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Summer Conference Assistant

Conference Assistants (CAs) serve as liaisons between Summer Conference guests and the Department of Residence Life at Colorado Mesa University. Under the supervision of the Summer Conference Coordinator, CAs assist in the preparation of residence hall accommodations for various summer programs and serve as resources regarding issues related to the campus and local community. In previous years, the Summer Conference program has hosted religious youth groups, sports camps, family/student orientations, non-profit organizations, etc.


Please note that this summer there will be two types of Conference Assistants, those with 10-week contract positions and those with 12-week contract positions.


The Summer Resident Assistant (RA) serves as liaisons between Summer Conference guests, Colorado Mesa University summer school students, and Residence Life at CMU. Under the supervision of the Summer Conference Coordinator, the RA assists in the preparation of residence hall and apartment accommodations for various summer programs, MSC students, and serve as resources regarding issues related to the campus and local community, and the apartments for the CMU summer school student population. In previous years, the Summer Conference program has hosted religious youth groups, sports camps, family/student orientations, non-profit organizations, etc.

Questions? Please contact Cheyenne Paningsoro at cpanings@coloradomesa.edu

Minimum qualifications for hire:

Summer Conference Assistant:

  • Have completed 24 or more credits and enrolled in class for Fall 2016-2017

  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 at the time of application

  • Good conduct standing with CMU

  • Allowed to take no more than 3 credit hours in the summer per term at CMU

  • No prior Residence Life work experience is required.

Summer Resident Assistant:

The RA must currently be undergraduate students who:

  • Have completed 24 or more credits and enrolled in class for Fall 2016-2017

  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 at the time of application

  • Good conduct standing with CMU

  • Allowed to take no more than 3 credit hours in the summer per term at CMU

  • This is a 10 week long contract position

  • Prior Residential Life experience is required.

Selection Timeline

3/7/16- Applications due

3/9/16-3/11/16- Interviews

3/14/16- Offers made

 

Position Description

Conference Assistant:

  • Operate the Summer Conference office(s)

  • Assist with Residence Life and Admissions with new student orientation

  • Assist with conference arrivals and departures

  • Conduct room and building inventories

  • Serve as an information resource and respond to the needs of conference guests

  • Report and follow up on necessary maintenance concerns

  • Have excellent customer service

  • Uphold all laws, policies, and procedures of the United States of America, State of Colorado, Colorado Mesa University, and Residence Life

  • Participate in staff training as well as weekly staff meetings throughout the summer

  • Work collaboratively with colleagues, supervisors, facilities staffs, and guests

  • Obtain the pre-approval of all work and activity related commitments from the Summer Conference Coordinator

  • Flexibility in work availability as required by the weekly schedule. Based on conference schedules, several dates will be deemed “all staff” work days

  • Work on a rotating duty schedule decided by the Summer Conference Coordinator

  • When on duty follow all guidelines as outlined in the Summer Conference Staff manual

  • Reside in assigned room on campus during entire employment with Summer Conference

  • Serve as a positive representative of CMU

  • Be self-sufficient and willing to “go above and beyond the call of duty”

  • Be able to successfully manage children ranging from age five to seventeen

  • Assist with other duties as necessary

Summer Resident Assistant:

  • Serve as an information resource and respond to the needs of conference guests.

  • Report and follow up on necessary maintenance concerns.

  • Provide excellent customer service.

  • Uphold all laws, policies, and procedures of the United States of America, State of Colorado, Colorado Mesa University, and Residence Life.

  • Participate in staff training as well as weekly staff meetings throughout the summer.

  • Work collaboratively with colleagues, supervisors, facilities staffs, and guests.

  • Obtain the pre-approval of all non-CMU related commitments from the Summer Conference Coordinator.

  • Reside in assigned room during entire employment with Summer Conference.

  • Serve as a positive representative of CMU.

  • Be self-sufficient and willing to “go above and beyond the call of duty.”

  • Deliver mail to residents daily.

  • Check-in and check-out, as well as complete all paperwork for summer housing residents.

  • Responsible for check-in, check-out, and assessing damages for all students living on assigned floor or in assigned apartment complex.

  • Responsible for completing accurate, neat, precise, and timely paperwork including but not limited to incident reports, maintenance requests, custodial requests, and program paperwork.

  • Assists in the smooth operation of assigned residence hall, provide and maintaining basic services, which may include custodial, desk, and maintenance functions.

  • Responsible for informing and educating students about; their rights and responsibilities as students as stated in the Colorado Mesa University Student Handbook, Colorado Mesa University Residence Life Contract. This includes understanding and supporting the philosophy and purpose of these community standards and responsibilities.

  • Be consistent in terms of enforcement of community standards as a staff as well as with individuals on the floor/complex. Shares with all staff the responsibility of responding to student behavior throughout campus which violates community standards. Be flexible when situations warrants, but consider immediate and long term results as well.

  • Responsible for responding to student behavior which violates housing community standards, procedures and/or expectations whether or not on duty. This responsibility involves notifying the Summer Conference Coordinator of inappropriate behavior and utilizing housing conduct procedures.

Compensation

  • Stipend that guarantees 35 hours per week at $10/hour (Summer 2015)

  • Single room in a residence hall for the period of the appointment

  • Excellent experience in leadership, teambuilding, and customer service


For more information:

Cheyenne Paningsoro

Summer Conference Coordinator

cpanings@coloradomesa.edu