Student Affairs Intern (SAI)

Assistant Resident Director (SAI Role)

Position Description

TITLE:

Assistant Resident Director (Student Affairs Intern)

DEPARTMENT:

Housing and Residence Life

DATE:

Position start date is July 16, 2019

SCHEDULE:

Temporary part-time 10-month position, 20 hrs/wk

REPORTING SUPERVISOR:

Associate Director of Residence Life

POSITION FUNCTION:

Coordinates residential community area under the supervision of professional Housing and Residence Life staff member. Direct, live-in oversight of entire residence area, including supervision of Resident Advisor and/or Spiritual Life Advisor student leaders, social and educational programming and communication with students and department. Responsible for assisting in planning student programming experiences within the University. Serve as a Christ-like role model for all students in conjunction with the University's mission to encourage students towards lives of purpose, service, and leadership.

MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

  • To perform this internship successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. All requirements listed indicate the minimum knowledge, skills, and/or ability deemed necessary to perform the internship proficiently. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Must be accepted into and enrolled in a graduate program at Pepperdine University or partner institution.
  • Must have a personal faith in Jesus Christ, be actively involved in a local church, and demonstrate support for the Christian mission of the University.
  • Ability to show empathy and understanding to students in stressful situations.
  • Ability to perform projects involving alphabetizing.
  • Ability to read and comprehend multiple instructions, both written and oral, and effectively multi-task with frequent interruptions.
  • Ability to present information effectively in one-on-one and group situations to faculty, students, staff, and the public.
  • Ability to be discreet and maintain confidentiality.
  • Must be proficient with the use of office equipment (phone, fax, copy, etc) and computers; including programs such as: web-based programs, Microsoft Office-based programs, and email as a significant mode of communication and documentation.
  • Ability to move around the residence hall and campus effectively.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
  • Ability to communicate information accurately and effectively regarding campus events and departments.
  • Must live on campus in student housing, as assigned.
  • Must have a valid driver's license and be able to safely operate a motor vehicle.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

This internship description is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements. Student Affair Interns may be required to perform other duties as requested by the supervisor, subject to reasonable accommodation.

Percentage of Time: (%)
Frequency:
Description:

25%

Ongoing

Direct, live-in supervision of residence area; including addressing maintenance and student concerns, housing administration, and Resident Advisor/Spiritual Life Advisor student leaders.

15%

Ongoing

Directly supervises or supports four to eight Resident and Spiritual Life Advisors; conducts weekly staff meetings and individual meetings with student leaders as needed.

15%

Ongoing

Supports the University's policies and procedures; meets individually with students as needed for any housing, personal, academic, or student care team related needs. Serves as an ad hoc member of the Student Care Team.

10%

Ongoing

Assists Housing and Residence Life Department with residential openings and closings, events, and procedures including, but not limited to RA/SLA Formation, RA/SLA Selection, Student Affairs events, and departmental area meetings. Maintain administrative and informational records, including hall programming financial records.

10%

Ongoing

Partners as needed with University Counseling Center, Facility Services, and the Department of Public Safety concerning student well-being, building maintenance, and security concerns.

15%

Ongoing

Participates in crisis response on-duty rotation approximately one weekend a month. Serves as a member of the Residential Emergency Response Team (RERT). Responsible for facilitating care for residential area and communication during any RERT situations.

10%

Ongoing

Participates in regular educational trainings and workshops under the support and direction of the Residence Life department.

To Apply:

This position is for graduate-level students only. If you are interested in applying, please send a cover letter and resume to housing@pepperdine.edu. We look forward to seeing your application!