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Positions Residence Life is hiring for at this time:

Residence Life Central Office Assistant:

To learn more about the Central Office Assistant  position please see posting number 513887

Residence Life Resident Director:

To learn more about the Resident Director position please see posting number 513968.

 

APPLY TO BE A RESIDENT ASSISTANT

2019-20 staff

The Resident Assistant (RA) is a student member of the Department of Residence Life. They are responsible for working closely with staff and students in creating and maintaining an atmosphere that promotes student development and acceptance of diversity through group living in University residence halls. RAs also play a major role in campus safety within Residence Life.

Spring 2020 applications are now closed.

Applications for 2020-2021 will be available in February 2020.

Benefits:

  • $287 bi-weekly stipend
  • Room waiver
  • Reduced meal plan

Qualifications:

  • Cumulative and semester grade point average of 2.3 or above. Students with a 2.0 may be hired and enter on academic probation.
  • Full-time student at UAF
  • Unrestricted employment authorization in the United States
  • Good academic and disciplinary standing
  • Graduate Teaching Assistants are NOT eligible for RA positions due to time commitments
  • Have the ability to relate to students of diverse backgrounds and well-developed interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to interact effectively with others.

Application process:

  • Apply prior to the review date October 27, 2019, 11: 55 p.m.
  • Apply through Careers at UA
  • Complete reference form

Information Session:

Interested in the Resident Assistant position? Attend an information session to hear from Resident Directors and current Resident Assistant about the application process, the position's benefits and responsibilities, and hear about the experience from current RAs.  Upcoming Information Sessions being held in the MBS lobby.

  • October 14, 2019: 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • October 23, 2019: 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Interview Tips:

  • Review Residence Life policies.
  • Reflect on your personal characteristics, skills and knowledge. Consider how past experiences connect with the RA position.
  • Know the job. Talk with current Residence Life staff to learn about the many aspects of the position.
  • Think about why you want to be an RA.
  • Be yourself. We are hoping to hire a diverse group of students who have different personalities, experiences, and characteristics.
  • Wear something that makes you feel relaxed and confident and that would make a good first impression.

APPLY TO BE A PEER MENTOR

2019-20 Peer Mentors

Peer Mentors (PM) are full-time students of high academic standing living in the residence halls. PMs provide educational guidance to on campus students. Their goal is to help our residents be scholastically successful while feeling connected to the University. PMs facilitate study sessions, provide one-on-one support, and encourage academic rigor in our halls. 

NOTE: Residence Life is NOT accepting Peer Mentor applications at this time.

Interested students can anticipate openings for the 2020-2021 academic year to become available in Spring 2020.

Benefits:

  • Single room waiver
  • Reduced meal plan
  • Evening work hours (typically 6pm-12am)

Qualifications:

  • Full-time student
  • In good academic and disciplinary standing
  • Have and maintain a cumulative and semester GPA of 3.0
  • Have completed or enrolled in a majority of required core classes
  • Have the ability to relate to students of diverse backgrounds and well-developed interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to interact effectively with others.

Application process:

  • Complete the Residence Life Peer Mentor application
  • Attach resume and cover letter
  • Complete reference form

More Information:

If you have questions about becoming a Peer Mentor or the application process please contact Skarland RD Iván Solís Cruz.

 

 

 KEEP THESE POSITIONS IN MIND

MBS Complex

Resident Assistant (RA) are residence hall community leaders. They host programs, oversee the hall for security and maintenance, and are a resource for students. They live amongst their residents and are available for questions, concerns, or help. RAs perform nightly safety rounds two to three times each night. The goal of an RA is to be a peer authority in the residence hall who sets examples through their own actions.

Desk Attendants (DA) work in residence halls to provide customer service and promote a safe environment. DAs are responsible for maintaining accurate shift reports, facilitating the guest sign-in process. DAs routinely use department records, such as hall rosters and trespass lists, to verify resident and guest identification and enforce guest policies.

Peer Mentors (PM) assist the Resident Directors of Moore and Skarland Halls in the planning and implementation of academic efforts presented by the department of Residence Life. Their main duties include promoting and running established tutor sessions and study halls for first-year students.

 

MBS Complex

Front Office Assistants help the Central Office staff by answer phones and email, greeting residence when they enter the office and maintaining the files. The Office Assistant also performs tasks as assigned. Position open as needed.

Facilities Crew are primarily responsible for the minor routine maintenance tasks not requiring skilled trades mechanics. This includes furniture repair, lighting replacements, cabinet repairs, vacuum, screens, blinds, and other minor repairs. They assist in moving and storage functions, residence cleaning, and grounds keeping. Position open as needed.

 

 

MBS Complex

Guest Housing Office Supervisor manages office communications including answering, and properly forwarding telephone calls, monitoring email accounts as needed, and responding to all other forms of office communication as necessary. This position also sets appointments, maintains calendars, and performing research projects as assigned.

Guest Housing Office Staff provide customer service, cashiering and front desk support for UAF Guest Housing. Position is similar to that of a desk clerk in the hotel industry with modified responsibilities to meet the special needs of Guest Housing and Residence Life operations. Position will also include some building management responsibilities, similar to a Resident Assistant position.

Guest Housing Hospitality Staff position encompasses hospitality housekeeping functions, as well as light customer service functions. Position will also include some building management responsibilities, similar to a Resident Assistant position. Residence Life has and external custodial contract, which is responsible for cleaning bathrooms (which includes toilets, sinks, showers and bathtubs) and common areas in all residence halls (except Wickersham and Cutler Apartments). Position reports to the Crew Lead(s).

Paint Crew positions are specifically hired and trained for routine facility painting projects. Project management is provided by Facility Services Housing Pint lead and supervised by RL Facilities management.

 

 

 

 

 


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