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Summer Resident Assistant (RA)

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Summer Resident Assistant Job Description

May – August 2016
Summer Resident Assistant (Summer RA) positions are available through the Department of Residence Life & Housing. Summer RAs are student staff members who live in and lead our summer residential community. The position is multi-faceted and inevitably exerts considerable influence on the lives of our summer students.

I. Duties

A. Participate in a pre-service training program prior to employment and on-going training and/or meetings during summer employment.

B. Perform on-call responsibilities as directed by the Summer School Director. On-call responsibilities include being in the designated building between the hours of 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m., directing emergency evacuation procedures, doing rounds at least three times a day, being a resource person to the summer students, and other duties that may be assigned. Each summer RA will be responsible for coordinating at least one (1) program/social per session (4 sessions) for the summer.

C. Perform administrative tasks associated with the housing of summer students. These tasks include, but are not limited to check in/check out procedures, making room assignments, and floor meetings.

D. Perform functions associated with desk operation in the building, including sitting desk shifts. Each RA is required to complete at least 3 hours at the front desk when on duty.

E. Perform tasks in conference residence halls as directed by Summer Conference Directors. These tasks relate to on-call responsibility in a conference hall, staying overnight in a conference hall, working as the liaison person between conference participants and the Summer Conference Directors, general customer service activities, completing paperwork, organization of desk, keys, equipment as well as other tasks as assigned.

F. Perform administrative tasks associated with the housing of conference guests. These tasks may include, but are not limited to, the preparation of check-in packets, compilation of housing data, preparation of rooms, preparation of fliers, posters, and informational signs, and working check-in/out of conference guests.

G. Perform functions associated with the desk operation in conference buildings. These functions include serving as receptionist on a scheduled basis at the desk as well as supporting functions of any ancillary program services.

H. When performing duties in relation to Orientation housing, the Assistant Orientation Coordinator will supervise Summer RA. The Summer Conference Directors will coordinate staff scheduling as it relates to Orientation.

II. Period of Employment

The Summer RA position is a full summer commitment. Summer RA’s must work the dates listed in the contract (all 4 sessions). During the term of appointment, RA's may hold other employment or internship that does not conflict with availability for, and performance of RA duties. Summer RA’s are to guarantee 15 weekly hours of availability to Residence Life and housing. Outside employment is not to exceed fourteen hours (14) per week, and must have the approval of the Summer Hall Director and Community Development Specialist (CDS). Summer school is scheduled for May 14, 2016 through August 17, 2016. However, you will be required to move into Hart Hall no later than noon on Sunday, May 15th.  All summer residents will be required to move into Oneida Hall Friday, May, 20. Actual move date and times are TBD and are subject to change based on summer needs. The final date of Summer RA employment will be Saturday, August 17, 2016; however, some opportunities may exist in for staff wishing to work in post-summer housing. Staff is required to work all blackout periods, and is required to guarantee 15 hours per week to Residence Life and Housing. Blackout weekends include Alumni Weekend (6/9/2016 – 6/12/2016), Genius Olympiad (6/12/2016 – 6/17/2016), and Harborfest (7/28/2016 – 7/31/2016), and are subject to change based on department or group need.

III. Qualifications

An RA must be a student at SUNY Oswego prior to any period of employment. In addition candidates must be living on campus for the fall 2016 semester, and have completed a minimum of 30 semester hours. The student must have a Cumulative Grade Average of 2.40 and a semester average of 2.00 beginning with the semester prior to this appointment. At no point can either average be below 2.00. Preference will be given to individuals with prior RA/RM/VCA/GRM experience and available all 4 summer sessions. Applicants cannot be on Disciplinary Probation at the time of appointment or during employment and are subject to academic and conduct checks prior to appointment.

IV. Compensation

Compensation for a Summer RA is a single room waiver, basic phone service during period of employment, resnet, and a partial meal plan each week ($35 per week declining meal plan plus any 5 meals a week). Larger meal plans must be paid for in advance of the summer school session by the RA.

Summer RA will be paid $9.75 per hour for conference related work. There will be a $15 Laker Dinning Dollars of compensation for each night the Summer RA is asked to stay overnight in a different hall.

Summer RAs will be given 10 days off including weekends during the 4 sessions of summer. Days off cannot be used during blackout periods or other times set by the Summer School Hall Director. Special circumstances will be considered on a case by case basis.

JG 2/19/16

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