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ADVISING CENTER

 

Peer Advisor Description:

 

The Advising Center currently has multiple openings for Peer Advisors this coming fall semester.

 

As a Peer Advisor, you will have the opportunity to work with incoming freshmen who are in need of academic counsel. This may include helping a student decide which major to pursue, courses to take, and other academic issues. This opportunity will also allow you to gain experience in higher education administration, receive three upper-level credits by registering for the Practicum in Peer Advising, and acquire mentoring experience that may be very valuable in your future ambitions.

 

In terms of your specific responsibilities, you will attend an assigned Freshman Seminar every week, send out a weekly email to your freshmen, have 3 to 4 office hours in the Advising Center per week, pre-advise your freshmen for the next semester, maintain a weekly journal, attend a weekly meeting with me, coordinate plans with the faculty member teaching your section, and run two social events and one community service event for your students. You may also lead one or two of the class discussions at the discretion of your Freshman Seminar professor.

 

Please contact Joel Aure at 914-251-3999 or joel.aure@purchase.edu to inquire.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

 

·         Attended Purchase College for a minimum of 1 year (Sophomore Status)

·         Have a GPA of 3.0

·         Excellent communication Skills

 

Compensation:

3 upper level credits

 

Hiring Timeline:

Interviews and hiring is done late Spring Semester and over the summer. The best chances of getting the position is to be recommended by a faculty member.

 

 

OFFICE OF RESIDENCE LIFE

 

There are two different types of positions you can apply for within Residence Life. They are called the Community Assistant (CA) or the Resident Assist (RA).  Please read the descriptions below.

 

Time Line for Both Positions:

Selection is currently taking place and applications are no longer available.

 

Community Assistant (The Olde, The Commons, Alumni Village)

 

CAs are student employees of the Office of Residence Life whose primary responsibility is to create a dynamic and supportive community in the apartment living complexes.  Designed for staff members who are juniors and seniors, the CA position provides peer assistance and serves as a resource that can give information and provide support and refer, when necessary, to appropriate campus resources.  The CA position also attempts to design a foundation on which a community can exist that fosters open communication, neighborly respect, and self-containment.

 

The Community Assistant position is designed for opportunities to work with different individuals and not be limited to one’s specific apartment complex staff.

 

General Responsibilities:

·         Assist with the check-in and checkout process of residents in your community.

·         Attend all designated staff meetings, one-on-one meetings, in-services, training sessions, and any other meeting deemed valid by your supervisor to your professional development or job performance.

·         Promptly prepare reports and records as required by the Office of Residence Life. This includes but is not limited to: weekly and monthly reports, staff evaluations, programming proposals and evaluations, and incident reports.

  • Actively engage in dialogue with residents, gathering feedback on community concerns and highlights and soliciting ideas to strengthen communication and respect.
  • Maintain general availability, which is necessary for the success of the community, in addition to the regular duty or office schedule.
  • Staff is expected to spend part of their evening in their room Sunday through Thursday.
  • CAs are generally expected to be available on weekends.  Weekends away must be approved by the Residence Coordinator.
  • Be regularly available and visible to residents within your area of responsibility (determined by the physical location of your apartment).  Act as a liaison between these assigned residents and the J-2-1 complex office.  Respond to resident needs and concerns including being the first responder to roommate conflicts.
  • Conduct apartment visits within this area of responsibility a minimum of four times per semester: opening, prior to the first health/safety inspection, prior to Thanksgiving or Spring Break and prior to closing.
  • Participate in and assist with Residence Life processes, Housing Selection and Resident Assistant selection process.

Duty

·         Participate in a regularly scheduled daytime office coverage rotation. Please note that weekday office shifts will feature either one or two staff members and be selected from the entire pool of CAs (24 total).

·         Types of duty includes

o    Office shifts( 2 hour shifts covering J-2-1, Apartment Complex Office):Monday through Thursday from 8:30am to 12:30am and Friday from 8:30am to 8:30pm

o    Overnight shifts: Monday-Thursday, 12am-8:30am, Friday-Saturday, 8pm to 8pm and Sunday, 8pm to 8:30am

·         CAs must be readily available when duty begins and in the specified area (i.e. on rounds, in complex office or apartment depending on duty type).

·         When there is a registered party in the area, the duty CA will perform at least one round at the onset of the party and one round at the ending time of the party.

 

 

Administrative Duties

·         Assist with the following administrative tasks as it relates to their individual apartment complex:

o    Assist RC with weekly walkthroughs

o    Monitor and track trash notices

o    Update campus postings boards and remove outdated flyers

o    Post departmental flyers on apartment doors

o    Apartment cleaning and living agreement upkeep

o    RPR upkeep during the academic year

o    Lockouts and room change paperwork

o    Monthly fire extinguisher checks

o    Assist the RC with first rounds of Health and Safety Inspections and conduct re-inspections for apartments that failed the first round

·         During duty shift, assist in the maintenance and upkeep of occupancy paperwork including Room Property Reports (RPRs) and key cards.

 

Community Development/Programming

  • General Requirements:

o    Each CA will complete large-scale and small-scale programs for all three apartment complexes.

o    CA’s will work as part of a team.  Team members will come from each apartment area.

o    Each program must address at least one of the 4 core values of the programming model in each program. The values are Knowledge, Wellness, Community, Citizenship.

 

  • Additional Requirements:

o    Community Assistants will be placed in teams by their supervisor. Each member of the team is expected to contribute fairly to each program.

o    Programming is expected to address the needs of all apartment residents.

o    Each team is responsible for facilitating 2 programs for the semester.

o    Each programming team must adhere to a programming schedule that addresses the core programming values.

o    Each team must adhere to the following collaborations:

1.     At least one faculty member per semester.

2.     At least one on-campus office per semester i.e. Career Development

3.     At least one off campus office per semester i.e.: Planned Parenthood

 

REMUNERATION:  All Community Assistants are given a bed waiver for a single in a Purchase residence and a $250 stipend per semester of employment.

 

 

 

Resident Assistant (Crossroads, Big Haus, Farside, Outback and Fort Awesome)

 

General Responsibilities

All RA’s share a set of general responsibilities with the addition of specialties depending on their living area.

 

Availability

  • Meet regularly with residents to explain and promote the residence community, disseminate information, articulate policy, and encourage group interaction.
  • Maintain general availability, which is necessary for the success of the community, in addition to the regular duty schedule.
  • Staff is expected to spend part of their evening in their room Sunday through Thursday.
  • RA’s are generally expected to be available on weekends.  The Residence Coordinator must approve any weekend spent off campus
  • Additional employment should be limited to less than 10 hours per week to increase the paraprofessional’s visibility on campus.
  • Positions in campus organizations or on-campus employment positions requiring a large time commitment should be discussed with the supervising Residence Coordinator.
  • Maintain sign on room door indicating availability (ex: “Where is [Name]?” followed by choices such as “class,” “studying,” “here,” “off campus,” etc.)

 

Administrative Duties

·         Submit work orders, occupancy reports, and other assignments in a timely manner and follow up on requests and complaints.

·         Participate in the improvement of student facilities, health, and safety by assisting with periodic inspections, maintaining Room Property Reports, monitoring and investigating vandalism, and other Residence life operations as necessary.

  • Assist in the Opening and Closing of assigned residence area at the beginning and end of each semester, Thanksgiving break, and Spring break.  Arrive prior to openings and remain after closing until administrative work is complete.
  • Plan at least one floor meeting per month.
  • Check mail regularly in the Complex Office; distribute information to residents in a timely manner.
  • Assist with check-in and checkout procedures as required. 
  • Distribute and collect completed roommate contracts with all residents at the beginning of the year, and whenever a new roommate is placed in the room.  Follow up on and assist with these contracts when necessary.
  • At the beginning of each semester, meet with all residents living in suites and assist them with the completion of a suite living contract.  Follow up on these contracts when necessary.
  • Assist with mediating suite/roommate conflicts when necessary.
  • Participate in and assist with Residence Life processes, Housing Selection and Resident Assistant selection process.

Programming

·         RAs are expected to meet programming requirements as outlined and fitting with position requirements and resident’s needs.

Duty

  • RAs must be in the building when duty begins and in the duty area (i.e. complex office or room when not on rounds.
  • RAs must follow all duty expectations as outlined by their RC.
  • When there is a registered party in the area, the duty RA will perform at least one round at the onset of the party and one round at the ending time of the party.
  • Duty includes a period of time when the RA must sit desk coverage in their complex office, and remain in their room during overnight.

·         Residence Halls Duty Rotation
Weekday Office Duty (Sunday-Thursday) 8 pm – 12am
Weekend Office Duty (Friday& Saturday) 9 pm - 2 am
Overnight in their room 12 am-10 am /2 am - 10 am

 

  • Resident Assistants (Big Haus and Fort Awesome)

RAs are student employees of the department whose primary responsibility is to provide assistance, guidance, and direction to sophomore, junior, and senior residents in their residence hall.  RAs work as part of a team within the department to build a community in and among the residence areas through programming and policy enforcement.  They provide support and referrals to residents, and provide nightly duty coverage to help with emergencies and student assistance.

 

  • Wellness Resident Assistant (Outback)

Wellness RAs are student employees of the department whose primary responsibility is to provide assistance, guidance, and direction to sophomore, junior, and senior residents in their residence hall. In addition Wellness RAs participate in specialized ongoing development and training in Wellness in the following areas: Physical, Intellectual, Vocational/ Occupational, Emotional, Social (Cultural, Societal, Family, and Community), Environmental and Spiritual.

 

  • First Year Experience Resident Assistant (Farside, Crossroads, and Big Haus)

FYE/RAs are student employees of the department whose primary responsibility is to provide assistance, guidance, and direction to first-year residents in their residence hall.  In addition, FYE/RAs participate in specialized training sessions to help them better understand and meet the complex needs of first-year students.

 

 

REMUNERATION:  All Resident Assistants are given a bed waiver for a single in a Purchase residence and a $425 stipend per semester of employment.

 

OFFICE OF STUDENT LIFE & COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS

 

Orientation Leader

 

Job Description: Orientation Leaders (OLs) serve as the primary resource for new students and their families during the Orientation program.  At all times during the program OLs represent the College to families of new students, and role model the Purchase experience for new students.  OLs answer student and family questions and counsel students on the transition to College life.  Select OLs will facilitate small group meetings where new students connect with each other and discuss campus issues in a low-pressure atmosphere.  After receiving training in both skills and information, OLs implement the Orientation program, which entails preparing materials, rooms and facilities before the program begins; guiding and directing participants around campus during the program; breaking down and storing materials and facilities in advance of the start of classes; and remaining available to Orientation staff and students throughout the program. 

 

There are two types of OL positions:

 

The first position is a part time Orientation Leader. The part time OL position is a fourteen-day commitment, beginning July 5, 2012 and ending on July 15, 2012.  The part time OLs have no more Orientation responsibilities after the conclusion of the July Orientation program.  There are a limited number of part time positions available.

 

The second position is a full time Orientation Leader, which is hired to work the summer Orientation program as well as International Orientation and the fourth Orientation session before classes begin.  The full time OL position is a fourteen-day commitment in the summer, from July 5 to July 15, 2012.  In addition, the full time OL will be responsible for returning to campus on August 20, 2012 and working until August 28, 2012 to assist in the planning and implementation of International Orientation and Welcome Days. 

 

All OLs are also expected to attend a weekly Orientation leadership class that is instructed by their supervisor in the Spring Semester.  OLs are employees of and report to the Office of Student Life & Community Partnerships.

 

Remuneration:  Both Orientation Leader positions receive housing, three Orientation staff t-shirts, and meals throughout the term of service. 

Full time OLs receive a stipend of $1,200 (before taxes) and Part time OLs receive a $1,000 stipend (before taxes) paid out in four installments.

Term of service is Friday, July 1 through Thursday, July 14 for both positions.  Full time OLs will work an additional timeframe of Sunday, August 21-Sunday, August 28.

 

ELIGIBILITY:

Successful candidates will have at least two semesters experience at Purchase College by the time of the Orientation program and must be planning to attend for at least one semester after the program (i.e. you may apply for the summer after your first year at Purchase, but not for the summer after your last year).  Successful candidates will be energetic, involved on campus and willing to work long hours.  They will have strong communication skills, an ability to work independently and experience being part of a team.  They will be trustworthy, respectful, and enthusiastic about the College.  Each successful candidate will have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 and be in good judicial (no disciplinary or residence probation) and academic standing with the College.

 

Application Timeline:

Applications will be available in February 13-23.  Please check your e-mail for more information. Group Process will be on Saturday 2/25/12.

 

Student Life

Student Life Assistant

 

The Student Life Assistant position is a dynamic opportunity for student leaders to engage in large-scale community development efforts and to assist other students in realizing and developing his or her leadership potential while enhancing their own leadership skills. As experienced program planners, they provide expertise to various programs and services out of the Office of Student Life such as multicultural programming, cohort programming, and service and volunteerism. They also assist with the planning of major office productions like Halloweek, Welcome Back Week, and film screenings.  Additionally, Student Life Assistants serve as liaisons to all student clubs, organizations, and services on campus to inform them of the office’s services as well as to assist with event planning and programming.

 

Position Description:

Office of Student Life & Community Partnerships Responsibilities:

    Maintain various work shifts that include the following: weekday campus center & on-call clubhouse duty (6 hours); front desk (4 hours); and weekend campus center 6 hours every third weekend.

    Serve as prep and event staff for select campus-wide events produced by the Office (includes Orientation, Welcome Week, Welcome Back Week, Family Day, Convocation, Student Awards Ceremony, etc.).

    Maintain Office of Student Life & Community Partnerships blog, twitter account, Facebook page, campus bulletin boards, and monthly Indy article.

    Act as campus liaison for the Office of Student Life & Community Partnerships, including but not limited to weekly tabling across campus.

 

Programs/Services:

    Co-coordinate major campus events, including Halloweek, welcome back week, welcome week and senior days.

    Plan and implement diversity programming during specified theme month.

    Plan and implement cohort programming as assigned.

    Assist the Asst. Director of Community Partnerships with service events and programming.

    Act as liaison to student clubs and organizations by attending meetings and assisting with relevant theme month programs.

Training and Development:

    Participate in pre-semester departmental and positional staff training (4 days in the fall and 3 days in the spring).

    Develop and maintain student leadership portfolio.

    Attend weekly staff meetings held throughout the fall and spring semester.

    Attend staff development outings and retreats throughout fall and spring semester.

 

 

Program Types (you will assist with programming from each of the types)

SERVICE AND VOLUNTEERISM

    Assist the Assistant Director of Community Partnerships with the advising of service and volunteerism opportunities coordinated out of and by the Office of Student Life including outreach, publicity and logistical details (participation not always required).

 

CAMPUS WIDE EVENTS

    Plan and implement major (over 200 anticipated attendance) campus event weeks, including Halloweek, Welcome Back Week, Welcome Week, and Senior Days.

 

DIVERSITY EDUCATION

·      Serve as the student staff coordinator for a programming theme week/month (Fall- Hispanic Heritage and GLBT History; Spring- Black History, Women’s History and Asian Pacific Islander American Heritage).

·      Plan and implement an individual program for each week/month (pre-determined or flex).

 

COHORT EVENTS

    Assist in the programming of cohort-specific events, including New to NY, Junior Day, internship fairs, and other cohort-specific programming on campus.

 

COMMITMENT TO THE POSITION:

The student life assistant position responsibilities are expected to occupy approximately 20 hours per week, although this may vary from week to week. Along with academic responsibility, it is expected that the SLA position will be the primary commitment of the staff member. During paraprofessional staff training, each SLA will receive specific information, which details the individual role in fulfilling the responsibilities of this job description. Prior approval by supervisor is required before making other time commitments beyond their academic course load (e.g. campus job, off campus employment, clubs, athletics, etc.). If there is a scheduling conflict between the SLA position and another activity, it is expected that the SLA position takes priority.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

Must be a matriculated Purchase College student enrolled in full-time undergraduate or graduate study. Additionally, student must:

·      Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5

·      Free of outside commitments that would conflict with the community assistant position responsibilities

·      Not be on any form of probation (academic, residence, or disciplinary)

Preferred Qualifications:

·      Previous experience working in a college residential environment

·      Commitment to academic excellence

·      Outstanding verbal and written communication skills

·      Ability to work collaboratively with several different campus constituencies

·      Commitment to leadership development

·      Self-motivation

·      Positive attitude

·      Problem-solving skills

·      Creative thinking skills

·      Computer literacy

·      Outstanding organizational skills

 

REMUNERATION:

A single bed waiver and $200 stipend per semester.

 

Time Line:

Campus wide e-mails will be sent out in mid February

 

 

Commuter Student Life Assistants

 

Approximately 1/3 of the campus community is comprised on commuter students.  The Office of Student Life & Community Partnerships has positions available for commuter students that want to do outreach and programs for commuter students.

 

Responsibilities:

·         Program 1 commuter specific program a month

·         Write a monthly commuter newsletter

·         All marketing & publicity–Facebook, Twitter, Posters and up-keep of the bulletin boards in both the commuter lounge and near the W2 parking lot.

·         Up-keep and maintenance of the commuter lounge

·         Collaborate with PSGA commuter senators

 

Compensation:

5-8 hours a week at $9 per hour

 

Eligibility:

Must be a current commuter student.

Can’t be on academic or disciplinary probation

 

Timeline:

Positions for the following academic year are generally filled toward the end of the Spring Semester.  It’s usually on a referral basis from the current Commuter SLAs.  Interested students are encouraged to contact Melissa.Wheeler@purchase.edu.  

 

Office Assistant 

·       Administrative Assistant—during office hours, the Office Assistant will act as the main administrative assistant for the Office of Student Life & Community Partnerships.  This includes answering the main OSLCP phone line, returning calls, retrieving voicemail, taking messages, welcoming guests to the office, and informing OSLCP of visitors there to see them.

 

·       Commuter Lockers—the Office Assistant is responsible for handling the keys and locks for the commuter lockers.  This includes assisting commuters in correctly filling out commuter locker applications, handling money and giving change, providing locks and lockers, and organizing lock box and key system.

 

·       Additional office duties may include the following: organizing, assisting in web page maintenance, supporting the coordination of programs, creating flyers/posters, updating bulletin boards around campus, copying, filing, completing lamination, picking up and delivering mail, and other office-related duties as assigned by the Assistant Directors.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

Must be a matriculated Purchase College student enrolled in full-time undergraduate or graduate study. Additionally, student must:

·       Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.25

·       Not be on any form of probation (academic, residence, or disciplinary)

 

Preferred Qualifications:

·       Outstanding verbal and written communication skills

·       Ability to follow instructions

·       Customer service skills

·       Self-motivation

·       Positive attitude

·       Problem-solving skills

·       Creative thinking skills

·       Computer literacy

·       Outstanding organizational skills

·       Interest in OSLCP and its values

HOURS AND REMUNERATION:

 

·       Office Assistants may work approximately 10 hours per week, depending on scheduling and availability.  The work schedule is flexible—based on student’s availability during weekdays and in between classes. 

 

·       Office Assistants will be paid an hourly wage of $9.00.   Paychecks will be distributed on a bi-weekly basis.

 

Time Line:

Selection process will begin in late March