Summer Operations Senior Resident Assistant 2020

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Applications will close on Friday, January 31st, 2020 at 5 PM PST.

 

**PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE SUMMER OPERATIONS SENIOR RESIDENT ASSISTANT JOB DESCRIPTION BELOW BEFORE SUBMITTING YOUR APPLICATION.**

 

The Mission of Residential Life is to create safe and inclusive living learning communities that foster holistic education and global citizenship. Residential Life’s Vision reflects a commitment to the intentional creation of effective and innovative strategies aimed at developing students to be engaged campus and global citizens, and active agents of social change. The Resident Directors (RDs), Assistant Resident Directors (ARDs), and the live-in student staff they supervise accomplish this through a combination of educational events, community building activities, student empowerment and personal conversations.

The Summer Operations Senior Resident Assistant (SRA) is responsible for working closely with other Residential Life staff to develop and maintain positive residential communities during the Summer. As an employee of the (Dean of Students), each Summer RA will adhere to, administer, and enforce policies and procedures as outlined in the Residential Life Student Staff Manual, the Residential Code of Conduct, the UC Berkeley Campus Code of Conduct University of California Personnel Policies and Procedures, and the University of California Policies applying to Campus Activities, Organizations and Students.

The Summer SRA also will work with different student populations than during the academic year, including visiting students and international students throughout Summer Sessions. Summer SRA will also support the Summer Bridge and Edge communities, a diverse and global community of entering undergraduates in a comprehensive six-week academic residential program. It introduces scholars to the structure and rigor of the research university, provides them with opportunities to foster meaningful academic and social connections with peers, staff, and faculty, and challenges them to take ownership of their academic journeys. 

Summer Bridge is managed on behalf of the university by the Student Learning Center. Campus partners from over 60 departments collaborate closely in planning and delivering the program each summer. The intensive and rigorous program cultivates a diverse community of scholars and prepares them to engage actively with and meet the challenges of a large public research University. Please find more information at http://slc.berkeley.edu/about-bridge/.

Freshman Edge is a specially designed program for first year freshman or transfer students who have been admitted to UC Berkeley for the coming fall. Freshman Edge participants not only get a head start on their college career but also save money by paying UC student rates rather than Summer Sessions visiting student rates.

The Senior Resident Assistant’s role is diverse and encompasses programming, student leadership, mentorship, administrative and staff responsibilities, and as such, requires strong leadership skills, dependability and a sincere interest in the mission of the various Summer Programs. The SRA serves as a resource to both residents and staff, and should work to accomplish the mission of Residential Life and the Summer Bridge and Edge programs. The responsibilities listed will be carried out under the supervision of the Assistant Resident Director (ARD) and the Summer Sessions and Summer Bridge/Edge Resident Director (RD) in collaboration with The Summer Bridge Program Director and Edge Program Director.

The Senior Resident Assistant’s role is diverse and encompasses programming, student leadership, mentorship, administrative and staff responsibilities, and as such, requires strong leadership skills, dependability and a sincere interest in the mission of the various Summer Programs. The SRA serves as a resource to both residents and staff, and should work to accomplish the mission of Residential Life and the Summer Bridge and Edge programs. The responsibilities listed will be carried out under the supervision of the Assistant Resident Director (ARD) and the Summer Sessions and Summer Bridge/Edge Resident Director (RD) in collaboration with The Summer Bridge Program Director and Edge Program Director.

Essential Duties

Community & Educational Strategies (50%)
  • Serve as a resource to Summer Operations Resident Assistants (RA) in their development and implementation of educational, cultural, recreational, social, and faculty strategies as directed by the Community Development Model , ARD, and RD. Provide guidance in planning and overseeing all programming efforts.
  • Attend strategies as directed by ARD and RD  as well as encourage residents to participate in strategies.
  • Meet weekly with RAs to advise on current and future strategies.
  • Complete major strategies under the supervision of the ARD and the RD and in conjunction with other hall staff and Summer Bridge and Edge campus partners. This includes welcome days events at the start of the program.
  • Maintain updated bulletin boards as directed by the ARD and RD.
  • Support and help publicize Peer Academic Counselors (PACs) strategies and coordinate communication between both staffs. 
  • Coordinate and develop a programming calendar for Summer Operations RAs and tracking completion of strategies.
Staff & Administrative Responsibilities (20%)
  • Attend, participate, and assist in all staff trainings. 
  • Attend weekly hall staff meetings or unit meetings prepared with weekly reports as required by the ARD.  Hall staff meetings will be held every Tuesday from 7 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.  Time commitments for these meetings vary.
  • Coordinate duty calendars to ensure accurate and balanced staff duty rotation.
  • Coordinate and develop weekly program tracking for the area.
  • Work with the ARD and RD to implement staff development and staff recognition activities.
  • Ensure that your ARD is informed and updated on all aspects of your work. This responsibility will entail meeting regularly with your ARD to share job-related information, receive feedback and develop job-related skills.
  • Participate in all opening and closing preparation and responsibilities.
  • Participate in all individual, staff and group evaluations as planned by Residential Life.
  • Complete administrative tasks in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Student Development & Community Development Responsibilities (20%)
  • Encourage the personal, social, and academic development of students by spending a significant amount of time in the area or building and getting to know hall staff and residents on an individual basis.
  • Respond to student behavior that is inappropriate and/or in violation of campus policies and procedures (i.e., behavior that endangers the health and safety of residents or results in damage to University property).  Confront the action that is in question, document incident(s) within 12 hours and utilize residence hall and University conduct procedures.
  • Model ethical behavior through personal and academic pursuits and adhere to all residence hall policies.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of campus resources in order to provide academic, social, and personal counseling and/or referral.
  • Relate student concerns (i.e. policies, procedures, dining, maintenance) to the appropriate units of Dean of Students and Summer Bridge and Edge campus partners.
Safety & Risk Management Responsibilities (10%)
  • Follow all emergency procedures as outlined by Student Staff Training, the Hall Staff Manual and directed by ARD and RD. 
  • Confront and respond to student behavior that is inappropriate and/or is in violation of campus policies and procedures (i.e behavior that endangers the health and safety of residents). 
  • Following the situation(s), document the incident(s) within 12 hours of it occurring while following all protocols and procedures. Demonstrate sound judgement in reporting urgent situations in a timely and appropriate manner.
  • Relate student concerns (i.e. policies, procedures, dining, and maintenance) to the appropriate units of the Dean of Students.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of campus resources in order to provide academic, social, and personal counseling and/or referral.
  • Support the ARD and RD in facilitating the scheduling of evening, day, and holiday duty. 
  • Senior RAs may be asked to serve in duty shifts if a need arises.
Minimum Qualifications: 
  • Undergraduate or graduate student in good standing with the university and possessing a minimum 2.300 cumulative GPA and good standing with the University at the time of application and throughout the period of employment. Please note that GPA does not round up, any GPA below a 2.300 (2.299 or below) will make you ineligible for this position.
  • Applicants must have full-time academic status (12-13 units per semester) during time of application.  Exceptions must have the prior approval of the Resident Director and Assistant Director. Spring 2019 graduates are eligible to apply. 
  • Summer Operations SRAs are not required to be enrolled in academic courses during the period of employment for the summer. Recent graduates (2019) are eligible to apply.
  • Previous experience as a hall staff member for the Academic Year or for Summer Operations.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with Summer Sessions, Summer Bridge or Edge programs and/or first generation/low income, and international student populations preferred.
Terms of Employment
  • The Summer Operations SRA is expected to serve as a role model for all residence hall policies and procedures as well as for the overall Summer programs. Failure to serve as a positive role model may result in personnel action up to and including dismissal.
  • Maintain the required 2.300 minimum G.P.A. throughout the term of employment. 
  • Active participation in all staff trainings  which occurs prior to and concurrent with the opening of the halls. Preparation for and implementation of opening and closing of the halls may include, but is not limited to: administrative preparation, programmatic preparation, logistical preparation, and physical preparation of floors/suites, hall/area, and unit for opening and closing.
  • The SRA is expected to work during some evenings, weekends and holidays. A commitment of approximately 19 hours/week is expected, which includes required meetings, oversight of security booths, and program implementation and attendance, being visible and available to residents, and addressing the specific needs of the community.
  • All extended hall absences (more than 24 hours) must be arranged in advance with the ARD.  Absences will not be approved the first and last two weeks of the summer.
  • Any major time commitments (classes, additional employment exceeding 15 hours/week, etc.) outside the residence hall staff position must be discussed and approved in advance by the RD.
  • Continued employment is contingent upon a satisfactory job performance evaluation by the supervisor. Satisfactory job performance evaluation is defined as meeting expectations as defined by the job evaluation in all areas of the job description.
  • SRAs who display psychological behavior which raises concerns about fitness for the position may be required to complete an assessment of fitness and ability in order to continue in the position.
  • The period of employment for this live-in position commences May 18, 2020 with training from May 19th - 23rd. The position concludes at the end of Summer Sessions and the Summer Bridge and Edge Program following move out, on August 14th. 
    • Full Summer SRA: May 18, 2020 - 10 a.m.  August 15, 2020 
Expectations
  • Maintain positive working relationships with other Residential Life staff, Dean of Students, Residential and Student Service Programs staff, as well as the Summer Bridge and Edge campus partners.
  • Do not duplicate or loan keys to unauthorized persons.  Master keys are to be kept in their designated, secure location at all times when not in use and are not to leave the building or area without authorization.
  • Be responsible with special staff privileges (i.e. use of office, phones, keys, department van, office equipment, etc.).
  • Maintain confidentiality and objectivity in all matters related to students and staff.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Assistant Resident Director and Resident Director or the administrative staff of Dean of Students.
  • Role-model appreciation of differences and assist students in developing an understanding of diverse cultures and lifestyles. Respect and treat all individuals fairly and equitably by being open and understanding of sexual orientation, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic diversity issues.
  • Support and helping publicize campus services.
Compensation
  • Summer Operations RAs will receive a single room in housing in a traditional residence hall, and a Summer Meal Plan during the period of employment. The dates of housing and meals is dependent on the full or partial summer housing. They will also receive temporary housing during the period of training from May 18-23, 2020 if needed. 
Background Check Requirement
  • This position is subject to a criminal background check. This position meets the following background check criteria:
    • Master key access to residence or other facilities.
    • If driving, responsibility for regularly operating vehicles, machinery, or toxic systems that could cause accidental death, injury, or health problems.
Nondiscrimination Policy Statement for University of California

The University of California, in accordance with applicable Federal and State law and University policy, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, medical condition (cancer related or genetic characteristics), ancestry, marital status, age, sexual orientation, citizenship, or service in the uniformed services.  The University also prohibits sexual harassment.  This nondiscrimination policy covers admission, access, and treatment in University programs and activities. Inquiries regarding the University's student-related nondiscrimination policies may be directed as follows: Sex discrimination and access: ADA/504 Compliance Office, (510) 643-5116 (voice or TTY/TDD); age discrimination: Age Discrimination Act Coordinator, (510) 642-8471. Other inquiries may be directed to the Academic Compliance Officer, 200 California Hall #1500, (510) 642-2795.

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