Campus Life GA/GRA Positions

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We are pleased to announce the availability of graduate assistant and graduate resident assistant positions within Campus Life. The area of Campus Life is made up of the offices of Student Activities & Leadership, Student Conduct, and Residential Life.

Graduate Assistant, Student Leadership

Job Description & Responsibilities
This position assists Student Activities staff with:
1. Coordinating and implementing the Leadership Program
2. Advising Undergraduate Association clubs and organizations
3. Increasing the department's presence on campus through the creation of a more
substantial Student Activities calendar
4. Continuing departmental and program assessment

Requirements
Applicant must be an enrolled graduate student, preferably in the Higher Education Student Affairs Administration program. Strong analytical, organizational, interpersonal, problem-solving, and oral and written communication skills are necessary. Proficiency with computer programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) is also required.

Applicant must be able to work as a team member while also being able to function independently. Working knowledge of student activities required (does not have to be Nazareth experience.) Experience or coursework in research, including quantitative and qualitative assessment, is preferred.


In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, the College actively encourages applications from members of all ethnic groups underrepresented in higher education.


Hours & Compensation

10 hours/week in the office as well as some event coverage on evenings/weekends. Compensation consists of tuition remission of 3 credit hours per semester.

Graduate Resident Assistants, Campus Life Programs

Job Description & Responsibilities

Graduate Resident Assistants are responsible for assisting in the development of a supportive, functioning environment within Residential Life. This involves helping create a climate that is conducive to academic achievement, good scholarship and engagement. This further includes promoting integration of social, recreational, cultural and intellectual activities into the environment. To do so requires much energy, good self-discipline; the power to observe keenly and accurately; knowledge of resources to assist in performance of the job; and the ability to establish good rapport. The Graduate Resident Assistant reports directly to the Associate Director of Campus Life and works in collaboration with the Director of Campus Life, Area Directors, other GRAs and the entire staff team.


  • Communication: Attend weekly Residential Life Staff meetings. Maintain open and frequent communication with staff. Disseminate information about College offices and programs.
  • Programming: Assist in identification of students' academic and co-curricular interests. Coordinate themes and assist in development and supervision of programs in the apartment complex and in other areas of Campus Life. Promote individual and group activities, which foster a sense of community.
  • Counseling/Advising: Assist students in addressing personal, social and academic needs and be prepared to refer students to College counseling and advising programs.
  • Behavioral Standards: Insure residents are aware of the rules and responsibilities for residents in the residential life system. Assist students in developing behavioral standards appropriate to group living in an academic institution. When necessary, confront individuals and groups whose behavior is unacceptable and initiate appropriate student conduct action/referral.
  • Duty Coverage: Serve on a rotating basis for evening duty and break coverage. Possess a working knowledge of procedures to follow in emergency situations. Assist students, staff and College personnel in attending to emergency situations.
  • Staff Development: Assist in development of and participate in all fall, mid-year, and in-service training programs.
  • Organizational Activities: Participate in all major Residential Life activities such as staff selection, room selection, opening, closing, etc.
  • Billing: Assist in regular room inspections to insure that appropriate facilities and cleanliness standards are being maintained. Maintain accurate inventory records for furnishings, equipment and supplies. Assist in administration of the billing process (damages, fines, etc.) for the residential area.
  • Policy: Know and support Residential Life and College policies in contacts with students by personal example.
  • Additional Responsibilities: May include other job-related responsibilities as requested by the Area Directors and/or Director of Campus Life, Associate Director of Campus Life, or Director of Student Activities and Leadership.


Requirements

The part-time, live-in position requires a Bachelor’s Degree with an above-average GPA and prior experience working as a resident assistant or in a residential life office. You must be enrolled in a graduate program at Nazareth College and actively working towards a degree. Preference will be given to qualified applicants in the HESAA program.


Hours & Compensation

Compensation consists of a single room in an apartment and board plan when the college is in session and tuition remission of 6 credit hours per semester. The contract terms begin on August 13, 2015 and runs through May 13, 2016.

Graduate Resident Assistants, West Campus/Clock Tower

Job Description & Responsibilities

Graduate Resident Assistants are responsible for assisting in the development of a supportive, functioning environment within Residential Life. The Graduate Resident Assistants for CTC and for West Campus are responsible for acting as liaisons between the First Year Experience faculty, students and staff or the West Campus residents and staff. This involves helping create a climate that is conducive to transition, academic achievement, good scholarship and engagement. This further includes promoting integration of social, recreational, cultural and intellectual activities into the environment. To do so requires much energy, good self-discipline; the power to observe keenly and accurately; knowledge of resources to assist in performance of the job; and the ability to establish good rapport. The Graduate Resident Assistant reports to the Associate Director for Campus Life and works in collaboration with the Director of Campus Life, Area Directors, other GRAS and the entire staff team.


  • Communication: Attend weekly Residential Life Staff meetings. Maintain open and frequent communication with staff and residents. Disseminate information about College offices and programs.
  • Supervision: Responsible for a resident assistant staff of seven, including weekly staff meetings and bi-weekly individual meetings, mentoring, training and evaluation.
  • Programming: Coordinate a comprehensive campus life program for residents of CTC or West Campus. Promote individual and group activities, which foster a sense of community.
  • Counseling/Advising: Assist students in addressing personal, social and academic needs and be prepared to refer students to College counseling and advising programs.
  • Conflict Resolution/Mediation: Assist residents in living harmoniously and co-existing peacefully within the community. Encourage residents to explore various options and solutions as part of their personal development.
  • Behavioral Standards: Insure residents are aware of the rules and responsibilities for residents in the residential life system. Assist students in developing behavioral standards appropriate to group living in an academic institution. When necessary, confront individuals and groups whose behavior is unacceptable and initiate appropriate student conduct action/referral.
  • Duty Coverage: Serve on a rotating basis for evening duty and break coverage. Possess a working knowledge of procedures to follow in emergency situations. Assist students, staff and College personnel in attending to emergency situations.
  • Staff Development: Assist in development of and participate in all fall, mid-year, and in-service training programs.
  • Organizational Activities: Participate in all major Residential Life activities such as staff selection, room selection, opening, closing, etc.
  • Billing: Assist in regular room inspections to insure that appropriate facilities and cleanliness standards are being maintained. Maintain accurate inventory records for furnishings, equipment and supplies. Assist in administration of the billing process (damages, fines, etc.) for the residential area.
  • Policy: Know and support Residential Life and College policies in contacts with students by personal example.
  • Additional Responsibilities: May include other job-related responsibilities as requested by the Area Directors, Associate Director, and/or Director of Campus Life.


Requirements

The part-time, live-in position requires a Bachelor’s Degree with an above-average GPA and prior experience working as a resident assistant or in a residential life office. You must be enrolled in a graduate program at Nazareth College and actively working towards a degree. Preference will be given to qualified applicants in the HESAA program.


Hours & Compensation

Compensation consists of a single room in an apartment and board plan when the college is in session and tuition remission of 6 credit hours per semester. The contract terms begin on August 13, 2015 and runs through May 13, 2016.