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Resident Assistant
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Job ID 6443
Job Type On-Campus Jobs-Academic Year
Employer Residential Life
Date Posted Oct 13, 2021
Category Human Services
Job Description

This application is for the spring 2022 semester only.

The Resident Assistant (RA) position is a part-time, paraprofessional student staff member of the Department of Residential Life. The RA is responsible for fostering student learning, growth, and development by building an inclusive and authentic community and fostering personal relationships. RAs use a variety of strategies to foster student learning, including intentional conversations, bulletin boards, community meetings, campus partnerships, and holding students accountable for their decisions.  Residential Life incorporates an intentional and sequential student learning format called the Community Learning Model (CLM). Resident Assistants utilize the CLM framework to focus and organize their efforts toward the overarching educational priority that students will understand their individual responsibility to work towards just and equitable local, national, and global societies. This position reports directly to a Residence Hall Director.

The ideal candidate will maintain full-time student status for the duration of employment and possess a grade point average of 2.7 or above at the time of application. Applicants should have previously lived in the residence halls for a period of time no less than one semester and be in good standing with the college (not on academic or disciplinary probation). Selected candidates must also receive clearance through a background check (provided by Employment Services) and negotiate any additional work requirements with their supervisor.

Conduct & Title IX checks will take place prior to final consideration and position offers.

Job Requirements
  • Acting as an educator to foster student learning tied to the mission of the College
  • Utilizing personal relationships, informal activities, and community meetings to foster floor, building, area, and campus community development
  • Connecting with residents around various topics through intentional conversations
  • Creating and maintaining door decorations and bulletin boards that promote the Community Learning Model
  • Serving as a role model for residents by supporting and adhering to policies, giving feedback, addressing community standard violations, and assisting others in these same tasks
  • Assisting students and staff in managing crises and referring students to appropriate college resources
  • Participating in Residential Life trainings, including before academic terms begin, as well as ongoing monthly development
  • Meeting individually with Residence Hall Director
  • Meeting weekly with area staff
  • Assisting with department-wide initiatives including, but not limited to, room draw, new staff selection, student staff training, professional staff search, Student Staff Advisory Board
  • Maintaining on-call rotation with other staff members including evenings and weekend daytime coverage
  • Supporting opening and closing of residence halls as well as on-call coverage during breaks and other college vacations
  • Accepting responsibility for key access to student rooms and remaining accountable for loss of keys
  • Performing additional duties as assigned by Residence Hall Director
  • RAs are required to arrive to campus prior to the beginning of the academic semester and complete RA duties after final exams each semester
Available Openings 3
Hours 15.0 hours per week
Compensation Room
Time Frame Spring
Contact Name Kyle Flowers
Contact Email rlstudenthiring@macalester.edu
Work Location On campus
Phone N/A


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