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Summer Employment

Opportunities

Each summer, various student employment opportunities are available through the Residence Life & Housing office (001 Angelou Hall).  Graduate Assistant positions, Resident Advisers and Office Assistants are all needed for the Summer sessions. Reference the timeline and position descriptions below for more information, and then fill out the online Summer Employment Application. Applications must be submitted by the listed deadline.   

Timeline

Date Description
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 Summer Employment applications available online.
Friday, March 10, 2017 Summer Employment applications due online by 11:59 pm.
By March 18, 2017 Staff will be contacted about Summer Employment Interviews.
Graduate Hall Director - Summer Session

Description

The Summer Session Graduate Hall Director is a part-time Residence Life and Housing Staff member with a bachelor’s degree, previous residence hall experience, and current enrollment in a Wake Forest University graduate program. The Graduate Hall Director is responsible for managing the day to day operations of a residential complex housing approximately 200-350 students and reports directly to, and is supervised by the Summer School Residence Life Coordinator.

Qualifications

  1. One year experience as Graduate Hall Director.
  2. Enrollment in a Wake Forest University graduate program in either Spring 2017 and/or Fall 2017 is required.

Responsibilities

  1. Spend at least 20 hours per week in the residence halls working on job related tasks. Be available to students for informal counseling, building relationships with them, and serving as a role model.
  2. Directly supervise the Residence Life and Housing Staff in the Summer Session building(s). Provide support, leadership, and assistance to the staff. Participate in staff training and scheduled staff meetings.
  3. Serve as a resource person for summer residence hall programming. Initiate and implement educational, cultural, and social activities, and participate in those planned by the RAs.
  4. Work in conjunction with Central Office to plan and prepare for the opening and closing of the Summer Session building(s). This includes, but is not limited to, developing and facilitating summer training; development of a summer housing welcome brochure; assisting with summer room assignments; ensuring that the facilities are ready for occupancy at the beginning of each summer session and are properly closed down at the end of the summer session.
  5. Serve as the building manager, coordinating the maintenance requests, and the upkeep of the facilities. Also, carrying out operational functions such as scheduling lounge use, checking in the residents, and inspecting the building and closing the hall.
  6. Uphold and enforce University regulations; report and process any violations thereof.
  7. Fulfill weekend and weekday duty on a rotating basis as assigned.
  8. Fulfill other administrative tasks as assigned by the staff in Residence Life and Housing.

Compensation

Entire summer: $2,500.00

How to Apply

Apply Online

Resident Adviser - Summer Session

Description

The Summer Resident Adviser is an undergraduate student attending Wake Forest University Summer Session(s) who functions as an integral member of the Residence Life and Housing staff. S/he reports directly to the Graduate Hall Director and/or Summer School Residence Life Coordinator. The RA lives with a group of 30-40 residents and works with them in the areas of advising, programming, discipline, administration, and the general operation of the residence hall.

Qualifications

  1. One year of experience as a Resident Adviser is preferred; one semester as a Resident Adviser required.
  2. Minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 at the time of the assistantship.
  3. In good standing with the University and Residence Life and Housing (i.e. no disciplinary sanctions currently in effect, or within one year of assistantship.)

Terms of Employment

  1. An RA is not permitted to enter into employment situations (paid or unpaid) without written request to and response from the Summer School Residence Life Coordinator. Any such employment is not to exceed 10 hours per week.
  2. An RA is not permitted to enroll in more than 2 classes per Summer Session term.
  3. RAs are required to report to work on the specified date(s) of the contract and remain to assist with closing responsibilities on the specified date(s).
  4. An RA must limit his/her time away from campus and the community to one weekend per Summer Session term.
  5. Summer RAs are required to attend the Training Workshop at the beginning of each Summer Session term.

Responsibilities

  1. Summer RAs will be expected to work a minimum of 15 hours per week. This includes programming activities and attendance and participation in weekly staff meetings.
  2. In addition to the regular duty and desk duty hours, Summer RAs must be accessible and approachable to residents. Each RA should post a schedule of classes and non-academic activities. RAs should indicate on this schedule regular availability to residents.
  3. Summer RAs act as concerned, non-judgmental peer advisers whose goals are to assist residents in resolving their own concerns and problems.
  4. Summer RAs maintain confidentiality when dealing with personal concerns of residents and utilize knowledge of University resources to make appropriate referrals when necessary.
  5. Summer RAs work toward the development of a community atmosphere on their halls or designated sections of the residence halls.
  6. Summer RAs plan, implement, and evaluate floor and building wide social and/or educational activities.
  7. Summer RAs must uphold and enforce University policies and regulations.
  8. Summer RAs promptly report maintenance and repair work to Facilities Management and/or the Graduate Hall Director, and/or Central Office Staff.
  9. Summer RAs effectively and promptly communicate new and/or important information to residents and conduct necessary hall meetings.
  10. Summer RAs perform other tasks as assigned by the Graduate Hall Director or the Central Office Staff member.

How to Apply

Apply Online