Working at Cal Lutheran

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Support Staff Position (non-exempt)

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Position Title
Resident Advisor (15 positions)
Upward Bound Programs
Salary ($US) and Benefits
Salary: $600/week plus room and board for 6 weeks (beginning 6/11/2014) or 4 weeks for CVP *

* Anticipated pay rate. Payment will be reviewed with actual hours worked to ensure compliance with all federal and state wage and hour laws for minimum wage and overtime compliance.
(5 positions) - Upward Bound Program, 6 weeks
(5 positions) - Upward Bound Math/Science Program, 6 weeks
(5 positions) - Upward Bound Centinella Valley Program (CVP), 4 weeks
Basic Function
Under the supervision of the Head Residential Advisor, the Resident Advisor will be primarily responsible for supervising, advising, and tutoring assigned participants of the Upward Bound program and providing assistance in the planning, organization, and implementation of program activities.
Representative Duties
• Uses professional ethics; implements and enforces applicable goals, objectives, policies and procedures; supervises students in a group living environment to ensure their safety and well-being during recreational hours, evenings, and weekends (hours may vary but typically from 8:00 am to 10:00 pm, Monday through Thursday and 8:00 am to 4:00 pm on Fridays with possible weekends as needed) with on-call responsibilities. E
• Assists in planning, organizing and implementing recreational, social, and cultural activities; participates in all program recreational activities, field trips and residential life, and required workshops for participants. E
• Maintains discipline and harmonious relations in the residence hall and all other areas of the program in accordance to established policies and procedures. E
• Oversees the physical maintenance of the residence hall as it pertains to University and Upward Bound policies and procedures; prepares work orders and reports any maintenance or housekeeping needs. E
• Advises and provides support to students in personal, social, and academic areas, including (but not limited to): the importance of proper life choices and decisions which will nurture a college-bound decision making process; strategies for academic improvement; and study skills and habits. E
• Assesses any residence hall problems, assimilates facts, processes viewpoints and makes decisions in compliance with program guidelines. E
• Serves as the primary liaison between administrative, instructional and residential staff. E
• Maintains a safe, secure, and healthy residential environment; reports incidents for the purpose of maintaining the safety of students and adhering to applicable rules, policies and regulations; responds to emergency situations for the purpose of resolving immediate safety concerns and/or directing to appropriate personnel for resolution. E
• Monitors and evaluates students’ academic and social progress; ensures that students are prepared for class and attends regular classroom sessions. E
• Completes various administrative tasks (i.e. room verifications, room inventories, check-in/out procedures, etc.) in a timely fashion. E
• Participates in staff orientation and attends all staff meetings. E
• Performs other duties as assigned.
Knowledge Of
• Safety policies and procedures.
• Applicable laws, codes, regulations, policies and procedures of a campus environment.
• Residential living.
• Student Conduct.
• Campus programming and activity planning.
• Oral and written communication and presentation skills.
• Basic liability and risk management issues.
• Investigating and report writing techniques.
• Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.
• Knowledge of common fire hazards and the operation of fire equipment.
• Basic first aid and CPR.
• Correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary.
Ability To
• Demonstrate leadership in developing and motivating students.
• Relate positively with students from various backgrounds.
• Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships.
• Organize and manage projects.
• Work independently with little direction.
• Exercise discretion and judgment.
• Attend to details.
• Understand and resolve issues, complaints or problems.
• Speak confidently in public to various sized groups.
• Serves as active participant to the university community as a whole.
• Serve as a positive role model for students.
• Respect, understand, and be sensitive to the needs of participants.
Education and Experience
Completion of at least two years of college and must be in good academic standing at an accredited postsecondary institution; experience that demonstrates: leadership qualities, the ability to be a team player, and the ability to communicate constructively and effectively with high school students.

• Senior standing is preferred.
• Advisement experience working with low-income, first generation students in a residential setting is highly desirable.
• Current or former TRIO participant is high desirable.

• Ability to work a variable schedule including evenings, holidays, weekends and campus closures.
• Must possess or have the ability to obtain First Aid and CPR certification.
• Position requires living on campus for the duration of the assignment.
Residence hall environment; frequent interruptions; contact with dissatisfied or abusive individuals; subject to on-call responsibilities.

Speaking to exchange information in person and on the telephone to exchange information; dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard; bending at the waist, kneeling or crouching to store or retrieve records.
Application Procedure
Completed Application Packet includes:

• CLU Application
• Cover letter outlining your qualifications for this particular job
• Resume

Only complete packets will be forwarded to the search committee. Please submit your cover letter and resume by email to, or mail to:

California Lutheran University
Human Resources, MC1100
60 W. Olsen Road
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
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California Lutheran University is an equal opportunity employer. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process can be provided to individuals with qualifying disabilities. Please contact the Human Resources Department for further information or to request an accommodation.