Student Resident Assistant

University Of The Incarnate Word
May 16, 2024
Offerd Salary:Negotiation
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Contract Type:Other
Working Time:Part time
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Position Details

Position Information

Position Title Student Resident Assistant

Academic Year 2023-2024 UIW Mission

The University of the Incarnate Word is a Catholic institution that welcomes to its community persons of diverse backgrounds, in the belief that their respectful interaction advances the discovery of truth, mutual understanding, self-realization, and the common good.

Position Summary

The Resident Assistant (RA) is a student employed by the Department of Residence Life and Housing Operations who lives in the residence halls and serves as the first point of contact for residents. This is a part-time position whose anticipated workload averages to 20 hours or less a week. The RA works with the Residence Life Professional Staff to establish a positive environment for the development of residents through programming, residence hall standards, and supportive living and learning communities in the residence halls. The Resident Assistant (RA) works under the direct supervision of the RL Professional Staff of his/her area and the indirect supervision of the entire RL Professional Staff. Resident Assistants are expected to meet all expectations as set forth by the Focused Learning And Growth System resident curriculum.

The RA is expected to know the individual students on his or her floor on a personal basis, and provide assistance and support and serve as a resource to the residents. The RA is primarily involved in creating a community environment that is focused on student engagement and involvement. In order to accomplish this, the RA must be flexible and creative in meeting the needs of the residents. As a result, the RA is expected to engage in a variety of constantly changing roles. Each RA is expected to develop and implement activities and programs that enhance community and meet residents' personal and academic needs. The RA serves as a role model on and off campus for students in every aspect of University life and is expected to guide his or her residence in the development of community standards of behavior, as well as in upholding University policies and procedures. This position requires a serious time commitment and willingness to be available and accessible to other students. Because of the critical role and demanding nature of the position, it is expected that the responsibilities of the RA be the number one priority after academics.

This position is considered a “Mandatory Reporter” under state law and the UIW Sexual Misconduct Policy. As a Mandatory Reporter, this position requires you as the employee to promptly report any incident that you witness or receive information about violating Title IX. These reporting responsibilities are set out in the UIW Sexual Misconduct Policy.

Essential Functions

-Leadership and Student Engagement: Serve as a role model for students and peers, participate with recruitment and training events; -Assistance to Residents and Department: Know each resident in the area, be accessible, enter work orders, perform on-call duties, work in an office, assist with departmental events; -Staff Development: participate in training, attend weekly meetings, participate in FLAGS Functional Lead; -Community Development and Programming: Perform and document intentional interactions, develop hall programming and community gatherings, bring residents to events on campus; -Student Responsibility: enforce university policy, respond to roommate concerns, serve as a mediator -Duty Summary: -Perform and document 5 intentional interactions per week -Distribute 1 handout per theme -Create and post 1 bulletin board per theme to include a Resident Spotlight -Bring residents to two programs per theme and complete necessary G2G paperwork -Host 2 Community Gatherings per theme -Work with build team to create one Large Scale Event per semester -Nominate in at least one category for the Of the Month Awards -Perform 8 Community hours in hall -Perform 2 Office hours in offices -Serve on-call one night a week and one weekend every 4-6 weekends -Perform other duties as assigned


Knowledge Skills and Abilities

-Strong time-management skills; -Ability to work independently; -Willingness to grow and learn; -Ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures; -Employee shall adhere to all applicable rules and regulations of the University, the Conference, and the NCAA.

Required Education

  • Current UIW student
  • Completed 1 year of college by the time of appointment
  • Required Work Experience


    Preferred Qualifications


    Required Certifications, Licenses or Registrations Work Hours

    -20 Hours per week (on average) divided as follows: -2 hours in Residence Life Office (University); -8 hours in the hall (University); -1 on-call weekday duty night per week; -1 weekend duty weekend every 4-6 weekends

    Physical Demands

    -Ability to navigate to and from locations; -Light lifting

    Posting Details

    Posting Details

    Posting Number STU1084PO

    Number of Vacancies 3 Job Type Part Time Job Category Students Desired Start Date 08/16/2023 Position End Date (if temporary) 05/16/2024 Reports to Residence Life Coordinator Salary Open Date 07/24/2023 Close Date 05/31/2024 Open Until Filled No Special Instructions to Applicant EOE

    UIW is committed to a policy of equal opportunity in employment, without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, citizenship status, national origin, age, marital status, disability, genetic information, gender identity or expression, veteran status, pregnancy, and religion (except in limited circumstances when religious preference is both permitted by law and deemed appropriate as a matter of University policy).

    Applicant Documents

    Required Documents

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  • Letter of Recommendation 1
  • Letter of Recommendation 2
  • Optional Documents

    Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

  • Are you a current UIW student?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Are you able to work up to 20 hours per week as required by this position?
  • Yes
  • No
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