Resident Assistant

Job description

Job Title:

Resident Assistant

Employment Status:

Part Time .25


Residence Life

Purpose of Job:

The Resident Assistant at Alcorn State University serves as a leader, helper and resource person for students. The position serves as a critical link between the students within the Resident Assistant’s assigned floor or area, the Assistant Director and the Residence Life Office.

Scope of Responsibilities:

The position requires being a representative of the College and a representative of student issues in the hall and across campus.

Essential Job Functions :

•Knows and interacts with all students within the assigned floor or area
•Communicates and promotes the mission and policies of the Residence Life Office, Division of Student Affairs and Alcorn State University
•Knows, abides by and enforces all rules, regulations and policies of the residence halls and of Alcorn State University (including the Residence Life Handbook and the Residence Hall Agreement)
•The position requires being a representative of the University and a representative of student issues in the hall and across campus.
•Creates an environment where the needs and concerns of diverse populations of students are appreciated
•Promotes an environment that is conducive to academic and social development
•Supports hall council activities and events
•Promotes and supports Alcorn State University events and activities
•Assists student with academic, personal and social concerns, making timely referrals as necessary
•Mediates roommate conflicts
•Responds to crisis situations
•Works with Facility Services and/or Campus Safety staff to resolve maintenance issues and safety concerns
•Participates in all trainings, staff meetings, committee assignments, openings and closings during the year
•Helps with major on-campus events (examples include New Student Orientation and Commencement)
•Staffs Residence housing selection processes
•Serves in a regular duty rotation (including Homecoming, Thanksgiving and Spring Breaks and block breaks)


•Achieved sophomore status or the equivalent of two semesters of academic work by August 2020.
•Achieved a cumulative 2.75 GPA (both during the application process and throughout employment).
•Be in good conduct standing with the University and be able to pass a criminal background check

Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

•Ability to take initiative and think critically and creatively to solve problems and to make decisions.
•Ability to communicate with and relate to a diverse group of students to understand their individual needs and to help those students establish strong social networks as well as connect with the appropriate academic, social and health-related resources on campus.
•Ability to work successfully on a team as needed, must be self-motivated to work independently as needed and must be flexible in living and working in constantly changing and unpredictable environment.

Posted Salary Range:

Stipend of $2,500

Sedentary Work - Exerting 10 pounds:


Light Work - Exerting up to 20 pounds:


Medium Work - Exerting 20-50 pounds:

Not Required

Heavy Work - Exerting 50-100 pounds:

Not Required

Very Heavy Work - Exerting in excess of 100 pounds:

Not Required

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Number of Vacancies:




Position End Date (if temporary):


Open Date:


Open Until Filled:


EEO Statement:

Alcorn State University

Equal Employment Opportunity and Notice of Non-Discrimination
Alcorn State University is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information. Alcorn State University is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities.

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Posted: 9/25/2020
Application Due: 12/24/2020
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