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Resident Assistant (2018-2019)

Naperville

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Posting Number ST000512 Position Title Resident Assistant (2018-2019) Department Residence Life Division Student Affairs Supervisor Andrew Zobac Supervisor Title Assistant Director of Residence Life Description of Job Duties

Resident Assistants are essential in creating a positive residential environment at North Central College. The quality of their effort significantly influences the experience of all members of the residential community. The Resident Assistant's primary duties consist of supporting students in achieving their academic potential, developing a safe and welcoming community, planning and implementing programs for residents, assisting in the oversight of the residence hall, upholding College policies and serving as a resource for students living on campus. The individual who accepts this role must be genuine, flexible, and capable of interacting well with others.

Resident Assistants are essential in creating a positive residential environment at North Central College. The quality of their effort significantly influences the experience of all members of the residential community. The Resident Assistant's primary duties consist of supporting students in achieving their academic potential, developing a safe and welcoming community, planning and implementing programs for residents, assisting in the oversight of the residence hall, upholding College policies and serving as a resource for students living on campus. The individual who accepts this role must be genuine, flexible, and capable of interacting well with others.

Resident Assistants are expected to arrive on campus for fall training as early as August 5, 2018. RAs whose residents are first-year students are expected to arrive on campus to assist with first-year student athletes for the contracted academic year; obligations for working the week of August 12, 2018 will be communicated by your Area Hall Director, and are required. Employment responsibilities conclude following hall closing on June 8, 2019. Resident Assistants are required to arrive prior to opening and stay after closing each term. Resident Assistants must participate in all staff training including spring training, fall training and on-going in-service activities throughout the year. Resident Assistants are expected to be on campus throughout the entirety of December Term and Spring Break.

Community Building & Programming Responsibilities

* Build and maintain positive and healthy relationships with residents; be available in your area regularly

* Help students develop respect for each other's' rights, freedoms, and property by promoting an atmosphere of civility and respect

* Foster dialogue, conduct, and interaction in the community that validates the identity and unique needs of a diverse population

* Identify and assist residents with personal, social, or academic concerns; refer residents to campus resources when necessary

* Create an environment that is safe, student-centered, and encourages accountability for behavior and decision-making

* Maintain an interactive community suitable for socializing, studying, and sleeping that encourages the cultivation of friendships

* Plan activities that meet the specific needs of your residents and encourage interaction, in addition to connecting individually with residents

* Plan at least four activities per term, in accordance with the Residence Life programming model

* Participate in and facilitate Friday Night Programming, provided by the Office of Residence Life

Administrative Responsibilities

* Hold floor meetings as often as required by your Area Hall Director and develop/maintain bulletin boards and door decorations

* Participate in a collateral assignment related to residential living and complete all assigned paperwork

* Assist with opening and closing of the hall each term, staying past published closing hours to facilitate building needs

* Report facility concerns and work closely with maintenance and cleaning staffs to achieve a quality physical environment

* Know and utilize emergency procedures as appropriate and regularly complete health & safety inspections per guidelines

* Assume area on-call coverage responsibilities on a rotating basis

* Participate in the Office of Residence Life staff selection process as needed/assigned.

Communication

* Promote a relationship between residence life staff, students, and hall government to coordinate activities and reach mutual goals

* Familiarize residents with campus services such as Dyson Wellness Center, Multicultural Affairs, Career Development, and other support services

* Serve as a liaison between residents and professional staff, advocating for and supporting both entities

* Distribute various types of information to and from the Office of Residence Life regarding policies, events and administrative matters

* Collaborate with other offices to effectively program and reach the residential needs of residents

Student Conduct

* Serve as positive role models who lead by example and set a high standard for responsible decision-making

* Adhere to federal, state, and local laws in addition to College policies

* Become aware of College policies and the Student Handbook to communicate policies and rationale effectively to residents

* Promote a responsible community by upholding College policies objectively, documenting incidents and submitting reports promptly

* Maintain good student conduct standing with the College and the Office of Residence Life

* Know, understand, and support policies and decisions made by the Office of Residence Life and/or North Central College

Miscellaneous

* Return to their rooms by 2:00 a.m. each night. Nights away from campus must be approved by supervisor and are limited to one weekend a month

* Receive explicit permission from your Area Hall Director when seeking additional employment on or off campus; external work commitments should not exceed 10 hours per week

* Discuss all commitments beyond the RA position regularly with Area Hall Director to ensure proper time management

* Maintain full-time student status [8 credits]; and must seek permission from the Director of Residence Life if taking more than 12 credits

* Cannot student teach during the Fall Term, serve as Orientation Leaders, Orientation Team Leaders, or the President of SGA, RHA, or CUAB

* RAs whose residents are first-year students are expected to arrive on campus to assist with first-year student athletes as early as, August 5, 2018; obligations for working the week of August 12, 2018 will be communicated by your Area Hall Director, and are required

* RAs whose residents are first-year students are expected to fully participate in and assist with Welcome Week Orientation, as determined by the Office of Residence Life

Do the job duties for this position include any driving requirements? No Job QualificationsCumulative GPA and Current Term GPA of 2.5 or higher (must maintain both through duration of employment)Enrollment as a student at North Central College for at least one term prior to applying Will this position be working with minors? No Approximate number of work hours per week n/a

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EEO Statement

North Central College is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to increasing the diversity of our workforce. NCC provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process, please notify the Office of Human Resources. Determinations for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Open Date 12/29/2017 Close Date 01/24/2018 Open Until Filled No Special Instructions to Applicant

Application deadline is January 24, 2018

Applicants should have 1 reference (non-relative) fill out the reference form on their behalf by January 24, 2018.

Student Leadership Reference forms can be accessed by copying the link below:

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