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Resident Advisor (RA) / Desk Assistant / Summer Conference Assistant
The Resident Advisor (RA) is responsible for a living area housing approximately 25-75 students in one of the University residence halls. Reporting to a Coordinator (CRL/RCC), or an Assistant Coordinator (ACRL), the RA has responsibilities in student development, programming, general administration, maintenance, and facility administration, and the selection of staff. The RA works as an integral member of the Housing and Residence Life team and is required to demonstrate professionalism as they assist students on a daily basis. RAs articulate to residents the philosophy and policies of Housing and Residence Life and UNC Greensboro. They represent HRL and UNCG by serving as a primary role model for residents. This position description outlines the major areas of responsibility.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Sets a good example for residents by following all University and residence hall policies and modeling the same responsible and mature behavior expected of residents.
- Gets to know residents personally early in the semester and maintains frequent contact with them throughout the course of the year. One of the ways this is done is through Connections.
- Works to prevent crisis situations responds appropriately in accordance to confidential matters and becomes familiar with referral source and refers when appropriate.
- Develops a sense of community by encouraging residents to become acquainted with one another and by encouraging consideration of and concern for others.
- Maintains a positive attitude toward others and accepts others whose lifestyles and attitudes are different than their own.
- Coordinates and implements programs and activities in the living area designed to educate and socialize residents.
- Identifies programming needs and interests of the residents in the living area.
- Participates in both planned and spontaneous activities in the living area.
- Documents and reports programming activities to their supervisor.
- Encourages residents to participate in Residence Life and University community events.
- Attends all training opportunities and departmental staff meetings.
- Completes all paperwork accurately and within established timelines. This includes monthly reports, room condition reports, supervisor evaluations, programming planning and evaluation forms, duty logs, and other documents required by HRL or building supervisor.
- Assists with the check-in and check-out procedures of residents throughout the year as well as other events, such as Welcome weekend, Orientation activities, Office of Admissions recruitment events (e.g. Destination UNCG and Spartan Showcase) and other procedures as requested by the supervisory staff of the Office of Housing and Residence Life.
- Assists with the opening and closing of the residence halls.
- Arrives up to one week prior to Opening and remains through Commencement.
- Attends hall council and residence hall association meetings and programs each semester.
Maintenance and Facility Administration
- Is aware of and follows departmental procedures for reporting housekeeping and maintenance problems, and follows up to see that these requests have been completed.
- Maintains an accurate report of all students residing in living area at all times.
- Helps maintain a safe and secure environment which is conducive to student growth and development.
- Communicates frequently with building housekeepers, the housekeeping supervisor, and the supervising CRL, RCC, ACRL, or SRA concerning maintenance and housekeeping requests.
- Is familiar with and responds to all alarms and is aware of the building and emergency procedures and reports any damages to professional on-call.
- Works cooperatively and supports staff decisions and assists in disciplinary actions.
- Is available for duty approximately 12 nights per month. On average, 3 nights per week (including in-hall time and 2 weekends per month.)
- Covers some portions of break duty (i.e. Fall, Thanksgiving, Spring, etc.) as needed.
- Participates in Admissions events yearly.
- Coordinates time off with supervisor (CRL, RCC, or ACRL) well in advance of making the duty schedule.
- Attends all staff meetings, one on ones, and functions.
- Gets to know all housekeepers and maintenance personnel assigned to the building.
- Participates in the selection of Housing and Residence Life Staff.
- Assumes other responsibilities as deemed necessary by the Directorate Staff of the Office of Housing and Residence Life.
For more information, or to have your questions answered, please contact Megan Delph at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 334-4072.
Updated October 2012