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Apr 26, 2017

219302 - Resident Assistant - Texas Academy of Leadership in the Humanities

Apr 26, 2017 by LU Student Engagement

DEPARTMENT: Texas Academy of Leadership in the Humanities
TITLE: Resident Assistant
WAGE: Paid Room & Board in Cardinal Village
DEADLINE TO APPLY: August 15, 2017

Position Summary: The TALH Resident Assistant (RA) will be responsible for the development and oversight of the TALH community and students under their care in the residence hall.

TALH is an early-entrance college program for gifted and talented high school-aged students (ages 15 through 18).

The RA supplements and complements the process of formal education by enhancing the quality of life in the residential community. RAs are expected to be known, visible, and an active resident within their entire hall as well. Expectations include maintaining communication between residents and TALH and Cardinal Village staff, implementation of the on-campus policies, procedures and regulations, as well as those of the University, and participation in the day-to-day operations of the facility as assigned by TALH and Cardinal Village staff. The RA provides leadership and oversight for all TALH residents and assists in planning of educational and social activities that make the group living experience support student learning and retention.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Facilitate community-building within the TALH program by building rapport with residents, maintaining contact with them, addressing individual and group needs, and supporting academic success.
  • Support and uphold all apartment/residence hall, TALH, and University policies and procedures.
  • Serve as a mediator with roommate conflicts and other conflicts within the floor/building area.
  • Assist with and facilitate a variety of educational and social programs on a weekly basis, which support community development, student learning and student retention.
  • Fulfill a variety of administrative responsibilities such as health and safety checks, sharing on-call weekend rotation, regular staff and one-on-one meetings, building meetings, opening and closing, curfew checks, completing reports and other responsibilities.
  • Respond to and manage crisis situations, which vary from individual resident issues to system-wide health and safety issues.
  • Proctor study hall.
  • Serve as a role model for resident students.

Required Qualifications:

  • Classification as a student in good standing at LU
  • Current cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher; must be maintained throughout employment
  • Planning, organizational, leadership, and mediation skills
  • Customer service orientation
  • Ability to work well within a diverse community of students
  • Open to juniors, seniors, and graduate students only
  • Must have current US citizenship