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Resident Assistant

Company: Florida Gulf Coast University
Location: Fort Myers
Posted on: August 16, 2019

Job Description:

The Resident Assistant (RA) keeps the supervisor informed of activities, problems, and needs of the residents and the community. As an RA, you are charged with the development and creation of a residential environment that promotes and enhances the social, academic and diverse pursuits of our student population. Required_Qualifications Enrolled as a degree seeking student at Florida Gulf Coast University at the time of hire and throughout the appointment. Must have a minimum GPA 2.5 and be in good conduct standing with the University. Must have lived on campus for at least one semester* before beginning the position (*on-campus living at another university or military service does qualify). Must not hold any paid position that requires a commitment of more than 9 hours per-week while in the position. Must be able to complete entire length of position, which typically lasts from August to May (May to May for West Lake Village RAs). Must be able to serve as part of the on call rotation from 5:00pm-8:00am at least once a week. Ability to work evenings, nights and weekends as necessary. Preferred_Qualifications_Knowledge,_Skills_&_Abilities * Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills. * Ability to follow and understand directions. * Ability to remain flexible and available enough to be a friend, an advisor, the primary source of information, educator, and authority figure. * Ability to diffuse and respond professionally to stressful situations and difficult people. * Ability to exercise a high degree of independent judgement in the interpretation, application, and enforcement of all rules, regulations, and policies. * Ability to maintain confidentiality and discretion at all times. * Ability to interact in a professional manner with a diverse group of staff, faculty, students, and the community in a service-oriented environment. * Ability to model the following five competencies: Community Development and Programming, Inclusivity, Crisis Response and Conflict Resolution, Professionalism and Integrity and Leadership Development. All_Employees_Are_Expected_To * Promote a common purpose consistent with stated University goals and demonstrate a commitment to students and the learning environment. * Possess the knowledge of general written standards and procedures utilized, and have the ability to read, interpret, and follow procedural and policy manual related to the job tasks. * Demonstrate the ability to respond to supervision, guidance and direction in a positive, receptive manner and in accordance with stated policies. * Provide quality customer service by creating a welcoming and supportive environment. * Present a professional image in word, action and attire. * Demonstrate professionalism in dealing with a diverse population while understanding and respecting each other s view of the world, personalities and working styles. * Apply effective techniques to create working relationships with others to achieve common goals; successfully communicates and collaborates with others to achieve goals. * Demonstrate skills necessary to look at situations and processes critically to make recommendations for improvement. * Physical Demands Ability to bend, stoop, and lift approximately 15 lbs. Salary Range $1,100 each semester (typically 2 semesters except when working in West Lake Village 3 semesters). Each year in the positio affords you an addition $100 a semester Job Duties Essential Job Duties o Coordinates event logistics. o Provides administrative support to the Office of Housing and Residence Life. o Attends weekly one-on-ones, completes weekly reports, and assist with both Eagle Expo events. o Attends weekly area staff meetings and in-services on Mondays from 6-9pm. o Remains in the hall late/or returns early to open during holidays and breaks, as determined by the Resident Director and/or the Office of Housing & Residence Life. o Attends and actively participates in the Fall RA Training and the Spring RA Training. o Participates in all training programs and other events as deemed necessary for purposes of further developing leadership, advising, programming, and administrative skills. o Participates in RA Selection processes (i.e. Informational Sessions, interviews, etc.) o Works three (3) hours a week at the reception desk as part of the RA job. * Other Duties o Serves on a committee or collateral assignment as needed by the Office of Housing and Residence Life. o Performs other job-related duties as assigned. * Posting Detail Information Posting Number TS315P Open Date 10/26/2018 Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Status Special Instructions to Applicants As a temporary employee, you may not be eligible to participate in all employee benefit programs (e.g. paid leave, retirement, or tuition reimbursement). Supplemental Questions Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). o * Are you currently enrolled as a degree seeking student at Florida Gulf Coast University? Yes No o * Do you posses a minimum 2.50 GPA and in good conduct standing with the University? Yes No N/A o * Have you lived on campus for at least one semester* before beginning the position (*on-campus living at another university or military service does qualify). Yes No o * Do you hold any paid position that requires a commitment of more than 9 hours per-week while in the position. Yes No o * Are you able to complete entire length of position, which typically lasts from August to May (May to May for West Lake Village RAs). Yes No o * Are you able to serve as part of the on call rotation from 5:00 pm - 8:00 am at least once a week. Yes No o * Are you able to work evenings, nights and weekends as necessary? Yes No o * Please indicate how you first learned of this position. Job Board Print Advertisement Social Media Job Fair/Conference FGCU Website Employee Referral Other o * Per the question above, please specify the name of where you FIRST learned of the position? (Open Ended Question) o Documents Needed To Apply Required Documents o Resume o Cover Letter o List of 3 Professional References o Optional Documents

Keywords: Florida Gulf Coast University, Fort Myers , Resident Assistant, Other , Fort Myers, Florida

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