Resident Assistant

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Position TitleResident AssistantPosting NumberSTU090VP AreaSr. Assoc Provost AreaDivisionTX Academy Leadership In HumanityDepartmentTX Academy Leadership In Humanity DeptLocationStudent SupervisorWork Study Required?NoJob Duties

The TALH Resident Assistant (RA) will be responsible for the development and oversight of the TALH community and students under their care in the residence hall.

TALH is an early entrance college program for gifted and talented high school students (ages 15 through 18).

The RA supplements and complements the process of formal education by enhancing the quality of life in the residential community. RAs are expected to be known, visible, and an active resident within their entire hall as well. Expectations include maintaining communication between residents and TALH and Cardinal Village staff, implementation of the on-campus policies, procedures and regulations, as well as those of the University, and participation in the day-to-day operations of the facility as assigned by TALH and Cardinal Village staff. The RA provides leadership and oversight for all TALH residents and assists in planning of educational and social activities that make the group living experience support student learning and retention.
Specific Job Responsibilities:
•Facilitate community building within the TALH program by building rapport with residents, maintaining contact with them, addressing individual and group needs, and supporting academic success.
•Support and uphold all apartment/residence hall, TALH, and University policies and procedures.
•Serve as a mediator with roommate conflicts and other conflicts within the floor/building area
•Assist with and facilitate a variety of educational and social programs on a weekly basis, which support community development, student learning and student retention.
•Fulfill a variety of administrative responsibilities such as health and safety checks, sharing on-call weekend rotation, regular staff and one-on-one meetings, building meetings, opening and closing, curfew checks, completing reports and other responsibilities.
•Respond to and manage crisis situations, which vary from individual resident issues to system-wide health and safety issues.
•Proctor study hall (M-R, 5-7p).
•Serve as a role model for resident students.

Minimum Qualifications

•Classification as a student in good standing at the University.
•Maintain a minimum of a 3.0 GPA each semester.
•Planning, organizational, leadership, and mediation skills.
•Customer service orientation.
•Ability to work well within a diverse community of students

Physical RequirementsCertifications RequiredWork HoursJob ConditionsAdditional Instructions for ApplicantsEEO Statement

Lamar University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Security Sensitive Statement

This position is security-sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code §51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.

Supplemental Questions

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    Documents Needed to ApplyRequired Documents
    1. Resume
    Optional Documents
    1. Letter of Interest
    2. Letter of Reference 1




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    Posted: 7/23/2020
    Application Due: 1/19/2021
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