Summer 2019 Student Staff Positions
Student Life has two positions available for the summer. Please read the descriptions of the positions below before completing the application.
- The Summer Resident Assistants (RAs) are employed from May 11, 2019 through September 1, 2019. Summer RAs will move into their summer placements as soon as it is ready, and confirmation has communicated from Housing Operations.
- Summer RAs must be in good academic standing, having a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.5.
- Summer RAs must attend the mandatory Summer RA Training to be held Saturday, April 27, 2019 (9am-5pm), Sunday, April 28, 2019 (19am-12noon), Tuesday, May 7, 2019 (5pm-8pm), and Wednesday, May 8, 2019 (5pm-8pm).
- Summer RAs may not have any outside commitments exceeding 20 hours per week, unless approved by the Office of Student Life. Summer RAs should be aware that, other than classes, additional internships, jobs, extracurricular activities, etc. must be arranged around the Summer RA schedule. Individuals with fulltime summer jobs or internships must be given special approval by the Office of Student Life to be a Summer RA. Summer RAs are expected to submit their summer class schedule and outside activities schedule with their application for employment.
*If schedules are still being solidified at the time the application is due, please note that in your application and be prepared to discuss your potential plans at the time of your interview.
- Summer RAs will work 8-10 hours per week within the Office of Student Life and during work hours for housing operations or for a specific Student Life focus area.
- Their direct report (functional supervisor) will be the Student Life Program Assistant or the supervising Coordinator / Assistant Director (AD) of their relative focus area.
- Summer RAs designated for housing operations will report to the Student Life Program Assistant during office hours and are responsible for answering the telephone, performing administrative tasks, answering housing questions, and taking care of day-to-day office needs as assigned by any professional staff member.
- Summer RAs designated for a focus area will report to the respective Student Life professional staff member(s) who are responsible for that focus area during their office hours and are responsible for providing administrative support for said focus area.
- Designations and focus areas will be determined by the Office of Student Life and communicated to the respective Summer RAs during Summer RA Training.
- Office shifts are assigned by the Student Life Program Assistant, however daily location placements may be changed by a member of the Housing Operation staff. Summer RAs are expected to submit his/her summer class schedule and outside activities schedule. This will be due by time of application or when interviewed.
- Should a Summer RA be unable to make an office shift due, the Summer RA is responsible for finding an individual with whom to switch shifts 48 hours in advance as well as sending an email to the Student Life Program Assistant or the respective focus area supervisor. In all instances, the Summer Housing GRC should also be copied.
Summer RAs are expected to foster a sense of community on the floor and develop positive relationships with residents. This cannot be accomplished without spending an adequate amount of time within the residence hall. It is expected that the Summer RA will not be away for more than one weekend out of the month. In addition, all lengthy vacation plans must be approved by the Office of Student Life prior to summer employment.
*If any such plans are being formulated during the summer, the RA must have a conversation with the Summer Housing GRC to approve the plans at least 2 weeks in advance (the more advance notice given, the better the chances for approval, but approval is not guaranteed in any circumstance)
- Summer RAs are expected to be present during Summer I session and Summer II session openings and closings as well as the summer to fall transition days to fulfill all assigned responsibilities associated with openings and closings.
- Summer I Opening: Wednesday, May 29, 2019
- Summer I Closing: Thursday, July 11, 2019
- Summer II Opening: Sunday, July 14, 2019
- Summer to Fall Transition Days: Monday, August 19, 2019 through Wednesday, August 21, 2019
- Summer Session II Move-Out : Thursday, Aug 22, 3019 by 5:00PM (for students with no Fall assignment)
- All Summer RAs are required to be on campus and maintain a presence during the nights of Orientation. These include:
- Monday, June 18, 2019
- Thursday, June 20, 2019
- Monday, June 24, 2019
- Thursday, June 27, 2019
- Monday, July 1, 2019 (tentative – will confirm when the university confirms)
In addition, Summer RAs may be asked to participate in Orientation activities during the day, but notice will be provided.
- Summer RAs are responsible for successfully completing the programming requirements outlined below:
- Adequately advertise, prepare and execute creative programming which caters to the needs and interests of summer residents
- Completing, submitting, and discussing the appropriate programming form with the Summer Housing GRC one week prior to the event
- Coordinate building-wide Summer Kick Off and End of Summer programs with the rest of the Summer staff
- Plan 2 weekday (Sunday through Wednesday) and 2 weekend (Thursday through Saturday) programs during the 12 weeks of summer school housing. RAs will coordinate so that there is at least one weekday and one weekend program per week.\
- Summer RAs are required to participate in weekly duty assignments. This includes:
- Staying in Campion between 8 PM and 8 AM on assigned duty nights.
- Completing rounds at 9 PM and 11 PM on weeknights (Sunday through Wednesday) and at 9 PM, 11 PM and 1 AM on weekends (Thursday through Saturday).Upon completion of each round, Summer RAs are expected to complete the appropriate portion of the duty log, noting any maintenance issues, lock outs, and policy violations.
- Submit duty switch paper work to the RA Supervisor GRC 48 hours in advance of duty switch.
- Summer RAs must make door decorations for each resident on the floor at the start of the summer, maintain the door decorations and change the door decorations as appropriate in accordance with housing changes.
- Summer RAs are responsible for changing the bulletin boards once per summer session.
- Summer RAs are expected to attend weekly one on one meetings with the Summer Housing GRC to discuss upcoming programs, residential concerns, and other related issues.
- Summer RAs are expected to attend, participate, and be attentive during bi-weekly staff meetings.
- Summer RAs are expected to conduct room inspections during Summer I and Summer II
- Summer RAs are expected to participate in a discussion of their performance evaluation at the middle and end of the summer with the Summer Housing GRC to review summer job performance.
- Summer RAs are expected to respond to all emails from the Summer Housing GRC, AD, and other Student Life staff members within 24 hours of being sent unless previously notifying the GRC and/or other Student Life staff members of extenuating circumstances.
- Summer RAs are expected to complete any assigned paperwork, administrative tasks, and any additional job responsibilities as dictated by the Summer Housing GRC and AD in an appropriate and timely manner. In addition, they are expected to provide assistance to the Office of Student Life with administrative tasks when necessary.
- Summer RAs are expected to abide by as well as enforce the Community Standards, confronting and documenting all violations of the Student Code of Conduct appropriately.
- Summer RAs are expected to show respect to the supervising GRC, AD, fellow RAs, other Student Life staff members, and residents and be a cooperative team member.
Apply for the 2019 Summer RA position
- Serve as a liaison among the RA staff and training leadership committee. Act as a mentor and resource to students whom serve as Resident Assistants.
- Work with RA Training committee to design and implement training session content and logistics for Resident Assistant 2019-2020 RA Fall Training. This includes, but not limited to designing training theme, materials, room reservations, training schedule, name tags, staff door decs, staff t-shirts, etc.
- Attend and actively participate in weekly RA Training Committee meetings with supervisor
- Conduct research regarding the Resident Assistant position and training done at other institutions
- Assist with the development of the New Green, Old Grey Peer Mentoring Program
- Develop a digital and social media presence to engage and teach several training areas both in Student Life and across campus
- Share facilitation responsibilities with professional staff for a variety of presentations and training sessions
- Coordinate and execute Resident Assistant staff development and social initiatives during training
- Establish communication with returning RAs to increase returner involvement in the planning and implementation of training
- Complete other duties as assigned by the Assistant Director overseeing Resident Assistant Training
- The Training Internship runs from May 28, 2019 to September 1, 2019, and Interns must have moved into their summer placement prior to their start date (specific dates to move will be communicated on an individual basis).
- The Training Intern must be in good academic and student conduct standing, having a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5, and must be returning as an undergraduate student for the Fall 2019 semester.
- The Training Intern will work approximately 10-15 hours per week under the Student Life Assistant Director overseeing Resident Assistant Training.
- The Training Intern must set weekly scheduled hours with the Assistant Director overseeing Resident Assistant Training. Majority of those hours must fall within standard office hours (8:30am-5:00pm).
- Training Interns are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner and exhibit professional behaviors, such as professional communication with on-campus and off-campus constituents, business casual attire when necessary, respecting confidentiality, etc.
- The intern is expected to abide by as well as enforce the Community Standards, confronting and documenting all violations appropriately.
- The intern is expected to show respect to the supervising AD, fellow Training Intern, fellow OAs, other Student Life staff members, and residents, and be a cooperative team member.
- The intern is also expected to complete any additional job responsibilities as dictated by the GRC and AD in an appropriate and timely manner.
- The Training Intern must have prior experience as a Resident Assistant at Loyola OR have accepted a Resident Assistant position for the Fall 2019 semester.
- Strong facilitation skills, supporting both individuals as well as small/large groups;
- Ability to support participants in a non-judgmental manner;
- Organized, detailed-oriented, with ability to work independently;
- Excellent communication skills;
- Graphic design or marketing experience, and passion for using social media platforms as an engagement tool
- Training Interns for 2019 RA Fall Training will be granted a contract extension until their summer placement is available and will be provided a summer housing placement from their start date until they are able to move into their fall housing assignment.
- Training Interns for 2019 RA Fall Training will also be provided a $500.00 stipend paid out biweekly in equal amounts over the course of the summer employment dates.
- Applicants should complete an application via Qualtrics (link below) no later than 5:00pm on Monday, April 29, 2019.
- Comments or questions should be directed to Federica Bucca, Assistant Director overseeing RA Training (email@example.com).
For full consideration please apply by April 29, 2019