Graduate Assistant for Housing and Residential
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The Graduate Assistant for Housing and Residential Education
(GAHRE) supports the department by managing administrative details
including administrative meetings, program development and direct
student engagement. A major part of the GAHRE is to support the
living and learning community of Emerson College by living in
residence and providing support, resources, and educational
opportunities for students residing in Emerson's residence
The Graduate Assistant for Housing and Residential Education
(GAHRE) supports the administrative processes of the department
including but not limited to: Student Staff Training, Student Staff
Selection and the Community Building Model. The Graduate Assistant
would report directly to the Residence Director of Piano Row and
would have limited responsibilities within the community working
with Community Building, Student Development and assessment. This
role serves in an on-call capacity to respond to both emergency and
non-crisis situations and operates outside of the standard business
hours of the institution and requires work on evenings and
weekends. This is a 10-month, part-time position (20 hours a week)
in office, and has on-call responsibilities outside of those
scheduled hours. This position begins August 2021 and ends in May
Your Manager: Residence Director, Piano Row
Your Direct Reports: None
Student Workers: None
Key Partners: Office of Community Standards
Your Key Responsibilities:
- Participate in the planning and implementation of Student Staff
Training and Student Staff Selection.
- Support the recruitment and selection of HRE Student Staff,
including but not limited to assisting with selection events and
interviews, working in the online selection portal, and
- Engage with the ongoing training and development of the HRE
- Adjudicate policy violations and update software associated
with each documented violation. Serve as a hearing officer for
violations and conduct meaningful discussions with students about
the decisions they are making. Serve on conduct boards as assigned.
Approximately 5 hours per week.
- Oversee the tracking and reporting of the Residential Education
Community Building Model and compilation of assessment
- Collect and process weekly student staff interactions across
campus to create a weekly report of interactions, a summary of
issues within communities, etc. which can be shared with the
Associate Director and Area Coordinator for addressing issues
within specific communities.
- Implement evaluation tools for Student Staff Training, Student
Staff Evaluations, Community Building Model, and ongoing staff
- Contribute to the development and maintenance of written and
electronic media communications.
- Keep Student Staff apprised of relevant events on and off
campus through email, Canvas, and the HRE EmConnect
- Manage EmConnect student imports and HRE Page updates and
Canvas resources updates/additions.
- Support Area Coordinator and Associate Director for Residential
Education with ongoing development of Learning Community curriculum
and creation of written materials and presentations for Faculty
Mentors and Resident Assistants.
Education, Skills, and Experience:
- Support administrative responsibilities of the department as
needed such as preparing items for student distribution, including
keys, PPE, any giveaways at move-in, etc.
- Assist Housing and Residential Education Staff to prepare for
major processes such as the opening and closing of residence
- Serve in the primary responder role after hours and on weekends
- Other Duties as assigned.
- Must be a graduate student currently enrolled in a
degree-granting program at Emerson College OR a graduate student
pursuing an advanced degree in higher education, student affairs or
similar degree granting program at College or University in the
greater Boston area.
- Must have previous work experience in Residential Education or
- Possession of outstanding interpersonal communication and
detailed administrative skills required
- Commitment to Social Justice, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and
- Ability to problem solve, use good judgment and think
- Successful candidates must pass a background check
- Proficient in use of technology; working knowledge of Microsoft
Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Adobe applications and social
- Skills in the areas of assessment, event planning, technology,
and marketing are highly desirable.
- Strong writing skills
- Prior problem-solving and conflict resolution
- Ability to develop and nurture a positive community living
environment within residence halls
- Resides on Campus in a Residential Community
- General office setting
- Serves as a Campus Security Authority (CSA)
- Ability to sit at a computer for extended periods of
- Ability to lift and carry files and materials
- Ability to work outside of standard business hours and weekends
This is a 20-hour a week position, five of those hours will be
spent supporting Community Standards.
- $15.00 per hour
- On-Campus Housing is provided and required to support the
residential community and mission of the offices.
Grade of Position: T01N
Scheduled Weekly Hours: 20.00
Hiring Range: $13,793.09 - $14,436.78
To apply, please visit: https://emerson.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/Emerson_College_Staff/job/Boston-Campus/Graduate-Assistant-for-Housing-and-Residential-Education_JR002862
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