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Resident Assistant

Updated for Academic Year 2012-2013

1. Staff Team Member

  • Participate in the on-going training, selection, and evaluation processes for the residence life team
  • Serve as a positive role model to students and be a supportive team member to staff
  • Know and share highlights, concerns and issues in your community with other staff team members
  • Role model a commitment to personal and professional development
2. Community Development
  • Engage students in academic initiatives, leadership activities, service opportunities, and social events that promote development through coordinating 6 programs per semester in the following areas:
    i. 2  Social programs (building/area wide)
    ii. 2  Community development programs (floor specific)
    iii. 2  Academic initiative (Student Success Center, Career Services, health and wellness, alcohol education, etc.)
  • Role model and reinforce positive behavior consistent with LEC campus and department policies; enforce all residence hall and LEC campus policies
  • Conduct regularly scheduled on-call rounds within the community
  • Create a welcoming and comfortable living environment for community members
  • Address issues of intolerance, hate and injustice in a thorough and educational manner
3. Peer Mentor and Role Model
  • Establish and maintain communication and relationships with students living in your community
  • Serve as a counseling resource, while fully utilizing campus resources
  • Participate on an ongoing on-call rotation and respond to building/area situations
4. Academic Development
  • Promote healthy and appropriate academic behaviors
  • Connect with supervisory staff and campus resources in order to support each resident’s academic success
5. Administrative Duties
  • Support residential community development through the completion of administrative tasks: weekly reports, program planning forms, etc.
  • Share information with supervisory staff through written reports and weekly meetings when applicable, including weekly meetings with supervisor
  • Update community area bulletin boards two times per semester not including check-out information and break information (to be posted at the end of each semester)
  • Post and share information related to housing processes and other events
  • Assist with the check-in and check-out process for students.  RA's are the first to return to campus and last to leave regarding break periods.
6. Typical Week Schedule:
  • Communication and Interaction with residents
  • Collaboration with community members and staff members on community building, program ideas and campus events
  • Administrative tasks for building concerns and community needs
  • Follow up with student and staff concerns and needs
  • Attend staff meetings per area
  • One to three nights of community on-call rounds per week
  • Estimated hours per week: This number varies depending on the time of year, an average is roughly 15 to 20 hours per week.
7. Supervision
  • Direct supervision by the Residence Director
  • Indirect supervision by the Director of Residence Life
  • Indirect supervision by the Dean of Students
8. Position Requirements
  • RA candidates need a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA and a minimum 2.5 GPA for the most recent semester to apply to be an RA. The GPA is for earned credit hours only.
  • RA candidates need to be in good standing with the college and student life. Candidates on academic or disciplinary probation with LEC will be ineligible to hold a Resident Assistant position.
  • Once hired, RAs need to attend fall and winter job training activities. These times are scheduled for about one week prior to the start of the academic year.
  • Once hired, RAs may need to limit outside activities during the period of employment to a maximum of 20 hours per week. Outside activities include but are not limited to: employment, internships, athletics and active members in student run organizations; conflicts or concerns should be discussed with the Director of Residence Life/Residence Director at the time of hire.
9. Compensation
  • Single room (when available, may not be available in apartment areas)
  • Ten student employment office hours per week
  • The RA position can sometimes affect student financial aid.  Please visit the Financial Aid Office for specific details

10. Transferable Job Skills

  • Communication (written and verbal)
  • Honesty and integrity
  • Teamwork skills 
  • Strong work ethic
  • Flexibility and adaptability
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Organizational skills  
  • Leadership skills 
  • Creativity

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Residence Director/Career Services & Internships Administrative Coordinator

Updated for Academic Year 2012-13

The Residence Director (RD) is a part-time live-in position that reports directly to the director of residence life.  As a member of the Student Life staff, the RD is responsible for the general welfare of all students, encouraging them to maximize their intellectual growth and personal development. The RD is expected to positively influence, contribute to, and improve the quality of life of the residential student through programming, enforcing college policies and procedures, and by forming personal relationships with each student in his/her residential community.
 
1. Residence Director Responsibilities
  • Manage a residential living community ranging from 75 to 120 residents varying from traditional living to apartment living
  • Supervise two to three paraprofessional Resident Assistant staff members
  • Participate in 24 hour on-call responsibilities along with fellow RDs (may including break periods)
  • Administrate weekly RA staff meetings and attend weekly RD meetings
  • Assist with planning and implementing community programs with Resident Assistants: academic and social areas as outlined in the RA position description
  • Assist in the training, selection and evaluation of RA staff
  • Facilitate resident check-in and check-out process
  • Provide crisis intervention when needed and make appropriate referrals
  • Intercede regarding policy violations and make appropriate referrals
  • Provide sensitive, responsive and well informed guidance to residents regarding individual and collective concerns
  • Serve as judicial hearing officer and facilitate roommate mediations
  • Be visible and accessible to residents within your community
  • Represent the Office of Student Life at college functions and events
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Residence Life and/or Dean of Students
2. Career Services & Internships Administrative Coordinator Responsibilities
  • Work collaboratively and assist the Director of Career Services and Internships with marketing career development opportunities for students
  • Maintain 15 hours a week in the Career Services Office
  • Work with residence life staff to develop career related programs for residents
  • Coordinate career workshops and learning opportunities for students
  • Assist with the maintenance of the SYMPLICITY on-line job network system
  • Assist in overall service for students regarding major and career identification
  • Serve as a resource for resume writing and development
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Career Services and Internships and/or Dean of Students
3. Compensation
  • Ten-month position, August 1 through May 31; (summer employment/responsibilities are available in exchange for continued campus housing)
  • On campus apartment plus $8,000 yearly stipend and $500 storm dollars per semester, total package: $16,430.00 a year
  • Lake Erie College tuition waiver available
  • Professional Development opportunities available
4. Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree (currently enrolled in a graduate degree seeking program preferred)
  • Valid drivers license
  • Valid background check
  • Strong communication, computer and organizational skills; solution oriented
  • Conflict mediation knowledge
  • Enthusiasm and willingness to develop, initiate and actively participate in developmental student programming
  • Ability to work within a residence life team
  • Able to work with a diverse student population
  • Sound administrative and supervisory skills
  • Sense of humor

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Residence Director/Housing Operations Coordinator

Updated for Academic Year 2012-13

The Residence Director (RD) is a part-time live-in position that reports directly to the Director of Residence Life.  As a member of the Student Life staff, the RD is responsible for the general welfare of all students, encouraging them to maximize their intellectual growth and personal development.  The RD is expected to positively influence, contribute to, and improve the quality of life of the residential student through programming, enforcing college policies and procedures, and by forming personal relationships with each student in his/her residential community.
 
1. Residence Director Responsibilities
  • Manage a residential living community ranging from 75 to 120 residents varying from traditional living to apartment living
  • Supervise two to three paraprofessional Resident Assistant Staff Members
  • Participate in 24 hour on-call responsibilities along with fellow RDs (may include break periods)
  • Administrate weekly RA staff meetings and attend weekly RD meetings
  • Assist with planning and implementing community programs with Resident Assistants: academic and social areas as outlined in the RA position description
  • Assist in the training, selection and evaluation of RA staff
  • Facilitate resident check-in and check-out process
  • Provide crisis intervention when needed and make appropriate referrals
  • Intercede regarding policy violations and make appropriate referrals
  • Provide sensitive, responsive and well informed guidance to residents regarding individual and collective concerns
  • Serve as judicial hearing officer and facilitate roommate mediations
  • Maintain 15 office hours per week within the Student Life Office
  • Be visible and accessible to residents within your community
  • Represent the Office of Student Life at college functions and events
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Residence Life and/or Dean of Students

2. Housing Operations Coordinator

  • Assist with room selection and new student housing placement/roommate matching
  • Enter and maintain housing data in Jenzabar EX system
  • Maintain residential student housing files and roster information
  • Assist with the coordination of the yearly move-in, move-out process
  • Coordinate break housing
  • Update housing forms and information
  • Manage the residential maintenance database and file maintenance requests
  • Serve as the liaison between Physical Plant and Residence Life staff
  • Maintain weekly office hours within the Student Life Office
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Residence Life/Dean of Students

3. Compensation

  • Ten month position (summer employment/responsibilities are available)
  • On campus apartment plus $8,000 yearly stipend and $500 storm dollars per semester, total package worth: $16,430.00 a year
  • Lake Erie College tuition waiver available
  • Professional Development opportunities available

4. Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree (Master’s degree or currently enrolled preferred)
  • Strong communication, computer and organizational skills; solution oriented
  • Conflict mediation knowledge
  • Enthusiasm and willingness to develop, initiate and actively participate in developmental student programming
  • Ability to work within a residence life team
  • Able to work with a diverse student population
  • Sound administrative and supervisory skills
  • Sense of humor

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Interested candidates should send cover letter, resume and three reference contacts to:

Megan McKenna
Director of Residence Life
Lake Erie College
Student Life Office/Holden Center
Painesville, OH 44077
(440) 375.7505
mmckenna@lec.edu


Residence Director/Programming & Training Coordinator

Updated for Academic Year 2012-13

The Residence Director (RD) is a part-time live-in position that reports directly to the Director of Residence Life.  As a member of the Student Life staff, the RD is responsible for the general welfare of all students, encouraging them to maximize their intellectual growth and personal development.  The RD is expected to positively influence, contribute to, and improve the quality of life of the residential student through programming, enforcing college policies and procedures, and by forming personal relationships with each student in his/her residential community.
 
1. Residence Director Responsibilities

  • Manage a residential living community ranging from 75 to 120 residents varying from traditional living to apartment living
  • Supervise two to three paraprofessional Resident Assistant Staff Members
  • Participate in 24 hour On Call responsibilities along with fellow RDs (may include break periods)
  • Administrate weekly RA staff meetings and attend weekly RD meetings
  • Assist with planning and implementing community programs with Resident Assistants: academic and social areas as outlined in the RA position description
  • Assist in the training, selection and evaluation of RA staff
  • Facilitate resident check-in and check-out process
  • Provide crisis intervention when needed and make appropriate referrals
  • Intercede regarding policy violations and make appropriate referrals
  • Provide sensitive, responsive and well informed guidance to residents regarding individual and collective concerns
  • Serve as judicial hearing officer and facilitate roommate mediations
  • Maintain 15 office hours per week within the Student Life Office
  • Be visible and accessible to residents within your community
  • Represent the Office of Student Life at College functions and events
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Residence Life and/or Dean of Students

2. Programming & Training

  • Assist with the planning of bi-yearly training sessions for RA and RD staff members
  • Coordinate outside training opportunities throughout the year for staff
  • Maintain RA programming database to ensure that requirements are met
  • Facilitate the six week Storm Programming Challenge and plan recognition event
  • Track RA bulletin board changes and themes
  • Track RA Inservice requirements and opportunities
  • Coordinate large scale residential programs such as Hall Crawl, finals week late night breakfast (fall/spring), large scale spring program initiative
  • Collaborate with the Office of Campus Involvement
  • Streamline facility and budgetary requests for programs and training
  • Assess residential programming interests and needs (resident evaluation process)
  • Coordinate RA weekly reports
  • Maintain weekly office hours within the Student Life Office
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Residence Life/Dean of Students

3. Compensation

  • Ten month position, August 1 through May 31 (summer employment/responsibilities are available in exchange for continued campus housing)
  • On campus apartment plus $8,000 yearly stipend and $500 storm dollars per semester, total package worth $16,430.00 a year
  • Lake Erie College tuition waiver available
  • Professional Development opportunities available

4. Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree (currently enrolled in a graduate degree seeking program preferred)
  • Valid drivers license
  • Valid background check
  • Strong communication, computer and organizational skills; solution oriented
  • Conflict mediation knowledge
  • Enthusiasm and willingness to develop, initiate and actively participate in developmental student programming
  • Ability to work within a residence life team
  • Able to work with a diverse student population
  • Sound administrative and supervisory skills
  • Sense of humor

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