Effectively balance academic demands, personal life, and RA position performance
Receive approval from supervisor prior to participating in secondary employment or major extracurricular activities.
Foster a sense of community among students living in residence.
Know residents individually and develop appropriate relationships with residents as well as other members of SU community.
Provide consistent communication with residents via individual interaction, regular community meetings, program development, etc.
Work with University staff & residents to maintain safe living conditions.
Encourage resident participation in community and campus-wide activities.
Foster a residential environment conducive to academic success.
Develop, implement, and evaluate monthly programs & activities for residents.
Support and encourage participation in other department-sponsored activities.
Involve residents in the planning and implementation process of activities & programs.
Peer Advisor/Referral Person
Set an example for residents by role modeling appropriate behavior and attitudes.
Help residents adjust to college life with respect to developmental issues.
Mediate conflicts between students, including roommate conflicts.
Spend adequate time in living community to foster approachability to residents.
Refer students to appropriate University resources for assistance and information.
Respond to emergency situations.
Maintain a positive attitude for SU and the RA position.
Community Standards Agent
Adhere to all housing and University policies.
Inform residents of policies and procedures as well as safety & security issues.
Confront all incidents of inappropriate behavior and refer students for assistance.
Document violations of housing/University rules and regulations.
Maintain a fair and impartial attitude toward residents regardless of disciplinary history.
Attend and participate in all regularly scheduled staff meetings.
Attend and participate in all training activities.
Assist with opening and closing of student housing facilities including move-in/move-out inspections and break inspections. This may require returning to campus prior to opening dates as well as staying beyond the closing dates as directed by the supervisor.
Complete routine paperwork (program forms, incident reports, inspection forms, etc.) in an accurate and timely fashion.
Be on duty for housing area on a rotating basis with other RAs, possibly to include duty coverage during Thanksgiving and Spring Break.