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Job Title Assistant Residence Life Coordinator

Terms of Employment

  • Fall semester: 20 hours per week, beginning August 26, 2019 and ending December 20, 2019
  • Spring semester: 20 hours per week, beginning January 13, 2020 and ending May 8, 2020
  • Position requires additional training outside of the assistantship terms, students will be compensated hourly for any work outside of the assistantship dates. These dates are July 6 to August 25, 2019 and May 9-10, 2020.
  • Full assistantship salary for 2019-2020 is $5,284/semester.
  • Graduate Assistants may qualify for in-state tuition and fees.
  • Graduate Assistants receive University holidays and do not work during Thanksgiving Break, Spring Break or the interims between semesters.
  • For more information on the Graduate Assistantship System and procedures:
Job Description
Reports to Residence Life Coordinator; responsible for student staff, administrative hall operations, and development of a comprehensive, vibrant and meaningful residence education program within a residence hall. Participates in on-call emergency rotation. 
Position Description: 
1. Coordinate selection, training, supervision and evaluation of student desk assistants.
2. Assist the RLC in developing and implementing training, and evaluation of resident assistants.
3. Provide individual and group supervision of student staff in regard to daily and on-going operation of the hall including community development, residence education, and housing policies and procedures.
4. Serve as a resource to student staff in the performance of responsibilities, sharing of knowledge, and development of skills.
1. Serve as an advisor to hall senate leadership and committees, providing on-going leadership development.
2. Serve in an advisory and referral capacity to individual students and student groups in regard to University and Housing and Dining policies and procedures.
3. In conjunction with the RLC, student staff, and hall senate, implement, and evaluate a comprehensive residence education program; including coordinating efforts with offices such as Student Life, Gender & Sexuality Services, Career Services, and Academic Advising.
4. Provide direction to student staff for the enforcement and proper documentation of Residence Life policies found in the Code of Conduct.
5. Assist the RLC in serving on-call, providing emergency response and support to incidents within the residence hall system. 
6. Work under the guidance of the RLC in holding policy violation meetings with students living in assigned residence hall.
7. Serve as a resource and point of contact for students of concern or in crisis, through follow up, intentional conversations, and referrals to both university and community resources. 
8. Utilize student feedback and assessment findings to enhance the residential experience for students. 
1. Supervise and administer hall office operations.
2. Represent Housing and Dining to parents, guests and members of the University community.
3. Serve on a committees providing leadership for student staff selection, training, and conferences.
4. Maintain administrative records of hall activities, incident documentation, and other records consistent with current policies and procedures.
5. Assist the hall senate in budgeting and record keeping of student activity appropriations.
Contact Person

Erica Eischen, or 319-273-2333

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Bachelor's degree and University residence hall leadership experience required. Must be a full-time, degree-seeking student in the Post-Secondary Education Master's Program. Must be enrolled in 9 graduate credits each semester of assistantship. Maintain a GPA of at least 3.00. First semester graduate students must have an undergraduate GPA of at least 3.00. 
Residence hall leadership experience required. Ability to build and maintain collaborative relationships with diverse populations a, lead student teams, and effectively communicate and problem solve with others required. Ability to fulfill job responsibilities in 20 hours per week, including evening and weekend work required. 
Must reside in a UNI residence hall and have a meal plan.