- Note: This position is open to Bryn Mawr College graduates only
Position: Residential Life Graduate Assistant
Position Objective: The Graduate Assistant (GA) is a 10-month, part-time (approximately 20 hours per week), live-in position in the Department of Residential Life. The position is designed to provide the opportunity for a comprehensive and valuable experience in student affairs work in a selective, residential liberal arts college setting. The GA provides support and serves as a resource to Bryn Mawr College students, residential life professional and student staff members (Hall Advisors), and other student life and campus offices. The GA works with residential life staff to build positive residential communities that foster opportunities for student growth, group interaction, and individual responsibility within the context of a women’s college environment. The GA also provides nighttime and weekend on-call support to the Bryn Mawr residential community, and assists with departmental planning efforts and operational tasks as assigned.
Hall Advisor Program
- Assist with recruitment, selection, training, and mentoring of undergraduate Hall Advisors.
- Facilitate weekly group meetings with Hall Advisors and meet with each Hall Advisor three times individually per semester.
- Collaborate with the other Bryn Mawr GA to plan and execute staff development for Hall Advisors.
- Provide on-call consultation and/or response for emergency situations.
- Coordinate response as necessary and appropriate with Campus Safety, Health and Counseling Services, Deans, local hospital staff, and other Student Life staff members.
- Complete thorough and timely documentation of calls and incidents in weekly action summary and incident reports.
- The Graduate Assistant in Residential Life will alternate weeks and weekends with the other Bryn Mawr GA. Standard on-call hours are 7 p.m.-9 a.m. on weekdays and 5 p.m. Friday evening through 9 a.m. Monday morning.
- GAs will be asked to be available an additional 3-5 days during the academic year when major campus events occur and support from both GAs is needed.
- During campus-wide emergencies, such as power outages and bad weather days, the Graduate Assistants must be available to report to campus to help disseminate information and maintain communication with students living in the dorms.
Community Development and Support
- Consult and collaborate with other departments as appropriate related to the student experience.
- Coordinate and support hall and administrative efforts to provide programs on varied topics that promote healthy student development.
- Serve as a leader and role model for Hall Advisors, other dorm leadership team members, and resident students.
- Support students in effectively managing conflict through facilitated conversation, mediation and/or other systems as necessary and appropriate.
Residential Life Administrator
- Assist as needed in administrative procedures for the Office of Residential Life (i.e. room draw, dorm closings, etc.).
- Maintain weekly verbal and written communication with Residential Life Office staff members through e-mail, phone, and regular individual meetings.
- Meet weekly with Residential Life staff.
- Participate in HA and DLT training, which will be held August 24-September 1, 2017.
- Assist Residential Life staff in developing HA and DLT training sessions in August.
- Collaborate with the other Bryn Mawr GA to develop and execute mid-year HA program in January.
- Participate in one day mid-year training for GAs during winter break in January.
- Work with undergraduate students to plan campus activities and events as needed.
- Undergraduate degree required.
- Current enrollment in a Bryn Mawr College graduate program required.
- Prior residential life experience preferred.
- Valid driver’s license and vehicle required.
- Availability to begin training during the first week of August.
- Flexible daytime and evening schedule.
- First Aid skills and CPR certification a plus.
- Ability to exercise initiative and sound judgment and to make decisions as appropriate.
- Ability to respect student privacy and maintain confidentiality.
- Strong interpersonal, communication, and leadership skills.
- Ability to work with a diverse student and staff population.
- Ability to work independently and interdependently.
- Ability to manage multiple projects and responsibilities.
- College-provided apartment
- $1,500 per academic year to be used in campus dining facilities
- $12,000 stipend
Review of applications will begin on April 5 and continue until the appropriate candidate(s) are hired.