UAA Live-In Student Leader Spring 2021 Labor Pool--Student Asst. A

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Classification:Student Assistant A
Grade:Student A
Work type:Student Employee
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Anchorage
School/Business unit:UAA VC Student Affairs
Location: Anchorage
Categories: Other, Student Affairs/Services

Position Summary:

This is a Student Assistant A Labor Pool at UAA, recruiting for openings for the Spring 2021 semester.


University of Alaska Anchorage 
Department of Residence Life

Live-in Student Position (Student Assistant A)

The Department of Residence Life is actively recruiting for potential openings for student positions for the Spring 2021 semester.

Applicants will be considered for each of the available placements and successful candidates will be placed accordingly should openings become available.

The Department of Residence Life supports on-campus housing for 600+ residents, although that number will be reduced for the spring 2021 semester due to COVID-19. Our program provides leadership training, experiential learning, awareness of diverse lifestyles and cultures, co-curricular programs and actives (educational and social), and behavioral accountability.  Residence Life’s student development approach focuses on enriching each student’s higher education experience by delivering high quality, student-centered programs and services.

Working as a live-in student staff member is an enjoyable and challenging experience, and provides opportunities to gain marketable skills in human relations, customer service, time management, business writing, and team building that few other on-campus positions offer.

These are live-in positions, meaning that to be considered, applicants must plan to reside on campus in UAA's on-campus living community for the duration of employment. Live-in student staff are assigned to live in one of UAA's suite-style residence hall or apartment communities and serve as a resource to residential students, with a full academic year commitment.


To be eligible for this student position, candidates must:

  1. Be admitted and enrolled in a University of Alaska system in a degree-program with a minimum of twelve (12) credit hours for undergraduate students or six (6) credit hours for graduate students during regular semesters of employment; or
  2. For employment between semesters, be admitted in a degree-seeking program, and demonstrate plans to enroll for twelve (12) or more credit hours for undergraduate students or six (6) or more credit hours for graduate students in the next regular semester; and
  3. Have at least a 2.50 cumulative grade point average (GPA); satisfactory term grade point average (2.50 or above) or approval from the MAU Senior Student Services officer or their designee, and maintain successful academic progress.
  4. Students enrolled in non-traditional programs of study will be considered eligible for student employment with the approval of the Senior Student Services officer.
  5. An applicant must provide evidence of enrollment as outlines above to substantiate employment eligibility.
  6. Be in good disciplinary standing at the time of appointment and must remain in good disciplinary standing throughout the duration of employment. Should the Department of Residence Life student employee be placed on disciplinary probation, the individual will no longer be eligible for employment within the department.
  7. Position reappointment from fall to spring semesters is contingent upon the following: academic eligibility, successful progress toward degree completion, performance evaluation, and judicial standing.

NOTICE: Students must maintain enrollment and regular attendance for a minimum of at least 6 undergraduate credit hours or 6 graduate credit hours to be exempt from FICA (Social Security and Medicare) tax. A credit hour load below the minimum required for full-time student status will require the withholding of FICA tax (non-resident aliens on an appropriate visa who meet student employment criteria will continue to be exempt from FICA regardless of credit hour load). While in a student position, a student cannot hold any other type of simultaneous employment with the university.  



As live-in, paraprofessional staff members, successful candidates must posses, and be able to demonstrate, the following:

  • A willingness to learn and teach
  • The ability to be innovative, imaginative, and motivating.
  • The ability to work effectively with others as part of a diverse team.
  • Previous experience working in an environment that requires public contact.
  • A sense of responsibility and a strong work ethic.

In addition, Residence Advisors must be available and visible to residents.


Preference will be given to qualified applicants who also are eligible for Federal Work Study as a form of financial aid. Successful applicants will have some experience living in a residential campus community and/or familiarity with student leadership in a university setting.



Residence Life student staff are required to adhere to the following deadlines and attend and participate in the following training and staff development activities, which are provided as part of employment:

  • All regularly scheduled staff meetings
  • Monthly staff development sessions.
  • Involvement in one departmental collateral committee
  • Individual meetings with supervisor as scheduled
  • Mandatory mid-year training (tentatively scheduled for January 6-8, 2021)
  • Mandatory Staff Training and Development activities are mandatory. Regularly scheduled staff meetings, and staff development trainings.
  • Mandatory spring Move-in (all staff, tentatively scheduled for January 9-10, 2021) and Welcome Home Week events (sign-ups, January 9-20, 2021)
  • Student staff will be encouraged to attend other development/leadership training activities as they become available. Examples include local meetings, conferences, training sessions, local/regional/national student leadership conferences, etc.


Commitment is through May 4, 2021 at 11:00 am. Attendance at all training sessions is required.

Community Development 

  • Assigned to live in one of UAA’s residential communities and serve as a resource to residents.
  • Abide by the Wellness Initiative for designated living areas, as stated in Community Living Guidelines.
  • Facilitate Welcome Week programs (spring).
  • Engage interaction among residents, idea sharing, and community activity participation.
  • Host social and educational activities, plan floor/building activities, provide individual advising, and assist in general community management.
  • Serve as a role model and mentor to residents and explain, confront and report violations of the Student Code of Conduct and University regulations.
  • Participate in rotating duty coverage with other members of their staff team. Duty requires that RAs & ACAs stay in the residential community and be available to respond to emergencies and enact life/safety response system.
  • Regular availability and visibility to residents is important. The RA & ACA positions should have priority after academic-related commitments and before extra curricular activities.
  • Support and abide by the UAA Student Code of Conduct and University regulations.
  • Attend regularly scheduled staff meetings, staff development meetings, and leadership training.
  • Participate in collateral meetings and 1-on-1 supervisor meetings.
  • Facilitate housing processes throughout the academic year.
  • Create monthly educational and community development bulletin boards.
  • Complete requirements of programming model: 3 interactions with each resident.
  • Work/report a minimum of one hour per week at a residence hall desk.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  1. Complete the online application
  2. Upload required document: at least one professional reference
  3. Upload required document: a professional resume

Please note: in order to be considered for an interview, all application materials must be completed. For more information about this posting, please contact Ryan Hill, Director, at (907) 751-7448 or



To ensure consideration, please apply with a complete application (professional resume and minimum one reference) prior to October 26, 2020, at 11:55pm Alaska Standard Time.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.

Affirmative Action Statement:

UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual:


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.

Background Check:

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

Public Disclosure Statement:

Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

University of Alaska is a Drug-Free Workplace.

University of Alaska campuses are Tobacco-Free. 

Training Policy:

It is the policy of the University of Alaska (UA) that all employees are required to complete training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period to remain employed at the UA.

Contact Information:

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact University of Alaska HR at 907-450-8200.


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