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We employ hundreds of students each year. Read on to discover what some of these jobs entail. Also, see our listings at Jobs @ IU for more opportunities.

 

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Den by Denny's

 

The Den by Denny's is now hiring! Starting pay is $10.15 per hour. Go to the Recruitment and Training page to apply.

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2017 RPS Summer Staff Positions

Residential Life at Indiana University promotes each summer resident and guest's learning experience by creating safe, supportive environments for academic and personal success.

The Departments of Conference Services and Residential Life are committed to the total experience of the guest and resident within an inclusive community through residence hall standards and supportive learning environments in the residence halls. The summer staff works with the Residential Life Professional Staff to assist in achieving our mission and goals. Additionally, the summer staff will assist in various areas of residence life, which may include assisting with guests's needs and concerns, providing excellent customer service, collaborating with campus partners, or offering feedback to improve our processes.

 

You must submit your Summer Staff application by 5 p.m. on January 20, 2017. We will conduct interviews between 1–4 p.m. on February 17, 2017. Positions will be offered by March 6, 2017.

Summer Staff Positions Available

Additional Availability Summer Staff Information

Summer Staff Areas of Responsibility

 

Positions Available

Graduate Supervisor Conference Assistant

This position works directly with a handful of centers to help with conference check-in and check-outs, work with the OSA in the center to schedule, and serve as on-call after hours and during weekends. Would also assist with staff supervision.

Compensation package: A room, a (summer) meal plan, and $260 a week stipend for 11 weeks ($2,860 based on a 20-hour work week; can be required to work up to 29 hours per week). Parking is available upon the individual purchase of a campus parking permit.

These positions are for current graduate students only.

Staff can hold additional employment outside the center.  If hired, the staff member’s first job priority is their RPS summer job and they need to keep their evenings/weekends free for duty and other RPS summer job responsibilities.

Staff members can take classes but are not required to do so to be employed by RPS during the summer.

Live-In Housing Conference Assistant

A great attitude and excellent customer service are essential. Student staff are an important part of the summer operation of camps, conferences, and summer school where student staff represent the university. In many cases, camp is a conference attendee's first experience with IU, and possible initial exposure to life on a college campus. Camps are an excellent way to engage future students, and we have an opportunity to recruit a "Hoosier for Life."

  • Handle on-call center responsibilities.
  • Work the desk.
  • Assist with conference check-ins and check-outs.
  • Compensation package: A room, a (summer) meal plan, and $153.87 a week stipend for 13 weeks ($2,000 based on 20-hour work week; can be required to work up to 29 hours per week).

    Live-In Orientation Housing Assistant

    Ambassadors for Residential Life create a welcoming environment and positive impression for incoming students and parents on campus for Orientation programs. This position assists with the quick turnover for the two-day orientation program and works to get all new IU students checked in and out of their on campus stayover.

    This position offers room and board compensation.

    Compensation package: A room, a (summer) meal plan, and $153.87 a week stipend for 13 weeks ($2,000 based on a 20-hour work week; can be required to work up to 29 hours per week).

    Live-Out Housing Conference Assistant

    A great attitude and excellent customer service are essential. Student staff are an important part of the summer operation of camps, conferences, and summer school where student staff represent the university. In many cases, camp is a conference attendee's first experience with IU, and possible initial exposure to life on a college campus. Camps are an excellent way to engage future students, and we have an opportunity to recruit a "Hoosier for Life."

    This position does not offer a room and board compensation.

    Compensation package: $10.50 an hour.

    Summer Resident Assistant

    This position works directly with long-term summer conferences and IU students staying during summer sessions. Staff would have similar job responsibilities as they did during the academic year.

    Compensation package: Package pending.

     

    Areas of Responsibility For All Positions

    Customer Service:

    • Ensure smooth check-ins and check-outs for Conference Guests/Summer school residents.
    • Assist with room assignments.
    • Offer Customers Service by working the Center Desk.
    • Facilitate room/building tours.
    • Positively represent Students, Parents, and University and Department to University guests.

    Safety & Security:

    • Manage the physical conditions of the residence hall facilities.
    • Ascend and descend multiple flights of stairs, especially in cases of emergencies.
    • Operate a hand held radio.
    • Responding to conference or resident needs after hours (on duty).
    • Facility walkthroughs daily (duty).
    • Assist with access when a guest or resident is locked out.
    • Custodial duties, when needed.

    Emergency Procedures:

    • Direct and respond to fire alarms and other emergencies.
    • Assist conference guests or residents when accident or personal injury occurs.
    • Update and post emergency procedures throughout facility.
    • Report facility safety concerns to maintenance and building staff immediately.

    Administration:

    • Communicate effectively, both orally and in written manner, with faculty, residents, parents, staff, and visitors.
    • Attend staff meetings and conference meetings.
    • Operate a computer system using various types of software applications.
    • Read reports, gather and analyze information for written reports.
    • Prepare written memorandums and documents and compile the numerous forms needed in the daily operation of managing the residence halls.
    • Operate the various types of office equipment including phone, printer, and computer.
    • Stuff conference packets (keys, lanyards, and building or campus information).
    • Coordinate final details for camps and conference with clients.
    • Create signage.
    • Academic year prep and closing tasks.

     Marketable Skills

    • Emergency response.
    • Facility management.
    • Customer service.
    • Problem solving.
    • Creative space utilization.
    • Communication skills.
    • Database management.
    • Time management.

    Training Requirements

    The summer staff must be available the week of May 8th for training.

     

    Additional Availability Information

    The summer staff must be available for work May 8 through August 6, 2017. These dates are necessary for the success of our conference program.

    The Summer Staff position is considered a security sensitive position. Applicants must pass a criminal background check before being allowed employment.

    Staff that live with us over the summer will be allowed to move to their fall assignments early, and with no early arrival fee. All positions will have an end date of September 1 to allow those that are able and willing to stay and work check-ins.

    On-Call Response: Summer Live-In Housing Assistant Staff for Conferences Orientation will be required to serve in an on-call capacity for the residence center they are assigned to.  That responsibility will be shared with the staff in that building.

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    Academic Peer Advocates

    Position Summary

    Academic Peer Advocates (APA) are 20 hour-per-week, live-in, student staff members who help peers succeed academically. The APAs primary responsibility is mentoring. They hold 10 office hours per week to support students, serve as a referral agent, and encourage the use of campus resources. APAs actively listen to the concerns of their peers, offer sound advice, and direct them to relevant support services. Lastly, they provide academic programming around topics such as study skills, time and stress management, and test-taking skills while being knowledgeable regarding course information and university academic deadlines.

    Applications will be available in Spring of 2017. For more information please e-mail RPS Academic Initiatives.

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    Graduate Assistantship Opportunities for 2017–18

    The priority deadline for Graduate Assistantships has passed. Please email questions to Join RPS.

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    Library Staff

    Student Assistants

    The student assistant position is responsible for the daily operations of the libraries and Movies, Music, & More (MMM) centers. Duties include staffing the circulation desk, re-shelving materials, and completing other duties as assigned by the Center Supervisor. A typical work schedule is 10 hours per week. Must be willing to work evenings and some weekends. These positions are open to IU students only; students who live in the residence halls are preferred. Students may apply throughout the year.

    Applicants must complete an IU Hourly Employee Application and our application. Completed applications can be emailed to RPS Libraries as a pdf attachment.

    Assistant Manager

    Job postings for this position begin during the spring semester (February or March) for the following fall. No resumes will be accepted until a position becomes open. Should a position open at any other time, it will be posted.

    The Assistant Manager of Residence Hall Libraries (AML) is specifically appointed to assist the Manager of Residence Hall Libraries and the Library Services Coordinator to develop and maintain a library system within the residence halls and apartment housing at Indiana University Bloomington.

    Major responsibilities include:

    • Supervision and evaluation of libraries and MMM Center Supervisors.
    • Collection development and management.
    • Assisting with the coordination of purchases of library materials.
    • Serving as a liaison with various leaders in the residence hall communities to maintain dynamic library and media center facilities.

    Position Requirements

    The ideal candidate for the AML position will have knowledge of collection development practices, as well as supervisory experience. In addition, applicants should be enrolled and taking classes in a degree-granting graduate program of study at Indiana University Bloomington.

    Benefits

    Graduate students holding this position will receive insurance benefits. The AML position is a 20-hour per week commitment. Due to the nature of working with staff and students in residence halls, there are weekly fluctuations in which the AML may work above and beyond 20 hours in a given week.

    Center Supervisor

    The Center Supervisor is specifically appointed to manage the daily operations of one of 11 RPS Libraries locations in the form of a library or an MMM Center.

    Major responsibilities include:

    • The supervision and evaluation of five to seven hourly student employees.
    • The selection of library materials.
    • Attendance at regular meetings.

    Position Requirements

    The ideal candidate for the Center Supervisor position will have supervisory experience. Interest in library-related employment or knowledge of collection development is preferred, but not necessary. In addition, applicants should be enrolled and taking classes in a degree-granting program of study at IU Bloomington. Graduate students will receive the highest consideration for library positions, and undergraduates will receive the highest consideration for MMM positions.

    Remuneration and Benefits

    Due to the differences in the size and content of Library and MMM collections, compensation is as follows:

    • Graduate students holding a Library Center Supervisor position will receive insurance benefits and a cash stipend of $4,600 in ten equal installments.
    • Undergraduates holding an MMM Center Supervisor position for the 2014–15 year will receive a cash stipend of $4,100 in ten equal installments.
    • The Center Supervisor position is a 15-hour per week commitment. Due to the nature of working with staff and students in residence halls, there are weekly fluctuations in which the Center Supervisor may work above and beyond 15 hours in a given week.
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    Resident Assistants & CommUNITY Educators

    Eligibility

    Eligibility for either position, includes:

    • Sophomore or higher class standing at the time position the position begins (fall semester 2017).
    • Possess and maintain a semester and cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.
    • No substantial university judicial record.
    • No outstanding or past due bills with the Office of the Bursar.
    • Previous residence in a university residence hall, or relatable experience.

    Compensation

    Compensation for both positions includes:

    • Single room.
    • RPS meal plan.
    • Laundry stipend.
    • A stipend of $1,500, paid bi-weekly during the academic year.

    Selection Process

    • October 17: Applications go live via the RA/CUE application center.
    • October/November: MANDATORY Information Sessions—if you cannot attend a session, you must email Join RPS prior to the application deadline.
    • October/November: Candidates should register for EDUC-U450 for the first 8 weeks of the spring semester at the time of course enrollment—this is a required course for all applicants.
    • December 8 by 11:59pm: Applications, including recommendation letters, are due.
    • Week of December 12: Candidates will be notified if they have passed through the first phase of the application review.
    • Late December: Candidates will be notified if they do not meet the GPA requirements, or if they have judicial or bursar issues that will impact their application.
    • First 8 Weeks of Spring Semester: EDUC-U450 Foundations of Residential Leadership
    • March 3-4: RA/CUE Interviews
    • Week of April 3: Offers will begin on a rolling basis for 2017-2018.

    Information Sessions

    Attendance at one of the sessions below is mandatory for applicants. Each session will include:

    • time to hear from current staff about their experiences
    • tips on how to put together a strong application
    • an opportunity to ask questions of Residential Life staff

    If you cannot attend, you must email email Join RPS prior to the application deadline.

    • Sunday, October 16: Spruce Classroom B111, 8 p.m.
    • Monday, October 24: La Casa, Latino Cultural Center, 7:30 p.m.
    • Thursday, October 27: Teter Classroom F260, 7 p.m.
    • Thursday, November 3: IMU Dogwood Room, 6 p.m.
    • Sunday, November 6: Briscoe SAR, 8 p.m.
    • Thursday, November 10: IMU Dogwood Room, 6 p.m.
    • Tuesday, November 15: Wright Quad Formal Lounge, 6 p.m.
    • Monday, November 28: Union Street Auditorium, 9 p.m.

    Recommendation Information

    As part of your application, two letters of recommendation must be submitted electronically. It is prefered that one of these be from an RPS staff member.

    Good recommenders include your current or former RA/CUE, center staff (graduate or professional) that you have worked with on student government, conduct board or leadership councils, Living Learning Community staff, current or former employment supervisors, advisors, or faculty members.

    Do not ask family members, friends, roommates or other individuals who cannot speak to your relevant experiences. We advise that you ask your recommenders at least two weeks in advance of the application deadline if they can provide you with a positive recommendation.

    To Submit a Recommendation

    1. Save your application before sending out the recommendation link below. Go to the bottom of the application and click "Save my application, I am not done yet. Next click "submit" to save.

    2. Send your recommenders the RA/CUE Application Center.

    RA Responsibilities

    There are 8 to 26 RAs per residence hall who live on a floor or unit with approximately 50 residents.

    General responsibilities include:

    • Knowing each resident in the community.
    • Serving as a resource person for questions regarding residence hall and university offices.
    • Familiarizing residents with and enforcing university and residence hall policies and regulations.
    • Mediating conflicts between residents.
    • Helping residents maintain an environment conducive to learning.
    • Assisting residents to improve study techniques and personal problem-solving skills, as appropriate.
    • Providing social and educational programs for floor/unit and center residents within the context of the Residential Curriculum.

    RAs develop a host of skills in this job including:

    • Administration, networking, communicating, and collaborating with faculty, staff, committees, and other IU offices.
    • Budget planning, development, and accounting.
    • Program development including researching, establishing learning outcomes, marketing, and assessment.
    • Time management.
    • Facilitation.
    • Cross-cultural communication and work.
    • Assertiveness and conflict mediation.
    • Emergency response.

    CUE Responsibilities

    There are 1 to 2 CUEs per residence hall committed to working on diversity and social justice awareness and education.

    General responsibilities include:

    • Planning and presenting a variety of programs related to issues of diversity and social justice guided by the foundations of the Residential Curriculum, especially issues related to ability, gender, race, religion, and sexual orientation.
    • Working collaboratively with student government, RAs, community managers, and other campus groups to promote the aims of RPS.
    • Program development including researching, establishing learning outcomes, marketing, and assessment.

    CUEs develop a host of skills in this job including:

    • Administration, networking, communicating, and collaborating with faculty, staff, committees, and other IU offices.
    • Budget planning, development, and accounting.
    • Program development including researching, establishing learning outcomes, marketing, and assessment.
    • Time management.
    • Facilitation.
    • Cross-cultural communication and work.

    Application Guide

    For detailed information, refer to the RA/CUE Application Guide. Please send questions to Join RPS.

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    Tour Guides (Now Hiring for Fall 2017)

    RPS Tour Guides provide 30 to 40 minute guided tours of Teter Residence Hall to prospective students and their family members. Tour guides speak about learning communities, the roommate and housing assignment process, dining, and general experiences of living on campus. They also answer questions from the tour group.

    Compensation

    $10.15 per hour

    Requirements and Time Committment

    • Cumulative GPA of at least 3.0.
    • Reside in an RPS residence hall or Union Street Center.
    • Strong work ethic and commitment to the on-campus living experience.
    • Ability to attend monthly meetings—generally on Sundays.
    • Cannot be a(n) RA, CUE, peer instructor, etc. while being a tour guide.
    • Must be available for a minimum of six of the following times in addition to at least two Saturdays between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. each month.
      • Mondays to Fridays
        11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
        12:45 to 1:45 p.m.
        2:45 to 3:45 p.m.
        3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

    To Apply

    Complete an IU Jobs application for this position. At IU Jobs, type 03704P in the "Job No:" file. Please email questions to RPS Tours.

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