continued training through weekly one-on-one meetings with direct supervisors, weekly staff meetings which may include in-service training.

Specific training and certifications include but are not limited to CPR/AED training for adults, diversity awareness, housing policies and procedures, student development theory, suicide prevention training, sexual assault training, and conflict mediation.

This position’s benefits include provided housing at no cost, $10.50 hourly wages available for administrative tasks, and a $450 meal plan per semester of employment.

The review date for applications will begin November 20, 2017.

Note: Accommodation requests for assistance animals must be shared with the department at the time of application. These requests will be granted upon hire of applicants for posting and placement in one of our four (4) available apartment units. Existing staff placements will not necessarily be altered to accommodate. If staff placement in an apartment is not available, the department may not be able to grant the accommodation request for an assistance animal.

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