Student Staff Job Description

 

Community & Student Development

RAs and HMs play a crucial role in the development of their hall communities.  It is critical for RAs to establish a credible, visible presence in the hall, developing and enforcing standards for community behavior, and encouraging self-governance. Community and student development are based on our V-5 departmental values: Leadership, Learning, Responsibility, Collaboration and Social Justice.

 

Leadership: RAs & HMs should model ethical leadership to their peers. As leaders in their halls and campus wide, staff facilitates community development and encourages residents to involve themselves on campus. This includes:

  • Creating door decorations for each resident through out the year

  • Planning floor meetings

  • Assessing needs of your residents though individual and group contact

  • Getting to know your residents (name, interests, academics, etc.)

  • Creating interactive, social and/or educational community development initiatives based off the V-5 Community Values Development Model

  • Partnering with other offices across campus as an enhancement to staff initiatives

 

Learning: Academic success is a priority to staff. Learning occurs within the classroom and beyond. Staff should utilize their roles to engage in and create learning experiences, educate students about resources on campus, and continue their own knowledge of the position. This can be done through:

  • Completing INT 396: Leadership Skills for Student Staff course as a first year Res. Life staff member

  • Becoming familiar with other offices on campus to act as a referral agent to your residents when appropriate

  • Actively participate in Staff Fall training (August)

  • Attend scheduled monthly Staff In-Services

  • Maintain a 2.5 cumulative grade point average

  • Partner with student organizations and other departments on campus to create educational programs

 

Responsibility: This critical aspect of the job includes daily administrative tasks, upholding College policy and community standards, ensuring safety of the building and its residents, and encouraging peer to peer accountability while role modeling appropriate behavior. More specifically this includes:

  • Spending adequate time on your floor and in your building

  • Participating in weekly rotating evening and weekend duty schedule (RAs)

  • Being present for hall openings and closings

  • Responding to emergencies and notifying proper authorities

  • Documenting policy violations as listed in the Code of Community Standards and Responsibilities

  • Encouraging respect for halls and common spaces

  • Attending staff meetings and regular one-on-one meetings

  • Developing a working relationship with Campus Security and Facilities Management though regular interaction and/or rounds

  • Creating a community agreement with members of your floor

  • Conducting floor meetings and communicating necessary information

  • Remaining alcohol and drug free for the duration of all department-sponsored events and if under the age of 21

  • Not engaging in amorous relationship with residents of your assigned hall

  • Remaining alcohol free is assigned to a First Year hall even if over the age of 21

 

Collaboration: Staff is expected to collaborate and support other residence halls, college departments, faculty and local groups in the Rollins College community. This includes:

  • Developing a working relationship with departments in the Division of Student Affairs (OMA, OSIL, CAPS, Heath Center, CSR, Career Services)

  • Inviting faculty and staff to hall programs

  • Joining forces with other residence halls to create social and other community development initiatives based on the V-5 Community Values Development Model

  • Supporting fellow staff members in programming efforts, resident concerns, scheduling conflicts and general wok related concerns

  • Communicating regularly with your supervising HD and AD

  • Recognizing and showing gratitude for positive interactions and contributions of fellow RA’s, HMs departments, and students.

 

Social Justice: Staff plays a key role in creating inclusive environments free from hate, prejudice, and discrimination. As a department we strive to establish communities where each member is celebrated and shares the same basic rights, securities, opportunities and benefits. Staff members create this environment by:

  • Acting in an ethical manner at all times

  • Refraining from offensive, harassing, or threatening behaviors

  • Partnering with other offices, specifically Multicultural Affairs and Community Engagement to create social justice focused initiatives

  • Keeping in mind the demographics of your floor in order to create inclusive programming and interactions

  • Remaining confidential about student behavior, personal information and incidents (including policy violations, emergencies, illnesses, roommate conflicts, etc.)

 

Compensation

Traditional Halls and LLCs

  • $6,100 annual stipend

  • Single room at the triple rate

  • Free parking pass

     

    Sutton Apartments

    • $6,100 annual stipend

    • Sutton RA's share a two bedroom apartment (each RA has their own room)

    • Free parking pass

       

      Residential Organizations (House Managers)

      • $4,000 annual stipend

      • Single room at the triple rate

      • Free parking pass