Spring 2014 AD

Academic Mentors are upper-class, undergraduate students who serve as academic resources and role models in Twin Towers East and Buskirk residence halls. Academic Mentors are responsible for creating academic programming initiatives, assisting students in their transition to the Marshall, and helping students become connected to campus academic support services.

Academic Mentors are expected to be familiar with and abide by all university policies within the residential areas, support the resident advisor and professional staff, and participate in building-wide community initiatives in order to develop relationships with both students and staff.

Job Description

Academic mentors are upper-class, undergraduate students who serve as role models in various residence halls. Mentors are responsible for coordinating academic programming initiatives, assisting students in transitioning to the collegiate academic experience, and helping students in need become connected with campus academic support services. This is a one-year position. Mentors may apply to continue their role the following year.

As a part of the residence life staff, academic mentors are expected to be familiar with and abide by all policies within the residential areas, support the resident advisor and professional staff, and participate in building-wide community initiatives in order to develop relationships with both students and staff. Mentors are required to have a 3.0 cumulative GPA, and once in the position, cannot fall below a 3.0 semester GPA. Mentors who fail to meet the GPA requirement will be placed on probation or may not be able to continue in the position.

Academic mentors work approximately 10-12 hours per week (with some weeks requiring more involvement and participation than others), and receive a room waiver for themselves. Mentors are housed in various residence halls, in a double room.
Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  1. Attend and participate in August and January staff training.
  2. Attend weekly building staff meetings as needed.
  3. Attend biweekly Academic Mentor staff meetings.
  4. Meet individually with the Assistant Director of Academic Initiatives on a biweekly basis.
  5. Coordinate monthly academic support programs, geared toward first year students.
  6. Be familiar with the functions of and opportunities available through campus academic support services.
  7. Serve as a role model for first year students.
  8. Assist in the recruitment and selection of academic mentors for the following year.
  9. Participate in an annual evaluation process.
  10. Counsel students around academic issues, and provide the necessary referrals to campus academic support services.
  11. In the spring, meet bi-weekly with a caseload of 5 students on academic probation.
  12. Publish an academic support newsletter for the first year students in conjunction with the Assistant Director of Academic Initiatives.
  13. Maintain three (3) office hours per week.
  14. Coordinate and facilitate study groups each week.
  15. Assist with the continual assessment of the Department of Housing and Residence Life’s academic initiatives.
  16. Comply with residence life and campus policies, and report any violations to the appropriate residence life staff.

Time Obligations
As an academic mentor, you must set reasonable limits on your participation in extracurricular activities and additional employment. Full time study (12 to 18 credits) is required. Additional employment is permitted only with the written, advanced consent from the Assistant Director of Academic Initiatives.
Academic Mentors must be available for training in August and January, weekly staff meetings, and a minimum of three office hours per week.

Evaluation
Each Academic Mentor will be evaluated at the end of both the fall and spring terms. Individual meetings will be scheduled to discuss performance, strengths and areas for improvement. Academic Mentor positions are offered on an annual basis, however, an unsatisfactory evaluation may result in a dismissal.

Remuneration
The remuneration for each Academic Mentor will be free housing.
Academic Mentors who accept the position understand that housing is considered part of an Academic Mentor’s remuneration. Academic Mentors will be asked to sign and comply with the policies and procedures outlined in the Residence Hall Guide. If an Academic Mentor leaves the position mid-year, and spaces are available on campus, residence life will make every effort to find appropriate on-campus housing for that individual. The Department of Housing and Residence Life will not house an Academic Mentor in their former area of responsibility. If an Academic Mentor would like to be released from his or her housing contract, he or she must complete the appropriate paperwork.

Additional Information
Housing Deposits
If you are considering applying for the Academic Mentor position, and want to ensure that you have the option to be included in the housing process for next year should you not get the position, you must go ahead and apply for housing and pay the housing deposit by the advertised dates. Please refer to www.marshall.edu/housing for more information.

Academic Standards
The Department of Housing and Residence Life supports the academic mission of the university through a variety of initiatives, policies, and programs. It is critical that student staff within the department serve as positive role models for other students.
Academic Mentors are required to be engaged in full-time study at the college, and enroll in twelve (12) to eighteen (18) hours of academic credits during each semester. In order to apply and be hired for the position, candidates must have a 3.0 cumulative GPA, must maintain a 3.0 cumulative and semester GPA each semester, and remain in good academic standing at all times.
A semester or cumulative GPA less than 3.0 will result in probation or possible termination.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Have a 3.0 cumulative GPA (Once in position, cannot fall below a 3.0 semester GPA)
  • Work approximately 10-12 hours per week (with some weeks requiring more involvement and participation than others)
  • Receive a waiver for a space in Twin Towers East or Buskirk Hall in a double room.

This is a one-year position, and current AM’s may reapply to continue their role for the following year. To learn more, please review the Marshall Academic Mentor Position Description. Before beginning your Academic Mentor application, your cover letter and resume needs to be ready for submission during the online application process.

Apply on myMU through the Student Services menu located on the left side of the page and click the housing logo. housing

Academic Mentor Reference Form

Reference Form

For questions concerning the Academic Mentor position please contact Amy Lorenz at lorenza@marshall.edu or by phone at 304-696-7034.

Assistant Residence Director (ARD)

Marshall University’s Department of Housing and Residence Life seeks outgoing, energetic, and skilled applicants for a live-in, graduate assistantship responsible for joint supervision of a campus residence hall community. Assistant Residence Directors are responsible for assisting professional Residence Directors with daily management of the residence halls.

Major Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Supervision and staff development
    • Oversee a residential community composed of 300-400 freshmen and some upper-class students
    • Assist in the supervision of 14 student Resident Advisors
    • Participate in all staff training and selection processes
  • Student and Community Development
    • Advise student leaders and hall council members
    • Assist in the implementation of community programming
    • Serve as hearing officer for hall visitation issues
    • Assist in campus-wide academic initiatives
    • Plan and implement building campus initiatives
    • Coordinate staff developmental efforts
  • Administrative Tasks
    • Maintain 10 weekly office hours and a high degree of availability and visibility
    • Maintain all student records in conjunction with Residence Director
    • Participate in on-call duty rotation
    • Create monthly building newsletter
    • Assist in creating of monthly building report
    • Attend weekly staff meetings
    • Assist in opening and closing of residential communities
  • Department Efforts
    • Participate in at least one departmental committee
    • Assist in strategic planning
    • Serve on university committees as requested
  • Other duties as assigned

Requirements

  • Completion of Bachelor’s Degree
  • One year experience in live-in residential management or similar leadership position(s)
  • Enroll (or seeking admittance) in a Marshall University graduate program
  • Maintain a 3.0 GPA

Compensation
The position includes $9,500 stipend distributed over ten months, partial graduate tuition waiver, furnished on-campus room, all utilities, cable and internet, and a meal plan when dining halls are open. Tuition Waivers will be distributed as follows:

WV
Resident

Metro
(neighboring counties)

Non-WV Resident

Full-time

$2,298

$4,242

$6,458

Half-time

$1,150

$2,100

$3,225

Application Information

Cover letter, resume, and three references should be received by March 5, 2014. Applications received after this date will not be considered. Position will begin on August 1, 2014. Applications should be sent, emailed, or faxed to:

Tracey Eggleston, Selection Coordinator
Department of Housing and Residence Life
One John Marshall Drive
Huntington, WV 25755
304-696-6004 (o)
304-696-6161 (f)
eggleston3@marshall.edu

Desk Assistants (DA) work in the First Year Residence Halls between 8am and midnight.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Full time Marshall Student
  • Undergraduate cumulative GPA of 2.3 or Graduate cumulative GPA of 3.0

 

Compensation and Application process

Starting pay will be $7.25/ hour. You may obtain an application from the front desk of the Freshman South building or fill out the online
Desk Assistant for First Year Residence Halls application.
Return your resume and application to the Freshman South building.

Any questions, please contact Kerissa Bennett Assistant General Manager at bennett120@marshall.edu.

 

Spring 2014 AD

Why be an RA?

Resident Advisor (RA) positions offer students the opportunity to work with diverse groups of students and hold a unique student leadership position on-campus. As a leader in the residence hall community, being an RA at Marshall is more than just having another student job. As an RA you are also a…Community Developer, Programmer, Peer Counselor, Role Model, Resource Person, Policy Enforcer, Team member, and many more.

Working with students affords you the unique opportunity to make a positive impact on students’ transition to college and success in the classroom and Marshall Community.

RA’s offer educational and social opportunities for residents; offer advice to residents and help students solve complex problems; abide by and enforce Housing policies with the purpose of creating a safe and non-threatening place for all members of the residence hall community; meets with their team once a week to discuss the issues of the hall and to plan events as well as supporting and assisting their fellow staff members. Want to make a difference in the lives of your peers…become an RA!

Job Description

Overview of Responsibilities (subject to change for 2014-2015 Academic Year) 
Compensation

  • Single room except for first floor of each Marshall Commons
  • Choice of a 15-meal or Unlimited Meal Plan plus $50 flex.
  • New  RAs are paid a $70.00 per month stipend.  After the first year, RAs receive a $75.00 per month stipend (not applicable for FY North and FY South RAs.)
  • Staff the front desk four (4) hours a week with pay (this applies to FY North and FY South only).

Terms of Employment                                    

  • The RA position is a full academic year obligation, beginning August 2014 until May 2015.

 

Application Requirements

  • RAs must have a 2.4 undergraduate or a 3.0 graduate cumulative GPA
  • Attain sophomore status, or be in second full year of college.
  • Be enrolled  full-time enrollment and in “good standing” with the University, both academically and judicially
  • Complete RA application
  • Submit resume, cover letter, application, and three references forms

Expectations

  • Be flexible.
  • Be excited and have high energy.
  • Practice good time management and be responsible.
  • Maintain confidentiality.
  • Notify supervisor of roommate conflicts immediately and assist with roommate mediations/contracts.
  • Demonstrate accuracy and thoroughness.
  • Show respect and sensitivity for diversity; promote a harassment-free environment.
  • Treat residents and colleagues with respect; work with integrity; uphold organizational values; be a team player.
  • Volunteer readily; ask for and offer help when needed.
  • Attend ALL training sessions prior to Fall and Spring semester, as well as monthly in-services.
  • Maintain no less than fulltime status (12 hours undergraduate, 9 hours graduate)
    • 18 credit hours undergraduate (12 hours for grads) may only be taken with prior approval from the Associate Director or AGM of Residence Life.
  • May not participate in an internship/student teaching position without prior approval from Associate Director or AGM of Residence Life.
  • Employment (up to 20 hours per week) must be approved by the Associate Director or AGM of Residence Life.  Opportunities exist for extra work within Housing and Residence Life.
  • Participate in departmental events including, but not limited to, Late Night breakfast, End of the Year Picnic, Assessment day, Open Halls, and RA Selection.
  • Attend weekly staff meetings, bi-weekly meetings with supervisor, and semester meetings with Assistant Director/AGM of Residence Life.
  • Be available and present in your assigned building.
  • New RAs must enroll in the Resident Advisor class called “Group Guidance in a Residential Setting” during the first year of employment. This is a one hour credit course.
  • RAs may not run for a high-ranking student government position, nor may they pledge fraternity/sorority life organizations during their initial semester of employment.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by Housing and Residence Life Staff.

Community Building

  • Form relationships with residents, be a peer counselor, and serve as an informational resource on the floor.
  • Create an open and welcoming floor environment, maintaining a high level of visibility and availability to the floor.
  • Work cooperatively to support efforts of designated Living Learning Communities (LLC)/Freshman Interest Groups (FIG).
  • Support and work with the Hall Council (HC) and Residence Hall Association (RHA).

Safety and Security

  • Interpret and enforce University and Residence Hall regulations and policies.
  • Handle and document policy violations in an efficient, fair, professional, and consistent manner.
  • Respond to and report behavior that is inappropriate/discriminatory/harassing in nature (racial, ethnic, religious, ability, gender, and/or sexual identity).
  • Respond to situations needing attention (whether or not on duty or in your assigned building).
  • Identify emotional, relationship, psychological, academic or social problems and intervene appropriately or report, as needed.
  • Cover the front desk as needed. Distribute mail as assigned according to departmental policy.

Programming

  • Plan activities to assist in student development as outlined in the Programming Curriculum.
  • Facilitate informal gathering on your floor to assist in community building and forming relationships
  • Encourage and involve residents in developing and implementing programs.
  • Plan social, educational, and informal programs as directed by the Housing and Residence Life Staff.
  • Create bulletin boards monthly in residence hall and other decorations as assigned.

Facility Management

  • Report maintenance and housekeeping concerns for your floor and the building to the appropriate personnel.
  • Assist in opening and closing procedures to ensure appropriate building condition.
  • Conduct room inspections as scheduled and follow-up accordingly.

Administrative

  • Be familiar with the Residence Hall Guide, Student Handbook, RA Manual, and other university publications.
  • Perform administrative duties in a thorough and timely manner, including, but not limited to, preparing bi-weekly reports, occupancy reports, damage billing, surveys, and reporting of maintenance issues.
  • Attend weekly staff meetings.
  • Attend bi-weekly meetings with Residence Director.
  • Participate in monthly in-service training sessions each semester.
  • Keep the Residence Director aware of occurrences on your floor and in the building.

Duty

  • RAs are allowed up to four nights off each full month. All other nights must be spent in their hall.
  • Participate in on-call duty rotation one to two nights per week. RAs are also on duty one to three weekend days per month.
  • Use departmental issued cell phone in professional manner and for business purposes only.
  • Pick-up and return duty cell phone and keys at assigned times.
  • RAs remain on campus during select weekends, including, but not limited to, finals week, RA Selection Weekend, and Homecoming.
  • Staff coverage/duty will be required during academic calendar break periods (holidays and extended time). This schedule will be determined by the staff (this applies to FY North and FY South only).

Minimum Qualifications

  • Full time Marshall Student enrolled in a degree-granting program.
  • Attained sophomore status or have at least 28 credits.
  • Undergraduate cumulative GPA of 2.3 or Graduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 and must maintain a minimum 2.3 GPA to continue in the position (3.0 for Graduate students).
  • Be free of current student judicial sanctions at time of application and time of hire.

 

Application Process

Please read the information and job descriptions carefully as there are differences associated with compensation and job responsibilities for being an RA in the FY halls and for all other residence halls. Before beginning your RA application, your cover letter and resume needs to be ready for submission during the online application process.

Apply on myMU through the Student Services menu located on the left side of the page and click the housing logo. housing

For questions concerning the Residence Advisor position please contact Tracey Eggleston at eggleston3@marshall.edu or by phone at 304-696-6004. For inquiries about FYRH RA positions please contact Scott Schatzer at schatzer@marshall.edu or by phone at 304-696-3409.

RA Reference Form

RA Reference Form

Student Security (SS) staff work in various residence halls during evenings and weekends, their main objective to ensure a safe and secure environment for residents living in Marshall’s residence hall communities.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Undergraduate cumulative GPA of 2.0 or Graduate cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Available to work at least two weekend days each month & 16 hours in a two week period

 

Application Process

Please check our website for information on application and hiring dates. To apply, please submit a Student Security application to the Department of Housing and Residence Life located in Holderby Hall, or you may call (304)696-6126 with any questions about the position or process.


Student Security Assistant Application Form


Night Student Security Assistant Application

Position Description:

Marshall University’s Department of Housing and Residence Life is pleased to announce the open position for Student Security Coordinator for the Spring 2013 semester. The Student Security Coordinator (SSC) is a paraprofessional position responsible for the overall administration and operation of the day and evening Student Security program. The SSC supervises a staff of 100-110 day and evening undergraduate and graduate staff members in order to create and facilitate a safe and secure environment for residence hall students. The position requires 20 work hours per week, with 10 of the 20 hours designated as Monday-Friday office hours.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Be a full time Marshall University student in a degree-seeking program
  • Experience with live-in residential leadership, residential security, or similar activity
  • Maintain a 3.0 GPA
  • Completed a Bachelor’s degree

 

Compensation

The Student Security Coordinator receives an annual base stipend of $11,500 for 10 months, a partial graduate tuition waiver applicable to a student program (not including activity or online course fees), a furnished suite in the Commons residence halls, a board plan (when the dining halls are open), and office space.

Application Process

To apply, send cover letter, resume, and three references to the address below or via email to glover11@marshall.edu. Information will be posted on our website about application due dates.

Student Security Search Committee Chair
Department of Housing and Residence Life
Marshall University
One John Marshall Drive
Huntington, WV 25755-5400

Please call 304-696-3193 or 1-800-438-5391 and ask to speak with the Assistant Director of Residence Life, with any questions about the Student Security Coordinator position.

Graduate Assistant for Academic Initiatives & Development

Marshall University’s Department of Housing and Residence Life seeks outgoing, energetic, and skilled applicants for a Graduate Assistant responsible for providing administrative, residence hall programming support, and academic initiative development to the Assistant Director for Academic Initiatives.

Major Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Administrative Support
    • Work closely with Assistant Director to maintain a database of residence life programming proposals, evaluations, and assessment data
    • Maintain inventory of supplies for programming resource areas
    • Create and maintain calendar of all residence life programming efforts
    • Provide general assistance to Residence Life staff with programming efforts
    • Assist in creating and maintaining monthly programming report
  • Academic Initiatives
    • Assist with the development and coordination of residential academic recognition programs
    • Assist in department and campus-wide academic initiatives
    • Assist in the coordination of the Sophomore Year Experience programming
    • Assist in the coordination of the Academic Mentor program
  • Attend weekly one-on-one meetings with supervisor
  • Department Efforts
    • Serve on the Academic Initiatives and Programming Committee
    • Oversee departmental community service initiatives
    • Coordinate Alternative Spring Break
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor

Requirements

  • Completion of Bachelor’s Degree
  • At least one year of experience working in a residence hall setting or with academic support or peer mentoring
  • Enroll (or seeking admittance) in a Marshall University graduate program
  • Maintain a 3.0 GPA

Compensation
The position includes $10,000 stipend distributed over ten months.. Tuition Waiver to be distributed as follows:

WV
Resident

Metro
(neighboring counties)

Non-WV Resident

Full-time

$2,298

$4,242

$6,458

Half-time

$1,150

$2,100

$3,225

Application Information

Cover letter, resume, and three references should be received by March 5, 2014. Applications received after this date will not be considered. Position begins on August 1, 2014. Applications should be sent, emailed, or faxed to:

Amy Lorenz, Selection Coordinator
Department of Housing and Residence Life
One John Marshall Drive
Huntington, WV 25755
304-696-7034 (o)
lorenza@marshall.edu