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Residence Life Student Staff Positions are Now Available

for the 2014-2015 Academic Year!

 

 

Brief Job Descriptions

Senior Resident Assistant (SRA) - The SRA represents Residence Life as a key paraprofessional staff member. The SRA works under the direct supervision of the Residence Life Coordinator (RLC) and/or the Assistant Director (AD). Together, these staff members work with the resident assistant staff to coordinate a variety of administrative duties, assist with programming and staff training and development. There will be one SRA for the following areas: Traer, Jobe Hansen/Dempsey, the Upper Quad, and Greek Row. The SRA is a member of the RA team but is also considered the second in command to the RLC/AD of their assigned area and assists with the day to day management of the hall.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Have and maintain a 2.70 Cumulative Grade Point Average
  • Be enrolled as a full time student at Oglethorpe University
  • Attain Junior standing at the time of appointment
  • Be in good academic, judicial, and financial standing with Oglethorpe University
  • Participate in fall training and spring training
  • Attend weekly staff meetings and in-service training on Mondays from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
  • Ability to serve in the SRA role for one academic year, including designated break periods.
  • Must have successfully completed 1 year in the Resident Assistant Position at Oglethorpe University, or must have successfully completed 1 term in the House Manager position for their organization (Greek Row SRA only)
  • Greek Row SRA must be a member of a social Greek organization
Remuneration and Benefits
  • Assigned room at no charge in residence hall in which RA is employed
  • 100% of board covered by Residence Life
  • Early move-in to assigned residence hall
  • Valuable leadership and communication opportunities with the University community
Selection Timeline    

SRA Applications Due

Friday, November 22, 2013

5pm

SRA Interviews

November 27 – December 4, 2013

Turner Lynch Campus Center with Professional Staff

SRA Candidate Notification

Friday, December 6, 2013

Via Email/Phone

SRA Acceptance Letter Due

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

 5pm Via Email

SRA Application Materials: SRA Position Description | SRA Application

Resident Assistant (RA) – The  RA is an Oglethorpe University undergraduate student who serves as a member of the Residence Life staff and is directly supervised by a RLC/AD. RAs assess and meet the needs of approximately 50 residents through daily interactions and have four major areas of responsibility: leadership, communication, administrative, and community building. General job duties include implementing Residential Curriculum, performing administrative duties, serving as the RA on duty, being present in the area even if not on duty, assisting with resident and building security procedures, attending training and in-services, following emergency protocols, enforcing university policies and serving as both a resource and role model to residents. As a student employee of Oglethorpe University, an RA is required to abide by and uphold the Oglethorpe University Bulletin, the Oglethorpe University Community Living Guide, and applicable law.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Have and maintain a 2.70 Cumulative Grade Point Average
  • Be enrolled as a full time student
  • Have one semester of on-campus living experience
  • Attain sophomore standing at the time of appointment
  • Be in good academic, judicial, and financial standing with Oglethorpe University
  • Participate in fall training and spring training
  • Attend weekly staff meetings and in-service training on Mondays from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Remuneration and Benefits

First Year Resident Assistant

  • Assigned room at no charge in residence hall in which RA is employed
  • Early move-in to assigned residence hall
  • Valuable leadership and communication opportunities with the University community

Returning Resident Assistant

  • Assigned room at no charge in residence hall in which RA is employed
  • 50% of board covered by Residence Life
  • Early move-in to assigned residence hall
  • Valuable leadership and communication opportunities with the University community
Selection Timeline

RA Application Due

Friday, January 24, 2014

5pm

RA Recommendation Letters Due

Monday, January 27, 2014

5pm

SUPER Saturday (Interviews)

Saturday, February 1, 2014

9am-5pm

RA Candidate Notification

Monday, February 10, 2014

Via Email/Phone

Acceptance Letters Due

Friday, February 14, 2014

Via Email 5pm

Returning RA Application Materials: Returning RA Application

New RA Application Materials: RA Position Description | New RA Application | Recommendation Form

Peer Academic Leader (PAL) - PALs are responsible for floors in Traer Residence Hall or Dempsey/Jobe Hansen Residence Halls.  PALs report to staff in the Academic Success Center and Residence Life, and they work directly with the Resident Assistants.  PALs are typically sophomores or juniors that are interested in serving as academic mentors to first-year students.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Overall academic achievement in all areas with a 3.0 cumulative GPA at time of application.
  • Ability to be a positive role model.
  • Positive attitude and self-motivated.
  • Be familiar with and provide referrals to campus resources and support services.
  • Strong communication and organizational skills.
  • Must be in good social, disciplinary, and academic standing at the time of application and appointment.
Remuneration and Benefits
  • $1,000 per semester to the Housing Costs
  • Option to purchase a 10-meal a week meal plan
Selection Timeline    

PAL Application Due

Friday, January 17, 2014

5pm

PAL Interviews

February 14-21, 2014

Turner Lynch Campus Center

PAL Candidate Notification

March 7, 2014

Via Email/Phone

PAL Application Materials: PAL Position Description | PAL Application | Recommendation Form

Terms of Employment

  • The position is for the academic school year (9 months) with the opportunity for reappointment
  • FALL TRAINING: All Residence Life Student Staff are required to attend fall staff training prior to the opening of school in August. Dates for Residence Life Training are TBD.

Additional Information

For additional information please contact:

Raphael Coleman, Assistant Director

Residence Life and Housing Operations

(404)364-8895 | rcoleman@oglethorpe.edu

 

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