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2021-2022 Academic Year Resident Assistant

Apply now Job no: 497046
Department: Residence Life
Location: Oxford, OH
Work type: Student
Categories: Other
Status: Part Time
Temporary: No

Job Title: 2020-2021 Academic Year Resident Assistant
Salary/Grade: $846.00 - $1,154.40/month
Job Summary:


Resident Assistants (RAs) are full-time enrolled students who assist the Office of Residence Life in fostering growth and engaging in academic success, effective community engagement, intrapersonal development, and cultural competency. Through the creation of community, facilitation of events, and development of relationships during intentional one-on-one conversations, resident assistants provide opportunities for students to become citizen leaders within their community. RAs will participate in ongoing professional development related to policies, procedures, philosophy and learning outcomes established by the Office of Residence Life.


Duties/Physical Demands:

Safe and Healthy Communities
Develop an open and honest professional relationship with each resident in his/her community
Plan and execute activities that will assist residents in interacting with one another, developing new skills or knowledge, and/or familiarize residents with university programs, activities, and services
Encourage residents to become active in hall, campus, and community activities
Promote a working relationship between the residence hall team, students and Community Leadership Team with regard to activities, concerns and mutual goals
Facilitate and/or assist in the development of a Community Agreement
Inform the professional staff member of actual and potential problems which interfere with the living-learning environment
Persistence and retention
Identify and assist residents with personal, social or academic concerns (current or potential) and make appropriate referrals to resources as necessary
Promote, support and actively participate in faculty interaction in the residence halls
Inform residents of deadlines and pertinent information concerning academic matters and upcoming campus activities
Diverse and Inclusive Environments
Establish an inclusive learning environment based upon an atmosphere of mutual respect and positive engagement
Promote acceptance, appreciation and respect for Human Diversity
Facilitate educational experiences that help students understand human differences
Attend and encourage resident participation in hall and campus activities such as public lectures, exhibits, concerts, etc.
Demonstrate a consistent willingness to interact with individuals from different backgrounds, including race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity expression, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, ability, ideology, religion, and national origin
Encourage residents to be accountable for their actions
Extension of the Learning Environment
Expose residents to an array of resources relevant to their varying disciplines
Collaborate with academic affairs to provide residents opportunities to extend their academic engagement beyond the classroom
Connect residents with one another to provide opportunities for mutually beneficial learning
Ease the Transition to Adulthood
Engage residents in conversation regarding socially responsible and safe decision-making
Connect students with resources that are relevant and beneficial to their personal and professional goals
Promote healthy living habits that will allow students to succeed and flourish once they live off campus
Living Learning Communities (LLCs)
Understand the goals and purpose of the assigned LLC
Engage with stakeholders and advisory councils of assigned LLCs as needed
Incorporate the LLC theme and goals into programming for the hall
Resident Assistants are expected to engage with residents and fellow team members around the following areas:
Student Behavior
Abide by hall and university policies as outlined in the Code of Student conduct, Residence Hall Policies, as well as state and federal laws
Know and understand the rationale for hall policies, university policies as outlined in the Code of Student Conduct, state and federal laws to be able to communicate this information to residents and establish behavioral expectations accordingly
Be aware of federal and state laws that may affect student behavior in the halls
Report any behavior which may constitute a violation of any policy or law
Participate in the mandatory reporting of crimes for statistical and timely warning requirements of the Jeanne Clery Campus Security Act
Hall Management
Assist with the opening and closing of the hall each semester and for every break closing
Submit reports and paperwork as required by professional staff member by the deadline
Participate in on-call hall duty as determined by the professional staff member and the Office of Residence Life
Report problems with facilities or damage
Cooperate with maintenance staff in achieving a healthy physical environment within the community
Assist university offices in various administrative tasks such as evaluations, surveys and the distribution of material to residents
Understand and utilize emergency procedures as appropriate
Participate in all training sessions
Attend regular hall team meetings and one-on-one meetings with professional staff member
Successfully complete EDL 301 course with at least a ‘C’ grade, during the first semester of service. Any offer of placement as a Resident Assistant is withdrawn if the RA does not successfully complete this course during this timeframe
For Resident Assistants with first-year residents, attend, support and participate in Welcome Week Events, including University Convocation and Fire Safety Fair for assigned quad
For Resident Assistants with second year/upper class residents, assist with First Year Move-In
Assist in recruitment and selection of full time professional staff members, graduate students and Resident Assistants
Other duties as assigned by the Office of Residence Life


EO/AA Statement/Clery Act:
Miami University, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami University prohibits harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of age (40 years or older), color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin (ancestry), pregnancy, race, religion, sex/gender, status as a parent or foster parent, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, programs or employment practices. Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to or 513-529-3560.
As part of the University’s commitment to maintaining a healthy and safe living, learning, and working environment, we encourage you to read Miami University’s Annual Security & Fire Safety Report at:, which contains information about campus safety, crime statistics, and our drug and alcohol abuse and prevention program designed to prevent the unlawful possession, use, and distribution of drugs and alcohol on campus and at university events and activities. This report also contains information on programs and policies designed to prevent and address sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. Each year, email notification of this website is made to all faculty, staff, and enrolled students. Written notification is also provided to prospective students and employees. Hard copies of the Annual Security & Fire Safety Report may be obtained from the Miami University Police Department at (513) 529-2223.
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A criminal background check is required. All campuses are smoke- and tobacco-free campuses.

For questions regarding reasonable accommodations for disabilities, or to follow-up with a request, please contact or (513) 529-3560.

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