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University Housing at Florida State University is a great place to work! Check out the various positions that we have available at different times of the year. FSU is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer. FSU's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed here.

Resident Assistant

Resident Assistants (RAs) are paraprofessionals who live and work in the residence halls. They work with Residence Coordinators/Hall Directors/Assistant Coordinators and other University Housing staff members to develop programs and provide services for students. Each RA assumes responsibility for approximately fifty (50) students. RAs usually live on the same floor as their assigned residents. RAs are carefully selected for their academic proficiency, extracurricular involvement, concern for the welfare of fellow students, and ability to cope with the demands of their role. They are trained to be sensitive to the academic, emotional, and social challenges facing college students, particularly those involved with the normal adjustments to residence hall living.



Qualifications

  • A cumulative FSU grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 at time of application and employment (transfer students may not use the GPA from their former institution)
  • Maintain a 2.75 cumulative GPA throughout the period of employment as a RA and at least a 2.75 semester GPA each semester employed as a RA.
  • Must attend ONE of the RA Information Sessions listed below (if you do not attend your application will be removed from the process).
    Info Session Dates/Locations:
    • Monday, 11/7/2016 — 7:00 PM HWC 2100
    • Tuesday, 11/15/2016 — 6:00 PM Location TBD
    • Monday, 11/21/2016 — 9:00 PM HWC 2100
    • Thursday, 12/1/2016 — 8:00 PM HWC 2100
    • Sunday, 12/11/2016 — 7:00 PM HWC 2100
  • Any two semesters of residence hall experience (including current semester and summer) at FSU by the time employment begins.
  • All students who become top candidates for this opening must be in good conduct standing with the University.
  • Successful Background Check

Important Information

  • The application window for the RA position opens on November 7 and closes at 12:00 PM (noon) on December 19, 2016. When open, the application can be located further down this page.
  • A complete application includes the following:
    • A completed electronic application.
    • Three professional references. These references should be completed by references who can speak to your work performance.
    • A professional resume. If you need assistance with creating a resume please visit the Career Center's website here. It has online resources to help with creating a resume. If you have a resume and would like for it to be reviewed please visit the Career Center in Dunlap Monday–Friday from 9am–4:30pm to meet with a career advisor.
  • Applicants of the position are required to participate in a group selection process on the weekend of January 20 — 22, 2017. This process will occur over the entire weekend and applicants are expected to participate in all aspects of the process.

Duties

  • Know every resident within his/her assigned area.
  • Provide assigned residents the opportunity for educational and social interactions through hall program offerings.
  • Maintain a working relationship with the respective floor representative(s), hall government officers, and other special interest groups.
  • Serve as a liaison between residents, University Housing, and other University agencies.
  • Be thoroughly familiar with all university and residence hall regulations and be responsible for their enforcement. As official University staff members, RAs assume responsibility for maintaining a level of expectation consistent with the educational philosophies of the university.
  • Assist Housing Maintenance by reporting needed repairs or other concerns in the assigned area to the Facilities Supervisor.
  • Serve on duty in the residence hall during evening hours on weekdays and on weekends on a rotating basis. Supervisors assume final responsibility for arranging individual hall schedules and setting guidelines for specific halls. Staff will also be required to work during Thanksgiving break as assigned.
  • Prepare reports and materials designated by the Residence Coordinator/Hall Director/Assistant Coordinator.
  • Reside full–time in an assigned room in a residence hall. RAs are informed of exact dates of hall openings and closings at the time of employment.
  • Attend centralized and in-hall RA staff/development meetings, and other meetings.
  • Participate in staff recruitment processes as deemed necessary by supervisor(s) and University Housing staff.
  • Be responsible to the respective Residence Coordinator/Hall Director/Assistant Coordinator for the performance of the above named duties as well as any additional duties assigned.

Compensation

RAs are contracted by a Reasonable Agreement to work forty hours bi-weekly, except during specified periods. RAs compensation begins at $8.30 per hour. RAs will receive a discount on the rental rate for their residence hall room.

RAs may petition their supervisor(s) for approval to work up to 9 hours per week between the hours of 7 AM and 8 PM in positions outside of Housing that do not require them to be on–call. RAs are encouraged to seek employment opportunities on campus or those that do not require significant commuting distances from campus. Additional employment requests, including the hours, location, and nature of employment, must be submitted in writing to the RA's supervisor(s) for review. Any supervisor(s) must grant the RA permission to work in addition to their RA responsibilities before the RA commits to another employment opportunity. Employment expectations of the RA, including staff meetings, training, hall opening, hall closing, selection, Housing functions, and other RA events, take priority over outside employment. If an RA's academic or work performance fails to meet expectations, permission to work in addition to the RA position may be withdrawn.

Training

RAs are required to participate in all scheduled trainings. Intensive training will take place prior to the opening of residence halls in the Fall and Spring semesters. During the upcoming Spring semester, there will be an orientation session that will take place in April. This date will be in the hire letter.

Occupancy

RAs are expected to take possession of their assigned room on the day designated for the beginning of the training program and must be physically present as of that date. RAs must pay room rates as billed by the Housing Office. All charges must be paid by the deadline date for all residents.

ADA Compliance

These application materials are available in alternative format upon request. If you require reasonable accommodations in order to participate in RA selection activities, please contact University Housing at 850–644–2863 as soon as possible.

Confidentiality Policy

These positions require compliance with University confidentiality policies.

Application Directions

The RA Application will open on November 7th, 2016 and close at 12:00 PM (noon) on December 19th, 2016.

An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer. FSU's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at: http://www.hr.fsu.edu/PDF/Publications/diversity/EEO_Statement.pdf.

Night Staff

Night Staff are paraprofessionals who are responsible for maintaining safety and security in the residence halls between the hours of 10:30pm and 7:30am. They work closely with University Housing staff and the Florida State University Police Department to address any safety concerns that occur in the halls. Night Staff may confront issues of policy, safety or security, as well as work in conjunction with hall staff to assist in times of emergency or crisis. Night Staff assist with the desk operations, completing administrative tasks, as well as communicating frequently with the Night Staff Supervisor throughout the night to ensure that he/she is informed of what is happening in the building.



Qualifications

  • A cumulative FSU grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 at time of application and employment (transfer students may not use the GPA from their former institution)
  • Maintain a 2.5 cumulative GPA throughout the period of employment as Night Staff and at least a 2.5 semester GPA each semester employed as Night Staff
  • Must maintain full-time student status during the fall, spring and summer while employed
  • All students who become top candidates for this opening must be in good conduct standing with the University.
  • Must be able to pass a Police Background Check

Duties

  • To be alert and awake during Night Staff shift
  • To serve as a resource to residents that need a assistance between the hours of 10:30pm and 7:00am
  • To thoroughly document all hall activity in the front desk logs and/or through the online documentation system
  • To act as a liaison between residents and University Housing.
  • To be thoroughly familiar with all university and residence hall regulations and to be responsible for their enforcement. As official university staff members, Night Staff assume responsibility for maintaining a level of behavior consistent with the educational philosophies of the university.
  • To assist Housing Maintenance by reporting needed repairs or other concerns in the assigned area to the Facilities Supervisor.
  • To work a shift in a residence hall during evening hours on weekdays and on weekends on a rotating basis. The Night Staff Coordinator and/or Assistant Coordinators arrange and approve the Night Staff schedule. Staff are required to work during Thanksgiving break as assigned. Staff will be asked to work during university breaks as needed.
  • To prepare reports and materials designated by the Night Staff Coordinator/Assistant Coordinators.
  • To attend centralized Night Staff trainings, bi-weekly staff meetings, and to participate in staff recruitment processes as deemed necessary by the Night Staff Coordinator, Assistant Coordinators and University Housing staff.
  • To be responsible for the performance of the above named duties as well as any additional duties assigned by the Night Staff Coordinator and/or Assistant Coordinators.

Compensation

Night Staff start at $8.30/hour. Night Staff Supervisors start at $9.20/hour.

Training

All Night Staff are required to participate in all scheduled training and staff meetings. Intensive training will take place at the beginning of the Fall and Spring semesters. Staff development and training sessions will be held regularly throughout the year.

Application Schedule

Applications will be open until June 10th. Please follow this link to apply: fsu.erezlife.com. If you have any questions or problems please call Residential Student Experience Office at (850) 644-2863.

Confidentiality Policy

These positions require compliance with University confidentiality policies.

Application Directions

Before starting the application please know the following:

  • You will use your my.fsu.edu login to access the page.
  • You may need to know what your FSUSN is. Note that this is neither your FSU card number nor FSU ID. Please go to http://registrar.fsu.edu/services/fsusn/apdefault.htm to find your FSUSN
  • You will have to complete the application and all questions in FULL to submit a completed application.
  • Be prepared to give contact information for three references.
  • Click Submit at the end of the application. You will receive a confirmation once you are done. (You can save your application, if you need more time.)

If you have any questions or problems please call Residential Student Experience Office at (850) 644-2863.

Applications will be reviewed on as-needed basis, and applicants who are selected for an interview will be contacted via email to schedule an interview time.

We are an Equal Opprotunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer. FSU's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at: http://www.hr.fsu.edu/PDF/Publications/diversity/EEO_Statement.pdf.

Receptionist

Receptionists will demonstrate an investment in the overall service the front desk provides to each resident. The residence hall desks are considered a professional working environment. They are the heart of the building, often the first impression that a resident, family or visitor to the institution may have. The front desk plays an intricate role in the success of every residence hall. The receptionists are in essence the "face" of residence life, managing many day-to-day functions that are crucial to the success of our communities. Receptionists are responsible for all administrative tasks that occur at the front desk.



Qualifications

  • A cumulative FSU grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 undergraduate or 3.0 graduate cumulative at time of application and employment (transfer students may not use the GPA from their former institution)
  • Maintain a 2.5 or 3.0 cumulative GPA throughout the period of employment as a Receptionist and at least a 2.5 semester GPA each semester employed as a Receptionist
  • Must maintain full-time student status during the fall, spring and summer while employed
  • All students who become top candidates for this opening must be in good conduct standing with the University.

Duties

  • To act as a liaison between residents, University Housing, and other university agencies.
  • To organize the front desk area; with mail, packages, telephone calls
  • To assist with handing out keys, collecting keys, or making changes to keys
  • To be able to use the computer to send emails to residents
  • To act as liaison between Facilities Supervisor and residents when there are maintenance requests
  • To cover the desk for specified shift to help answer or assist with residents

Compensation

Receptionists start off at $8.05/hour.

Training

Receptionists must participate in a training prior to each semester.

Application Schedule:

Receptionist Application is currently not available. If you have any questions or problems please call Residence Life at 850–644–2863 or e–mail uh–residencelife@fsu.edu.

Applicants who are selected for an interview will be contacted via email to schedule an interview time.

An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer. FSU's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at: http://www.hr.fsu.edu/PDF/Publications/diversity/EEO_Statement.pdf.

Conference Assistant

Conference Assistant (CAs) will demonstrate an investment in the overall service the front desk provides to each conference guest. The CAs are in essence the "face" of Conference Services, managing many day–to–day functions that are crucial to the success of camps and conferences. CAs are responsible for all administrative tasks, customer service, communication, and safety/security that occurs in the hall.



Qualifications

  • A cumulative FSU grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 undergraduate or 3.0 graduate cumulative at time of application and employment (transfer students may not use the GPA from their former institution)
  • Must be in good conduct standing with the University
  • Successful Background Check
  • You will need to have 3 professional references available. At your interview you will be given further directions.
  • Reliable mode of transportation (Bus schedule is very limited during summer)

Duties

CAs will be asked to assist in the following duties:

  • Work hours are between 7am — 11pm when the hall is occupied by conference guests. This would include holidays, weekends, and weekdays.
  • Registering conference participants utilizing conference software.
  • Taking inventory of keys.
  • Distributing information packets to conference participants.
  • CAs will assist University Housing by serving as liaisons between both internal and external groups.
  • CAs will work with a diverse group of clients.
  • Individuals in this position will be responsible for maintaining accurate records and will ensure that conference participants adhere to the policies and procedures of the University.
  • Must attend weekly staff meetings and trainings.
  • CAs may be required to perform set–ups, breakdowns and/or clean ups or complete other tasks assigned by the leadership team.

Compensation

Conference Assistants start at $8.10/hour.

Training

CAs must participate in training prior to their employment. Training is mandatory and will occur May 19 — 21, 2017.

Application Schedule

CA applications will be available March 6 — 31, 2017

Application Directions

  • Before starting the application please know the following:
    • You will use your my.fsu.edu login to access the application.
    • You may need to know what your FSUSN is. Note that this is neither your FSU card number nor FSU ID. Please go to http://registrar.fsu.edu/services/fsusn/apdefault.htm to find your FSUSN.
    • You can save your application along the way, but you will need to complete the application and all questions in FULL to officially submit.
    • Be prepared to give contact information for three references.
    • Click Submit at the end of the application. You will recieve a confirmation once you are done.
  • The link to apply is: fsu.erezlife.com
    • REMEMBER: The CA application will not be available until March 6, 2017.

If you have any questions or problems please contact Stacie Kurlick, Assistant Director, Training & Conference Services at 850–644–7993 or skurlick@fsu.edu

An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer. FSU's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at: http://www.hr.fsu.edu/PDF/Publications/diversity/EEO_Statement.pdf.


Higher Education Master's Program Graduate Assistantship Positions

Graduate Assistantships

Please note that there may be some changes to the compensation packages offered in the future.

Assistant Coordinator: The Graduate Assistant for Residence Life is a graduate student employed for 20 hours weekly. The Graduate Assistant for Residence Life reports directly to a professional Residence Coordinator or an Assistant Director for University Housing. The following are general responsibilities for the Graduate Assistant for Residence Life position:



Assistant Coordinator: The Graduate Assistant for Residence Life is a graduate student employed for 20 hours weekly. The Graduate Assistant for Residence Life reports directly to a professional Residence Coordinator or an Assistant Director for University Housing.

  • Participate in student staff supervision and/or student group advising
  • Promote the professional and personal development of student staff and student group advisees
  • Implement crisis management protocol and participate in an on-call duty rotation for an area of campus
  • Participate in the recruitment, selection, and training for student staff
  • Serve as a hearing officer for student conduct
  • Collaborate with campus partner to provide academic support and promote student development
  • Engage students through large-scale event planning and programming
  • Support community development efforts within the residence halls
  • Assist with area and departmental administrative initiatives

Other functional responsibilities may include (but are not limited to): Direct hall management; Overseeing the Night Staff program; Co–advising special student leadership programs (Inter-Residence Hall Council, National Residence Hall Honorary); or Co-advising the Residence Life Conduct Board.

Additional Information: An on-campus apartment, stipend and a partial tuition waiver is provided as a part of the compensation.

Training

Training for all graduate assistants occurs in July.

Qualifications

Generally, we seek students with significant residence hall experience at the undergraduate level (i.e. hall government, RA, etc.). Please keep in mind that we have a strong graduate academic program in Higher Education Administration and many of our Assistant Coordinators come out of that program. While we have had graduate assistants from other academic programs, the majority are in Higher Education Administration.

For more information regarding Higher Education Visiting Days click here.

Graduate Assistants must be enrolled as a full-time, degree-seeking graduate student at Florida State University.

Should you have any additional questions, please feel free to call (850) 644-2863.

Background Check Requirements

These positions require successful completion of a criminal history background check.

Confidentiality Policy

These positions require compliance with University confidentiality policies.

An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer. FSU's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at: http://www.hr.fsu.edu/PDF/Publications/diversity/EEO_Statement.pdf.


Residence Life Professional Positions

Residence Coordinator — Residence Life

University Housing employs 12 Residence Coordinators responsible for the administration and management of an engaging, community-oriented environment housing a diverse population of 300-700 students. This is a high student contact position and requires enthusiasm for working with undergraduates and a commitment to the community concept. Successful candidates will have a strong interest in student development and passion to work in a high–energy work environment.



Responsibilities

  • Provide direct supervision, selection, training and evaluation of undergraduate student staff and graduate assistants
  • Providing leadership for departmental programming
  • Advising student groups
  • Coordinating residential aspect of living-learning communities
  • Serve as a conduct officer
  • Collaborate with assignments and facilities staff
  • Coordinate projects for the residence hall system such as staff selection, staff training, large event planning or publications

Compensation

This is a 12-month, live-in position that requires the successful candidate to reside in a University-provided apartment within the residence halls. All apartments are furnished, air conditioned and come complete with complimentary utilities and cable. Non-renting roommates are permitted, as are some pets. This position is classified as FLSA exempt with an anticipated salary of $47,658.

Requirements

The successful candidate will have a Master's degree in Higher Education Administration, Student Personnel, Counseling or related field and full-time or graduate residence life experience. This position requires the completion of a background check.

Available Positions & How to Apply

There is a two-step process:

  1. Candidates must submit a cover letter, resume, and the names, email addresses and telephone numbers of three current references to uh-residencelife@fsu.edu using subject line: *Coordinator Position.*
  2. Candidates must also apply for the Residence Coordinator Career Pool (Job ID #41306) through Florida State University's job vacancy site at https://jobs.fsu.edu.

Please note that interviews will also be conducted at The Placement Exchange in San Antonio, Texas.

Questions regarding this position can be directed to uh-residencelife@fsu.edu.

An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer. FSU's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at: http://www.hr.fsu.edu/PDF/Publications/diversity/EEO_Statement.pdf.


All Other Positions

For more information on other positions that may be available through University Housing, please visit the FSU Human Resources Employment and Recruiting website.


Contacts

Holly Proctor

Photo of Holly Proctor
Program Coordinator,
Recruitment & Training

Tel: (850) 644-0829
Fax: (850) 644-7997
hproctor@fsu.edu

Clay Carroll

Clay Carroll
Program Coordinator,
Night Staff

Tel: (850) 644-9937
Fax: (850) 644-7997
ccarroll2@fsu.edu

Paula Dunkley

Paula Dunkley
Assistant Coordinator,
Night Staff

Tel: (850) 644-1909
Fax: (850) 644-7997
pdunkley@fsu.edu

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