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RES LIFE STAFF APPLICATION 2013-2014 HR and Returning RA Monmouth College Office of Residence Life Poling Hall 700 East Broadway The Monmouth College Office of Residence Life is pleased to know that you are Monmouth, Illinois 61462 considering re-applying for a residence hall staff position. We are interested in selecting the most qualified applicants for the Head Resident and Resident Assistant Telephone: 309-457-2113

positions. Therefore, if you wish to be considered for an HR/RA position for the 2013-2014 academic year, you need to go through the returning staff selection process. The selection process includes the following steps:

reslife@monmouthcollege.edu

1. Complete Application Form 2. Updated Resume 3. Evaluation by your current Head Resident 4. Attach summary of your Fall 2012 hall programs 5. One recommendation form filled out by a professor or advisor If at any time you have questions about the process, please contact us at 457-2113. Mohsin Masood, Associate Dean of Students and Director of Residence Life and Housing Kathy Wagoner, Associate Director of Residence Life and Housing Danielle Tucker, Assistant Director of Campus Events and Founders Village Hall Director Billy Bernard, Assistant Director of Greek Life, Leadership and Involvement

Applications Due Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 4:00pm


TERMS & CONDITIONS FOR STAFF QUALIFICATIONS 1. Students who have reached junior or senior standing will be given preference for a head resident position. 2. Staff members will be selected from a pool of candidates that are Sophomore, Juniors and Seniors. 3. An HR or RA must have a grade point average of 2.5 or better at the time of appointment and must maintain this average through the term of appointment. D ATES OF A PPOINTMENT The HR or RA appointment is for August – May of each academic year. HR and RA notification of exact starting date will be communicated through a letter from the Associate Dean of Students. VACATIONS, HOLIDAYS, TIME ON DUTY/ON CALL During the academic year, the HR or RA will regularly serve either “on-duty” or “on-call”. On duty responsibilities include regularly scheduled duty hours. At other times staff persons will be expected to be on-call and available to residents and other staff members when needed. Although it is impossible to quantify the amount of time a staff member must spend on his/her floor, availability to students is important. In most instances the composition of the floor will be a determining factor. Staff meetings, hall council meetings and on call duties are required. REMUNERATION Compensation for Head Residents is $3,550.00 per academic year and includes a furnished apartment at no additional room charge. Resident Assistant compensation is $2,400.00 for first year and returning staff member’s remuneration is $2,600.00. In addition, the RA compensation includes a double/singe room at no additional charge. Compensation for Theme House RA’s is $1,650.00. A DDITIONAL COMMITMENTS-EMPLOYMENT AND CO-CURRICULAR A CTIVITIES HR’s and RA’s are expected to devote a considerable amount of time to their positions while not sacrificing their academics. Staff members may, therefore, accept no other employment unless approved by the Office of Student Affairs. STAFF TRAINING HR’s and RA’s are required to attend training prior to the beginning of the academic year in addition to periodic in-service training sessions throughout the year. COLLEGE & RESIDENCE HALL REGULATIONS Residence Life staff members are College staff members as well as students living in a residential facility. Staff, therefore, are expected to observe all College and residence hall regulations in an exemplary manner. Failure to do so may result in termination of employment. SELECTION PROCESS Completed application will be reviewed for the year in school, grade point average, evidence of maturity, responsibility and other positive personality traits. Upon review of the above documents, past performance, and evaluations, returning staff members will be informed of their selection, or otherwise.

Applications Due Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 4:00pm


RES LIFE STAFF APPLICATION FOR 2013-2014 Application Instructions Questions. On a separate sheet of paper, please type the answers to the following questions and attach to the application form:

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Briefly state why you should be rehired? What personal characteristics, skills and/or values have you acquired as a residence life staff member that would assist you in being an effective returning staff member? If you were rehired, describe how you would contribute to the residence life program during the 2013-2014 academic year? If rehired, what would you do differently next year? In addition to your current activities, what other major campus activities will you be participating in next year?

Compose a resume. Attaching your current up to date resume with the application is a requirement. See samples at the Wackerle Center. Contact the Wackerle Center at 457-2115 for additional assistance. Evaluation/Recommendation Forms.

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1. As part of the process you will be evaluated by your current Head Resident. See Evaluation/ Recommendation Form. It is your responsibility to give your supervisor this form and ask that it be completed. Your supervisor will make a recommendation, or otherwise, to your rehire status. The supervisor of the returning candidate is responsible for returning it to the Office of Residence Life in a sealed envelope no later than January 30, 2013. 2. One recommendation form filled out by a professor or advisor. See Res Life Staff Reference Form. The professor or advisor of the returning candidate is responsible for returning it to the Office of Residence Life in a sealed envelope no later than January 30, 2013.

Summary of Fall 2012 Hall Programs. Write a summary of the fall hall programs that you organized and explain what the programs may have accomplished. Attach summary to the application form. Submit on time. Staple all application materials together and submit to the Office of Residence Life, Poling Hall by Wednesday, January 30 at 4 p.m. Late or incomplete applications will not be entertained.

Applications Due Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 4:00pm


RES LIFE STAFF APPLICATION FOR 2013-2014 HR and Returning RA Carefully read and complete the entire application before submitting. Submit completed application with all materials attached to the Office of Residence Life no later than 4 p.m., Wednesday, January 30, 2013. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Name

Gender  Male

 Female

Hall Preference 1st Choice:

Current Employment Status

 Resident Assistant

 Current Resident Assistant

 Head Resident

 Current Head Resident 3rd Choice:  RA  HR

 Head Resident and Resident Assistant

Cell Number

CL  HM ______

Summer Address

2nd Choice:

MC Box Number Student ID Number

Academic Information

Name of Reference 1

Name of Current HR Reference

Cumulative GPA:

Phone

Phone

Fall 2012 GPA:

Academic Standing for Employment Term

Do you expect to study off campus next year?

Applicant’s Signature: ____________________________________________________________

 Junior  Senior  Fifth-Year Senior or Later

 No  Fall Semester  Spring Semester

Date________________________________________________________

As an applicant for a student staff position in the Monmouth College Office of Residence Life, I affirm that the information in this application is true to the best of my knowledge and voluntarily release my educational and disciplinary records to the Office of Residence Life to review them for consideration for this position. ____________________________

____________________________

_______________

Signature of Applicant

Print Name

Date

Application Due Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 4:00pm

REF 2

 No  Fall Semester  Spring Semester

REF 1

Majors and Minors: E-mail

Applicant’s Waiver of Rights: I voluntarily waive the right to review my referrals at any later date.

Do you expect to student teach next year?

RES

All Applicants: Provide information on 2 individuals providing references for you.

E-mail

M F

Check All Positions You Are Applying For

OFFICE USE ONLY

Applicant Information


RES LIFE STAFF REFERENCE FOR 2013-2014 Thank you for taking a few moments to refer this applicant for a student staff position in the Office of Residence Life at Monmouth College. These critical staff members advise fellow students, coordinate educational programs, help build a positive living environment and serve as a liaison to the College.

Please return to the Office of Residence Life by 4 p.m., Wednesday, January 30, 2013. Applicants Name: ________________________________

Today’s Date: ________________________________

Your Name: _____________________________________

Your Phone: _________________________________

Your Title: ______________________________________

Your E-mail: _________________________________

Please grade the applicant on the following qualities Intellectual Maturity. Consider the degree to which the applicant grasps new ideas, has an understanding of new concepts and possesses an ability to express thoughts. Initiative. Does the candidate show an ability to approach new situations with ease and completes assignments on time? Maturity. Consider the degree to which the applicant has developed adult habits, with the ability to make independent decisions informed by a mature value system. Personality. Evaluate the applicant’s personal manner, poise and ability to make a pleasant impression. Responsibility and Investment. To what degree is the applicant conscientious and dependable? Sensitivity. Evaluate the applicant’s ability to be aware of the motives, intentions and feelings of the people he or she interacts with. Empathy. Consider how well the applicant is able to appropriately share the thoughts and emotions of the people he or she interacts with. Genuineness. How well does the applicant communicate sincere attitudes of trust, consistency and honesty? Flexibility. Evaluate how well the applicant can adjust his or her time and emotions to meet the needs of others and of changing situations. Overall Evaluation. Considering the applicant as a whole, evaluate how well you believe they would perform as a Residence Life staff member.

Additional Comments

Monmouth College

Grading Scale

A B C D F

Excellent Above Average Average Below Average Unsatisfactory

 I recommend this applicant.  I do not recommend this applicant. Signature of Evaluator ________________


HD/HR REFERENCE FOR 2013-2014 HRs: Thank you for taking a moment to evaluate your staff member. Your feedback is critical in the selection process of returning staff members. Please answer honestly and make any additional comments in the space below.

Please return to the Office of Residence Life by 4 p.m., Wednesday, January 30, 2013. Applicants Name: ________________________________

Today’s Date: ________________________________

Your Name: _____________________________________

Your Phone: _________________________________

Please rank the applicant on the following qualities Resident Relationships. Degree to which the applicant has formed relationships based on trust, respect and confidence with residents and built community on his/her floor. Confrontation and Discipline. Does the applicant consistently enforce college policies and confront situations before they escalate? Maturity. Consider the degree to which the applicant has developed adult habits, with the ability to make independent decisions informed by a mature value system. Flexibility. Is the applicant flexible in regards to duty scheduling, helping with disciplinary situations and making time for residents? Responsibility. To what degree is the applicant dependable and timely in completing all paperwork, programs and other tasks assigned to them? Sensitivity. Evaluate the applicant’s ability to be aware of the motives, intentions and feelings of residents, including those from different cultures. Team Player. Does the applicant work well with others, contribute to meetings and step up when needed? Investment. Rate the applicant on their dedication and enthusiasm to the Residence Life position. Is it just a job to them or a leadership opportunity that allows them to make a difference? Growth/Improvement. Has the applicant improved in their role as a staff member based on previous evaluations and/or conversations? Overall Evaluation. Considering the applicant as a whole, evaluate how well you believe they would perform as a Residence Life staff member.

Additional Comments

Monmouth College

Ranking Scale

1 2 3 4

Excellent Above Average Below Average Unsatisfactory

 I recommend this applicant for HR or RA.  I recommend this applicant for RA ONLY (if applied for both)  I do not recommend this applicant. Signature of Evaluator ________________


SECRETS TO SUCCESS... Head Residents, Resident Assistants and House Managers endeavor to help over 1,300 students to succeed at Monmouth College. Not only do these important staff members keep the campus safe, they provide hours of fun programming and establish communities of friendships which last a lifetime. If you want to join this team of dedicated students, check out the following secrets to success: Involvement. Once you move into a building as a resident, it is important that you get involved. Residence halls and Greek housing units provide numerous opportunities for involvement. These include from serving as a member of the hall government or a fraternity executive board, to participating in campus activities. Being involved in a community shows that you care about it and want to make a difference. Through residence hall activities and events, hall staff members get to know the people across campus. Initiative. Living on campus provides all types of opportunities for individuals to take initiative. When selecting a hall staff member the Office of Residence life looks for individuals who show initiative. Students willing to handle a sometimes stressful situation, put together an activity or help a student resolve problems are the right match for a residence hall staff position. Enthusiasm. Working to enthusiastically serving your residents will help you do your job well and succeed in a residence life position. Picking up trash you see in the hallway or cleaning up a mess someone else made are a simple way to show your pride while earning the respect of other staff members and fellow residents. Interest. Talk with a current RAs in your hall or your fraternity officer as well as the professional housing staff to let them know you are interested in joining the staff. Show your support of Residence Life by liking it on Facebook at facebook.com/mcResLife, and interact with current staff members and other residents on line as well. Stay out of trouble! Student staff members are responsible for enforcing college rules. Students with a disciplinary record will not be hired. So stay out of trouble!

Returning RA and HR Application 2013-2014  

This application is for all current RA's and HR's that wish to return as an RA, or who wish to apply for an HR position.

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