Resident Advisor (Student Position)

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Work type: Student Employment - General, Student Employment - Work Study Only
Location: Big Rapids, MI 49307
Categories: Student Employment - General, Student Employment - Work Study Only

Position Title: Resident Advisor (Student Position)  
Location: Big Rapids, MI  
Department:

Hosing & Residence Life

 
Advertised Salary: Room and Meal Plan (when available) along with a $500.00 per academic year stipend  
Summary of Position: The Residential Advisor (RA) is a live-in, paraprofessional staff member of the Office of Housing and Residence Life. They are responsible for working closely with staff and students in creating and maintaining an atmosphere that promotes academic success, personal development, and an understanding of diversity through responsible community living in university residence halls. The RA will assume responsibility for a specific section within a on campus residential community.  
Position Requirements: - Student Staff must be full-time students (minimum of 12 credits and maximum of 18 credits for undergraduate; or 9 credits for graduate students) or at the discretion of the Assistant Director Residential Programs and Services.
- Student Staff must have a minimum of two semesters (i.e., fall and spring semester) of on-campus living at Ferris State University; or a minimum of one complete semester living on campus at Ferris for transfer students at the time of application, within the previous 5 years. This can include the semester of application.
- Student Staff must be in good academic and disciplinary standing with the University.
- Student Staff must maintain a schedule which ensures student contact – particularly during evening and weekend hours.
- Student Staff must attend weekly staff meetings and department training on Mondays from 8:00 pm to 10:30pm. Additional meeting times may be required.
 
Essential Duties/Responsibilities: Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Participating in an on-call rotation for the community including some campus breaks
- Assistance in the administrative operations of the community to be carried out under the supervision of a Hall Director, and creating an inclusive community through intentional programming focusing on professional and social development.
- The RA is expected to work well in an autonomous environment and be self-motivated to hold themselves and their peers accountable.
- Additionally, they will have the opportunity to work up to 24 hours (20 hours for International Students) per week as a Desk Service Assistant in their community, or up to 20 hours a week at another on campus job.
- The Office of Housing and Residence Life looks for candidates who will role model and promote the University’s mission and vision.
- This is a 10-month position, running from August to May, with an option of applying to work from May to August.
- Applicants may not be enrolled in internships, clinical or practicum experiences, participate in student teaching, be enrolled in the police academy, or have any academic commitments which take them off campus for significant amounts of time while employed as a RA.
 
Number of Positions Available: 5  
Documents Needed to Apply: Cover Letter/Resume & Class Schedule  
Special Instructions to Applicants: This is  for FALL 2024, starting August 18th, 2024  
EEO Statement: Ferris State University, an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, is committed to enhancing equity, inclusion, and diversity within its community. Ferris offers employment opportunities to qualified candidates seeking careers in a student-focused environment that values opportunity, collaboration, diversity and educational excellence.  Learn more about the Ferris Mission and community at ferris.edu. The University actively seeks applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and other underrepresented groups. For more information on the University’s Policy on Non-Discrimination, visit: Ferris Non-Discrimination Statement.  

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