Student Worker - Resident Assistant
Sweetwater, TX 
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Job Description

Applicants interested in this open position must be currently enrolled full-time TSTC students with a minimum of 2.5 GPA and in good disciplinary standing.

Position Summary:

The Resident Assistant (RA) is a student who is employed by Housing to serve as a live in member of the housing staff. The RA works with the Director in establishing a positive living environment for the resident students. The RA's immediate supervisor is the Housing Director. The RA is primarily involved in creating a community environment. In order to accomplish this, the RA is expected to play a variety of constantly changing roles. The RA must be flexible and creative in meeting residents' needs by serving as a counselor, advisor, activity programmer, educator and friend. This position requires a serious time commitment and willingness to be available and accessible to other students.The Resident Assistant (RA) will assist Housing in maintaining its function in a smooth and organized manner. The RA will maintain confidentiality and provide good customer service.

Essential Functions:

Providing Student Assistance: RA's are expected to know all of the residents in their area of responsibility, to be aware of student needs and problems and to be available to provide assistance. The RA should serve as a role model to residents through his or her actions and maturity both on and off campus. Also, the RA should be familiar with area and campus resources designed to assist students and be able to make necessary referrals.

Creating a Community of Environment: The RA is instrumental in promoting a positive environment that provides their residents with opportunities to acquire the most from residence life, their academics and their personal development. The ideal housing environment cannot be dictated by anyone, but must be brought about through the mutual cooperation of residents. The RA should provide optimal study conditions, information on housing policies, and should encourage students to respect the rights and property of other students.

Encouraging Student Responsibility: The RA encourages student involvement in developing and enforcing rules and regulations, as printed in the Student Handbook. The RA will respond in a positive and helpful manner when confronted with behaviors or infractions that disrupt the environment. RA's need to know and understand the reasons behind TSTC regulations and stand ready to report infractions according to current policies. The RA will also make referrals to the Campus Security, or Director regarding any individual or incident which needs prompt attention.

Completing Administrative Tasks: The RA is required to keep the Coordinator informed of any significant incidents or events and to assist in certain administrative details. These include:

  • Participating in required staff meetings
  • Participating in staff development/orientation trainings
  • Reporting necessary repairs
  • Following up on emergency/crisis situations
  • Knowing proper emergency procedures for resident safety

Report violations of rules and regulations: RA's are to report violations of rules and regulations to the Director in his/her absence and Campus Security when necessary. The RA must be attentive to the personal safety of all residents. This would include any situation which may jeopardize the safety of the residents or which threatens the security of personal or school property, including the auxiliary housing contract.

Perform other duties as assigned

Minimum Requirements:

Must be currently enrolled at TSTC

Must be in good disciplinary standing

Must live in a TSTC housing unit as assigned

Must be registered with Selective Service, if applicable

Must maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA

Salary: Stipend paid at mid and end semester.

Additional Comments:
To be considered for this position, please submit an application at .

Position is contingent upon meeting the above requirements at the end of each semester

Security Sensitive Position



All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal law.

Requisition ID: 36467


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
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