Employment for Students

Resident Advisor

The Resident advisor (RA) works to foster and maintain a positive sense of community among residents, assesses and responds to the needs of residents on a continual basis, enforces policies and performs administrative tasks. Resident advisors receive training for a wide range of responsibilities, including the following:

  • Facilitating programs that build community and meet the needs of their floor, hall, and community
  • Being knowledgeable of and communicating safety and emergency procedures
  • Being familiar with campus and community resources
  • Being sensitive and adhering to the regulations regarding confidentiality
  • Being visible, available, and approachable to residents
  • Modeling appropriate behavior at all times
  • Knowing, enforcing, and being able to explain the policies and the conduct system
  • Working specified duty shifts throughout each semester; and completing assigned paperwork and administrative tasks

Community Programmer

The Community programmer (CP) works to foster and maintain a positive sense of community around an academic or residential community theme, assesses and responds to the needs of residents on a continual basis, and performs administrative tasks. Community programmers receive training for a wide range of responsibilities, including the following:

  • Facilitating programs that build community and meet the needs of their specific community
  • Working with faculty and campus resources to implement large scale educational events
  • Being familiar with campus and community resources
  • Being sensitive and adhering to the regulations regarding confidentiality
  • Being visible, available, and approachable to residents
  • Modeling appropriate behavior at all times
  • Completing assigned paperwork and administrative tasks

Office Manager

The Office manager (OM) create and maintains professional front desk operation in the residence halls. Office managers train and supervise Office assistants, and oversee the daily operations of their residence hall/community’s front desk. Office managers receive training for a wide range of responsibilities, including the following:

  • Facilitating the daily operation and administrative responsibilities of the front desk
  • Being an effective supervisor
  • Being knowledgeable of and communicating safety and emergency procedures
  • Being familiar with campus and community resources
  • Being sensitive and adhering to the regulations regarding confidentiality
  • Being visible, available, and approachable to their staff and residents
  • Modeling appropriate behavior at all times
  • Knowing, enforcing, and being able to explain the policies and procedures of the front desk
  • Completing assigned paperwork and administrative tasks

Desk Assistant

The Desk assistant (DA), as a member of the Housing and Residence Life staff, works in the front lobby and desk area of a designated residential community and provides service and safety to residents, their guests and visitors to the University community.  Desk assistants receive training for a wide range of responsibilities, and serve as initial representatives of their residential community, the department, and Eastern Michigan University.  During overnight hours, DAs assist residents as they register their guests and monitor lobby entrances.  Desk assistants should be:

  • Familiar with community and campus resources
  • Sensitive to and adhere to the regulations regarding confidentiality and reporting
  • Visible, available and approachable to residents
  • Modelers of appropriate behavior at all times
  • Diligent to complete assigned paperwork and administrative tasks  

All DAs must work a minimum of 10 hours per week, which includes a combination of daytime, evening and overnight business hours. 

 

For questions about Desk Assistant hiring, please contact Josh Moermond (jmoermon@emich.edu)

 

Nightwatch Coordinator

The Nightwatch coordinator (NC) serves in a leadership and support capacity for late night desk operations and may additionally serve as a Desk Assistant. Nightwatch coordinators receive training for a wide range of responsibilities, and coordinate logistical needs of the late night desk operations for a designated number of front desks, and serve as initial representatives of their residential community, the department and Eastern Michigan University. Nightwatch coordinators should:

  • Possess superior organizational and leadership skills
  • Be familiar with community and campus resources
  • Be sensitive to and adhere to the regulations regarding confidentiality
  • Be visible, available and approachable to residents
  • Model appropriate behavior at all times
  • Complete assigned paperwork and administrative tasks

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