Note to Applicants:
The Resident Assistant Position is from
August 1, 2023, until May 13, 2024. Weekend and evening
availability is required. Must be available on Thursdays from 8:30
to 9:30 pm (exceptions for academic purposes will be evaluated).
Must attend summer and winter training, and be available during
openings and closing on the below dates:
- Fall 23 Opening: 8/24-8/26
- Fall 23 Closing: Saturday December 16, 2022
- Spring 24 Opening: 1/14 – 1/15
- Spring 24 Closing: 5/7-5/13
In this role, you will act a student leader to
support the residence halls and a community of residents. The
purpose of an RA is to promote a healthy living learning
environment by fostering relationships, building community and
being an engaging presence within the halls. This is done through
intentional programming and interactions with the goal of
supporting student retention efforts.
What Will I Do:
Required Qualifications to Apply:
- Serve as a role model to all community members and to each
other within and outside of the university community.
- Act in an ethical manner and demonstrate responsible decision
making at all times.
- Enforce and adhere to all policies outlined in the code of
Student Conduct, Housing Agreement, and the Student Staff Incident
- Know all your residents by name and room within the first six
weeks of the semester.
- Complete wellness checks within the community as assigned by
professional staff members or graduate assistants.
- Remain informed of roster changes; create a welcoming
environment to new residents.
- Host community (floor) meetings, and programs for your
community as defined by the Engagement Model.
- Be visible in your community.
- Discuss and address students’ concerns.
- Initiate dialogue within individual and group dynamics.
- Refer students to support services on campus as needed.
- Encourage student participation in clubs, organizations, and
- Perform and record the outcomes of programs, Saxon Chats,
Community Meetings, and other initiatives.
- Ensure all students have completed roommate agreements within
the first month.
- Complete one (1) door decoration per semester, four (4)
bulletin boards per semester, and two (2) Saxon Chats per
- Fulfill the programming requirements of your area as outlined
by the Engagement Model.
- Support Living Learning Communities (LLCs) as needed:
- Complete programming requirements.
- Develop strong mentoring relationships with each of the
- Develop a strong relationship with the LLC Associates.
- Promote the ideals and be involved in the development of their
- Participate and attend LLC meetings, events, and programs.
- Be a positive and active community member.
- Support the LLC Council to better the experience amongst all
students and staff.
- Document and report any violations or concerns within 2 hours
of handling an incident.
- Submit nightly duty logs at the end of an Active-Duty
- Act as a mandatory reporter for all Title IX and
- Abide by all University drug and alcohol policies. In addition,
and regardless of age, RAs must abstain from alcohol consumption,
use of over-the-counter medication that can lead to drowsiness, or
use of sleep aids for at least eight hours prior to the start of or
during any duty shift or completion of RA responsibilities.
- Be a part of an on-call duty rotation in your area.
- Sunday-Thursday: Active Duty from 8:30 pm to midnight. On-Call
from midnight to 8:30 am. Complete two (2) rounds.
- Friday and Saturday: Active Duty from 8:30 pm to 2 am. On-Call
from 2 am to 8:30 am. Complete three (3) rounds.
- Remain in your area while on-call, in a set location, with the
duty phone while on Active Duty.
- Have knowledge of, and enforce, all University Policy. Report
any breach of policies observed.
- Attend regular meetings including but not limited to staff
meetings and one-on-ones.
- Be available for opening and closing weeks as defined in the
terms and conditions.
- Attend and actively participate in training sessions throughout
- Address behaviors, and support students dealing with difficult
situations including, but not limited to sexual assault, suicide
and other mental health issues, and alcohol and drug issues.
- Serve as a University ambassador by providing incredible
customer service to all community members
- Perform ad hoc tasks such as lockouts and roommate
Preferred Qualifications to Apply:
- Must be a full time Alfred University student
- Must have lived in Alfred University housing for at least one
semester prior to applying.
- Must be a full-time student for both Fall 2023 and Spring
- Interpersonal and communication skills.
- Ability to work well with others.
- Ability to assess urgent situations and respond under
Deadline to Apply: February 10, 2023
- Leadership experience.
- Experience working with people of different backgrounds.
- Problem solving skills.
- Organization and time management skills.
- Knowledge of University policies and procedures.
Alfred University actively subscribes to a policy of equal
employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any
employee, student or applicant because of race, age, sex, color,
sexual orientation, gender identification or expression, physical
or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin,
marital status, genetic information, military or veteran status,
domestic violence victim status, criminal conviction status,
political affiliation or any other characteristic protected by
applicable law. Protected veterans, minorities and women are
encouraged to apply.