Resident Assistant

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UNT System Overview

Welcome to the University of North Texas System, or UNT World as we like to call ourselves. UNT World includes the University of North Texas in Denton, the University of North Texas at Dallas and the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth. We are the only university system based exclusively in the robust Dallas-Fort Worth region and we are committed to transforming lives and creating economic opportunity through education. Over the past decade, combined UNTS enrollment has grown by more than 25 percent to nearly 44,000 students.

Posting TitleResident AssistantDepartmentDAL-Residence Life-522000Job LocationDallasFull Time/Part TimePart-TimePay RateSalary Information$200 Monthly StipendDepartment Summary

The Office of Housing and Residence Life invites students to apply for the position of Resident Assistant.

Position Summary

Resident Assistants (RAs) are residential peer leaders who serve as student members of a staff team in Residence Life. RAs contribute to the development of a community of scholars in their respective communities by assisting the academic and personal development of residents, and by promoting and supporting an inclusive environment in which differences are thoughtfully explored. Additionally, RAs are expected to know and uphold University policies and community standards, work collaboratively to build community, be available to mentor students, and encourage responsible citizenship in the community and on the UNTD campus.

• Serve as a role model for responsible behavior, personal integrity, maturity, and commitment to mission of UNTD, both on-campus and off-campus;
• Exercise good judgment and ethical decision making;
• Facilitate a positive environment which holds residents accountable by creating an atmosphere of dignity and respect;
• Work closely with community leadership team to support and assist fellow RAs in all areas of job performance;
• Work 2 hours at the service desk while on duty to be a more visible presence in the community;
• Know and abide by University policies, including but not limited to those in the Student Handbook.

• Plan floor/building programs in order to build a strong community and to lead through example to encourage resident initiated projects;
• Offer assistance and support for resident initiated projects and programs that support the mission and the values of the University;
• Initiate opportunities to engage with students through active listening, spending significant time in your community, and showing genuine care and interest;
• Facilitate the completion of the roommate agreements.
• Attend and participate in all retreats and community-related meetings.

• Work collaboratively with the community leadership to support integrated education;
• Work with the community leadership to plan co-curricular programs that intentionally build community
• Work with community leadership to engage community members with campus events, service, and other resources;
• Promote activities and resources that enhance academic success;
• Fulfill the requirements of a special liaison area as assigned by the community leadership team.

• Complete all requested written reports (incident reports, duty reports, public area inventories, damage reports, etc.) promptly and accurately;
• Distribute official University materials and publications;
• Facilitate completion of work requests and follow up on floor/community damage;
• Assist in RA selection and training processes as directed by community Leadership team.

• Be available to assist in University emergency situations and educate residents about University emergency protocol and procedures;
• Be on duty, when residence halls are open, one or more nights a week as scheduled (7:00pm-8:00am), a few weekend days during the semester (24 hours during the weekends), and some days of holiday and academic breaks (24 hours – RAs should not make plans for either Thanksgiving or Spring Breaks until they have scheduled duty for these periods. Winter break is excluded.);
• Communicate, support, and uphold University policies, procedures and standards and initiate disciplinary procedures when appropriate

• Be available for all components of Student Staff Training including Spring Training (as determined by Leadership team), Fall Training before classes begin, and additional staff development as directed by the Leadership team.
• RA’s must live in the residence hall during work contract period.
• Work an average of 19 hours a week in the RA position.
• Have the ability to commit to work through the time periods listed under “Work Schedule”.
• Approve all secondary employment, extra-curricular activities, internships, etc. outside of those directly required by a specific course the student is enrolled in or the RA position by the supervisor before any effort is initiated to participate (this includes running or applying for any additional leadership position on or off campus). RAs are limited to 12 hours total a week of secondary employment, extra-curricular activities, internships, etc.
• Be available for weekly staff meetings and department wide functions at a time TBD. This availability is required of all staff members and means that you commit to not scheduling any other activity, including any academic class or lab, during this time frame for the entire academic year.

Minimum Qualifications

Currently enrolled UNT Dallas student in good standing and making satisfactory progress toward completion of a degree or certification program. Applicants must possess the following:

• Excellent customer service skills, as well as effective oral and written communication skills.
• Working knowledge of Microsoft Office computer applications (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).
• Some knowledge of office practices and procedures.
• Demonstrated ability to comprehend and follow oral and written instructions accurately.
• Good interpersonal skills and ease in relating to people from varying educational, cultural and social backgrounds.
• Responsible, reliable and punctual.
• Ability to learn assigned tasks readily, to adhere to prescribed routines, and to develop some skill in the operation of common office equipment.
• Have a minimum cumulative and term GPA of 2.50 or above at time of application and during terms of employment;
• Be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student
• Be in good disciplinary standing with the University at time of application and during the entire term of employment (i.e. Disciplinary Probation. See Student Handbook for complete listing of policies);

Preferred Qualifications

At least one semester of on campus living experience is preferred.

Required License / Registration / CertificationWork Schedule

Monday – Friday, 19 hours per week with occasional evening and weekend duty

Driving University VehicleNoSecurity SensitiveThis is a security sensitive position.EEO Statement

The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.

Physical RequirementsCarrying, Lifting up to 10 pounds, Pulling , Pushing, Reaching, Sitting, Squatting, Stooping, Bending, Standing, Twisting, Walking, Writing, Grasp, Talk or HearPosting NumberStu067HPPosition End Date (if temporary)Special Instructions to ApplicantsQuicklink for Posting Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you currently enrolled at UNT Dallas?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Describe a situation when you had to deal with a difficult customer? How did you handle it? What happened?

    (Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed to ApplyRequired Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Letter of Recommendation




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Posted: 8/8/2020
Application Due: 11/6/2020
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