2022-2023 Academic Year Resident Assistant - Salaried Student

Miami University
Oxford, OH

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Student Affairs, Residence Life
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Four-Year Institution

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COVID-19 Vaccination Policy:
Employees must have received at least the first dose of the vaccine before beginning on-campus employment, be fully vaccinated within 30 days of beginning employment and provide proof of vaccination, unless exempted as provided for in Miami University's COVID19 Vaccination Program and Policy. If you need additional information regarding exemptions, please contact [email protected] or [email protected].

Job no: 499515
Department: Residence Life
Location: Oxford, OH
Work type: Student
Categories: Student Services, Advising, Counseling, Other

Job Title:2022-2023 Academic Year Resident Assistant - Salaried StudentJob Summary:

Resident Assistants (RAs) are full-time enrolled students who assist the Office of Residence Life in fostering growth and engaging in academic success, effective community engagement, intrapersonal development, and cultural competency. Through the creation of community, facilitation of events, and development of relationships during intentional one-on-one conversations, resident assistants provide opportunities for students to become citizen leaders within their community. RAs will participate in ongoing professional development related to policies, procedures, philosophy and learning outcomes established by the Office of Residence Life.

Essential Duties:

Safe and Healthy Communities.
Develop an open and honest professional relationship with each resident in his/her community.
Plan and execute activities that will assist residents in interacting with one another, developing new skills or knowledge, and/or familiarize residents with university programs, activities, and services.
Encourage residents to become active in hall, campus, and community activities.
Promote a working relationship between the residence hall team, students and Community.
Leadership Team with regard to activities, concerns and mutual goals.
Facilitate and/or assist in the development of a Community Agreement.
Inform the professional staff member of actual and potential problems which interfere with the living-learning environment.
Persistence and retention.
Identify and assist residents with personal, social or academic concerns (current or potential) and make appropriate referrals to resources as necessary.
Promote, support and actively participate in faculty interaction in the residence halls.
Inform residents of deadlines and pertinent information concerning academic matters and upcoming campus activities.
Diverse and Inclusive Environments.
Establish an inclusive learning environment based upon an atmosphere of mutual respect and positive engagement.
Promote acceptance, appreciation and respect for Human Diversity.
Facilitate educational experiences that help students understand human differences.
Attend and encourage resident participation in hall and campus activities such as public lectures, exhibits, concerts, etc.
Demonstrate a consistent willingness to interact with individuals from different backgrounds, including race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity expression, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, ability, ideology, religion, and national origin.
Encourage residents to be accountable for their actions.
Extension of the Learning Environment.
Expose residents to an array of resources relevant to their varying disciplines.
Collaborate with academic affairs to provide residents opportunities to extend their academic engagement beyond the classroom.
Connect residents with one another to provide opportunities for mutually beneficial learning.
Ease the Transition to Adulthood.
Engage residents in conversation regarding socially responsible and safe decision-making.
Connect students with resources that are relevant and beneficial to their personal and professional goals.
Promote healthy living habits that will allow students to succeed and flourish once they live off campus.
Living Learning Communities (LLCs).
Understand the goals and purpose of the assigned LLC.
Engage with stakeholders and advisory councils of assigned LLCs as needed.
Incorporate the LLC theme and goals into programming for the hall.
Resident Assistants are expected to engage with residents and fellow team members around the following areas:
Student Behavior.
Abide by hall and university policies as outlined in the Code of Student conduct, Residence Hall Policies, as well as state and federal laws.
Know and understand the rationale for hall policies, university policies as outlined in the Code of Student Conduct, state and federal laws to be able to communicate this information to residents and establish behavioral expectations accordingly.
Be aware of federal and state laws that may affect student behavior in the halls.
Report any behavior which may constitute a violation of any policy or law.
Participate in the mandatory reporting of crimes for statistical and timely warning requirements of the Jeanne Clery Campus Security Act.
Hall Management.
Assist with the opening and closing of the hall each semester and for every break.
Submit reports and paperwork as required by professional staff member by the deadline.
Participate in on-call hall duty as determined by the professional staff member and the Office of Residence Life.
Report problems with facilities or damage.
Cooperate with maintenance staff in achieving a healthy physical environment within the community.
Assist university offices in various administrative tasks such as evaluations, surveys and the distribution of material to residents.
Understand and utilize emergency procedures as appropriate.
Participate in all training sessions.
Attend regular hall team meetings and one-on-one meetings with professional staff member.
Successfully complete EDL 301 course with at least a ‘C’ grade, during the first semester of service. Any offer of placement as a Resident Assistant is withdrawn if the RA does not successfully complete this course during this timeframe.
For Resident Assistants with first-year residents, attend, support and participate in Welcome Week Events, including University Convocation and Fire Safety Fair for assigned quad.
For Resident Assistants with second year/upper class residents, assist with First Year Move-In.
Assist in recruitment and selection of full time professional staff members, graduate students and Resident Assistants.
Other duties as assigned by the Office of Residence Life.

Hours Per Week:


Minimum Qualifications:

To be eligible for the Resident Assistant position:
All student applicants must be enrolled full-time on the Oxford campus.
GPA: Undergraduate candidates must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of a 2.5. Graduate students must have a minimum grade point average of a 3.0.
All candidates must have completed at least two full semesters prior to beginning their time of service.
All candidates must be in good student conduct standing with the University.
All RAs must complete and pass a background check facilitated by Human Resources.
International graduate students who hold an academic year graduate assistantship are unable to apply because their visa prohibits them from earning other income.

EO/AA Statement/Clery Act:Miami University, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami University prohibits harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of age (40 years or older), color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin (ancestry), pregnancy, race, religion, sex/gender, status as a parent or foster parent, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, programs or employment practices. Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to [email protected] or 513-529-3560. As part of the University’s commitment to maintaining a healthy and safe living, learning, and working environment, we encourage you to read Miami University’s Annual Security & Fire Safety Report at: http://www.MiamiOH.edu/campus-safety/annual-report/index.html, which contains information about campus safety, crime statistics, and our drug and alcohol abuse and prevention program designed to prevent the unlawful possession, use, and distribution of drugs and alcohol on campus and at university events and activities. This report also contains information on programs and policies designed to prevent and address sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. Each year, email notification of this website is made to all faculty, staff, and enrolled students. Written notification is also provided to prospective students and employees. Hard copies of the Annual Security & Fire Safety Report may be obtained from the Miami University Police Department at (513) 529-2223.

A criminal background check is required. All campuses are smoke- and tobacco-free campuses.

For questions regarding reasonable accommodations for disabilities, or to follow-up with a request, please contact [email protected] or (513) 529-3560.

Advertised: 12 Nov 2021 Eastern Standard Time


Nationally recognized as one of the country's most outstanding undergraduate institutions, Miami University is a public university located in Oxford, Ohio (35 miles north of Cincinnati), with regional locations in Hamilton, Middletown, and West Chester, Ohio, and the John E. Dolibois European Center in Luxembourg. Miami combines a wide range of strong academic programs with the personal attention ordinarily found only at much smaller institutions. A liberal education core complements the more specialized studies of the majors.

Along with an impressive number of opportunities to gain practical, hands-on and immersive experiences, Miami is distinguished by a faculty who enjoy teaching and mentoring students. Recognized as a "Public Ivy" by Richard Moll in his 1985 book about America's flagship universities, Miami is consistently recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the nation’s best schools for “unusually strong commitment to undergraduate teaching.” This commitment to teaching is demonstrated in the University's record of exceptional retention and graduation rates-which are among highest for NCAA Division I schools. Miami also regularly ranks among the top public doctoral university in the country for study abroad participation by undergraduate students.

Chartered in 1809, Miami is the 10th oldest public university in the nation. Enrollment includes almost 15,000 undergraduates and more than 2,200 graduate students on the Oxford campus, which is lauded for its exceptional beauty. The charming, historic uptown area of Oxford is adjacent to the campus.

Miami offers bachelor degrees in over 100 areas of study and master's degrees in more than 50 areas; the University also offers a number of doctoral degrees.

More information on Miami may be obtained via http://www.miamioh.edu.

Miami University is deeply committed to the success of every member of the community. At Miami, our mission is to empower each student, staff, and faculty member to promote and become engaged citizens who use their acquired knowledge and skills with integrity and compassion to improve the future of the community and the world.

The Office of Equity and Equal Opportunity (OEEO) exists to provide an inclusive, equitable, working, living, and learning environment to members of the Miami University community. OEEO provides members of the university community a place to obtain guidance for providing equal opportunity in personnel matters, and to resolve issues of harassment and discrimination

The Office of Equity and Equal Opportunity (OEEO) ensures that Miami University provides an equitable environment for students, faculty, and staff. This will be achieved with compassion, understanding, and fairness to all parties involved and act as a resource for all members of the university community.

Office of Diversity Affairs is located at 336 Shriver Center 3rd Floor. The Main Office line is (513) 529-6504.

Janine Todd, Program Associate
Mr. Gerald Yearwood, Senior Administrative Director
Dr. Juanita S. Tate, Director of Divisional Initiatives
Demere Woolway, Assistant Director of ODA & Coordinator of GLBTQ Services
Yvania Garcia-Pusateri, M.S., Assistant Director & Coordinator of Diverse Student Development

Office of Equity and Equal Opportunity is located at 219 E. Spring Street Oxford, OH 45056. The Main line is (513) 529-7157.

Kenya Ash, Director, Title IX Coordinator & Section 504/ADA Coordinator
Kristie Marcum, Associate Director
Tandy Hamm, Assistant Director
Janet Fink, Administrative Assistant

For a list of contacts involved in diversity-related efforts, see Diversity Contacts (PDF 229KB).

As part of institutional diversity and inclusion goals, our efforts diligently center on four core areas: recruitment, retention, curriculum and climate. These core areas are addressed through key initiatives that are tailored to faculty, staff, and students and are executed either through programs and support from our office or in collaboration with other university offices, departments, and programs. In addition, we also value relationships with our community partners who also work with us to promote diversity and inclusion at Miami.

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