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Graduate Assistant Residential Life Coordinator

Eastern Nazarene College is seeing a Graduate Assistant Residential Life Coordinator, 25 hours per week, to support the Student Development Office by fostering a robust living and learning community for undergraduate residential students in a manner consistent with the College’s Mission and Vision, and the Purpose of Residential Life. The GA RC is responsible for supporting Residential Life in residence halls by providing a live-in presence on campus and directly serving a culturally diverse student population. The GA RC will know and care for students, support Resident Assistants, and oversee educational and operational activities.

Graduate assistant compensation/benefits include Graduate Tuition, Campus Housing, Meal Plan, and Stipend

Graduate assistants must be enrolled full-time in an Eastern Nazarene College graduate program.

type
Graduate Assistant

posting-date
11/12/2020

responsibilities

 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Summer RD

  • Provide primary on-call coverage for the months of June and July.
  • Supervise and evaluate summer Resident Assistants (RA)s
  • Plan and conduct summer RA staff meetings, and meet with RA staff members individually on a regular basis
  • Facilitate opening and closing of summer residence hall spaces, and communication with all necessary parties
  • Facilitate check-in/out procedures for summer residents, and timely communication with summer residents
  • Facilitate programming initiatives for summer residents, and coordinate with other offices to support residents
  • Submit and track/follow-up maintenance and housekeeping concerns/requests
  • Work with the Director of Residential Life and RA staff to ensure proper summer occupancy/billing records
  • Work with the Director of Residential Life to assist with housing assignments and related administrative tasks
  • Work with Director of Residential Life to assist with Res Life initiatives/documents in preparation for fall

 

Residence Halls Coordination/Presence, Fall and Spring Semesters

  • Facilitate programming initiatives in the residence halls, specifically a mentoring program and freshman/upperclassman specific event programming
  • Support RAs in programming efforts by providing training, resources, and logistical assistance
  • Point person to communicate pertinent Res Life information (i.e policies/procedures) to students and staff
  • Conduct weekly walk-throughs of each residence hall, along with consistent live-in presence in the hall
  • Respond as On-Call RD in emergency situations and/or for RA support; on call approximately 1 week per month
  • Address campus policy violations and emergencies along with Security as needed
  • Check in on, mentor, and provide counsel to students, and make referrals as appropriate

Residential Life Coordination, Fall and Spring Semesters

  • Participate in the planning and implementation of RA training and retreats
  • Facilitate planning and implementation of monthly RA in-service gatherings
  • Facilitate general support and encouragement initiatives for RA team as a whole
  • Connect Res Life staff with appropriate campus departments to strengthen communication and efficiency
  • Participate in the RA selection process

OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Weekly check-ins with the Director of Residential Life, and participation in professional training/evaluation
  • Point person for GA housing check-in and check-out processes
  • Collaborate with other Student Development departments and the broader campus community to facilitate a seamless educational experience and foster holistic student development.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Residential Life

requirements

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

  • A bachelor’s degree is required with preference given to candidates with a minimum of 1-3 years of experience in roles related to Residential Life.
  • Experience in student development at small, private, liberal arts colleges either professionally or educationally is preferred.
  • Must have an established record of excellent mentoring relationships with students, and collegial relationships with staff and faculty.
  • Excellent management skills and strong organizational and administrative skills are also necessary.
  • Must be of strong character with a desire to serve and possess confidence/experience to care for students through accountability and discipline when applicable.
  • A strong and vibrant Christian faith that connects to the mission, vision, and values of the college is required.

Graduate assistants must be enrolled full-time in an Eastern Nazarene College graduate program

app-deadline
Until Filled

start-date
January 2021

how-to-apply

Please submit your resume, along with a cover letter, and provide a statement of faith – a statement of your Christian experience, including how your christian commitment models the mission and values of Eastern Nazarene College and your church affiliation and involvement.

name
Human Resources Director

dpt
Human Resources

address
Eastern Nazarene College, 23 E. Elm Avenue, Quincy, MA 02170

fax
617-745-3723

email
careers@enc.edu

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Who We Are

Eastern Nazarene College is a fully accredited Christian liberal arts college and member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) with approximately 1,000 students distributed across residential undergraduate, graduate, and adult studies programs. Nestled in a residential neighborhood minutes from downtown Boston, the college’s picturesque New England campus is a window into the world. While our faculty are leaders in their fields, actively involved in publishing and research, they are devoted to teaching and mentoring students in a nurturing, spiritually informed, and academically supportive environment. Students are encouraged to travel, engage in service projects, and participate in internship experiences as a part of their education. Through their classes, work experiences in Boston, and mission trips around the world, students are challenged to open their minds and hearts, preparing them for a lifetime of meaningful work and service to our nation and the world.

Applicants should be committed Christians and active in a local church. Preference in hiring is given to those with Wesleyan convictions and background, though qualified applicants from other Christian traditions will be considered as well.  www.enc.edu

Mission

Eastern Nazarene College provides a transformational education that equips diverse students to lead and serve our world as agents of Christ’s love and truth.

Vision

Eastern Nazarene College will be widely-recognized as a leader in innovative Christian education, renowned for excellence in student achievement, vibrant intercultural community, and global impact

Values

  • Holistic education: We provide a holistic educational experience in the liberal arts and professional studies that integrates spiritual, academic, emotional, and social development.
  • Christian community: We facilitate the building of loving relationships so that we reflect the Spirit of Christ in our life together.
  • Student-centered: We orient our work around the success of our students, making every effort to be responsive to the unique needs, aspirations, and backgrounds of each one.
  • Wesleyan: Consistent with our rich Wesleyan holiness tradition, we create and maintain an environment which awakens and fosters truth, righteousness, and justice as made possible by God’s transforming grace through Jesus Christ.
  • Civility and hospitality: We intentionally welcome and embrace people from diverse cultures, viewpoints, and faith traditions.
  • Servanthood: We model servant leadership to our students and community by building a culture of listening, respect, encouragement, and support.
  • Authenticity and transparency: We are deliberately honest in our relationships, candid in our communication, and transparent in our governance in order to foster trust and confidence.
  • Excellence: In an effort to provide “the best in education and the best in Christian faith,” we strive for excellence that honors God in all our endeavors.
  • Strategic innovation: While remaining deeply rooted in our mission, we are boldly creative and innovative in the methods we employ.
  • Accountability: We keep promises, honor commitments, meet and exceed expectations, and are willing to be held accountable for the faithful fulfillment of our responsibilities.

Lifestyle Guidelines

Our lifestyle guidelines reflect the “Articles of Faith and “Agreed Statement of Belief” of the Church of the Nazarene and the Mission Statement of Eastern Nazarene College. The premise of our lifestyle guidelines is to exemplify such personal, moral, and religious conduct as shall be above reproach. This lifestyle premise is for everyone working and living on campus: students, faculty, staff, and administration. This lifestyle premise is a rationale for desirable behavior and attitudes. To be in accord with the purposes and spirit of the College and with the doctrines and standards of the Church of the Nazarene, our lifestyle practices exclude: drinking alcoholic beverages, engaging in sexual acts with anyone other than your spouse, viewing pornographic and violent videos/movies, using illegal drugs or misuse of prescription drugs, participating in gambling, or using tobacco in any form. The College also asks employees to follow dress code guidelines. The College expects all employees to live by this lifestyle premise. We ask for an understanding of the need for lifestyle standards, a good spirit in keeping them, and cooperative efforts in improving them. As ENC employees, we ask that you consider the larger picture that what we do and how we do it reflects on ENC and affects other people as well as ourselves. Our desire is to glorify God in all our efforts.

Equal Opportunity

Eastern Nazarene College policy prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, sex, religion*, age, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, marital status, disability, genetic information, or any other protected class  in all aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge.  We actively encourage applications from underrepresented groups.

*Christian Faith and employment at Eastern Nazarene College: Eastern Nazarene College is an expression of the Church of the Nazarene.  It reserves the right to prefer employees on the basis of religion (Title VII, Section 702-703, U.S. Civil Rights Act of 1964).  Preferred candidates demonstrate a strong commitment to the Christian faith, active participation in a local church, and a philosophy of Christian higher education consistent with the Wesleyan tradition.

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