Residential Programs Student Employment
The conference assistants will work under the general supervision of the Assistant Director of Housing & Residential Programs and under the day-to-day supervision of an Area Coordinator. The assistants will be involved in servicing the housing, meeting and recreational needs of the conference groups within the residence halls.
- Attends staff meetings and training sessions.
- Prepares residence halls for the summer (distributes pillows, blankets, etc).
- Performs check-ins (inspects rooms, distributes keys and linens, prepares and processes check-in forms, etc).
- Performs check-outs (collects linens and keys, processes paperwork, inventories linens, damaged and missing items, etc).
- Checks meeting room set-ups. Delivers, sets up and removes audio-visual equipment when necessary.
- Assists custodial staff with housekeeping.
- Gives tours and serves as resource person for conference attendees.
- Assists groups during their activities, as necessary.
- Anticipates conference needs and problems. Takes or recommends action as appropriate.
- Enters detailed activity reports in daily activity log throughout each shift.
- Prepares residence halls for the approaching academic year (including the preparation of room condition reports).
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- Present a positive image of Angelo State University and the Office of Housing & Residential Programs.
- Neat, clean appearance.
- Excellent communication skills.
- Team player who is willing to pitch in whenever a job needs to get done.
- Dependable and follows through.
- Ability to accept and follow directions.
- Organized, detail-oriented and punctual.
- Ability to work independently and flexibly.
- Thorough knowledge of campus and community resources and facilities.
- Strength and ability to lift a minimum of 30 lbs.
- Ability to work standing up for a long period of time.
The summer conference assistants will receive $10 an hour. Also, a room cost waiver is offered for the summer session worked. There are two summer sessions, each lasting about eight weeks.
Period of Employment
A normal work week is 20 hours. During the summer, the front desk work hours can range anywhere from 6 a.m. to 1 a.m., depending on the needs of our guests.
Work hours will be based on three normal shifts: morning, afternoon and evening, depending on workload and the number of groups on campus. Each conference assistant will work a variety of shifts throughout the summer. Weekly staff meetings are mandatory, even if they fall on a scheduled day off.
Frequently Asked Questions about Summer Conference Work1. Is housing provided?
Yes, housing is provided to Conference Assistants as a part of their compensation. 2. Will I have a meal plan? No. Meals plans are not provided as part of your compensation package. 3. Will I be able to take a vacation?Given the workload distribution and the short time span of the summer conference program, there is no “vacation time”. Slow times are typically built into the summer conference season to allow for breaks. The Office of Housing & Residential Programs will give as much time off as possible to each staff member, with requests for time off considered based on reasoning and work load at given time. 4. Do I have to wear a uniform?Each Conferences employee will receive a conference shirt for the summer. During your scheduled work hours, you will be required to wear a specified shirt, shorts or pants and your provided name tag. Conference Staff members are responsible for providing their own shorts or pants. Due to the workload, sandals or flip-flops are not allowed. The office recommends comfortable tennis shoes for the summer. It will be hot during the summer, but professional dress is expected when working the front desk area. Shorts should be of reasonable length. Sport shorts, gym shorts and cutoffs are not acceptable. Jeans are acceptable unless they are worn, frayed and/or holey. 5. Is training mandatory?Yes, staff training is critical to a successful summer. Training for most Summer Conference Team members will begin in mid May.6. Do I need to have Conference experience?No previous conference experience is necessary. All employees need to have: an open mind for new systems, a positive attitude, and the willingness to learn. We are looking for students who are not only looking for a summer job, but interested in gaining professional experience.
Dates of summer employment, approximately: May 15th – August 15th
Resident Assistants (RAs) are an integral part of Housing & Residential Programs. They are the staff members who have the most direct and constant contact with students. Their primary responsibilities are to help facilitate a sense of community in the residence halls and to enhance the social, educational, spiritual, intellectual, physical, cultural and environmental development of each resident.
RAs articulate for students the philosophy and policies of Housing & Residential Programs and the university. They represent Housing & Residential Programs and act as role models for students. The six basic roles of an RA are:
- Community facilitator
- Referral agent
- Team member
- Educator/events planner
- University representative
Students applying must meet these criteria:
- Full time student, available entire academic year
- Minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA
- Completed application & three references on file
- Minimum of two semesters living on campus or comparable group living experience preferred. Need not be a current resident.
- Be free of disciplinary probation
- Personal attributes of maturity, honesty, openness, self-reliance, motivation, creativity and enthusiasm
- Sincere interest in working with college students
- Appreciation of & interest in different viewpoints, cultures & life styles
- As a security sensitive position a required criminal background check will be conducted prior to employment
- RAs are not allowed to be employed in any position outside of Housing & Residential Programs (on or off campus) at the same time they are working as an RA. This is due to the availability requirements inherent with the RA job.
- RAs are required to begin training three weeks prior to the residence halls opening in the fall. Attendance at training is MANDATORY for all RAs.
- RAs are required to stay 2 - 5 days after the residence halls close at the end of the semester and academic year to complete required administrative responsibilities.
- RAs are required to attend regularly scheduled in-service training sessions. The in-service training schedule will be provided during Fall Training.
- Monthly stipend: $700
- RAs enjoy the advantage of a private room at the special RA room rate of $1,250 per semester ($2,500 per year), regardless of which residence hall they are assigned. RA room charges are billed at 50 percent for fall and 50 percent for spring. RAs are subject to existing meal plan requirements.
- Invaluable leadership skills & life long friendships
- Opportunities for advancement
Resident Assistant Application
Resident Assistant Reference Form