WAU Student - Sub Resident Assistant

Location: Takoma Park, Maryland
Date Posted: 09-05-2017
Washington Adventist University
Job Description
Job Title:               Sub-Resident Assistant
Department:          Residence Hall - Women  
Reports To:           Dean of Women
Prepared By:         Dean of Women
Position Grade:     Grade III
Position Number:  7300-1     
Prepared Date:     June 19, 2014
Revision Date:       August 28, 2017
The Sub-Resident Assistant (SRA) is an extension of the deaning staff of the residence hall. The SRAs responsibility is to serve as support to the Resident Assistants and to residence hall operations. The SRA is to maintain a wholesome, quiet, spiritually uplifting, safe, and secure environment as needed on all halls. SRA is responsible for creating an atmosphere where community and sisterhood can develop in support of Washington Adventist University’s commitment to produce graduates who will bring competence and moral leadership to their communities.
The following are the duties and responsibilities for this position performed as needed. Other duties may be assigned.
Hall Maintenance
  • Check residents in and out of rooms at the beginning and ending of semesters and throughout as needed when resident are reassigned to new rooms.
  • Enter repair request in Facilities Repair Book at the front desk as needed.
  • Remain one week after classes have ended to complete end of semester duties (Dean’s walkthrough, checkout forms, key returns, performance appraisals, remove decorations, etc. Graduating seniors-3 days after graduation).
  • Remove and or report any items (beds, mattresses, chairs, etc.) in hallways immediately to ensure safety of residents.
  • See to the custodial, housekeeping, and maintenance needs of their respective area including community restrooms and guest rooms.
Nurturing Residents
  • Become acquainted with each resident on their hall. Know all residents who are minors.
  • Follow-up with residents who have curfew infraction and grade deficiencies weekly.
  • Interact with residents on the hall and as needed direct residents to campus services.
  • Is on duty as scheduled to assist deans on weekends. Physically be in RA Office for at least 1 hour at the beginning of each shift and check in periodically with Desk Workers during RA shift. Not be more than 10 minutes away from campus during a shift or for longer than 30 minutes and confirm coverage by another team member and notify front desk prior to departure.
Community Building
  • Control noise on their hallway and other areas of the residence hall during day and night. Control rowdiness and noisy students during day and night.
  • Initiate and facilitate conflict resolution sessions with residents.
  • Keep abreast of all scheduled residence hall activities and campus activities.
  • Maintain bulletin boards in your area noting uplifting and spiritual messages, pictures, devotional or inspirational thoughts. Boards are to be changed monthly.
  • Organize Monday night residence hall worship as scheduled.
  • Assist RAs with planning monthly hall activity for residents (see dean for available fund amount and shopping transportation).
  • Takes attendance at worship services.
  • Assist and participate in residence life activities (Gender Week, Family Weekend, Residence Hall Rumble, etc.)
  • Organize Halcyon Highlights weekly, post and distribute a copy to all RAs, Deans and VP for Student Life.
Health Safety Wellness of Residents
  • Accompany residents to hospital as needed.
  • Check on sick residents to insure they are receiving appropriate food, liquids, rest and any medication needed. Get café trays for sick residents.
  • Complete thorough and concise as needed room checks and reconciliation and Reconciliation Sheet.
  • Conduct Tuesday hall inspections ensuring any prohibited items are confiscated and health, safety, and wellness issues are addressed. Submit report to dean on duty promptly.
  • Encourages students to maintain attractive, clean rooms as well as maintaining their own room as a role model.
  • Know emergency contact information for, dean on duty, Health Services, Security, Fire Department, and Police in case of emergency.
  • Make referrals (within personal limits) to the Dean’s, other students specializing in academic skills, Betty Howard Center for Student Success (BHCSS), Instructors, Counselors, Chaplain, etc.
  • Open doors for residents who are locked out or are awaiting a replacement key.
  • Receive and maintain current CPR and First Aid Certification, FEMA Emergency Response, and Maryland Crowd Manager Certification.
  • Report personally to the dean immediately the smell of alcohol, tobacco, drugs, etc.
  • Report to the dean immediately, any situations occurring with residents which seem imminently serious, i.e., discussion of suicide, endangering other students, inappropriate behaviors, etc.
  • Submit a complete schedule (class and work) to the Deans for emergency contact purposes the first week of each semester.
Professional/Personal Development
  • Attend Annual Student Leadership Retreat and all in-service training as scheduled by Residence Life and Student Life.
  • Attend weekly RA meetings (Mon-Thu) and gives a written bi-weekly report to HRA as scheduled.
  • Maintain a grade point average of 2.50 or higher.
  • Comply with WAU policies as outlined in Student Planner/Handbook.
  • Work the front desk of the residence hall as needed.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Have a minimum of 1 year living in a residence hall setting.
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