Resident Assistant

Job description

Position Title:

Resident Assistant

Posting Number:


VP Area:

VP Student Affairs


Student Activities


Cardinal Village Operations

Work Study Required?:


Job Duties:

The Resident Assistant (RA) is responsible for building community within a living area housing approximately 36-96 students in one of the University residence halls. Reporting to a Residence Director (RD) or Assistant Director (AD), the RA is responsible for facilitating a positive, inclusive living and learning environment within the residence halls.
The RA is the most direct link between the Office of Residence Life and the residents, and as such, maintains open and effective face-to-face lines of communication between himself or herself and his or her residents.
The RA position is considered to be approximately a 20-hour-per-week commitment, comprised of desk shifts (10 hours) and “active” time.
•Desk shift time consists of pre-scheduled blocks of time that the RA is required to sit at the desk, answer phones, respond to residents’ requests, and to carry out other desk operations in accordance with the Front Desk Operations Manual.
•Active time involves, but is not limited to, the following:
oProgram planning, preparation, and implementation (1-3 hours)
oOne-on-one meetings with supervisor (1 hour)
oStaff meetings (1 hour)
oDuty/Rounds (2-3 hours)
oWorking directly with students (1 hour)
oDoor-to-door communications, advertising programs (1 hour)
oHealth & Wellness Inspections (2-3 hours during H&W inspection week)
NOTE: The 20-hour per week commitment is an approximation. Depending on the time of year and what is going on at the time, the RA should be flexible to dedicate over 20-hours when necessary.

Minimum Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications:

Minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA

At least 30 credit hours completed & sophomore standing

Have no other on-campus employment commitments

Be an undergraduate enrolled full-time during employment

Be in good academic and student conduct standing with the university

Serve on an on-call rotation that requires you to be in the residence hall one weekday night per week and one weekend per month

Attend mandatory trainings and orientations at the beginning of each semester

Attend mandatory monthly all-staff in-services

Build healthy, positive relationships with other students

Work collaboratively with others

Be able to work at least 10 weekday hours at the desk as schedule

No exceptions will be made for interviews. If you can not make both dates, you will not be able to apply.

Additional Instructions for Applicants:

Must provide a letter of interest answering the following questions as an attachment (1 pg max)

1. What do you believe is the purpose of the RA Position?

2. In your own words, briefly explain why you want to become an RA. How do you think your previous life/work/student organization experiences and skills will help you be a successful RA?

3. What do you see as the needs of LU residents and what would you as an RA do to meet those needs?

EEO 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.




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Posted: 2/24/2021
Application Due: 3/7/2021
Work Type: Full Time