Resident Assistant Application

Resident Assistant Job Description

Application opens: 3/15/21 8 am - 5/21/21 10 pm

Summary: Resident Assistants provide live-in support of the Residence Life program. They enact the procedures for creating and maintaining a Residence Hall community that promotes a productive, harmonious, and safe enjoyable living environment for students.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Enforce Residence Hall and North Idaho College regulations in the hall, in the dining facility, and at hall events by providing an example of appropriate behavior, by educating residents about pertinent regulations, and by providing written and verbal reports of violations.
  • Provide peer counseling and resource referrals for residents in need.
  • Staff regular shifts in the RA Office and conduct regular rounds and other duty responsibilities on a weekly basis.
  • Implement hall operating procedures such as check-in, fire drills, room inspections, etc; and support hall operations during each hall contract period by arriving prior to hall residents checking in and departing after hall residents have checked out.
  • Plan and implement programs in the hall based on a wellness model for residents.
  • Attend all staff meetings, in-service training programs, and necessary Hall Council or Review Board meetings. Serve as an advisor to standing committees of Hall Council.
  • Protect the security and privacy of residents by safeguarding master keys and using them only in the line-of-duty and with great discretion.
  • Promote a climate of positive community living and academics in the residence hall by encouraging behavior that respects the rights of others and that supports the pursuit of individual education objectives.
  • Maintain a positive, helpful, constructive attitude and work relationship with the supervisor, college staff, residents and the community.

Marginal Duties:

  • Attend and/or support the attendance of campus events
  • Participate and/or support hall resident participation in student government and campus committees.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required to perform those duties. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these duties.

Education and/or Experience: High school diploma or general education degree (GED) and a minimum of three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Must be enrolled in at least 12 credit hours at NIC, LCSC, U of I.
  • Must maintain at least a 2.50 GPA
  • A valid driver’s license or the ability to obtain one within thirty days is preferred
  • Must have the ability to satisfactorily complete the CPR and first aid training programs provided by NIC.

Supervisory Responsibilities: This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

Language Skills:

  • Ability to read and interpret documents and manuals. For example: safety rules and manuals, operating and maintenance instructions, and policy and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to write original instructions, reports, other routine correspondence and memorandums.
  • Ability to effectively present and speak one-on-one and in small group situations.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to read, write, speak and hear in English.

Mathematical Skills:

  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
  • Ability to perform basic mathematical computations.

Reasoning Ability:

  • Ability to solve practical problems requiring reasoning to deal with a variety of concrete variable in situations where only limited standardization exists.
  • Ability to interpret, identify, assess, or diagnose a variety of instructions or information furnished in written, oral , diagram, or schedule form and plan approaches that respond to problems or challenges.
  • Ability to adapt or modify existing systems, procedures, or methods to new situations.
  • Ability to find alternative solutions by weighing alternatives and developing action plans.
  • Ability to multi-task projects and duties.

Computer and Equipment Skills:

  • Ability to use a personal computer and associated peripherals and use Microsoft Windows XP or higher, Microsoft Office 7 or higher, relational databases specific to the College, Internet, etc.
  • Ability to use telephone, FAX, copy machine, printers, scanning devices, calculator and general office equipment.

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use fingers and hands to keyboard or type, and to handle materials and reach with hands and/or arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, with assistance or devices; equipment to aid in lifting. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles or blood borne pathogens and outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Application Videos

In addition to the application, you’ll need to submit the following to by 5/21 10 pm:

Videos should be 5-10 minutes. The link sent in, must work, or the application will be incomplete.

Videos & Application must be received by 5/21 10 pm PST.