|It is time for MIAD’s Resident Assistant call out!!!
From now until the beginning of Spring semester, you do not need to do anything except consider the RA position. Is it the right fit for you? Would you like to be part of a tight-knit family? Do you enjoy having fun?
The application process will NOT begin until the FIRST day of Spring semester classes (January 17th). Until then, here are the job description and candidate qualification lists:
What is an RA: Leader, Mentor, Teacher, Inspirational, Motivated, Hard Working, Determined, Rational, Effective Problem Solver, Trustworthy, Open-Minded, just to name a few:)
What does an RA do:
Specific RA Responsibilities
1. Regularly scheduled duty nights and weekends (once every six weekdays, once every six weekends)
2. Planning and conducting weekly building-based programs
3. Communication and enforcement of Hall (The Park) & MIAD policies.
4. Helping students work through difficulties (roommate, school/classes, personal, etc.)
5. Break coverage (duty) during Fall, Thanksgiving, Winter, and Spring Breaks (one RA must stay in the Hall during every break, and all RAs must stay during one break each academic year)
6. Attendance at weekly staff meetings
7. Serving as a liaison between students and staff
8. Maintaining Residence Hall communication through regularly scheduled floor meetings, current bulletin boards, flyers, face-to-face meetings with individual students, etc.
9. Supporting Hall Council and Campus Life events & activities (i.e., attend/participate in at least one school-wide event each semester)
10. HAVE FUN while inspiring others, and each other
Who can become an RA:
The qualifications for the position include
1. Understand and abide by MIAD and Residence Hall policies (and rationale for the policies). This does include The Park’s policies!
2. Ability to remain objective even in cases involving inappropriate behavior of friends.
3. Maintaining a semester & cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better.
4. No outside employment without prior Campus Life approval.
5. Experience working with groups of people/individuals and strong interpersonal skills.
6. Ability to be flexible yet firm; ability to be assertive without being aggressive.
7. Attention to details, punctual, responsible, and ability to think and act independently.
8. Ability to serve as a role model of a successful student and positive community resident.
9. Strong verbal, written, and visual communication skills.
10. Interest in and familiarity with community (Milwaukee, other schools, programs, etc.)
11. Maintaining good financial standing with MIAD.
Still interested? Please use this Winter Break as an opportunity to sit and think through/discuss the RA position with your family and friends. When we return to MIAD in January, you will have the opportunity to apply for this amazing position!