Resident Assistant and Community Assistant
Responsibilities in the paid leadership position of CA/RA are numerous, and the CA/RA is the focal point for the day-to-day operation of his/her area. The CA/RA is at one time: student, community developer, referral agent, business manager, peer, friend, and disciplinarian. Simply stated, the RA and CA positions are the most comprehensive student leadership positions attainable at Arkansas State University. This diversity of roles and responsibilities is challenging and calls on the CA/RA to develop organizational and interpersonal skills. The position of CA/RA provides an opportunity to maximize self-development, maturity, and confidence during the college years.
As an employee of University Housing, Housing Assistants (HA) contribute to the mission of Arkansas State University by assisting in the creation of a safe, diverse, and well-maintained environment that complements and supports the academic mission of the University. The Housing Assistant is a new position for A-State and is a collaborative partnership between University Housing, Facilities Management, and Environmental Health & Safety to improve services to the residential campus. Although the HA position description provides insight into the HA role, the position will grow and develop during the inaugural year. As such, we are seeking to create a team of 12 Housing Assistants who have a desire to create something new with a positive mindset for continuous improvement.
Desk Assistants are often the first contact for students and guests entering the resident hall, and it is important that the desk staff sets a welcoming environment for students and guests. Desk assistants will also aid the Residence Education Coordinator as needed.
SUMMER CONFERENCE ASSISTANTS
The Summer Conference Assistant (SCA) plays a vital role in the success of the summer conference-housing program. The SCA works under the supervision of the Conference and the Associate Director of Residence Life for Facilities. In addition, the SCA will work with the liaison of each group's camp contact person.
SUMMER RESIDENT ASSISTANT
The Summer Resident Assistant (Summer RA) is responsible for assisting in the operation of the residence hall's activities, student conduct, and general administration under a philosophy of enhancing student growth and development.