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Be a Residential Student Staff Member!

Serving the needs of our resident population.

Do you want to make a difference at ULM Residential Life provides employment opportunities to ULM students through student work study (Desk Assistants) and its residence program (Resident Assistants and Hall Directors). Become a Residential Student Staff member and help our campus be a great place to live! The Office of Residential Life is dedicated to building lasting communities of learning.

PARTICIPATING AS A TEAM MEMBER

OPENINGS FOR SPRING 2020:

Residential Program (Resident Assistant)

Resident Assistant (commonly shortened to "RA") is a trained student leader charged with supervising a residence hall. RAs have the largest impact on achieving this goal through their interactions in the residence halls. RAs are responsible for getting to know the people in their communities, providing them support, promoting a safe and comfortable living environment, planning activities to help students grow and connect, directing them to resources, and otherwise enhancing the experience of living on campus.

The RA selection and training processes are usually quite rigorous and intense. The Assistant Director of Residential Life supervises the Resident Assistants. 

COUNSELING CLASS

  • A Tuesday/Thursday, Spring only course, from 2 to 3:15 pm.
  • The course is hidden to prevent registration by students who do not understand the course, its intention, and requirements.
  • This course can be fun at times while at other times discusses serious topics in today's society. 
  • Understand that this course meets in person, requires in-class participation, has online forums, exams, and projects. This course is also like a pre-interview for a position, in that your participation, actions, grades, etc. may affect your interview for a position.
  • Applications for class enrollment begin on November 1 and those selected to enroll will be notified by December 1.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must be an undergraduate or graduate student registered full-time.
  • Must possess experience in service, participating as a team member, and have knowledge of campus resources.
  • Must be in good standing with the University.
  • At time of hire and throughout employment, candidate must maintain a Cumulative and Semester Grade Point Averages (GPAs) of at least 2.5 each semester.
  • Must be currently enrolled or have completed the COUN 4033 class with a with a minimum of B average.
  • Understands and work within the philosophy of student development held by the Office of Residential Life.

ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES

  • Work an average of 10-15 hours per week.
  • Create programs and activities designed to meet the needs of residents on the floor.
  • Connect residents to other campus opportunities to promote a positive ULM experience.
  • Ensure that there are no facility issues on their floor, including room inventory checks and safety checks on a regular basis.
  • Attentive to resident safety and hall security, as well as ensure residents follow University and housing policies to maintain a respectful environment.
  • Educate residents on their actions and decisions while informing them about how their actions impact an entire community.
  • Provide the primary response during routine duty nights and unexpected emergencies,
  • Complete weekly reports and other department paperwork, administer surveys and assist with check-ins and check-outs of residents.
  • Perform other tasks and projects as assigned.  

COMPENSATION

Compensation will be in the form of a scholarship in the amount of the student's room and Maroon meal plan charge.

Arguably more important are the intangible benefits of the RA position, which include training in crisis management, negotiation, advocacy, time management, leadership, management skills, and community involvement as part of their collegiate experience. 

Work Study Program (Desk Assistant)

A Desk Assistant (commonly shortened to "DA") is a trained student paraprofessional within the Office of Residential Life. The Front Desk Assistants are responsible for performing a variety of front desk and clerical functions and providing quality customer service to our residents, their families and guests, and other members of the ULM community. The DA is a primary source in the central office for information regarding Residence Life and ULM.

The Housing Office Manager supervises the Desk Assistants.  

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must be an undergraduate or graduate student registered part-time or full-time.
  • Must possess experience in clerical duties, participating as a team member, and have knowledge of campus resources.
  • Must be in good standing with the University.
  • At time of hire and throughout employment, candidate must maintain a Cumulative and Semester Grade Point Averages (GPAs) of at least 2.5 each semester.
  • Understands and works within the philosophy of student development held by the Office of Residential Life.

ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES

  • Work an average of 8-13 hours per week.
  • Provide assistance to the our residents, their families and guests, and other members of the ULM community, the Residential Life professional staff, maintenance crew, and cleaning crew.
  • Possess a high degree of confidentiality related with working in this position.
  • Greet, assist and refer all incoming students, faculty, staff and visitors to the right direction.
  • Assist with appointment scheduling.
  • Perform general clerical duties including mailing, faxing, typing, and filing.
  • Maintain the cleanliness and appearance of the Office of Residential Life.
  • Perform other tasks and projects as assigned.  

COMPENSATION

Compensation will be in the form of hourly pay.

Arguably more important are the intangible benefits of the DA position, which include training in crisis management, negotiation, advocacy, time management, leadership, management skills, and community involvement as part of their collegiate experience. 


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