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2018 RPS Summer Staff Positions

Residential Life at Indiana University promotes each summer residents and guests 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 work 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

Live-Out Housing Assistant for Conferences

A great attitude and excellent customer service are essential parts of making a great impression of IU. 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 IU campus. 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 room and board compensation.

Live-In Housing Assistant for Conferences

Same as above, but would live in the residence halls and preform duty responsibilities for the center after hours. Free room and board is a part of this position

Live-In Housing Assistant for Orientation

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 our new IU students checked in and out of their on campus stayover. This position does offer room and board compensation and housing in Union Street Residence Center.

Graduate Supervisor for Summer Conferences

These positions would work directly with a handful of centers to help with conference check-in and checkouts, work with the OSA in the center to schedule, serve on call after hours and during the weekends, and assist with staff supervision. As needed, they can also serve as the direct contact for clients and be responsible for their own conferences. These positions are for current graduate students only.

Summer Resident Assistant

These positions work directly with long-term summer conferences and IU students staying with us during the summer sessions. Staff would have similar job responsibilities as they did during the academic year.

Areas of Responsibility for all summer 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 University and Department to University Guests, Students and Parents

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/resident needs after hours (on duty)
  • Facility walkthroughs daily when on-call (duty)
  • Assist with access when Guest/Resident is locked out
  • Custodial duties, when needed

Emergency Procedures:

  • Direct and respond to fire alarms and other emergencies
  • Assist Conference Guests/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 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 (keys, lanyards, building/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 8 for training.

The Summer Staff must be available for work beginning May 7 and remain through August 4, 2018. 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 beginning 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.

Remuneration

Live-In Housing Conference Assistant

These staff would live-in and handle the on call responsibilities for the center. They would get a meal plan and a room space for the summer since they have intermittent on-call responsibilities. They would also work the desk and assist with conference check-ins and checkouts.

Compensation package
  • Room and meal plan (summer plan)
  • $134.62 a week stipend for 13 weeks ($1,750 based on 20 per week, can be required to work up to 29). Position runs from May 7 through August 4.

Housing Conference Assistant (live out)

These positions would live off campus and work the center desk for conferences and other tasks that need competed in-center.

Compensation Package
  • $10.50 an hour

Live-In Housing Assistant for Orientation

These positions would be very similar to the Live-In Housing Assistants position, but would be working exclusively with our incoming students we house during freshman orientation. The primary responsibilities would be to check-in and checkout new students for their overnight stay, and being on call when scheduled in the evening.

Compensation Package
  • Room and meal plan (summer plan)
  • $134.62 a week stipend for 13 weeks ($1,750 based on 20 per week, can be required to work up to 29). Positions run from May 7 through August 4.

Summer Resident Assistant

Summer RA's would work closely with our residents that take classes over the summer, or some of our long-term academic programs we house. Job responsibilities would be similar to job responsibilities during the academic year. Only open to individuals that are current or past Resident Assistants.

Compensation Package
  • $115.39 a week stipend for 13 weeks ($1,500 based on 20 per week, can be required to work up to 29). Position runs from May 7 through August 4.

Graduate Supervisor Conference Assistant

These positions would work directly with a handful of centers to help with conference check-in and checkouts, work with the OSA in the center to schedule, and to serve on call after hours and during the weekends. They may also serve as the primary contact for conferences as needed.

Compensation Package
  • Room and meal plan (summer plan)
  • $260 a week stipend for 11 weeks ($2860 based on 20 hour workweek, can be required to work up to 29). Position runs from May 7 through July 21.

General Summer Employment Information

Individuals must purchase a campus-parking permit to park on campus.

Staff can hold additional employment outside the center if approved by a supervisor. 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. Employees cannot exceed 29 hours a week working for the university regardless of how many positions they work in.

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

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. This responsibility is shared with the staff in that building.

Timeline

January 10, 2018 Application deadline
January 15-26 Phase #1: Centers can talk with those that preference their center #1 to discuss positions and potentially offer.
January 29-February 2 Phase #2: Centers can talk with those that preference their center in the top Three do discuss positions and potentially offer.
February 8-9 Centralized interview process for those candidates not picked up yet.
Week of March 5 Positions offers go out
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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

Resident Assistant and CommUNITY Educator applications for 2018-19 will be available October 15, 2017. Please check back soon for more information. For questions, email JoinRPS.

Eligibility

Eligibility for either position, includes:

  • Sophomore or higher class standing at the time position the position begins (fall semester 2018).
  • Possess and maintain a semester and cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.
  • No substantial university conduct record.
  • No outstanding or past due bills with the Office of the Bursar.
  • Previous residence in a university residence hall, or relatable experience.
  • Successful advancement through multiple phases of application review.

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 15: Applications go live at the RA/CUE application center.
  • October/November: Applicants must attend one MANDATORY information session during this time.
  • October/November: During the normal course registration process, candidates should enroll EDUC-U450 for the first 8 weeks of the spring semester. This is a required course for all applicants.
  • November 30 by 11:59 p.m.: Application, including recommendation letter, is due.
  • Week of December 11: 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 requirement, or if they have conduct or bursar issues that will impact their application.
  • Late December: Candidates that do not advance in the process will be asked to drop EDUC-U450.
  • First 8 Weeks of Spring Semester: EDUC-U450
  • March 2-3: RA/CUE Interviews
  • Week of April 2: Offers will begin on a rolling basis for 2018-2019.

Information Sessions

Attendance at one of the sessions below is mandatory for applicants and will include time to hear from current staff about their experiences; get tips on how to put forth a strong application; and ask questions of residential life staff. Failure to attend an information session will make an applicant ineligible to apply for either position. Please email JoinRPS with questions about this requirement.

Information Session Dates and Locations

  • Sunday, October 15: Spruce Classroom B111, 8 p.m.
  • Monday, October 23: La Casa, Latino Cultural Center, 7 p.m.
  • Thursday, October 26: Teter Classroom F104, 7 p.m.
  • Monday, October 30: IMU Dogwood Room, 6 p.m.
  • Tuesday, November 7: IMU Dogwood Room, 6 p.m.
  • Tuesday, November 7: Briscoe SAR, 8 p.m.
  • Thursday, November 16: Wright Quad Formal Lounge, 6 p.m.
  • Monday, November 27: Union Street Center Auditorium (Cedar Hall), 9 p.m.

For more information, refer to the RA/CUE Applicant Guide.

RA Responsibilities

There are 5 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.
  • Facilitating intentional interactions and events for the floor/unit and center residents within the context of the Residential Curriculum.

CUE Responsibilities

There are one to two 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 mission and values of RPS.
  • Program development including researching, establishing learning outcomes, marketing, and assessment.

RA & CUE Skills and Abilities

We expect our staf to have and build competency in the areas listed below. These will be emphasized in the application review and interview process. We encourage applicants to do some self-reflection in each of these areas.

INITIATIVE

Student staff must be self-motivated in accomplishing their responsibilities and display a high level of effort, committment, and time management. Staff must also understand how to be flexible and adaptable in working with different individuals and situations.

CRITICAL THINKING

Student staff must have a high level of attention to detail in order to engage in informed decision making and creative problem solving. Staff will approach their work with the integrity and understand how to work with others to accomplish a goal.

COMMUNICATION SKILLS

Student staff must be skilled in multiple forms of communication and understand how to have intentional conversations with others. Staff will be committed to inclusivity in language and action and should be willing to both provide and accept feedback regarding their performance and interactions with others..

REFLECTIVITY

Student staff must be engaged in understanding who they are and be able to articulate their identities and beliefs. Staff will facilitate learning across difference through intertional interactions, and learn about, engage in dialogue, and support others.


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.

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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