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Fraternity & Sorority Life Hall Director Graduate Assistant

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Work type: Student (Graduate Assistant)
Location: Winter Park, FL
Categories: Student Affairs
Division: Student Affairs

 

Position Summary:

This position is designed for a graduate student who has demonstrated exceptional responsibility, leadership, interpersonal skills, and an interest in residence life. This position is part-time with live-on responsibilities. The Hall Director (HD) will reside in a furnished, one-bedroom apartment and will be assigned to 8 Fraternity and Sorority Resident Organization facilities.

OFSL Mission: In support of the College’s mission, The Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life provides meaningful opportunities for personal growth in the areas of values-based leadership and decision making, professional development, academic achievement, and social excellence, empowers members to create positive change and to maximize their potential through advising with a developmental approach, and educates with the purpose to create exemplary fraternity men and sorority women.

Anticipated Employment Dates: July 17, 2020 to May 22, 2021

Primary responsibilities and expectations include:

1. Leadership/Supervision

  • Supervise Supervise and evaluate area student staff, providing informal performance appraisals and formal semester evaluations for each staff member. Review results with your supervisor
  • Provide a mentoring relationship that assists with the development of student staff members
  • Assist with student staff selection and training
  • Meet weekly with House Manager Team
  • Meet weekly with Wellness Series Coordinator Team
  • Meet regularly with large House Manager and Wellness Series Coordinator Team
  • Conduct weekly rounds of the hall to meet students and be visible
  • Prepare weekly written reports
  • Become acquainted with the residents in your areas
  • Be available and in your hall nightly. As a live-in staff members, you are expected to sleep in your apartment nightly. Hall Directors are allowed 6 nights off-campus per semester that must be approved in advance by their supervisors.
  • Be alert to the health and safety issues concerning students, and where necessary, assist students with academic, personal, social and health issues
  • Make appropriate referrals to various campus offices and personnel as well as off-campus support services
  • Follow-up on concerns from the Office of Fraternity & Sorority and/or the Office of Residential Life & Explorations and convey related information as requested
  • The College has adopted the following policy which formally prohibits amorous relationships between supervisors and their subordinates:

Amorous Relationships between Supervisors and Subordinates
As an educational institution, Rollins College strives to maintain for its employees an environment of safety, trust, and mutual respect. As part of its ongoing efforts to maintain a safe working environment, Rollins prohibits and will not tolerate discrimination, harassment or any mistreatment of employees. While Rollins recognizes that "consensual" amorous or romantic relationships between employees do not constitute sexual harassment, it also recognizes that such relationships may end unhappily or become conflicted and result in charges of sexual harassment, or even physical or psychological abuse. Accordingly, all supervisors are expressly prohibited from engaging in amorous relationships with employees under their supervision. Supervisors who violate this policy will be subject to the disciplinary procedures of the institution including possible termination.

2. Administration

  • Responsible for the administration of the room inventory system and the distribution and collection of move-in checklists for assigned building/area
  • Maintain up-to-date building rosters for assigned building/area
  • Coordinate hall openings and closing procedures at the beginning and end of semester breaks.
  • Return early for Fall Training and semester openings; stay until the official closing date/time for Winter Break, and through the end of the employment agreement
  • Assist with the room selection process and maintain accurate rosters
  • Refer maintenance needs to the appropriate personnel and follow up as needed
  • Maintain pertinent records for the administration of the residence halls, such as programming, budgeting, opening, & closing
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of the various elements of the Fraternity & Sorority Life Program and provide input for the formation of policies, procedures, and programs
  • Perform a monthly inspection of your hall paying special attention to facility and safety concerns. Complete appropriate administrative forms.
  • Submit an annual report based on prescribed guidelines
  • Oversee all administrative tasks as they relate to the Wellness Series.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Assistant Director and/or Director of FSL

3. Risk Managament

  • Participate in a rotating weekday evening and weekend on-call schedule with other Hall Directors, including Fall Break, Thanksgiving, Intercession, and Spring Breaks; Hall Director staff will determine and provide an on-call schedule as directed by the Professional Staff.
  • Perform rounds through each residence hall every night of the week as instructed by Residential Life & Explorations procedures and protocols, training, and/or a professional staff member
  • Respond to incidents as instructed by the Office of Residential Life & Explorations procedures and protocols, training, and/or a professional staff member
  • Confront and document inappropriate behavior and policy violations

4. Inter/Intra-office Communication

  • Serve as a representative of the Office of Residential Life.
  • Maintain current communication with your Assistant Director and Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life staff members regarding problems and other relevant information concerning the residence halls.
  • Maintain a cooperative relationship with campus partners, including but not limited to Facilities
  • Management, Wellness, Campus Safety, Inclusion & Campus Involvement, Leadership & Community Engagement, Career & Life Planning, and all other DOSA offices

5. Community Development

  • Assist and support student leaders in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of diverse programs within areas based on the prescribed FSL Programming model – the Wellness Series.
  • Oversee and track programming and financial paperwork for House Manager team
    Attend hall functions and programs as appropriate

6. Additional Expectations

  • Maintain a full-time credit load in a graduate-level, degree-seeking program at Rollins College or another accredited institution 
  • Meet with Professional Fraternity & Sorority Life Staff on a weekly basis
  • Meet weekly with supervisor
  • Maintain a minimum of 20 weekly office hours.  Office hours must be conducted over a minimum of five days per week during business hours, unless academic commitments conflict
  • Serve as a representative of the Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life on various committees
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the OFSL Professional Staff

To learn more about Rollins Fraternity & Sorority Life, please visit: http://www.rollins.edu/fraternity-sorority-life/index.html.

Preferred Qualifications and Skill Sets:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year institution.
  • Admission and enrollment in a graduate studies program.
  • Strong interest in fraternity & sorority life and student development theory.
  • The utmost in professionalism and proper office etiquette is required. The Graduate Assistant is expected to represent themselves and the Rollins community by upholding Rollins' Service Excellence and Code of Conduct standards and by serving as a role model in their academic, social, and professional endeavors.

Education Requirement:

Candidates interested in this role must be actively enrolled in a graduate degree-seeking program in order to qualify for this position, and must remain actively enrolled in a graduate degree-seeking program for the duration of their employment in this position.
**Candidates attending institutions other than Rollins may apply.**

Special Instructions to Applicants:

To apply, please submit an application and upload the following materials:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume

Screening of applications will begin immediately.

Anticipated Employment Dates: July 17, 2020 to May 22, 2021

Benefits include:

  • $14,500 annual stipend (paid bi-weekly over the academic year)
  • Furnished Rollins College one bedroom, on-campus apartment, including utilities and internet
  • $4,500 annual meal plan (divided by 2 semesters)
  • $500 professional development funds
  • No-cost access to residential laundry services
  • No-cost on campus staff parking privileges

Our Values:

 

At Rollins, we value academic excellence and share a common service philosophy: "Together, we inspire purposeful lives through distinctive, engaged learning and exceptional service." Accordingly, the selected candidate must be able to embrace and model this service philosophy in his/her day to day work and provide competent, collaborative, responsive and respectful service to others. More information about our service philosophy and standards can be found at the following web link: www.rollins.edu/service-excellence/.

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