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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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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.

Qualification Requirements

For consideration, candidates must meet the following minimum qualifications:

  • Possess and maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • No substantial university judicial record.
  • Must live in a specified academic community.
  • Sophomore or higher class standing.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.

Job Responsibilities

  • Maintain ~10 office hours per week.
  • Be available to meet with students needing academic guidance.
  • Serve as a referral agent between students, faculty or staff, and campus resources.
  • Develop relationships with Resident Assistants (RAs) in their house and inside the building to discuss issues and concerns seen within the community.
  • Work with leadership councils to address academic issues.
  • Communicate with supervisors (Graduate Supervisor, Assistant Residence Manager, and Residence Manager) regarding students experiencing academic difficulties.
  • Maintain frequent contact with community members regarding, but not limited to, upcoming events, advising schedule, and departmental and community resources.

Other Responsibilities

  • Attend weekly meetings (approximately three to four hours), including a bi-weekly meeting with your immediate supervisor, a weekly meeting with an Academic Peer Advocate staff, a bi-weekly meeting with in-center staff, and occasional position-related training.
  • Spend two to three hours per week planning for and implementing at least two academic programs per month (e.g., workshops, study groups, incentive programs, tutoring).
  • Spend at least one hour per week developing a monthly academically-related bulletin board for your residence hall.
  • Arrive on campus early for fall and spring training.
  • Other assigned duties.

Compensation and Term

The term for this position is the entirety of the 2016-17 academic year. Pay is $9 per hour, which is roughly $180 per week. Depending on the hiring date, this could come to approximately $5,400 for the academic year.

To Apply

Please have your recommender submit the recommendation. Email your completed application and resume with the subject line "Academic Peer Advocate Search." For full consideration, applications must be received no later than 11:59 p.m. on Friday, December 11, 2015.

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Graduate Staff

We employ graduate students in a variety of residence hall positions. Benefits and requirements vary depending on the position. For more information, email us, or call 812-855-1764 for more information.

Position Descriptions

Graduate Assistant for Diversity Programming

There are two anticipated vacancies for the 2016-17 academic year.

See also: CommUNITY Education Program.

Each Graduate Assistant (GA) for Diversity Programming supervises a staff of six CommUNITY Educators (CUEs).

The supervisory aspect of the position includes:

  • Helping CUEs set programming goals.
  • Convening regular staff meetings and individual conferences with CUEs
  • Holding CUEs accountable for program expectations.
  • Evaluating or assessing CUE performance and program effectiveness.
  • Developing and implementing ongoing and semi-annual training.
The success of CUE depends on the GA maintaining a close working relationship with other residence hall staff which includes regular meetings with professional, graduate, and undergraduate staff in each center. In support of the program goals, the GA also has frequent contact with campus faculty, administrators, and student leaders. In addition to supervising CUEs, each GA is occasionally called upon to present diversity-related programs within the residence halls and in other areas of campus. The GA reports directly to the Assistant Director for Diversity Education.

The GA for Diversity Programming will:

  • Develop a greater understanding and appreciation for social justice education.
  • Explore skills needed to engage students, staff, and colleagues in difficult conversations.
  • Identify needs, outcomes, and implementation of training related to diversity and social justice.
  • Improve their supervisory, program planning, and facilitation skills.

Position Requirements

Candidates for the Graduate Assistant (GA) for Diversity Programming position should possess:

  • A deep commitment to issues of diversity and social justice.
  • A clear guiding philosophy about the need for diversity education and some well-developed strategies for delivering such education.
  • Experience designing, implementing, and assessing educational programs.
  • Effective supervisory skills.
  • Ability to function independently while operating in a dynamic leadership team.

Note: First-year law and MBA students are not eligible for this position.

Remuneration and Benefits

The Graduate Assistant (GA) for Diversity Programming position is considered a .50 full-time equivalent assistantship, listed as a 20 hour per week commitment. Due to the nature of working with staff and students in the residence halls, there are weekly fluctuations in commitment, resulting in some weeks requiring additional hours, and some weeks requiring fewer hours. While some weekend programs and training sessions are required, the GA does not have regular weekend work duty.

The Division of Residential Programs and Services of Indiana University agrees to reimburse the GA for Diversity Programming. This will be done by providing:

  • A one-bedroom on-campus apartment.
  • Insurance benefits.
  • A meal plan for the residence dining centers.
  • Tuition reduction, covering 24 credit hours*.
  • A total cash stipend of $4,500 ($5,000 for returning staff) for the period of the agreement.
  • $250 ($300 for returning staff) professional development funds.

*In addition, some fees are unremittable. If requested, we will also reimburse the GA for up to 6 credit hours of tuition reduction during summer sessions.

Reductions do not cover dedicated fees, mandatory fees, course-related fees, or audit hours. An eligible appointee should be prepared to pay, at the time of registration, dedicated fees that total 3.5% of tuition for non-resident students and 9% of tuition for resident students, plus mandatory and special course-related fees. For a full list of mandatory and special course-related fees, refer to the Office of the Bursar.

Graduate Assistant for Programming and Leadership

One vacancy anticipated for the 2016-17 academic year.

The GA for Programming and Leadership is a live-in position appointed to assist the Assistant Director for Student Involvement and Orientation. The GA for Programming and Leadership has primary responsibility for the support and supervision of the staff in the Hoosier Den (late night programming space) and growth of the Emerging Leaders Program. Additional responsibilities may include advising elements of student government (including conference delegations), or team-teaching leadership courses.

Other responsibilities include:

  • Serving as a resource for residence hall staff and students on issues related to leadership.
  • Providing workshops and presentations as needed or requested and contributing to the overall leadership programs hosted by the Community and Leadership Development Center and LEAD IU.

The GA for Programming and Leadership will be provided the same remuneration and benefits as Graduate Supervisors.

Position Requirements

Candidates for the GA for Programming and Leadership position should display demonstrated experience in the area of programming, leadership, and working with residence hall students. Successful candidates will also have a deep commitment to issues related to diversity and effective supervisory/advisory skills. The GA must be self-motivated and disciplined and able to function effectively without every day direct supervision.

Note: First-year law and MBA students are not eligible for this position.

Remuneration and Benefits

The GA for Programming and Leadership position is considered a .50 FTE assistantship and is listed as a 20-hour a week commitment. Due to the nature of working with staff and students in residence halls, there are weekly fluctuations where GAs may work above and beyond 20 hours in a given week.

The GA for Programming and Leadership will receive living accommodations, insurance benefits, a cash stipend of approximately $4,500 ($5,000 for returning staff), and a fee remission to cover tuition during the academic year. GAs will receive a tuition-fee remission covering 24 credit hours at the University Graduate School rate* during the academic year. Fee remissions do not cover dedicated fees, mandatory fees, course-related fees, or audit hours. At the time of registration, eligible appointee should be prepared to pay dedicated fees, plus mandatory and special course-related fees. For a full list of mandatory and special course-related fees, refer to the Office of the Bursar.

*Business, Law, Library and Information Sciences, Public and Environmental Affairs, and Optometry have exceeded the University Graduate School rate. If requested, Residential Programs and Services will also reimburse the GA for up to 6 credit hours of tuition fee remission during summer sessions.

Graduate Supervisor

Multiple vacancies for the 2016-2017 academic year.

The Graduate Supervisor (GS) assists the Residential Operations professional staff with the development of a successful academic and residential life experience for students.

Major responsibilities include:

  • Supervision.
  • Training.
  • Evaluation of 5-9 student staff.
  • Duty coverage and crisis intervention.
  • Advisorship responsibilities, such as:
    • Academic support.
    • Orientation.
    • Staff recruitment.
    • Judicial affairs
  • Work with other special programming specific to individual residence centers.
  • Serve as a member of the Center leadership team.

Position Requirements

The ideal candidate for a GS position will have previous residence life staff experience (i.e., a resident assistant), or comparable experience with student leadership, community development, or supervision. Preference for interviews may be given to candidates entering the fields of graduate study in the areas of Higher Education and Student Affairs or Counseling.

Note: First-year Law students and first-year MBA students are not eligible for Graduate Supervisor positions.

Remuneration and Benefits

The position is considered a .50 FTE assistantship and is listed as 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 GS staff may work above and beyond 20 hours in a given week. GSs are not permitted to hold any other employment including academic appointment during the term of their appointment with the Division of Residential Programs and Services.

The GS staff will receive living accommodations in the center of employment, insurance benefits, the Cream Plus meal plan, and a total cash stipend of $4,500 ($5,000 for returning staff). GSs will be provided with a tuition reduction, which covers 24 credit hours* during the academic year.

Fee reductions do not cover dedicated fees, mandatory fees, course-related fees, or audit hours. An eligible appointee should be prepared to pay, at the time of registration, dedicated fees plus mandatory and special course-related fees. For a full list of mandatory and special course-related fees, refer to the Office of the Bursar.

*If requested, Residential Programs and Services will also reimburse the GS for up to 6 credit hours of tuition reduction during summer sessions.

Graduate Assistant for Community Leadership and Development Center (CLDC)

No anticipated vacancy for the 2016-17 academic year.The GA for the CLDC is a live-in position appointed to assist the Assistant Director for Student Involvement. Core values of the CLDC's leadership philosophy include:

  • Commitment to pluralism.
  • Practice life-long learning.
  • Embrace change.
  • Exhibit passion and engagement in service.

Primary responsibilities of this graduate assistant include:

  • Serve as the manager for the CLDC, including:
    • Inventory.
    • Space scheduling.
    • Facilities maintenance.
  • Provide supervision and direction to the CLDC's staff.
  • Develop workshops for staff.
  • Student organizations and outside groups.
  • Serve as a resource to residence hall staff and students on issues related to leadership and community development.

Additional responsibilities may include:

  • Coordinating efforts with the LEAD IU program (could include retreat facilitation or team teaching leadership courses)
  • Advising elements of student government
  • Team-teaching leadership development courses.

The GA for the CLDC will be provided the same remuneration and benefits as Graduate Supervisors.

Position Requirements

Candidates for the GA for the CLDC position should have demonstrated experience in the area of leadership development, programming, workshop facilitation, and working with residence hall students. Successful candidates will also have a deep commitment to issues related to diversity and effective supervisory skills. The GA must be self-motivated and disciplined and able to function effectively without every day direct supervision.

Note: First-year law and MBA students are not eligible for the Leadership Development position.

Remuneration and Benefits

The GA for the CLDC position is considered a .50 FTE assistantship and is listed as 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 graduate assistants may work above and beyond 20 hours in a given week.

The GA for Leadership Development will receive living accommodations, insurance benefits, a cash stipend of approximately $4,500 ($5,000 for returning staff), and a fee remission which covers tuition during the academic year.

GAs will be provided with a tuition fee remission which covers 24 credit hours at the University Graduate School rate* during the academic year. Fee remissions do not cover dedicated fees, mandatory fees, course-related fees or audit hours. An eligible appointee should be prepared to pay, at the time of registration, dedicated fees plus mandatory and special course-related fees.

For a full list of mandatory and special course-related fees, refer to the Office of the Bursar.*Business, Law, Library and Information Sciences, Public and Environmental Affairs, and Optometry have rates that exceed the University Graduate School rate. If requested, Residential Programs and Services will also reimburse the GA for up to 6 credit hours of tuition fee remission during summer sessions.

Graduate Supervisor for Residential Academic Initiatives

No anticipated vacancy for the 2016-17 academic year.The GS for Residential Life for Academic Initiatives is a live-in position to the Assistant Director of Residential Life and Academic Programs. The GS has the primary responsibility for providing direction, supervision, and support to the Program Liaison undergraduate staff. Duties include oversight of nine student staff, including weekly staff meetings and one-on-one supervision meetings, in the areas of program planning, marketing, and social media promotion for students living in the residence halls. The GS role will also include oversight of the Academic Peer Advocate program, which includes supervision of two to three student staff including training, weekly staff meetings, and program planning.

Other GA duties include:

  • Advising the Learning Community Reserve Fund.
  • Staff selection and training.
  • Coordinating the monthly Academic Initiatives newsletter.
  • Assisting the Assistant Director of Residential Life for Academic Initiatives with departmental programs.
  • Attending department staff meetings.

The GS will also have the opportunity to participate in departmental assessment and evaluation projects, as well as other collaborative initiatives that might arise within Residential Life and/or Academic Initiatives.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate for the GS for Residential Academic Initiatives will have previous residential leadership and/or staff experience with the context of academic engagement or other similar collaborative programs. Successful candidates will understand how residence halls can facilitate student engagement, retention, and academic success. They will also have previous experience with campus programming and social media. Additionally, the GS must be self-motivated and capable of functioning independently without direct, daily supervision. Preference for interviews may be given to those candidates entering the fields of graduate study in the area of Higher Education and Student Affairs or Counseling and Educational Psychology.

Note: First-year law and MBA students are not eligible for this position.

Graduate Assistant for Curriculum Development

One anticipated vacancy for the 2016-17 academic year. The GA is a live-out position responsible for working with multiple aspects of EDUC U450 Foundations in Residential Leadership course offered by RPS. The GA will assist with course administration, develop and evaluate the course curriculum, work with others to maintain and advance facilitator pedagogy, assist in the facilitation of the advisory workgroup, and facilitate one section of the course. In addition, the GA would work in coordination with the RPS recruitment and selection work group. The GA will work closely with the Assistant Director for Diversity Education and the Residential Life Associate Director.

Position Requirements

The ideal candidate for this GA position will have previous residence life staff experience or comparable experience and experience with curriculum development and teaching. Because this position is jointly funded by RPS and the Master's Program in Higher Education and Student Affairs (HESA), the candidate must be admitted into the HESA program of study.

Remuneration and benefits include:

  • A cash stipend of $11,500 over a 10-month contract.
  • Graduate student health insurance.
  • $250 for professional development provided by RPS.

The School of Education will provide a fee remission for 24 credit hours per year.

Download Application

Our selection process is closed. We are no longer accepting applications for any of the grad positions for 2016-2017.

Dates to Remember

  • RPS application priority date: January 22, 2016.
  • Interview dates are February 18-19 and February 25-26, 2016.

Applying to the HESA Program at IU

We encourage those applicants who are applying to the HESA program at IU to attend the HESA Outreach weekend and interview for our assistantships during that time. You can apply for the Outreach weekend and indicate interest in RPS and other IU assistantships through Outreach.

The RPS assistantships do require additional items to be submitted for consideration. In addition to registering for HESA Outreach, you must also submit the following to our office in one complete packet by January 22, 2016:

  • RPS Application Form.
  • Three references (recommendation form and recommendation letter).
  • Current resume.
  • Transcripts from all institutions in which you have been enrolled as a student.
We prefer to hire Graduate Assistants who have university housing or other related Student Affairs experience.

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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 us 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

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Eligibility

Eligibility for either position, includes:

  • Sophomore or higher class standing.
  • 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 for at least two semesters before starting the job.

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

To be eligible for consideration, a student must complete the below activities. Cuts will be made to the applicant pool at multiple points throughout the process.

Note: Completion of application materials does not guarantee advancement through the process or a job offer.

  • Attend a mandatory information session in October or November of 2015.
  • Submit an application online by 11:59 p.m., December 3, 2015.
  • Be eligible & approved to enroll in and complete EDUC U450 during the first eight weeks of the Spring 2016 semester. Once your application is complete and you've moved through the initial review, you will be authorized to register for EDUC-U450 via the normal class registration.
  • Participate in an interview in March 2016.

Job offers will be extended in April 2016. Application essays, references, performance in EDUC U450, and the interviews are used to determine selection and placement.

Application Tips

Talk to current staff members and reflect on your experiences before beginning your application. Spend some time thinking about why you are interested in the position(s) and what might be important to be successful.

Contact recommenders at least two weeks in advance of the application deadline and follow up with them to ensure they've completed your recommendation before the deadline. Ask potential recommenders if they can provide you with a positive recommendation before proceeding. Examples of people that would serve as good recommenders are your current or former RA(s), Center staff (graduate and professional) that you have worked with while on student government, conduct board or leadership councils, Living Learning Center staff, current, and former employment supervisors, student organization advisors, or faculty members. Do not ask for recommendations from family members, friends, roommates, or other individuals that cannot speak to your relevant experiences.

Have someone review your resume before submitting your application. The Career Development Center or career services office in your academic department are great resources.

Type your application essays in Microsoft Word and save them before submitting your application. Have someone else proofread your essays before submitting them.

Remember, there is no ideal candidate. Each person brings unique qualities and experiences to their application, and it's important to be genuine throughout the process.

Attend an application preparation session in the fall. Look for more information about these optional sessions later in the semester.

Information Sessions

Interested students must attend an information session to apply for a position.

  • October 18, 2015: Spruce Classroom B111, 7 p.m.
  • October 2, 2015: IMU Dogwood Room, 5:30 p.m.
  • October 26, 2015: Teter Classroom F260, 9 p.m.
  • November 2, 2015: IMU Dogwood Room, 7 p.m.
  • November 5, 2015: Briscoe SAR, 8 p.m.
  • November 10, 2015: IMU Dogwood Room, 7 p.m.
  • November 12, 2015: Wright Quad Formal Lounge, 6:30 p.m.
  • November 15, 2015: McNutt Classroom 208B, 7 p.m.
  • November 17, 2015: Union Street Auditorium, 8 p.m.

RA Responsibilities

There are 15 to 25 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 residents, other residence hall students, and residents across campus.

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 is one CUE 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, especially issues related to race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, and ability.
  • 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.
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Tour Guides (Now Hiring for Fall 2016)

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

Currently $9.00 per hour.

July 2016: $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 00903P in the "Job No:" field.

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Conference Services Summer Staff

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' needs and concerns, providing excellent customer service, collaborating with campus partners, or offering feedback to improve our processes.

Positions Available

Summer School Resident Assistant

Build community through personal connections and collaboration with residents and staff while supporting the academic pursuits of individual residents. The summer Resident Assistant will serve as a resource to residents, enforce university policy and plan and facilitate educational and social events. Please see the additional position eligibility requirements below

  • Must be a current RPS (RA/CUE) staff member
  • Minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA

Housing Assistant for Conferences

A great attitude and excellent customer service are essential parts of making a great impression of IU. The student staff are an important part of the summer operation of camps, conferences and summer school where student staff represent the university and are the ideal representative for the IUB campus. In many cases, camp is a conference attendee's first experience with IU, and likely first 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".

Housing Assistant for Orientation

These 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.

Qualifications

  • Must be available May 9 through August 3, 2016.
  • Must pass a criminal background check before beginning employment.
  • Strong public relations, customer service, interpersonal, and communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Flexibility and ability to handle potentially stressful situations.
  • Positive and professional attitude.
  • Attention to detail and strong organizational skills.

Areas of Responsibility

Customer Service

  • Travel between assigned areas and other departmental facilities to perform job-related responsibilities.
  • Ensure smooth check-ins and check-outs for conference guests and summer school residents.
  • Assist with room assignments.
  • Provide plus one customer service when working the center desk.
  • Facilitate room and building tours.
  • Positively represent the university and RPS to guests, students, and parents.

Safety and Security

  • Manage the physical condition of the facilities.
  • Ascend and descend multiple flights of stairs, especially in cases of emergencies.
  • Operate a hand-held radio.
  • On-call duty—responding to guest and residents needs after hours.
  • Daily facility walkthrough.
  • Assist guests and residents become locked out.
  • Custodial duties as needed.

Emergency Procedures

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

Administration

  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with residents, parents, visitors, faculty, and staff.
  • 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 wit-hkeys, lanyards, and building and campus information.
  • Promptly address and submit facility and maintenance concerns.
  • Coordinate final details for camps and conference with clients.
  • Create signage as needed.
  • Academic year preparation 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 for departmental training on Monday, May 9, 2016, from 9 a.m.-11 p.m.

Remuneration

Summer School RA
  • Approximately 20 hours per week.
  • $650 summer stipend (no hourly work).
  • Meal plan.
  • Room accommodations.
Housing Assistant for Conferences
  • Approximately 29 hours per week.
  • $10.00 per hour.
Housing Assistant for Orientation
  • Approximately 20 hours per week.
  • $650 summer stipend (no hourly work).
  • Meal plan.
  • Room accommodations.

Staff may take classes, but are not required to do so, to be employed by RPS during the summer. Staff taking classes can work a maximum of 29 hours per week in the Housing Assistant for Conferences position. Staff not taking classes and not returning to RPS for fall employment can work a maximum of 40 hours per week.

Staff will be offered the opportunity to live in a residential facility on a floor with other staff members for the cost of $100.00 per month during May, June, and July. Otherwise, staff will be assigned a room within a residential complex at no costs.

Parking is available but requires the individual purchase of a campus parking permit.

Staff may hold additional employment. If hired, a staff member's first job priority is their RPS summer job, and they need to keep their evenings and weekends free for duty and other RPS summer job responsibilities.

On-Call Response

Summer housing assistants will be required to serve in an on-call capacity for a residence center. Each week, summer staff will rotate one week of duty or 28 hours per week paid at a rate of $10.00 per hour.

Each staff member will temporarily stay at another residence hall location to serve in an on-call rotation. Each week, the on-call room will be cleaned and refreshed for the next week's staff member. A meal card will be provided during the on-call week to accommodate for meals when required to live on campus. Each center will offer an on-call location room with amenities, such as a TV, bedding, and linen, etc. Staff will relocate to this room two to three times per summer.

This arrangement will accommodate staff members who wish to live off campus throughout the summer. On-campus housing can be provided for those who need it at a rate of $100 a week.

Nightly On-Call Responsibilities

Each night a residential center is occupied, an on-call housing assistant is assigned to a hall to stay overnight in designated staff rooms to:

  • Conduct building rounds depending on hall population.
  • Interact with residents or guests in public areas and be visible in the hall during peak activity hours.
  • Address resident or guest behavior concerns and respond to emergencies.
  • Document incidents and notify supervisors.
  • Assist with assigned building tasks.
  • Submit facility and maintenance needs.
  • Record important information and task progress in the front desk communication log.

Selection Timeline

  • Friday, March 11: Submit Application by 5 p.m.
  • Thursday and Friday, March 24-25: Interviews, 1 to 5 p.m.
  • Friday, April 1: Offers extended.

Interview dates and times will be communicated to applicants during Spring Break, and be based upon class schedules.