Graduate Assistant for Residence Life
The Graduate Assistant for Residence Life is a member of the Student Affairs team. The successful candidate will join a dynamic Residence Life staff dedicated to the well-being and development of students. The Graduate Assistant is responsible for a variety of projects related to residential education and expected to coordinate and collaborate with other campus departments as requested.
This position is generally a 20 hours per week position, with some hours within business hours and some during nights and weekends. Hours are to be agreed upon between the Graduate Assistant and Director of Residence Life. The preferred start date for this position is January 1, 2014. This is a ten month position (August 1 – June 1).
- Adjudicate low-level conduct cases and follow-up regarding completion of sanctions.
- Administer a weekly alcohol education program for students with alcohol sanctions.
- Aid in the development and implementation of preventative alcohol and other drug programs.
- Research and report on student conduct issues, including but not limited to assessing current practices and outcomes and making recommendations.
- Assist with advising, counseling and crisis intervention within the residential community.
- Respond to emergencies and participate one night per week in the professional staff on-call rotation.
- Assist with departmental residence life functions such as student staff training, events, and programming.
- Attend various weekly departmental meetings.
- Assume other responsibilities as assigned.
A $6,000 stipend for the duration of the contract (January 1-June 1), a 1-bedroom furnished apartment, which includes all utilities and Internet. A meal plan consisting of 10 meals weekly each semester to use at our dining centers. There is no tuition credit for this position.
Bachelor’s degree and current enrollment in a master’s program required. Enrollment in a program related to higher education, public health, psychology or counseling strongly preferred. Candidates should have the ability to connect and build relationships with students, have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, manage multiple tasks, and work well independently as well as in a team setting. Flexibility with work schedule is necessary.
Please submit cover letter, resume and three references to the Human Resources Office via email (email@example.com). Ursinus College is an AA/EO Employer. Ursinus College does not discriminate on grounds of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, creed, ancestry, veteran status, marital status, disability, or other classification protected by applicable law in the administration of any of its educational programs or activities with respect to employment.