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Resident Assistant 2023 -2024

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Position Information

Winthrop Position Title Resident Assistant 2023 -2024
Job Purpose
The Department of Residence Life at Winthrop University is dedicated to building a community that exemplifies Academic Excellence, Self-Development, and Community Commitment. It is the responsibility of every staff member to know, promote, and support these three educational priorities.
Duties and Responsibilities
• Hold a floor business meeting at the beginning and end of each semester.
• Share duty coverage with staff team members, which may include Winter Break holidays in certain halls.
• Respond to emergencies in the residence halls.
• Be on duty five (5) weekends per semester and be present on campus at least two (2) of four (4) weekends each month.
• Complete tasks in the hall office for four (4) hours per week and maintain availability hours during weekends on duty.
• Perform designated administrative tasks, including updating and changing educational information as required, and conducting health and safety inspections as needed.
• Disseminate University information in a timely manner to your residents.
• Support individuals, groups, and various Residence Life initiatives.
• Maintain confidentiality with regards to residence hall incidents and student information.
• Arrive early and/or stay late during breaks in order to open and close the hall.
• Return to campus before classes begin to attend fall and spring training workshops and prepare the halls for opening.
• Attend three (3) leadership development sessions per semester, to provide you with training throughout the year.
• Plan and implement programming for your residence hall that corresponds to the Residential Curriculum, including one-on-one interactions with residents.
• Contribute to and support the specific community of your floor, which may include leading community agreements and mediations between residents.
• Communicate with faculty and staff about their involvement in the residence hall.
• Understand and comply with the Master Key/Retainer Key policy.
• Abide by the procedures established for use of the Residence Life Purchasing Card.
• Act as a good role model, whether on or off campus.
• Know, support, and implement University policies and regulations, documenting policy violations when necessary.
• Participate in the Resident Assistant selection process and Resident Assistant Council as needed.
• Other duties, special projects and programs as needed.

• Must maintain a 2.5 cumulative grade point average from the time of application throughout their service.
• Must take a minimum of 12 semester hours and a maximum academic load of 18 semester hours. After the first semester of service, an overload may be taken with permission from the Assistant Director of Residence Life
• Experience living in Winthrop residence halls highly preferred.
• Must limit involvement in campus activities and organizations to the extent that there will be no conflict with duties and the time requirements of the Resident Assistant leadership position. The Orientation Leader and Peer Mentor roles are not generally compatible with the Resident Assistant position.
• May not hold a major campus office (i.e. president of RSA, DSU, or CSL) or additional employment unless granted an exception by an Assistant Director of Residence Life.
• May not pledge a Greek Organization during the first semester of service.
• Must be willing to live by and support the policies and philosophy of Winthrop University and to accept the responsibilities of the Resident Assistant leadership position.
• Must not be on academic or disciplinary probation.
• If accepted in to the selection process, must take and pass (with a C or higher) LEAD120A: Symposium on Residential Learning and Leadership.

Preferred Skills
Pay Rate $3575 or $4531 per academic year
Type of Position Resident Assistant
Position Level Graduate or Undergraduate
Hours Per Week 20
Posting Detail Information

Posting Number 2023SD0097P
Open Date 01/18/2023
Close Date 02/29/2024
Desired Start Date 08/10/2023
End Date 05/04/2024
Special Instructions to Applicants

*Supplemental questions are considered part of your official application.
*Please complete the entire application, including all current and previous work history and education. A resume will not be accepted or reviewed to determine if an applicant meets the position qualifications.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. If offered the Resident Assistant leadership role, how will you foster an inclusive and equitable environment in your residence hall?

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. In your opinion, what is the biggest obstacle to college student success today?

    (Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Transcripts