Student Employment

Resident Advisor

The Resident Advisor (RA) works to foster and maintain a positive sense of community among residents, assesses and responds to the needs of residents on a continual basis, enforces policies, and performs administrative tasks. Resident Advisors receive training for a wide range of responsibilities, including the following: facilitating programs that build community and meet the needs of their floor, hall, and community; being knowledgeable of and communicating safety and emergency procedures; being familiar with campus and community resources; being sensitive and adhering to the regulations regarding confidentiality; being visible, available, and approachable to residents; modeling appropriate behavior at all times; knowing, enforcing, and being able to explain the policies and the conduct system; working specified duty shifts throughout each semester; and completing assigned paperwork and administrative tasks.

Community Programmer

The Community Programmer (CP) works to foster and maintain a positive sense of community around an academic or residential community theme, assesses and responds to the needs of residents on a continual basis, and performs administrative tasks. Community Programmers receive training for a wide range of responsibilities, including the following: facilitating programs that build community and meet the needs of their specific community; working with faculty and campus resources to implement large scale educational events; being familiar with campus and community resources; being sensitive and adhering to the regulations regarding confidentiality; being visible, available, and approachable to residents; modeling appropriate behavior at all times; and completing assigned paperwork and administrative tasks.

Office Manager

The Office Manager (OM) create and maintains professional front desk operation in the residence halls. Office Managers train and supervise Office Assistants, and oversee the daily operations of their residence hall/community’s front desk. Office Managers receive training for a wide range of responsibilities, including the following: facilitating the daily operation and administrative responsibilities of the front desk; being an effective supervisor; being knowledgeable of and communicating safety and emergency procedures; being familiar with campus and community resources; being sensitive and adhering to the regulations regarding confidentiality; being visible, available, and approachable to their staff and residents; modeling appropriate behavior at all times; knowing, enforcing, and being able to explain the policies and procedures of the front desk; and completing assigned paperwork and administrative tasks.

Office Assistant

The Office Assistant (OA) works at the front desk of a designated residential community, and provides general service to residents, their guests, and visitors to the University community. Office Assistants receive training for a wide range of responsibilities, and serve as initial representatives of their residential community, the department, and Eastern Michigan University. Office Assistants should be familiar with community and campus resources; be sensitive to and adhere to the regulations regarding confidentiality; be visible, available, and approachable to residents; model appropriate behavior at all times; and complete assigned paperwork and administrative tasks.

Nightwatch Coordinator

The Nightwatch Coordinator (NC) serves in a leadership and support capacity for the Nightwatch Assistant staff, and may additionally serve as a Nightwatch Assistant. Nightwatch Coordinators receive training for a wide range of responsibilities, and coordinate logistical needs of the Nightwatch Program for a designated number of front desks, and serve as initial representatives of their residential community, the department, and Eastern Michigan University. Nightwatch Coordinators should possess superior organizational and leadership skills; be familiar with community and campus resources; be sensitive to and adhere to the regulations regarding confidentiality; be visible, available, and approachable to residents; model appropriate behavior at all times; and complete assigned paperwork and administrative tasks.

Nightwatch Assistant

The Nightwatch Assistant (NA) works at the front lobby of a designated residential community, and provides service and safety to residents, their guests, and visitors to the University community as they register guests and monitor lobby entrances. Nightwatch Assistants receive training for a wide range of responsibilities, and serve as initial representatives of their residential community, the department, and Eastern Michigan University. Nightwatch Assistants should be familiar with community and campus resources; be sensitive to and adhere to the regulations regarding confidentiality and reporting; be visible, available, and approachable to residents; model appropriate behavior at all times; and complete assigned paperwork and administrative tasks.

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