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Community Leader--Residence Life--Summer 2024

Gordon State College
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Job Title: Community Leader--Residence Life--Summer 2024
Location: Gordon State College
Full/Part Time: Part-Time
Job ID: 269839
Job Summary

Summer Community Leader Position Description

Job Summary

The Community Leader (CL) is a Gordon State College undergraduate student who serves as a member of the Housing and Residence Life team and is directly supervised by a Resident Director (RD).This position requires the CL to assess and meet the needs of approximately 18 - 30 residents (based on location) through his/her daily interactions with them.The CL job responsibilities and department expectations are divided into four major areas with each having equal value to job performance.As an employee of Gordon State College, the CL is expected to abide by and uphold the Gordon State College Student Code of Conduct, Guide to Highlander Living, Housing and Residence Life policies and procedures, and civil law.



  • Training:Attend and participate in training workshops, in-service sessions and staff meetings to further develop competencies in meeting the needs and challenges of a residential environment.

  • Duty: Participate in the duty rotation schedule as scheduled by Resident Directors.Duty is daily, including scheduled weekends.Assist with Open House Events, Orientation Events, Admissions/Housing Tours.

  • Reports and Paperwork: Complete forms and reports accurately and in a timely fashion.

  • Emergency response: Provide emergency support as trained or directed.Address and report issues of risk or safety appropriately and in a timely manner.

  • Room inspection: Inspect rooms and common areas as scheduled during Health and Safety inspections and/or rounds to ensure that they are being kept reasonably clean and safe and that no damage has occurred to College property.

  • Check in/Check out: Inspect rooms and apartments for damages before and during resident move-in/out of the room and complete appropriate forms. Community Leaders must participate in building opening and closing responsibilities until the final date of employment/semester.

  • Staff mail: Check staff email daily for information and notices.

  • Office/Room hours: Post Open Room Hours in highly visible places such as the hallway bulletin boards and assigned room doors to inform residents of availability and location.

Community Building

  • Programming: Plan, organize, and inform and conduct programming/activities that help students improve interpersonal, academic, and social skills, develop a sense of community on a residence hall/floor, educate and inform students, involve students in their own learning, provide an outlet for the release of emotion and promote wellness.

  • Policy Enforcement: Know the Gordon State College Student Code of Conduct, Guide to Highlander Living, and Housing and Residence Life policies and procedures well enough to confront and report alleged violations as well as possible consequences resulting from violations of stated policies and procedures.

  • Resident knowledge: Familiarize yourself with the residents and build relationships with residents.

  • Security: Assist in the security of the residence halls by addressing safety and security violations directly.

  • Environment: Encourage and maintain an environment and atmosphere conducive to study.Enhance the academic program by assisting with a study environment.

  • Advisor and Counselor: Advise and properly direct residents both individually and in groups concerning academic, social, and personal issues.

Role Model/Student

  • Academics: Maintain a minimum cumulative and semester grade point average of 2.0 or higher (2.5 preferred) on all college work.

  • Policies: Adhere to and abide by Residence Hall policies, the Gordon State College Student Code of Conduct, Guide to Highlander Living, CDC/USG pandemic guidelines and civil law.

  • Attitude: Maintain a positive attitude toward the College and the Housing and Residence Life Office. Take an active, constructive role in making changes for the betterment of the Office of Housing and Residence Life and Gordon State College.

  • Balance: Maintain a balance of responsibilities as a staff member, a student, a leader on campus, and a family member.

Team Member

  • Communication:Develop positive and productive relationships with all support/service staff and promote a high level of performance on behalf of all Housing and Residence Life staff.

  • Support: Participate in Residence Life or College committees, staff development and teambuilding as requested or assigned.

  • Feedback and follow-up: Respond in an appropriate and timely manner to all issues and concerns within the residence halls.

  • Liaison:Serve as a liaison to students for Residence Life, the Housing and Residence Life Staff, Gordon State College Public Safety, and other departments on Campus.

Required Qualifications

- Must be registered as an undergraduate student at Gordon State College

- Must maintain a cumulative and semester GPA of at least 2.15

- Must maintain good financial and judicial standing within the College

- Must live in the residence halls.

- Must exhibit professional behavior at all times.

- Must abide by all federal, state and local laws

- Must abide by the rules and regulations of Gordon State College Student Code of Conduct and the Guide to Highlander Living

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

- Ability to effectively use oral and written communications skills
- Ability to communicate effectively with individuals from a variety of culturally diverse backgrounds
- Possess a strong understanding and commitment to the development of students.

- Maintain confidentiality and integrity
- Uphold a professional and positive attitude

- Knowledge of the Gordon State College Student Code of Conduct.
- Knowledge of the Guide to Highlander Living.
- Knowledge of Housing and Residence Life programming model.

- Knowledge of computers and job-related software programs.


- Skill in collaborating with multiple constituents.
- Skill in the operation of computers and job-related software programs.
- Skill in decision making and problem solving.
- Skill in interpersonal relations and in dealing with the public.
- Skill in oral and written communication.

Required Documentation

  • Resume

Proposed Compensation

  • Room waiver and meal plan discount


Housing and Residence Life


Phone: 678-359-5435

Equal Employment Opportunity

Gordon State College is an equal employment, equal access, and equal educational opportunity and affirmative action institution. It is the policy our institution to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to race, color, national or ethnical origin, age, disability, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status as required by applicable state and federal laws (including Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, Sections 503, and 504, AREA, ADA, E.O. 11246, and Rev. Proc. 75-50). Gordon State College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution. For questions or more detailed information regarding this policy please contact the Gordon State College Office of Human Resources at 678-359-5011. Individuals requiring disability related accommodations for participation in any event or to obtain print materials in an alternative format, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 678-359-5011.

Other Information Every member of the USG community is required to adhere to the USG Statement of Core Values ¿ Integrity, Excellence, Accountability, and Respect that form and guide the daily work of the organization.

    Integrity We will be honest, fair, impartial, and unbiased in our dealings both with and on behalf of the USG.Excellence We will perform our duties to foster a culture of excellence and high quality in everything we do.Accountability We firmly believe that education in the form of scholarship, research, teaching, service, and developing others is a public trust. We will live up to this trust through safeguarding our resources and being good stewards of the human, intellectual, physical, and fiscal resources given to our care.Respect We recognize the inherent dignity and rights of every person, and we will do our utmost to fulfill our resulting responsibility to treat each person with fairness, compassion, and decency.
Other Information

Core Values
Gordon State College LEARNS:

Life long scholarship

To develop habits of the mind: creativity, critical thinking,
problem solving, innovation, a global perspective and a commitment to lifelong
learning that includes a respect for everyone involved in the process.


To maintain a commitment to engaged faculty¿student interaction
through intimate classroom experiences, innovative and effective teaching
strategies, excellent advising and mentorship programs, and effective student
support services.


To ensure affordable, supportive access to high quality post¿
secondary education.


To respect and celebrate the diversity, heritage, and history of the
College and its graduates.


To nurture a beautiful and vibrant center of learning and scholarship as
the touchstone of a diverse, connected community.


To serve the broader community and region by developing academic
programs and producing leaders equipped to contribute to middle Georgia, the
United States and the world.

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