[swacuho] Re: Job Descriptions

  • From: "Massey, Tanya" <tanya.massey@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "'swacuho@xxxxxxxxxxxxx'" <swacuho@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 19 Feb 2015 15:30:10 +0000

Housing and Residential Life Graduate Assistantship Positions

Position Overview: The Residence Director position is a 0.5 FTE position within 
the Department of Housing and Residential Life. All Residence Directors serve 
as part of the on campus crisis response team in Housing and Residential Life 
based on their area of assignment.  RD’s also serve as a member of Departmental 
Committees for Recruitment, Selection, Training, Assessment, Recognition or 
Social Justice.

Requirements:  All positions require a Bachelor’s Degree and admittance to a 
graduate program.  Some positions may require an early summer start date.


$12,000.00($1000/month for 12 months)

  On Campus Apartment, including basic cable and utilities

University Dining Plan:                $1000.00 / semester and pro-rated for 
summer term

Tuition and Fees:                                         6 hours of Tuition 
and Fees Each Academic Semester

Professional Development:                       $500.00

Talking Stick ACUHOI Newsletter**:      $25.00

**Every graduate assistant is given an online subscription to the Talking Stick 
to further increase professional development.  The Talking Stick is a 
publication of the Association of College and University Housing 
Officers—International (ACUHO-I).  Additionally, GA’s have access to the 
Chronicle of Higher Education at various locations throughout the department.

Oklahoma State University is an EEO E-Verify employer and all qualified 
applicants will receive consideration f

or employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, genetic 
information, sex,

sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran 

Residence Director, Single Student Housing

Residence Directors have direct responsibility for the effective administration 
and community development of a building focusing on the holistic development of 
students.  The Residence Director's primary purpose is to support the academic 
success of residents and create an environment in the residence hall that is 
inclusive and provides a safe, healthy learning environment which promotes OSU 
and community values and personal growth and development through the 
development and maintenance of  an environment conducive to social and 
intellectual growth, advise area government, develop student leadership 
positions within the facility, and create ongoing student development 
activities.  This includes the hiring, training, supervision, and evaluation of 
4-8 student staff members.  The RD will provide weekly staff and individual 
attention to the development of all student leadership positions within their 
building.  Oversees hall programming endeavors; facilitates community 
development; provides opportunities for interaction, investment, and 
involvement in hall and campus activities and hall governance.

Residence Director for Wellness Initiatives

The Wellness Initiatives RD position works to support overall wellness in order 
to assist students with fulfilling their academic mission at OSU, and assists 
with developing the Academic Initiatives program within the Department. Hire, 
train, supervise and evaluate the 10 Academic Mentors.  Assist with 
coordinating with the LASSO center, MLRC, the Writing Center and other campus 
entities to support academic success for our students to help tie overall 
wellness to academic success.  This includes a focus on academic programs to 
improve resident retention.  Supports the Coordinator for Academic Initiatives 
in the coordination of the Cowboy Life retention program.  Continue the growth 
of the Academic Development Center, providing programming and support for 
students in need of academic assistance.   The Residence Director for Wellness 
Initiatives also provides one on one support through personal planning sessions 
to help students strategize and create action plans for developing a wellness 
focused lifestyle.

Residence Director for Leadership

The RD for Leadership works to develop and advise the students with the 
Residence Hall Association.  This position creates cohesive connections between 
RHA and community councils and provides general administration to large scale 
student events and activities.  The RD will provide weekly staff and individual 
attention to the development of all student leadership positions within RHA.  
This position also works as an advisor for students attending both regional and 
national conferences within the leadership area.  The RD for Leadership also 
serves as a conduct hearing officer, and provides on call response for the 
crisis management within the residence halls.   Participates in departmental 
committees; performs administrative tasks necessary for operations within the 
Leadership Development Office; maintains office hours outside meeting times.

Residence Director Community Development, FGSH

The Community Development Residence Director in Family and Graduate Student 
Housing (FGSH) is responsible for developing, coordinating, and maintaining 
weekly English skills enhancement programs for adults. Facilitate literacy 
training and support for residents with limited English proficiency. Provide 
social & educational programs for adult residents which may include, but are 
not limited to events that focus on traditions and cultures of particular 
regions and/or countries. Provide interactive and developmentally appropriate  
events/activities for adult residents of various demographics.  Attend 
Stillwater Literacy Council board meetings.  Assist with the management of 
daily operations of Family Resource Center. Hire, train, supervise, and 
evaluate 4-8 student staff members.

Residence Director Communications and Marketing, FGSH

The Communications and Marketing Residence Directors in Family and Graduate 
Student Housing (FGSH) is responsible for producing a monthly newsletter for 
the FGSH community and assisting with marketing of all FRC programs and FGSH 
services through the use of creative public relation tools. The CM RD also 
assists in managing the FRC /FGSH area and its activities. The RD coordinates 
with other FGSH and FRC staff to schedule publications, including the monthly 
newsletter, programming calendars, children’s activity brochures. Maintain 
printed schedules of monthly FRC programs and events for outdoor bulletin 
board. Create and assess marketing plans, monitor the FRC/FGSH website and send 
timely, updated information to the Associate Director of Operations for Housing 
& Residential Life for updates.  The RD works to maintain and implement FRC 
logo / FGSH logo, with an eye towards maintaining the “brand”. Utilize and 
maintain social media to advertise all FRC programs as well as important FGSH 
events.  Responsible for the hiring, training, supervision, and evaluation of 
2-4 student staff members.  Position begins in Mid-May.

Residence Director Youth & Family Programs, FGSH

The YFP Residence Director assists in the selection, training, supervision and 
evaluation of 9 to 11 programming assistants and provide oversight for the 
daily programming efforts for Youth and Family Programming (YFP). Demonstrates 
knowledge of child and adolescent development as well as family dynamics by 
providing age appropriate educational activities. Continually assesses the 
effectiveness of current and new programs for the purpose of serving children, 
adolescents, and parents. Provide feedback and suggestions for lesson plans and 
activities developed by programming staff. Supports compliance to Minors on 
Campus at the FRC, by developing guidelines, documentation processes and 
trainings for student staff. Completes required trainings, including OSU Minors 
on Campus Training, and abides by all policies.  Coordinate with Departmental 
HR person to ensure accuracy in reporting and training of staff. Develops and 
maintains positive relationships with parents. Act as an advocate for parents 
within community.  Coordinates with Stillwater Public Schools to help meet the 
needs of FGSH children and residents with families. Must start by June 2, 2014.

Tanya Arflin Massey
Assistant Director, Programs and Development
Oklahoma State University
Department of Housing and Residential Life
100 Iba Hall

Focus | Discipline | Achiever  | Individualization | Communication

From: swacuho-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:swacuho-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On 
Behalf Of Whitney Arbaugh
Sent: Thursday, February 19, 2015 8:51 AM
To: swacuho@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [swacuho] Job Descriptions

Good morning,
Would anyone be willing to share job descriptions and compensation information 
for their Area Coordinators and for Graduate/Student Hall Directors?
Thank you and have a fabulous day!

Whitney Arbaugh
Assistant Director for Residence Life
University Housing
Northeastern State University
p. 918.444.4700
f.  918.458.2321
Gather Here. Go Far. Live Here. Go Further.


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