Spring 2020 Resident Assistant for Residence Life

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Classification:Student Assistant B
Grade:Student B
Work type:Student Employee
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks
School/Business unit:UAF Student Services
Location: Fairbanks
Categories: Academic Advising/Support, Other, Student Affairs/Services

Position Summary:

The Resident Assistant (RA) is a student member of the Department of Residence Life. They are responsible for working closely with staff and students in creating and maintaining an atmosphere that promotes student development and acceptance of diversity through group living in University residence halls. The Resident Assistant will assume specific responsibility for a designated area within the residence hall. The position carries part-time, live-in responsibilities with appointment made on a yearly basis.

Duties:

100Student Assistant B, $287 bi-weekly stipend, room waiver, and reduced meal plan. RESIDENT ASSISTANT RESPONSIBILITIES Each Resident Assistant works with a diverse group of students. The RA responsibilities incorporate student personnel services and residence hall operations, which are carried out under the supervision and with the help of the hall supervisor. The RA is a role model and a catalyst for positive social interaction within the residence hall community. The RA will assist in the development of programs and creating strong communities in their area, utilizing the KCE (knowing, connecting, empowering) model. Critical skills: • Demonstrate leadership potential and or previous leadership experience. • Ability to communicate effectively in English (both verbally and written) with all types of people. • Ability to work through conflict mediation and confrontation • Ability to understand work to be done, organize that work and complete work in a timely manner. • Ability to analyze information, problem solve and use sound judgment in decision making. • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively. • Ability to work a minimum of 3 week nights as well as Friday or Saturday. ---This includes sitting in the hall office from 7 p.m. - 10 p.m., and holding the RA on-call phone from 7 p.m. - 8 a.m. during the weekdays and 24 hours on weekends. • Organizational skills • Positive attitude • Approachability • A commitment of one full academic year (or the remainder of such at the time of hire.)Essential

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES:

RESIDENT ASSISTANT RESPONSIBILITIES
Each Resident Assistant works with a diverse group of students. The RA responsibilities incorporate student personnel services and residence hall operations, which are carried out under the supervision and with the help of the hall supervisor. The RA is a role model and a catalyst for positive social interaction within the residence hall community. The RA will assist in the development of programs and creating strong communities in their area, utilizing the KCE (knowing, connecting, empowering) model. Critical skills:
Demonstrate leadership potential and or previous leadership experience.
• Ability to communicate effectively in English (both verbally and written) with all types of people.
• Ability to work through conflict mediation and confrontation
• Ability to understand work to be done, organize that work and complete work in a timely manner.
• Ability to analyze information, problem solve and use sound judgment in decision making.
• Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively.
• Ability to work a minimum of 3 week nights starting at 7:00pm and ending at 8:00am as well as Friday or Saturday.
• Organizational skills
• Positive attitude
• Approachability
• A commitment of one full academic year (or the remainder of such at the time of hire.)

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE:

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
• Applicant must have a cumulative and semester grade point average of 2.3 or above at time of application and start date.
--If a successful candidate enters the position with a cumulative or semester grade point average below 2.3, the RA will be placed on Residence Life Academic Probation. The RA will have one semester to raise their cumulative and semester grade point average to 2.3 or above in order to remain employed in the RA role.
• Applicant must be a full-time student at UAF (12 undergraduate credits / 9 graduate credits).
• All applicants will have their university student conduct record reviewed, and this review will be taken into consideration during the application/interview process.
• Applicant must be available to maintain a schedule that ensures student contact, particularly during evening hours and weekends.
• Graduate Teaching Assistants are not eligible for RA positions due to time commitments.
• Applicant must have unrestricted employment authorization in the United States.
• Applicant must be able to use Microsoft and Google suite applications.
• Applicant must be able to lift and carry 15 pounds.
• Applicant must be able to identify individuals from a minimum of 10 feet away.
• Applicants must be able to walk up and down 8 flights of stairs.
• Applicants must complete all UAF Safety Training (including FERPA, Minors On Campus, & Title IX) within two weeks of hire date.
• At the time of hire, must have applied for housing through the Department of Residence Life and paid deposit and application fees.

TYPICAL EDUCATION OR TRAINING:

Must be available to work for the duration of the RA contract period. Contract dates are subject to change. Interviews will be held sometime from November 4, 2019 - November 15, 2019.
Information sessions regarding the RA position and the application process will occur in the MBS lobby on October 14, 2019 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. and October 23, 2019 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Preference is given to applicants with a minimum of two semesters of community living experience prior to their term of employment.

Applicant instructions:

Please attach a resume to your application. Although you will enter your references on your online application, please complete two Residence Life reference forms. These can be found on our website (http://bit.ly/ResLifeReferenceForm).

Reference forms should be turned in to the Residence Life Central Office in the MBS complex or emailed to Georgie Mavrogeorgis at gamavrogeorgis@alaska.edu

A professional reference is a recommendation from a person who can vouch for your qualifications for a job. For an experienced worker, this is typically a former employer, a supervisor, a colleague, a client, a vendor. If you have never before been employed, list someone who has worked with you in a volunteer or extracurricular capacity, or someone else who can recommend you for employment.

Applicants must have a minimum 2.3 semester and cumulative GPA as of Fall 2019 grade posting or be a newly enrolled student. If a successful RA candidate has a semester and/or cumulative GPA below 2.3, the RA will be placed on Residence Life Academic Probation.  If on academic probation during the Spring 2020 semester, the RA must have a semester and cumulative GPA of 2.3 or above after Spring 2020 grade posting, or the RA will become ineligible to remain employed in the RA role. GPA must be maintained after Spring 2020 grade posting and every future semester of employment as a Resident Assistant (RA).

For questions regarding this position, contact the Student Affairs Business Office at (907)474-1847.

If you need assistance applying to this posting, please contact the UA HR Helpdesk at (907)450-8214.

Review Date:

To ensure consideration, please apply prior to the review date October 27, 2019, 11:55 pm Alaska Standard Time.

Background Check:

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

At-Will:

Pursuant to Board of Regents’ Policy 04.01.055.B, temporary, extended temporary, adjunct, student, casual labor, regular new hire probationary employees and those positions designated by the president as officers and senior administrators of the university are employed at-will.

Training Policy:

It is the policy of the University of Alaska Fairbanks that all employees are required to attend training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold and to complete the required training within a specified period of time to remain employed at UAF. The policy can be located at http://www.uaf.edu/chancellor/policy/04.07.010/ 

Drug-Free Workplace:

Pursuant to Board of Regent’ Policy 04.02.040, the University of Alaska is a DrugFree Workplace. This prohibits the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensing, possession, or use by an employee of a controlled substance in any workplace of the university.

Tobacco-Free Campus:

UAF Campus is a tobacco-free campus. For more information, please go to http://www.uaf.edu/tobaccofreecampus/ 

Notice of Nondiscrimination:

The University of Alaska is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and educational institution. The University of Alaska does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, physical or mental disability, status as a protected veteran, marital status, changes in marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, parenthood, sexual orientation, gender identity, political affiliation or belief, genetic information, or other legally protected status. The University's commitment to nondiscrimination, including against sex discrimination, applies to students, employees, and applicants for admission and employment. Contact information, applicable laws, and complaint procedures are included on UA's statement of nondiscrimination available at www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination.

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