Residence Life

Eagle Row House Director

The primary function of the Eagle Row House Director (HD) is to support the missions and visions of the Office of Residence Life, the Office of Sorority and Fraternity Life, and the Division of Campus Life through providing leadership in community development, administration, advising, counseling and crisis management of a fraternity or theme house. The HD works collaboratively to create and maintain a safe, inclusive, and flourishing environment for the academic and personal growth of the students within an assigned living unit. Competency in trust building is at the cornerstone of success for the HD.

 

Responsibilities 

Community Development

  • Empower residents and Chapter or Theme leadership to create and shape community in the house.
  • Provide meaningful educational and co-curricular programming to support students’ growth and development as outlined by Residence Life and the Office of Sorority and Fraternity Life.
  • Be visible and accessible to address residents’ needs or concerns.
  • Maintain community standards through education, communication, and documentation. 
  • Consult with professional staff members on conduct action as appropriate.
  • Demonstrate leadership by working with the Chapter/Theme community to develop a space for students to be successful in their personal, academic, and professional pursuits.
  • Act as a positive role model for both fellow staff members and residents by not participating in questionable and unethical behavior. 

Administration

  • Facilitate the check in, check out, room inspections, and damage billing processes at the open and close of each semester.
  • Monitor the physical integrity of the space and report and follow-up on maintenance concerns. 
  • Attend weekly staff meetings.  No commitment outside of academics will be considered before this meeting.
  • Meet regularly with supervisor.
  • Meet regularly with Chapter/Theme leaders, specifically the Chapter President and House Manager or Theme RA and program liaison.
  • Attend and participate in all selection, on-boarding, training, and evaluation processes as deemed appropriate by the supervisor and/or Residence Life.
  • Fulfill responsibilities related to monitoring registered in house social events. 

Advising, Counseling, and Crisis Management

  • Serve as an advisor to the Chapter/Theme in regards to residential, social, and community issues.
  • Be knowledgeable of university resources and provide appropriate referrals.
  • Act as a mediator in conflicts among students.
  • Educate residents about Residence Life and university policies.
  • Assume scheduled on-call duty responsibility to ensure proper coverage as determined by the supervisor and/or Residence Life.
    • HDs serve in an on call rotation that covers one half of the on-campus residential population and are on call for one week at a time. They should expect to be on call for approximately five total weeks throughout the academic year.
  • Maintain on-campus presence for large scale community events including Homecoming and Dooley’s Week. 
  • Respond directly to crisis situations.
  • Communicate and collaborate with the Office of Sorority and Fraternity Life on pertinent resident and Chapter concerns. 

Related Duties

  • Maintain confidentiality in all matters related to residents and student staff. 
  • Maintain clear communication lines with the Residence Life and Housing Operations professional staff members.
  • If desired, serve as a conduct officer for the Office of Student Conduct.
  • Other duties as assigned. 

 

 

Eligibility

Required:

  • Admission to Emory University as a graduate student in good standing.

Desired:

  • Previous experience in residence life (either as an undergraduate or post-graduate)
  • Affiliation with a Greek letter organization or working knowledge of the dynamics of Greek letter organizations
    • Experience as a Chapter or Council leader is preferred
  • Be an active and contributing member of the Emory community

 

Compensation

Compensation includes:

  • A Furnished apartment with utilities, internet and cable provided
  • A $7,000 stipend per year
  • A meal plan including seven (7) meals per week when campus dining facilities are open
  • An Emory parking pass

 

Supervisor

Assistant Director of Sorority and Fraternity Residential Life or Complex Director of Few, Evans, and Eagle Row (depending on house)

 

Time Commitment

15-20 hours per week. The actual time commitment varies during the academic year, with greater commitment around opening and closings and during pre-service training.

 

Contract Dates

August 1st, 2018 – May 31st, 2019. HDs may move into apartments on August 3rd, 2018 and training begins on August 7th, 2018. Occupancy of the apartment is available during academic year breaks, including Fall Break, Winter Break, and Spring Break. HDs who return for the following academic year are eligible to reside in their apartments over the summer break, with some exceptions in the case of renovation projects.

 

 

Academic Provisions

  • Full-time enrollment in an Emory University graduate or professional program. (Possible exceptions for those students in their final semester of study)
  • HDs must be aware of commitments and manage their time effectively to fulfill the role and responsibilities of an HD. 

 

Training

All House Directors are expected to return to Emory in late summer for training. Fall training for House Directors will begin August 7th, 2018. HDs may begin moving into apartments on August 3rd, 2018.

 

Application

Please submit the following to apply:

  • A completed application form (application will open in a new window)
  • Two letters of reference
  • Undergraduate transcript
  • Graduate transcript, or verification of graduate student status

Complete applications can be sent to the address below; however, due to delays in campus mail, persons mailing their applications are urged to do so early to ensure delivery. Application materials can also be submitted to anne.herold@emory.edu. Additionally, applications can be brought to the Office of Residence Life in Raoul Hall. Email is the preferred method to receive all supplemental materials. Applications are due by March 13th, 2018.

 

Additional Information

For additional information, please contact:

Anne Herold, Assistant Director
Office of Residence Life
Emory University
DUC/Drawer B Atlanta, GA 30322 
Phone: 404.712.9465 Fax: 404.727.4774 
http://osfl.emory.edu

Clairmont Assistant Complex Director

***We are no longer accepting applications for this position.***

 

Function of the Position

The primary function of the Assistant Complex Director at Clairmont Campus is to supervise and support the Resident Advisor staff of the Clairmont Residential Center (CRC). The Clairmont ACD works collaboratively with the Clairmont Residence Life and Service Center & Housing Operations staff to create and maintain a safe, inclusive, and flourishing environment for all residential students. 

Overall, the Assistant Complex Director works with Residence Life staff members and the residents to facilitate an environment within the residence hall that will contribute to the intellectual, social, physical, moral, and cultural development of the students. Complex Directors articulate the philosophy and policies of the Office of Residence Life, Emory Campus Life, and Emory University, and, in turn, represent and present the needs and concerns of the students to the administration.

Supervisor

Assistant Director of Residence Life | Clairmont & Woodruff

Time Commitment

20 hours per week. The actual time commitment varies during the academic year, with greater commitment around opening and closings and during pre-service training. 

Contract Dates

July 23rd, 2018 – May 31st, 2019. Clairmont ACD may move into apartment on July 20th, 2018 and training begins on July 23rd, 2018. Occupancy of the apartment is available during academic year breaks, including Fall Break, Winter Break, and Spring Break. If returning for the following academic year, the Clairmont ACD is eligible to reside in their apartment over the summer break, with some exceptions in the case of renovation projects.

To Apply:

Please submit a letter of intent, resume, and one to two professional references to coddman@emory.edu with the subject line Clairmont ACD Application. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Priority Deadline: April 23rd, 2018.

Resident Advisor

Resident Advisors play an integral role in the quality of the residential program at Emory. For that reason, the administrative staff in the Office of Residence Life has developed a selection process designed to identify qualified individuals, and provide all applicants with valuable experience in group interaction and interviewing.

The selection process will give you an opportunity to share with us your qualifications and motivation for the RA position. RAs are expected to fill many roles; therefore, it takes exceptional people to fill these positions. We take special care in selecting those individuals with potential to develop leadership skills and grow with the Residence Life program. 

The Application Process

  • Applications: Applications should be submitted online by 11:59PM on January 17, 2018.
  • Recommendations: Two recommendation forms are due through the online submission page by 11:59 PM on January 26, 2018. Please submit the names of your references on your application. One of these recommendations should be from a current Campus Life or Residence Life staff member (including SAs, RAs, RHDs, or CDs). The other can be from anyone else including others from the Emory community such as faculty or administrators, or previous employers. Recommendation forms will be automatically emailed to your references once you submit your application.

Click here to access the application: emory.erezlife.com. Please read the information on the application site carefully, as it will provide you with information regarding each step of the application process. Here is the selection timeline:

  • Application opens - November 1, 2017
  • Application closes - January 17, 2018
  • References due - January 26, 2018
  • Interviews - February 3, 2018

If you have any questions regarding this information, please contact Anne Herold at 404.712.9465 or anne.herold@emory.edu. 

Applications submitted after the deadline will not receive consideration.

 

Eligibility

  • Academic Standing: Candidates are required to be in good academic standing with the University, which includes being a full-time, registered undergraduate student at Emory. (Students in their final semester of study who have received approval from Emory College of Arts and Sciences to take fewer than 12 credit hours will remain eligible for employment.) Candidates must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 at the time of application and must maintain this minimum GPA throughout the duration of employment with the department. No exceptions will be made.
  • Disciplinary Standing: Candidates are required to be in good disciplinary standing with the University. All candidates having a prior disciplinary history during their tenure as an Emory student should share that information during their interview. Having a disciplinary history with the University or with the department does not eliminate a candidate from consideration, but the nature of the incident(s) may have bearing. All candidates’ disciplinary history will be checked with the Office of Student Conduct.
  • Financial Standing: Candidates are required to be in good financial standing with the University. All student staff are expected to meet payment for tuition and fees. The stipend earned in this position may affect student financial aid awards.
  • Residency Standing: Candidates are required to have completed four full semesters of on campus residency at any college or university by the time of employment (Fall 2018). Current first-year students may not apply for the Resident Advisor position.

 

Compensation

It is understood that a staff position in the residence halls cannot easily be translated in to hours worked per day or week because of the unique nature of the responsibilities and circumstances. The position requires a genuine personal commitment, flexibility, and good understanding of the unpredictable nature of the actual time involved. To compensate the Resident Advisor for this time and dedication, the Office of Residence Life provides Resident Advisors with an annual stipend that is broken down into the following:

  • Payment of $1,246, which is paid monthly at the rate of $124.60 per month (Aug - May).
  • A single, furnished room. (This is based off the rate of a single occupancy room for the current academic year).

 

Training

  • Fall Training 2018: All Resident Advisors are required to attend fall staff training prior to the opening of school in August. This year’s training is set to begin with in-community training, informal social, and some administrative work on Monday, August 13, 2018 and will continue through Friday, August 24, 2018. Staff can begin to arrive back to campus on Saturday, August 11, 2018.
  • RA Class: All Resident Advisors are required to enroll and fully participate in an RA class (EDS 472 Peer Counseling). Students will receive 2 credit hours for their participation. The class will be held for two hours on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Fridays during the fall semester. The purpose of the class is to follow up some of the training that will occur before the students arrive, as well as to create a network for new hall staff. Personal development, leadership, diversity issues and other skill-based activities will be presented during the course of the seminar.

Sophomore Advisor

Sophomore Advisors (SAs) play an integral role in the quality of the residential program at Emory. For that reason, the administrative staff in Residence Life has developed a selection process designed to identify qualified individuals, and provide all applicants with valuable experience in group interaction and interviewing.

The selection process will give you an opportunity to share with us your qualifications and motivation for the SA position. Sophomore Advisors are expected to fill many roles; therefore, it takes exceptional people to fill these positions. We take special care in selecting those individuals with potential to develop leadership skills and grow with the Residence Life program. 

The Application Process

  • Applications: Applications should be submitted online by 11:59 PM on January 19, 2018
  • Recommendations: One recommendation form is due through the online submission page by 11:59 PM on January 26, 2018. Please submit the name of your references on your application. This recommendation can be from a current Campus Life or Residence Life staff member (including SAs, RAs, RHDs, or CDs), anyone else including others from the Emory community such as faculty or administrators, or previous employers. The recommendation form will be automatically emailed to your reference once you submit your application.
  • Individual Interview: Each SA candidate will participate in an interview with current student staff. You will schedule your interview after your complete application has been received. Interview dates are TBD.

Click here to access the application: emory.erezlife.com. Please read the information on the application site carefully, as it will provide you with information regarding each step of the application process. Here is the selection timeline:

  • Application opens - November 1, 2017
  • Application closes - January 19, 2018
  • References due - January 26, 2018
  • Interviews - Either on January 30, 2018; January 31, 2018; or February 1, 2018

If you have any questions regarding this information, please contact Anne Herold at 404.712.9465 or anne.herold@emory.edu.

Applications submitted after the deadline will not receive consideration.

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Eligibility

  • Academic Standing: Candidates are required to be in good academic standing with the University, which includes being a full-time, registered second-year student at Emory. Candidates must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 at the time of application and must maintain this minimum GPA throughout the duration of employment with the department. No exceptions will be made.
  • Disciplinary Standing: Candidates are required to be in good disciplinary standing with the University. Candidates currently serving a sanction of Probation or higher issued by the Office of Student Conduct are not eligible for employment. All candidates having a prior disciplinary history during their tenure as an Emory student should share that information during their interview. Having a disciplinary history with the University or with the department does not eliminate a candidate from consideration, but the nature of the incident(s) may have bearing. All candidates’ disciplinary history will be checked with the Office of Student Conduct.
  • Financial Standing: Candidates are required to be in good financial standing with the University. All student staff are expected to meet payment for tuition, fees, and housing. 
  • Residency Standing: Candidates are required to have completed two full semesters of on campus residency at Emory College of Arts and Sciences by the time of employment (Fall 2018).

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Compensation

Sophomore Advisors, while not compensated monetarily, will be offered the following for their services:

  • Early Residence Hall Check-In
  • Move-In T-shirt
  • Meals during training and opening days
  • Valuable leadership experience
  • New friends and fun

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Training

  • Fall Training 2018: All SAs are required to attend fall staff training prior to the opening of school in August. This year’s training is set to begin with in-community training, informal social, and some administrative work on Thursday, August 16, 2018 and will continue through Friday, August 24, 2018. Sophomore Advisor staff can begin to arrive back to campus on Monday, August 13, 2018.

Flourish! Advisor (FA)

The Flourish! Advisor (FA) works with residence life, graduate students, and Health Promotion staff members to facilitate a flourishing environment within the residence hall contributing to the intellectual, social, physical, moral, and cultural development of the students. The Flourish! Advisor assists other Residence Life staff members in articulating to the students the philosophy and policies of the Office of Residence Life & Housing, Office of Health Promotion, other Campus Life departments, the College, and other Departments and Divisions within the University and, in turn, represents and presents the needs of the students to the administration. The volunteer position of Flourish! Advisor requires strong leadership skills, honor, confidentiality, enthusiasm, and sensitivity toward others. Additionally, the Flourish! Advisor supports the mission of the Flourish Emory initiative. This exciting leadership position provides the opportunity to work with a graduate student conducting and analyzing qualitative research as well as implementing theory to practice.

For additional information about the position, please contact Des’mon Taylor.

Des'mon Taylor, Complex Director
Phone: 404.712.9465
Email: des'mon.taylor@emory.edu

Faculty in Residence

Overview:

The Faculty in Residence (FIR) program is sponsored by the Office of Residence Life, and aims to increase meaningful interactions between faculty and students. The FIR position is a live-in position designed to strengthen the connection between students’ curricular and co-curricular activities. In collaboration with Residence Life staff, the FIRs help to create an intentional residential education experience for Emory students. The central mission of Emory’s Division of Campus Life is to cultivate a welcoming and dynamic community that is committed to modeling and teaching holistic wellbeing, ethical leadership, civic engagement, cultural humility, and global citizenship by providing a supportive and responsive foundation for an evolving campus community to develop skills necessary for lifelong success and positive transformation in the world. The FIRs serve to model these ideals by providing programs, dialogues, and initiatives that engage, support, and intellectually challenge students. Research shows that student engagement with faculty has a positive relation to students’ retention, satisfaction, and learning (Astin, 1977; Benjamin & Griffin, 2013; Kuh & Hu, 2001; Mara & Mara, 2010; Pascarella & Terenzini, 2005). Through informal and formal interactions, the FIR program helps students to know faculty on a deeper level, in both academic and social contexts.

 

Goals:

  • To increase faculty presence, academic engagement, and role modeling in the residence halls
  • To provide opportunities for faculty and students to interact outside the classroom
  • To create meaningful programs that promote student learning and community building

 

Eligibility and Terms of Service: 

Preference is given to full-time faculty. Each FIR holds an appointment for two (2) years, with an optional third year by mutual agreement. In addition to full -time faculty status, ideal candidates should have an awareness and experience with student learning, residential living, and student leadership. Knowledge of Emory University policies and procedures is helpful. FIRs will work with the FIR Director & Coordinators regarding logistics of move-in. Generally, FIRs move-in mid to late summer.

 

Benefits:

  • The benefits package for the Faculty in Residence position includes the following:
  • Furnished, air-conditioned, two-bedroom, on-campus apartment at Clairmont Campus or Woodruff (parking, all utilities, wireless internet services are provided);
  • Access to free room reservations for residential spaces.

 

General Expectations:

  • Maintain visibility as vital member of the Residence Life community;
  • Actively participate in the life of the Emory residential community;
  • Promote academic engagement opportunities to residents;
  • Actively publicize and host at least one program per month;
  • Develop positive relationships with other FIRs;
  • Maintain open and active communication with student and Residence Life staff;
  • Support and follow university, Residence Life, and Housing policies and procedures;
  • Collaborate with Residence Life’s student and professional staff for programming
  • Maintain on-campus apartment as primary residence; 
  • Submit monthly expense and budget report; 
  • Attend select Residence Life events as academic commitments allow, such as signature Residence Life events, move-in, welcome week, and staff meetings.

 

Resident Interaction: 

  • Initiate informal and formal communication with students, such as programs, emails, check-ins, meals, or one- on-one conversations,
  • Serve as a role model and resource for students; 
  • Be available, approachable, and accessible to students;
  • Cultivate interactions with students that empower students to grow, develop, and refine their values.

 

Programming: 

  • Plan and implement at least one program per month;
  • Though FIR programs are intended for residents of their residence hall, FIRs are encouraged to advertise programming to all Emory students;
  • Programs can include, but are not limited to, large group social events, small group discussions, meals, or off- campus field trips; 
  • Conduct formal and informal assessments to determine progress towards achieving Residence Life’s learning outcome(s);
  • FIR Team will provide initial support for effective planning and marketing.

 

Administrative Tasks:

 

  • Meet with the FIR Director monthly to discuss ongoing community issues, brainstorm programming initiatives, and assess progress;
  • Initiate regular communication with the FIR Director regarding programming, marketing, budgeting, and facility concerns;
  • As academic commitments allow, the Faculty in Residence will attend Residence Life staff meetings,
  • Submit end of year reports and reflection of the year.
  • Attend training meetings as requested.
  • Work with FIR Director regarding residential concerns including move-in, move-out, facilities issues, policies, and processes

 

Programming Funds:

 

  • $2,000 per academic year

 

Training:

 

  • Faculty in Residence are required to attend one training session date (to be determined in May).

Submitting Your Application:

 

The Faculty in Residence Search Committee seeks a diverse group of faculty who work collaboratively with our residential staff to create thought provoking, interactive, and educational programs in which students can talk, work, and learn together. If you are interested in joining the Faculty-in-Residence (FIR) program for a two-year commitment, please submit the following to Courtnay Oddman at the contact information below:

  • A curriculum vitae or resume
  • A cover letter declaring your interest in the program, addressed to the Faculty in Residence Search Committee that include answers to the following three (3) questions:

 

  1. What non-teaching activities or interactions have you had with students (e.g., study abroad, residence hall program, dinners)?

 

  1. Each Faculty-in-Residence offers programs around an interdisciplinary theme related to one of five core values of Residence Life and Housing. These five values are social justice, sustainability, responsibility, learning, and connections. If you are interested in starting your own theme, what ideas do you have and what kinds of events could support these themes?

 

  1. How would you implement these and encourage students to attend the events you sponsor? Events can be social, educational, cultural, focused on careers/academics, or other topics.

 

Please note that: Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis, therefore when you submit your application please also include at least three times and days that you are available for your interview. This interview will include Campus Life staff, Residence Life staff, current Faculty in Residence, and/or student representative.

The final deadline for all applications is Friday, March 30th.

 

If you have questions about the FIR program, please contact Courtnay Oddman, Faculty in Residence Director at 404-727-2106.

 

Contact Information:

 

Courtnay Oddman, M.Ed.

Faculty in Residence Director

Residence Life

Phone: 404-727-2106