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The Graduate Assistant will report to the Area Coordinator or Resident Director, Residential Education (depending on building placement) and work on developing educational opportunities for resident assistant staff, participating in the on-call duty rotation, and other special projects designed in conjunction with their supervisor. In addition, Graduate Assistants will provide front office coverage to assist students, answer phone calls, and other administrative tasks.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Co-supervise a team of resident assistants, in partnership with a professional staff member from the Residential Education team
Advise one of the area hall councils (a team of four residents, who serve as programmers and advocates for their community)
Serve as an active member of the RA Training & Selection Committee, which oversees RA Recruitment, Interview/Group Process Weekend, Fall & Spring HRA/RA Training, and hiring all summer staff (RAs, graduate interns, and Summer Operations Assistants)
Create and present sessions during RA Training based on staff needs
Provide front office coverage and assistance in the Housing and Residence Life suite, as needed
Serve as a member of the Primary On-Call team, responding to crisis situations as they occur
Support the Housing and Residence Life team during all building openings and closings
In conjunction with supervisor, develop projects based on the needs of the department
MINIMUM JOB QUALIFICATIONS:
Currently enrolled in a Higher Education/Student Affairs graduate program, or equivalent
Previous experience in housing/residence life preferred
Knowledge of residence life and housing, preferred
Knowledge of student development theory
Must be proficient with programs such as Microsoft Office
SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
Superior leadership, interpersonal and communication skills essential.
Must be detail-oriented and able to effectively manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines.
Must have a strong commitment to providing excellent customer service.
Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment
SPECIAL WORKING CONDITIONS, PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS, ETC.
Live on campus (full room & board)
Must be on call
Applicants who are both interested and qualified should submit the following materials: * Cover letter that addresses the applicant's capabilities and experiences. * A resume or CV.
Currently enrolled Berklee students may not apply for staff or faculty positions.
The above information on this position description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by individuals within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. Requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an "at will" employment relationship.
External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled as defined under the Americans With Disabilities Act, must be able to perform the essential job functions (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case-by-case basis.
Incomplete applications will not be considered. The position will remain open for applications until filled.
Berklee is committed to increasing the diversity of the college community and the curriculum. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply and to identify their strengths in this area.
Employee Type: Temporary (Fixed Term)
Internal Number: R0002901
About Berklee College of Music
The mission of Berklee College of Music is to educate, train, and develop students to excel in music as a career. Developing the musicianship of all our students is the foundation of our curriculum. We believe that the lessons and qualities derived from that work?the self-discipline needed for excellence, the empathy required of music making and the openness and inquisitiveness essential to creativity?are critical to achievement in any pursuit, musical or otherwise; and that music is a powerful catalyst for personal growth, which is central to any collegiate experience. Founded on jazz and popular music rooted in the African cultural diaspora, our comprehensive curriculum is distinctly contemporary in its content and approach, and embraces the principal musical movements of our time. Through a course of scholarly and practical learning experiences integrating performance and writing, our curriculum covers the variety of influential styles, relevant technologies, and career opportunities open to today's music professional.