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Graduate Assistant (GA)-Residence Life

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Requisition Details

Position Information

Posting Number 2014ST0102P
Position Number GA0001
Position Title Graduate Assistant (GA)-Residence Life
Anticipated Start Date 08/01/2017
Full-time or Part-time Part-Time
Exempt or Non-exempt Exempt
Hiring Salary Range Academic Year Compensation: $10,000 stipend + extras

Position Summary Information

Qualifications Desired

Applicants must be enrolled as a full-time graduate student in a degree-granting program. While in the position, Graduate Assistant (GA) may have no more than fifteen (15) hours total of external commitments including but not limited to outside employment, organization involvement, athletic team participation, internships, etc. Candidates should possess strong interpersonal communication skills and the ability to interact with a diverse population, as well as have demonstrated experience and skills related to program development, student development and working with groups. Familiarity with residence hall systems and/or other education administration or management experience is strongly preferred. This is a part-time, live-on position, which requires 20 office hours per week including weekend and on-call responsibilities. Employment is subject to review and renewal on an annual basis. A limited number of summer positions may be available for additional compensation.

Bachelor’s degree
Previous undergraduate student leadership experience (preference for leadership experience within Residence Life)
Candidates must be enrolled full time in Higher Education, Counseling or related field.
Candidates must be willing to commit to a two year agreement.
Appreciation for mission and values of Catholic higher education

Job Description Summary

The Graduate Assistant (GA) is a 10-month, live-in position. The GA serves as an active and visible residence hall staff member that participates and facilitates student development, community development, leadership development, administration, policy enforcement, crisis management and staff development. The GA is supervised by an Assistant Director.

This Graduate Assistant (GA) is a crucial Residence Life liaison collaborating with Residence Life, Assistant Directors (AD’s), Resident Assistant (RAs) and resident students. The GA oversees residence halls, supervises a staff of RAs, serves as a disciplinary hearing officer, participates in campus-wide emergency on-call coverage and supports the mission of the Office of Residence Life.

Job Description

Duties and Responsibilities
• Supervises 6-8 undergraduate Resident Assistants
• Assists with the recruitment, selection, training and evaluation of undergraduate staff.
• Attend (and lead as appropriate) various meetings (e.g. one-on-one meetings with RAs, meetings with supervisor, RA staff meetings, and professional staff meetings, etc.)
• Promote and implement training sessions and in-services as well as ongoing staff development initiatives.

Provide Direct Supervision for Resident Assistant Staff
• Collaborate with Residence Life Central Staff to plan and implement RA training programs including: fall training, ongoing in-service training, January training, and other training as necessary.
• Plan and facilitate weekly RA staff meetings.
• Conduct individual weekly meetings with RA staff.
• Hold formal evaluation meetings with each RA once a year.
• Assist in the planning and implementation of the RA selections process.
• Assist the RAs in fulfilling their programming responsibilities.
• Ensure accurate and timely completion of administrative tasks delegated to area staff.
• Ensure provision of RA duty coverage in assigned buildings; develop and disseminate weekly/monthly duty rosters to designated departments.

Community and Student Leadership Development
• Serves as a resource and referral agent for students’ academic, identity, and social needs.
• Work collaboratively with security personnel to create a safe and secure community.

Student Conduct and Crisis Management
• Responsible for upholding Community Standards.
• Educates students on their rights and responsibilities.
• Communicate with AD and Director of Residence Life regarding policy violations and adjudication.
• Investigate and adjudicate lower level disciplinary violations of the Community Standards.
• Handle crisis situations, such as mental health incidents, roommate conflicts, student conduct and staffing issues, and ensure appropriate community response.
• Makes effective referrals to counseling or academic services and familiarizes self with campus resources
• Provide night and weekend on- duty responsibilities for approximately 800 residential students.

Administrative and Departmental Responsibilities

• Oversee the administrative tasks related to damage, maintenance, fire safety, and building security.
• Participate in departmental functions, projects, and workgroups assigned, including but not limited to community development initiatives, housing operations management, staff selection and training.
• Assists with the opening and closing of the Residence halls as well as all graduation weekend events.

Professional Development
• Participate in staff training and development opportunities offered by Residential Life and other campus departments.
• Act as a role model on and off campus

Academic Year Compensation: $10,000 stipend, partial meal plan while school is in session, furnished apartment including utilities and campus phone service, internet and campus parking.

If enrolled at Cabrini University tuition remission will be available, with maintenance of 3.0 GPA.

Three Two (3) positions available
Learning Outcomes
Graduate Assistants working in Residence Life will:
1. Practice appropriate and effective interpersonal communication skills in a variety of professional settings.
2. Develop and practice supervisory skills by managing a staff of high achieving undergraduate Resident Assistant.
3. Practice giving and receiving feedback in a professional setting.
4. Experience the opportunity to serve as a mentor and role model for college students.
5. Gain a sound understanding of effective crisis management protocol and response.
6. Engage in a network of supportive staff members who are committed to the holistic development of students.
7. Demonstrate critical thinking, specifically employ appropriate decision making when addressing policy infractions when responding to incidents and throughout the conduct process.

8. Identify student needs and direct them to the appropriate departmental offices for support and assistance.

Requisition Detail Information

Open Date 05/09/2017
Close Date
Special Instructions to Applicants

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you a full time graduate student in a degree granting program?
    • yes
    • no
  2. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • HERC Website
    • Internal Job Posting
    • Agency Referral
    • Advertisement/Publication
    • Personal Referral
    • Website
    • Other
  3. If Other, please specify

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
Optional Documents