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Full Time - Experienced
Colgate University, a highly selective liberal arts university in the central New York village of Hamilton, is accepting applications for a Residential Fellow in the Office of Residential Life. The mission of the Office of Residential Life is to further the educational mission of Colgate by extending student learning and growth into our residential community and to promote a purposeful and inclusive environment. This is accomplished by promoting healthy, safe, and inclusive communities where individual members are valued and respected; fostering personal growth and success through a purposeful residential experience; and challenging and supporting students in making meaningful and responsible contributions to society.The Residential Commons is a fundamental, driving force that infuses intellectual engagement and community development into the residential experience at Colgate. All first-year students, and over half of sophomores, live in one of four Commons, each with its own unique personality and characteristics, under the direction of Commons faculty directors. Upper-division students maintain an affiliation with their respective Commons for life, whether formallyby continuing to live within the Commons or its social houseor informally. Residential Life and the Commons aim to provide students with a home away from home that reflects the academic rigor and engagement of the University at large.
The Residential Fellow (Res Fellow, RF) is responsible for the development and support of initiatives within a Residential Commons community. Specifically, the RF assists in building intellectually-engaging residential communities and is responsible for the oversight of large-scale events sponsored by the Commons. Under the supervision of the Commons Directors, the RF supports the development of a democratic, vibrant, and healthy environment within the context of their living communities. The Res Fellow is a member of the Dean of the College division and will be asked to work with other departments within the Division on various initiatives throughout the academic year, and to serve on divisional and institutional committees as assigned.
Essential Functions 1.Community Development & Engagement
a.Promote the establishment of community standards and expectations
b.Advise residents, mediate resident issues, serving as a role model of healthy engagement in the community
c.Serve as a mentor and engage with residents
d.Initiate event invitations to Commons community and manage email distributions within the Commons
e.Select, train, and supervise student interns responsible for oversight of building kitchens and/or common areas
f.Co-supervise the student community programming council
g.Assist with the coordination of student staff recruitment and selection processes for Residential Life and assigned Commons
a.Promote, support and actively participate in faculty engagement in the residence halls
b.Serve as a positive role model in personal behaviors and academic pursuits
c.Promote an atmosphere within the residence halls that supports and encourages intellectual pursuits and academic engagement
d.Identify and assist residents with concerns that are barriers to academic success and make appropriate referrals to professionals as required
Candidates must demonstrate strong written and verbal communication skills and be capable of creating and maintaining productive and collegial working relationships with a diverse group of faculty, staff, and students. Bachelor's degree is required.
This is a part-time, 10-month position, with the possibility of on-campus housing in a furnished studio apartment. Salary is $14.00/hour for a guaranteed minimum of 20 hours per week. Terms of the contract are effective July 15, 2018-May 31, 2019 with scheduled time away during breaks in the University academic calendar (e.g. Thanksgiving Break, Winter Break, Spring Break).