Summer Employment

Position Summaries

Summer Resident Assistant (RA)

  • Community Development: Responsible for creating a sense of belonging on the floors by establishing a community, respecting the rights of all members, and helping residents feel at home through social and educational programming efforts.
  • Availability and Approachability: Time spent on floor should exceed time spent away from the floor. Early arrival for pre-summer training three days before summer hall opening is mandatory.
  • Policy Enforcement: Promote and enforce standards for appropriate behavior in individuals and in floor communities by explaining policy rationale, serving as a role model, and reporting policy violations consistently.
  • Programming: Initiate and implement several social and educational activities and programs through the summer, according to the needs of residents.
  • Individual Resident Relations: Offer positive support and challenge to residents by providing peer counseling and advisement, and serving as a referral agent to appropriate university resources. Demonstrate active listening skills, role model healthy personal behavior, and acquire working knowledge of student services on campus.
  • Administration: Share weekly duty rotation with staff members as well as occasional weekend duty rotations throughout the summer. Staff is also permitted to work desk hours, with opportunities for additional pay by supporting general summer operations and facility maintenance. Staff is also required to participate in the support of the summer orientation program.  Staff must attend and participate in weekly staff meetings (every Monday evening at 8pm) and established one on one meetings with supervisor.

Summer Resident Technical Assistant (RTA) Position Description

  • Community Development: Responsible for creating a sense of belonging amongst residents and guests within the residence halls by establishing a community, respecting the rights of all members, and helping residents feel at home through social and educational programming efforts.
  • Availability and Approachability: Weekly work hours will be established as well as expected involvement in both residence hall environments. Early arrival for pre-semester training three days before summer hall opening is mandatory.
  • Individual Resident & Guest Relations: Offer positive support and challenge to guest by providing excellent customer service and serving as a referral agent to appropriate university or city resources. Demonstrate active listening skills, role model healthy personal behavior, and acquire working knowledge of student services on campus.
  • Administration: This position does not serve in a duty capacity and is not expected to work the desk. The primary function of this staff member is to provide technical and network support for all summer residents and conference guests. They are responsible for servicing the log book daily and on weekends as needed or available. Staff is also responsible for computer lab updates in both halls, including but not limited to: cleaning the labs, changing printer toner, general day-to-day maintenance of computers. Staff is also required to participate in the support of the summer orientation program. Staff must attend and participate in weekly staff meetings (every Monday evening at 8pm) and weekly one-on-one meetings with your supervisor.

Summer Maintenance Worker Position Description

  • Community Development: Responsible for creating a sense of belonging amongst residents and guests within the residence halls by establishing a community, respecting the rights of all members, and helping residents feel at home through social and educational programming efforts.
  • Availability and Approachability: Weekly work hours will be established as well as expected involvement in both residence hall environments. Early arrival for pre-semester training three days before summer hall opening is mandatory.
  • Individual Resident & Guest Relations: Offer positive support and challenge to guest by providing excellent customer service and serving as a referral agent to appropriate university or city resources. Demonstrate active listening skills, role model healthy personal behavior, and acquire working knowledge of student services on campus.
  • Administration: This position does not serve in a duty capacity and is not expected to work the desk. The primary function of this staff member is in supporting general summer operations and facility maintenance. This incudes, but is not limited to: shampooing carpets, cleaning storage rooms, repairing damages in rooms, and moving equipment and furniture as needed. Staff is also required to participate in the support of the summer orientation program. Staff must attend and participate in weekly staff meetings (every Monday evening at 8pm) and weekly one-on-one meetings with your supervisor.

Summer International Resident Coordinator (IRC) Position Description

  • Community Development: Responsible for creating a sense of belonging amongst international students within the residence halls by establishing a community, respecting the rights of all members, and helping residents feel at home through social and educational programming efforts.
  • Availability and Approachability: Weekly room hours will be established as well as expected involvement in residence hall environments. Early arrival for pre-semester training three days before summer hall opening is mandatory.
  • Programming: Initiate and implement several social and educational activities and programs during the summer, according to the needs of international residents and the HRL programming requirements.
  • Individual Resident Relations: Offer positive support and challenge to international residents by providing peer counseling and advisement, and serving as a referral agent to appropriate university resources. Demonstrate active listening skills, role model healthy personal behavior, and acquire working knowledge of student services on campus.
  • Administration: While this staff member does not serve in a duty capacity, they are trained and able to work desk shifts throughout the summer and can earn additional pay by supporting general summer operations and facility maintenance. Staff is also required to participate in the support of the summer orientation program. Additionally, this staff member must participate in international student arrival and orientation programs. Staff must attend and participate in weekly staff meetings (every Monday evening at 8pm) and weekly one-on-one meetings with your supervisor.

Summer Operations Assistant (OA) Position Description

  • Community Development: Responsible for creating a sense of belonging for all guests by establishing a community, respecting the rights of all members, and helping guests feel at home through excellent customer service.
  • Availability and Approachability: Time spent in the halls should exceed time spent away from the halls. Early arrival for pre-summer training three days before summer hall opening is mandatory.
  • Policy Enforcement: Promote and enforce standards for appropriate behavior for guests by explaining policy rationale, serving as a role model, and reporting policy violations consistently.  
  • Individual Guest Relations: Offer positive support and challenge to guest by providing excellent customer service and serving as a referral agent to appropriate university or city resources. Demonstrate active listening skills, role model healthy personal behavior, and acquire working knowledge of student services on campus.
Administration: Share weekly duty rotation with staff members as well as occasional weekend duty rotations throughout the summer. Staff is responsible for implementing all aspects of summer conference operations, including, but not limited to: setting of rooms with linens/supplies, cleaning rooms after guests have checked out, checking guests in and out of the facility, washing/folding linens. Additionally, summer operations staff work on the general preparation and maintenance of the residence halls including, but not limited to: moving equipment and furniture, landscaping, provisional maintenance as instructed by supervisor, general upkeep in and around the building. Staff is also required to participate in the support of the summer orientation program. Staff is also permitted to work desk hours.  Staff must attend and participate in weekly staff meetings (every Monday evening at 8pm) and established one on one meetings with supervisor.

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