La Sierra University is a religiously qualified equal opportunity employer. Resident Assistants are recruited with specific attention to their membership in the Seventh-day Adventist church. In the event that a qualified Seventh-day Adventist is not available to fill a given position, non-Seventh-day Adventist applicants will be considered.
Should you not be chosen to be a Resident Assistant for the following academic year, you can still make a difference. We believe that ALL residents can make positive contributions to the on-campus living/learning environment. We invite you to get involved with your residence hall through other employment opportunities or in the residents' club. ASK YOUR DEAN HOW YOU CAN GET INVOLVED!
The Resident Assistant program is important by two-fold goals. One is assisting in the maximum development of desirable characteristics in each resident, and the second is providing and maintaining a climate which enables the residents to benefit most from their college experience. The Resident Assistant is primarily concerned with the resident’s success in pursuing academic, spiritual, social, and physical excellence.
To gain some degree of success in reaching these goals, the Residence Hall must be conceived of as something more than a well-organized, efficiently-run hotel. It must provide more than a bed and shelter. It must not be an escape from the intellectual life of the campus, but an integral part of the mainstream of the total campus.
DUTIES: Since the role of the Resident Assistant is complex, no all-inclusive list of activities can be developed. Duties and everyday living seem to be synonymous. Each RA is given a Resident Assistant Handbook to study. This handbook is a specific Job Description and contains informative materials, so be familiar with its contents. A general outline of the major responsibilities is as follows:
Should an applicant find himself/herself in variance or disagreement with a policy to the degree that he/she cannot consistently and in good grace carry it out, then in all honesty the RA has a duty to decline appointment, or resign, as the case may be.
ORIENTATION/TRAINING: The Resident Assistant's functions are varied; the duties are broad and time consuming. The first functions of a newly chosen RA will be two orientation sessions. One will be in the form of a retreat held spring quarter before school is out involving all Resident Assistants and the Resident Hall Deans for the coming school year. Following this retreat, the RA-in-training should plan to be involved in Residence Hall procedures as designated by the Dean. The RA will assume full duties two weeks before school begins for the second orientation.
QUALIFICATIONS: The position of RA demands that the applicant meet the requirements of his/her academic program while fulfilling the responsibilities of the position. An above-average grade point record is a prime indicator of the applicant's ability to perform both functions well. For this reason, a minimum grade point of 2.5 is urged. There are no restrictions as to major field. At least a Sophomore class standing (completed 44 units or more) is preferred as well as experience living in a residence hall setting. Seventh-day Adventist applicants only.
Since the position calls for guiding others, leadership qualities are important. A meaningful pattern of extracurricular activities in high school and college indicates the applicant's breadth of background and participation in the school's program. These personal qualities are vital:
Good citizenship/student conduct is also important. RAs placed on Citizenship Probation (CP) for any reason will be dismissed from their position.
TIME COMMITMENT: Because of the breadth of responsibilities, it is difficult to place a time value on the job. However, it is estimated that the RA will invest between 22 and 25 hours weekly. A time of recuperation is allowed the RA in the form of one night off duty as arranged between Monday and Thursday evenings and scheduled weekends off. In addition, the RA will work 3-4 weekends a quarter and is expected to be available on campus at all times during their weekend on duty.
The RA should plan to assume full responsibilities by arriving on campus two weeks early (to be determined). The RA should plan to continue those responsibilities until 12 noon Monday, the day after graduation (or until the Dean designates.) RA's have the option of working during the vacation for extra pay.
Because of the demand on his or her time, the RA is limited in the following ways:
IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION, YOU MUST UPLOAD A CURRENT RESUME WITH YOUR PROFILE WHEN APPLYING.
Required Skills Required Experience
Primavera P6 experience/skills [Required]
Deltek Cobra cost experience/skills [Preferred]
Earned Value Management (EVM) /EIA-748 Implementation [Preferred]
DOE experience [Preferred]
Strong PC skills to include Microsoft software; automated accounting and cost management systems
Strong interpersonal and communication skills
Understands the fundamental concepts of Project Controls, Cost Engineering, Scheduling, Earned Value Management or Estimating
DOE “L” or “Q” clearance or ability to obtain a DOE “L” or “Q” clearance