Opportunities

Resident Assistant

Updated for Academic Year 2017-2018
I. Essential Job Functions and Responsibilities

    1. Staff Team Member

  • Participate in the on-going training, selection, and evaluation processes for the Residence Life team
  • Serve as a positive role model to students and be a supportive team member to staff
  • Know and share highlights/concerns/issues in your community with other staff members
  • Role model a commitment to personal and professional development
  • Read, interpret, understand, and follow Lake Erie College policies and the Resident Assistant training/policy materials.

    2. Community Development

  • Engage students in academic initiatives, leadership activities, service opportunities, and social events that promote development through coordinating a minimum of 8/9 programs per semester in the following areas:
    1. 2  Social Programs (building/area wide)
    2. 2  Community Development programs (floor specific)
    3. 2 Student Success Programs (Student Success Center, Career Services, health and wellness, alcohol education, etc.)
    4. 1 Fire Prevention Program
    5. 1 Alcohol Awareness Program
    6. 1 Community Service Program (Apartments only)
    7. Participation in the 6 Week Challenge is encouraged. Programs relating to this are generally not included in the total mentioned above.
    8. In addition to the programming requirements above, all RAs are expected to coordinate one program approximately every week and a half.
    9. Role model and reinforce positive behavior consistent with LEC campus and department policies; enforce all residence hall and LEC campus policies
    10. Conduct regularly scheduled on-call rounds within the community
    11. Create a welcoming and comfortable living environment for community members
    12. Address issues of intolerance, hate, and injustice in a thorough and educational manner

    3. Peer Mentor and Role Model

  • Establish/maintain communication and relationships with students living in your community
  • Serve as a counseling resource while fully utilizing campus resources
  • Participate in an ongoing on-call rotation and respond to building/area situations

    4. Academic Development

  • Promote healthy and appropriate academic behaviors
    Connect with respective staff/campus resources to support residents’ academic success

    5. Administrative Duties

  • Support residential community development through the completion of administrative tasks: weekly reports, program planning forms, twice daily checking and responding to emails, etc.
  • Share information with supervisory staff through written reports and weekly meetings when applicable, including weekly meetings with supervisor or entire Residence Life team
  • Update community area bulletin boards three times per semester (not including check-out information and break information; to be posted at the end of each semester)
  • Post and share information related to housing processes and other events
  • Assist with the check-in and check-out process for students.  Regarding break periods, RAs are the first to return to campus and last to leave.

II. DUTY AND CONFRONTATION

    1. Be on-call on a regular basis as assigned by the ADSLH.  When on duty, the Resident Assistant will remain in the building/area, proactively assist students, and respond to emergency/crisis situations.
    2. Whether on-duty or not, the RA is responsible for consistently confronting and reporting suspected violations on an Incident Report Form to the ADSLH/RDs.
    3. The RA is responsible for informing and educating students about their rights and responsibilities as students, Lake Erie College policies and procedures, and College and residence hall/apartment expectations concerning standards of conduct.

III. Personal Conduct

    1. Resident Assistants are expected to maintain high levels of personal and professional conduct on and off campus throughout the entire year.
    2. Resident Assistants who are 21 or older and who choose to use alcohol are expected to maintain their professionalism and make choices that add to the positive perception of them as student leaders, not take away from it.
    3. Whether on or off campus, students are expected to make choices concerning any substances—alcohol or other drugs—that coincide with the policies stated within the Lake Erie College Student Handbook.

IV. Typical Week Schedule:

    1. Communication and interaction with residents
    2. Collaboration with community members and staff members on community building, program ideas, and campus events
    3. Administrative tasks for building concerns and community needs
    4. Follow up with student and staff concerns and needs
    5. Attend area staff meeting and/or all-staff meeting
    6. Approximately 1 to 3 nights of Community On-Call Rounds per week
    7. Estimated Hours per Week: 15-20 (This number varies depending on the time of year.)

V. Supervision

    1. Direct Supervision by the Residence Director
    2. Indirect Supervision by the Assistant Director Student Life & Housing

VI. Position Requirements

    1. RA Candidates must have a minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA and a minimum 2.50 GPA for the most recent semester to apply. The GPA is for earned credit hours only.
    2. RA Candidates must be in good standing with the College and Student Life. Candidates on academic or disciplinary probation with LEC will be ineligible to hold a Resident Assistant position.
    3. Once hired, RAs must attend Fall and Winter position training activities. These times are scheduled for approximately one week prior to the start of each academic semester.
    4. Once hired, RAs may need to limit outside activities during the period of employment to a maximum of 20 hours per week. Outside activities include but are not limited to: employment, internships, athletics, and active members in student run organizations; conflicts or concerns should be discussed with the Assistant Director of Student Life & Housing and appropriate Residence Director at the time of interview. These activities must be approved by the ADSLH at the time of hire.

VI. Compensation

    1. Single Room (when available, may not be available in apartment areas)
    2. 10 Student Employment Office Hours per week (which may affect Financial Aid)

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Residence Director/Career Services & Internships Administrative Coordinator

Updated for Academic Year 2015-16

The Residence Director (RD) is a part-time live-in position that reports directly to the director of residence life.  As a member of the Student Life staff, the RD is responsible for the general welfare of all students, encouraging them to maximize their intellectual growth and personal development. The RD is expected to positively influence, contribute to, and improve the quality of life of the residential student through programming, enforcing college policies and procedures, and by forming personal relationships with each student in his/her residential community.
 
1. Residence Director Responsibilities
  • Manage a residential living community ranging from 75 to 120 residents varying from traditional living to apartment living
  • Supervise two to three paraprofessional Resident Assistant staff members
  • Participate in 24 hour on-call responsibilities along with fellow RDs (may including break periods)
  • Administrate weekly RA staff meetings and attend weekly RD meetings
  • Assist with planning and implementing community programs with Resident Assistants: academic and social areas as outlined in the RA position description
  • Assist in the training, selection and evaluation of RA staff
  • Facilitate resident check-in and check-out process
  • Provide crisis intervention when needed and make appropriate referrals
  • Intercede regarding policy violations and make appropriate referrals
  • Provide sensitive, responsive and well informed guidance to residents regarding individual and collective concerns
  • Serve as judicial hearing officer and facilitate roommate mediations
  • Be visible and accessible to residents within your community
  • Represent the Office of Student Life at college functions and events
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Residence Life and/or Dean of Students
2. Career Services & Internships Administrative Coordinator Responsibilities
  • Work collaboratively and assist the Director of Career Services and Internships with marketing career development opportunities for students
  • Maintain 15 hours a week in the Career Services Office
  • Work with residence life staff to develop career related programs for residents
  • Coordinate career workshops and learning opportunities for students
  • Assist with the maintenance of the SYMPLICITY on-line job network system
  • Assist in overall service for students regarding major and career identification
  • Serve as a resource for resume writing and development
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Career Services and Internships and/or Dean of Students
3. Compensation
  • Ten-month position, August 1 through May 31; (summer employment/responsibilities are available in exchange for continued campus housing)
  • On campus apartment plus $5,000 yearly stipend and $500 storm dollars per semester, total package: $16,430.00 a year
  • Lake Erie College tuition waiver available
  • Professional Development opportunities available
4. Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree (currently enrolled in a graduate degree seeking program preferred)
  • Valid drivers license
  • Valid background check
  • Strong communication, computer and organizational skills; solution oriented
  • Conflict mediation knowledge
  • Enthusiasm and willingness to develop, initiate and actively participate in developmental student programming
  • Ability to work within a residence life team
  • Able to work with a diverse student population
  • Sound administrative and supervisory skills
  • Sense of humor

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Residence Director/Housing Operations Coordinator

Updated for Academic Year 2017-2018
The Residence Director (RD) is a part-time live-in position that reports directly to the Assistant Director of Student Life & Housing (AD). As a member of the Student Life staff, the RD is responsible for the general welfare of all students, encouraging them to maximize their intellectual and social growth through development of the whole person. The RD is expected to positively influence, contribute to, and improve the quality of life of the residential student through programming, enforcing college policies and procedures, and by forming individual relationships with each student in their residential community.
 
1. Residence Director Responsibilities
  • Manage a residential living community ranging from 75 to 120 residents varying from residence hall living to apartment living
  • Supervise and assess 3 to 5 paraprofessional Resident Assistant staff members
  • Participate in 24 hour On Call responsibilities along with fellow RDs (including break periods)
  • Administrate weekly RA staff meetings and monthly RA one on one meetings
  • Attend weekly RD meetings and weekly one on ones with the AD. Submit weekly and on-call reports to the AD.
  • Assist with planning and implementing community programs with Resident Assistants according to the Community Development area outlined in the RA position description (available on the Lake Erie College website)
  • Assist in the training, selection, and evaluation of RA staff
  • Facilitate resident check-in and check-out process
  • Provide crisis intervention when needed and make appropriate referrals
  • Intercede regarding policy violations and make appropriate referrals
  • Provide sensitive, responsive, and well informed guidance to residents regarding individual and collective concerns
  • When needed, serve as conduct officer and facilitate roommate mediations
  • Be visible and accessible to residents within your community
  • Represent the Office of Student Life at College functions and events
  • Other duties as assigned by the Assistant Director of Student Life & Housing/Director of Student Life & Engagement and/or Vice President of Student Affairs

2. Housing Operations Coordinator

  • Maintain 15 office hours per week within the Student Life Office
  • Check housing maintenance email inbox, submit maintenance requests daily, and manage the residential maintenance database
  • Serve as the liaison between Physical Plant and Residence Life as well as
  • Manage keys and complete key audits as needed for all residential areas
  • Coordinate monthly health and safety inspections and necessary follow ups
  • Coordinate break housing, including communication to/with students and break requests
  • Coordinate and complete inspections with the local Fire Marshal as needed
  • Coordinate and communicate with census officials as needed
  • Assist with room selection and new student housing placement/roommate matching
  • Enter and maintain housing data in Jenzabar EX system
  • Maintain residential student housing files and roster information
  • Assist with the coordination of the yearly move-in, move-out process
  • Update housing forms and information
  • Maintain weekly office hours within the Student Life Office
  • Other duties as assigned by the Assistant Director of Student Life & Housing
 
3.  Compensation
 
  • 10 month position (summer employment/responsibilities are available)
  • On campus apartment plus $5,000 yearly stipend and $500 meal allowance per semester
  • Lake Erie College Tuition waiver available
  • Professional development opportunities available
  • Pet-friendly (once pet is approved and pet contract is signed)

IV. Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree (Master’s degree or currently enrolled preferred)
  • Working knowledge of Residence Life and a desire to employ proven student development and restorative justice methods; dedication to inclusion
  • Ability to work as a member of a Residence Life team with students and professionals with varying levels of experience
  • Strong communication, problem-solving, computer, and organizational skills
  • Conflict mediation knowledge
  • Enthusiasm and willingness to develop, initiate, and actively participate in developmental student programming
  • Ability to work and educate inclusively with a diverse student population, including a large number of student-athletes
  • Sound administrative and supervisory skills
  • Characteristics of successful individuals who have served in this position – solution-oriented, detail-oriented, patient, persistent, flexible, curious, caring, comfortable with being uncomfortable
  •  Sense of humor

Interested candidates should send cover letter, resume and three reference contacts to:

Robert Swinton
Assistant Director of Student Life and Housing
Lake Erie College
Student Life Office/Holden Center
Painesville, OH 44077
(440) 375.7508
rswinton@lec.edu

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Residence Director/Programming & Training Coordinator

Updated for Academic Year 2015-16

The Residence Director (RD) is a part-time live-in position that reports directly to the Director of Residence Life.  As a member of the Student Life staff, the RD is responsible for the general welfare of all students, encouraging them to maximize their intellectual growth and personal development.  The RD is expected to positively influence, contribute to, and improve the quality of life of the residential student through programming, enforcing college policies and procedures, and by forming personal relationships with each student in his/her residential community.
 
1. Residence Director Responsibilities

  • Manage a residential living community ranging from 75 to 120 residents varying from traditional living to apartment living
  • Supervise two to three paraprofessional Resident Assistant Staff Members
  • Participate in 24 hour On Call responsibilities along with fellow RDs (may include break periods)
  • Administrate weekly RA staff meetings and attend weekly RD meetings
  • Assist with planning and implementing community programs with Resident Assistants: academic and social areas as outlined in the RA position description
  • Assist in the training, selection and evaluation of RA staff
  • Facilitate resident check-in and check-out process
  • Provide crisis intervention when needed and make appropriate referrals
  • Intercede regarding policy violations and make appropriate referrals
  • Provide sensitive, responsive and well informed guidance to residents regarding individual and collective concerns
  • Serve as judicial hearing officer and facilitate roommate mediations
  • Maintain 15 office hours per week within the Student Life Office
  • Be visible and accessible to residents within your community
  • Represent the Office of Student Life at College functions and events
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Residence Life and/or Dean of Students

2. Programming & Training

  • Assist with the planning of bi-yearly training sessions for RA and RD staff members
  • Coordinate outside training opportunities throughout the year for staff
  • Maintain RA programming database to ensure that requirements are met
  • Facilitate the six week Storm Programming Challenge and plan recognition event
  • Track RA bulletin board changes and themes
  • Track RA in-service requirements and opportunities
  • Coordinate large scale residential programs such as Hall Crawl, finals week late night breakfast (fall/spring), large scale spring program initiative
  • Collaborate with the Office of Campus Involvement
  • Streamline facility and budgetary requests for programs and training
  • Assess residential programming interests and needs (resident evaluation process)
  • Coordinate RA weekly reports
  • Maintain weekly office hours within the Student Life Office
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Residence Life/Dean of Students

3. Compensation

  • Ten month position, August 1 through May 31 (summer employment/responsibilities are available in exchange for continued campus housing)
  • On campus apartment plus $5,000 yearly stipend and $500 storm dollars per semester, total package worth $16,430.00 a year
  • Lake Erie College tuition waiver available
  • Professional Development opportunities available

4. Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree (currently enrolled in a graduate degree seeking program preferred)
  • Valid drivers license
  • Valid background check
  • Strong communication, computer and organizational skills; solution oriented
  • Conflict mediation knowledge
  • Enthusiasm and willingness to develop, initiate and actively participate in developmental student programming
  • Ability to work within a residence life team
  • Able to work with a diverse student population
  • Sound administrative and supervisory skills
  • Sense of humor

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