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The following positions require the student to live on campus in the assigned residence
hall. All positions are filled at this time. Consult the individual web sites later
for more details.
You've already made one great decision in your own leadership development by considering
joining the Residence Life team. This position will offer a dynamic work environment
in addition to a supportive network of colleagues who are also interested in campus
involvement and service.
Residence Life believes in quality, vision, purposeful growth and development, service,
responsibility and integrity and community. The Resident Assistant position is the
most critical position to helping achieve these Shared Values. We feel confident we
can offer you a first-class leadership experience and an opportunity to be involved
in a critical role on the King University campus!
Resident Advisors do indeed play a vital role within the residence halls and they
are integral in developing a positive and supportive community for all residents.
Being an RA is an opportunity of a lifetime and we encourage you to apply. It is a
unique position which will challenge, inspire and motivate you. It also provides financial
support for the present and valuable skills and work experience for the future.
ALL Resident Assistants are required to participate in the Fall Training Workshop,
held one week prior to Fall Semester Check-in and the Winter Training Workshop, held
three days prior to spring check in.
A Resident Assistant must be a sophomore, junior, or senior at time of employment
and have lived on campus for at least two semesters. A student who has an active conduct
or honor council sanction at the time of application may not apply or serve as a Resident
All applicants for the position must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5. A minimum
cumulative GPA of 2.5 must be maintained by all employed Resident Assistants, although
a higher average is encouraged. Whenever a Resident Assistant's cumulative GPA falls
below a 2.5, or whenever a Resident Assistant earns less than 2.5 for two consecutive
semesters, the RA is suspended from the position until grades meet or exceed the requirement.
Earnings from the Resident Assistant position may affect the amount of aid a student
receives for the academic year. In addition, the room scholarship is considered aid
similar to any other scholarship and may impact a student's financial aid package.
Direct your specific questions about the impact of earnings or room scholarship on
your aid to your assigned Financial Aid counselor in the Office of Financial Aid.
This analysis is strongly recommended prior to accepting any offer of employment!
The Office of Residence Life assigns Resident Assistants to specific residence halls
and rooms. Assignments are generally based on staff and community needs identified
by professional staff and hall supervisors. Students who request air conditioning
must be certified under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) through the Office
of Learning Services before assignment to air conditioned space. Certification under
the ADA is information recorded in the permanent student record.
All RA applicants must enter the Housing Application Process. Students selected as Resident Assistants are required to contract for housing. RAs
that leave their positions, for whatever reason, prior to the start of the Fall Semester
will be offered on-campus housing only by their priority status in the Housing Application
Process. Those that leave staff after the beginning of the Fall semester are considered
as having on-campus status and will be re-assigned to an available space. Failure
to enter the Housing Application Process will result in being eliminated from the
RA selection process.
Resident Assistants may begin the school year with temporary roommates. As occupancy
permits, temporary roommates are reassigned, providing RAs with a single occupancy
room. If you request a roommate for the academic year, you will not be given any additional
compensation, as the traditional RA compensation package gives an RA a double room
to themselves at the double room rate.
The Resident Assistant is expected to be available for a minimum of four nights per
week and is required to serve scheduled weekday and weekend duty. During duty shifts,
the Resident Assistant is required to remain in the building from 6 p.m. to 7 a.m.
RAs also conduct periodic rounds of the building. The frequency of duty will vary
from building to building, due to size of staff.
Leaves and Absence from Campus
Resident Assistants are expected to be on assignment whenever the residence halls
are open, including a few days before the halls are opened and the last day of closing.
A select few residence halls are open during academic breaks and staff assigned to
work in these buildings are expected to participate in staffing during these periods.
Exceptions to the standard leave policy must be cleared in advance with your respective
We encourage all staff members to take personal time on the weekends as staffing permits.
Usually once a month is recommended.
Resident Assistants will be issued and are responsible for returning various items
including staff manuals, office forms, supplies, and keys. Supplies to support programming
are available through the building offices.
Job Performance Evaluation
Resident Assistants are formally evaluated each semester by his/her residents, supervisor,
and informally by him/herself. In the event a RA has failed to perform related duties
to the position expectations, RA will not be reappointed to the position.
If a Resident Assistant's performance falls short of the position expectations at
any time, he/she may, after consultation, be placed on probation or terminated immediately
by their supervisor. If terminated, the Resident Assistant must return all assigned
materials which are related to the position and reimburse King for prorated room fees.
Other Co-curricular activities
Being a successful Resident Assistant takes a great deal of effort; however, we realize
RAs are often some of the key leaders on campus. We encourage each RA to be involved;
we want to make sure he/she is not jeopardizing his/her respective roles.
NOTE: Additional employment, student teaching, or significant involvement in an organization
or other co-curricular activity requires special approval by the supervisor in advance.
Do not assume a "second job" will be approved.
Area Coordinators for Residence Life gain valuable work experience but not in a traditional
classroom or office setting. Area Coordinators can provide close interaction with
students, sustained advising/mentoring relationships, management and problem-solving
experience, leadership development, and the opportunity to positively impact individuals.
Anyone with a Bachelor's degree from any academic program may apply. Areas of study
in Liberal Arts and Human Sciences such as counselor education, higher education administration,
leadership studies, human development, psychology, sociology, and child development
are especially relevant to the work of the Residence Life Area Coordinators.
Each Area Coordinator is supervised by the Assistant Dean for Residence Life, a Student
Affairs professional, who holds a master's degree in college student affairs and has
worked in the field with a minimum of 5 years experience in a housing or residence
life setting. The department seeks to provide a quality experience for Area Coordinators
and is especially interested in supporting individuals through mentoring, development
activities, and informal relationships.
Area Coordinators are required to live on campus and are provided an apartment at
no cost. Housing includes basic telecommunications, Ethernet, wireless, and cable.
Area Coordinators and their live-in family (spouses/children) are provided with a
full meal plan.
All Area Coordinator Positions are 10-month positions, beginning in Mid-July of the
academic year. The process of preparing to open the residence halls for an academic
year necessitates a work schedule which usually exceeds 40 hours per week prior to
the start of the academic year in August; supervisors are always willing to offer
appropriate compensatory or flexible schedules to offset these extra hours. Area Coordinators
are expected to hold regularly scheduled office hours as established in the position
description, and evening and weekend hours are frequent.