Job Standard for Resident Advisor
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Resident Advisor Overview
- Person Group: Professional
- Job Code: 75839
- Pay Grade: P4
- FLSA Status: Exempt
- Career Level: Associate
- Family: Student Services
- Function: Housing
Coordinate activities in residential facilities; order supplies and determine the need for maintenance, repairs, and furnishings. May maintain household records and assign rooms. May assist residents with problem solving or refer them to counseling resources.
Entry-level professional with limited or no prior experience to contribute on a project or work team. Incumbent learns to use professional concepts to resolve problems of limited scope and complexity under close supervision while achieving day-to-day objectives. Works on developmental assignments that are initially routine in nature, requiring limited judgment and decision making. This level is typically focused on self development. Requires theoretical knowledge through specific education and training.
Bachelor’s Degree or relevant experience
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Excellent communication and leadership skills
- Ability to problem solve and remain calm in stressful situations
- Ability to be sensitive to others’ needs and feelings
60% of Time the Resident Advisor must:
- Communicate with other staff to resolve problems with individual students
- Observe students to detect and report unusual behavior.
- Supervise, train, and evaluate residence hall staff, including resident assistants, participants in work-study programs, and other student workers.
- Provide emergency first aid and summon medical assistance when necessary
- Make regular rounds to ensure that residents and areas are safe and secure.
- Provide continuous interaction and examples which encourages students to act with reason, to assume responsibility for their actions, and to be consistently considerate of the rights and freedoms of others.
- Meet On-Duty Responsibilities as designated by their supervisor, and attend mandatory weekly staff meetings.
- Provide a safe environment – one that promotes both physical and emotional well-being
35% of Time the Resident Advisor
Determined by department needs
5% of Time the Resident Advisor
Perform other duties as assigned
Work Environment and Physical Demands
Some positions may involve frequent bending, moving, lifting, and carrying material weighing up to 50 pounds; some positions may involve moving, lifting, and carrying material weighing up to 70 pounds; standing up to eight hours each day; working in all weather conditions; exposure to high noise levels and require wearing hearing protection.
Not applicable for Resident Advisor
Additional training/education or equivalent experience, as well as business need, are required for movement into higher level jobs.
Incumbent must perform the essential duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work. Final employment offers are contingent upon a Final Candidate’s successful completion of a Background Verification, and a determination by the University that the information derived from the Background Verification does not disqualify the individual. In addition, a Financial History Check and Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) Check may be required.