STUDENT AFFAIRS SPECIALIST II
STUDENT AFFAIRS SPECIALIST IIDepartment:
Housing Residential Progs & ServicesAbout the University of Georgia:
The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education (http://www.uga.edu/). UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.About the College/Unit/Department:
University Housing’s mission is to provide comfortable, affordable and secure on-campus housing options in residential communities where the academic success and personal growth of residents are encouraged and supported. University Housing operates as a self-supporting auxiliary unit within the Division of Student Affairs. More than 8,000 students live on campus, where University Housing manages more than 2.8 million square feet of space in 22 residence halls, 20 apartment buildings, four Greek Park houses and 18 buildings on UGA’s nearby Health Sciences Campus. The department employs more than 700 staff members to conduct the operations of a comprehensive and integrated student housing organization.College/Unit/Department website:
Benefits EligibleFull/Part time:
Full TimeAdditional Schedule Information:
M-F, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.Advertised Salary:
01/05/2021Open until filled:
YesProposed Starting Date:
02/15/2021Location of Vacancy:
Athens AreaEEO Policy Statement:
The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ([email protected]).Classification Title:
Student Services Paraprofessional/ProfessionalJob Family:
Requires technical knowledge in the field acquired through an apprenticeship, a 2-year degree, or professional certificate. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualifications.Position Summary:
This position is a live-in position of which the primary function is to assist in the management of one or more residence halls housing up to 1000 residents. Special emphasis is given in coordinating programmatic and academic initiatives, advising student groups and supervising graduate residents, resident assistants, C.L.A.S.S. advocates and/or desk assistants.Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies:
1. Collaborative individual working with faculty and staff from a variety of university departments.
2. Multitask and find creative solutions in a supervisory and autonomous environment.
3. Strong organizational and problem solving skills.
4. Computer skills including Microsoft Office programs and various databases such as StarRez, Advocate, etc.
5. Strong oral and written communication skills needed to work effectively with faculty, staff, students, parents, and administrators.
1. Sit at a desk and computer for moderate periods of time.
2. Communicate via telephone and in person.
3. Organize and compare a large amount of data with attention to detail.
4. Interpret and apply policies and procedures.
5. Remember circumstances and changes.
6. Focus on and complete detail-oriented tasks.
7. Respond to crisis situations in various buildings which may require being present for long periods of time.
8. May drive University vehicle when needed to perform job tasks.
YesIs this a Position of Trust?:
YesDoes this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources?:
NoDoes this position require a P-Card? :
NoIs having a P-Card an essential function of this position? :
NoDoes this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?:
YesDoes this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications):
YesCredit and P-Card policy:
Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.Duties/Responsibilities:
1.Lead community residential curriculum efforts to address specific learning needs of the community. Assist in the development and implementation of academic initiatives.
2.Recruit, select, train, supervise and evaluate various student staff positions which may include but is not limited to graduate residents, resident assistants, C.L.A.S.S. advocates, community services assistants and summer conference staff.
3.Serve as the primary advisor for community council by recruiting students, training student officers/representatives and managing funds.
4.Develop, implement and support training efforts for student staff within the community and department, including instruction of the undergraduate staff training seminar
5.Respond through personal contact with students, parents, faculty, administrators and other stakeholders to resolve problems, answer questions and clarify policy.
1.Coordinate with the appropriate staff in facilities and security to ensure that maintenance, custodial and security services meet departmental standards.
2.Support, communicate, enforce and abide by all University and department policies, procedures, and regulations.
3.Be knowledgeable of established protocols designed to guide responses to emergency and other unexpected events.
4.Serve as a conduct officer for students involved in housing policy violations.
5.Serve in an on-call rotation for assigned duty zone and provide support during breaks and holidays.
1.Oversight of the residence hall front desk including, but not limited to: supervision, key control, access control, basic security support and dissemination of information.
2.Participate in all community opening, closing and transition-related activities.
3.Complete administrative duties in a timely, thorough and acceptable manner in accordance with established expectations.
1.Serve on departmental and University committees, task forces and participate in other professional development activities.
2.Perform other duties consistent with the purpose of the position as assigned.