Job Summary:

Works with the Director to provide a residential environment that supports student development and the mission of the university.  Position is a 40 plus hour/week live-in position with rotating on-call/after-hours responsibilities. 

Essential Functions:

  • Work with the Director, the Housing Coordinator, the RA Staff, and Public Safety to develop a residential environment that supports the academic mission of the university and that balances the need for sleep, study, and community development.
  • Supervises and evaluates undergraduate Resident Assistant staff
  • Conducts weekly staff meetings and bi-weekly individual Resident Assistant meetings
  • Serves as a Community Standards Conference Officer
  • Serves as the first level of response for on-call RA’s.  Is available for coverage during break and holiday periods as needed
  • With the Director, plays an active role in the development, coordination, and implementation of RA training and RA selection processes
  • Assists the Director with the implementation of housing processes, such as residence hall marketing, room selection, and new student assignments
  • Assists will all major ORL & University Life programming efforts
  • Assists the Director with building operations of residential facilities including opening and closing of the halls
  • This position is part of the “essential personnel” required to be on campus in the event of any campus emergency/shut down situations (e.g. weather, pandemic, etc.).

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Promote Franciscan ideals and adherence to the Mission of the University
  • Performs other tasks as assigned by the Director, Associate Director, or the Assistant Director of Residence Life
  • Serves on university-wide committees as assigned.


  • Commitment to the mission statement, core values, and goals of Alvernia University
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Previous experience as an RA strongly preferred
  • Excellent communication, judgment, and leadership skills required. 

Physical Requirements:

  • Attendance is required in order to perform the duties of this job
  • Ability to readily move about campus without assistance, go up and down steps, etc.
  • Must be able to drive students to campus activities as requested (valid driver’s license required)


Contact:              Human Resources

Posting Date:      December 19, 2018

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