Residence Life

Flourish Graduate Fellow

Function of the Position

The Flourish Graduate Fellow plays an integral role in the implementation of the Flourish residential community in Harris Hall. The focus of the Flourish residential community is to foster a community that promotes positive well-being through 7 dimensions of wellness: physical, emotional, spiritual, social, occupational, environmental, and financial.

 

The Flourish Graduate Fellow position works to support the missions and visions of the Office of Residence Life, the Office of Health Promotion, and Emory University through supervision, community development, counseling and crisis management, marketing, assessment, and curriculum development. The Flourish Graduate Fellow works collaboratively with the Complex Director of Harris Hall as well as the Assistant Director of Community Wellbeing to create and maintain a safe, inclusive, and flourishing environment for the academic and personal growth of the students within the Flourish residential community in Harris Hall.

 

Supervisor

Complex Director of Harris Hall

 

Time Commitment

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

 

Contract Dates

August 1st, 2019 – May 31st, 2020. More specifics regarding move-in date and move-out date of the apartment will be communicated after the Flourish Graduate Fellow is selected.

 

Occupancy of the apartment is available during academic year breaks, including Fall Break, Thanksgiving Break, Winter Break, and Spring Break. If the Flourish Graduate Fellow is eligible to return for the following academic year, the Fellow will be able to reside in their apartment over the summer break, with some exceptions in the case of renovation projects.

 

Selection Timeline

  • Applications Due: March 13th
  • First Round Phone Interviews: March 18th – 22nd
  • Second Round Skype/Zoom Interviews: March 25th – March 29th
  • Offer Extended: April 1st – April 5th

Flourish Graduate Fellow Responsibilities

Staff Supervisor and Training

  • Supervise a staff of 4 Flourish Advisors
  • Assist with recruiting, interviewing, selecting, training, and evaluating staff in supervisory area
  • Clearly define responsibilities of staff duties
  • Develop an agenda for and facilitate weekly staff meetings
  • On a regular basis, meet one-on-one with all staff members
  • Provide staff with ongoing performance evaluations to recognize strong performance and develop steps to address areas of growth
  • Create opportunities for staff development throughout the year for the purposes of continuing education and team building
  • Convey a positive attitude towards the position and its duties and responsibilities

Community Development

  • Develop Flourish residential community plan
  • Empower Flourish Advisors to create and shape community in Flourish residential community
  • Provide meaningful educational and co-curricular programming to support students’ growth and development as outlined by Residence Life and the Office of Health Promotion
  • 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 Flourish residential 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

  • Attend weekly staff meetings
    • No commitment outside of academics will be considered before this meeting
  • Meet regularly with supervisor and Assistant Director of Community Wellbeing
  • Manage program proposals and program evaluation submitted by Flourish Advisors through eRezLife system
  • Submit annual budget proposal to Director of Residential Education
  • Manage Flourish budget
  • Promote and market the Flourish residential community
  • Develop an evaluation tool to assess the success of the Flourish residential community curriculum

Advising, Counseling, and Crisis Management

  • Serve as an advisor to the residents of the Flourish residential community in regard 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
  • Respond directly to crisis situations
  • Communicate and collaborate with supervisor regarding pertinent resident and community concerns

 

Related Duties

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


Qualifications Desired

  • Required:
    1. Admission to Emory University as a graduate student in good standing.
  • Desired:
    1. Experience in residence life (either as an undergraduate or post-graduate)
    2. Experience with positive psychology, well-being, or positive health promotion framework
    3. Experience with marketing and assessment

 

Remuneration

  • Compensation includes:
    • A furnished apartment with utilities, internet, and cable;
    • A stipend of $7,000 per year;
    • A meal plan including seven (7) meals per week when campus dining facilities are open;
    • A parking pass.

 

Academic Provisions

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

 

Additional Details

  • Appointments for the position are made during the spring semester for the next academic year from August to May (10 months). Termination may occur at any time during the year due to one’s performance or lack of compliance with university policies, rules, and regulations.
  • Flourish Graduate Fellow will receive ongoing evaluation from their supervisor.

To apply:

To apply, applicants must submit this electronic application; an undergraduate transcript; resume and cover letter; and two letters of reference to Daniela Muñoz Rogers by 5:00 PM on Wednesday, March 13th, 2019.

 

Transcripts and letters of reference may be mailed separately to our office at the address below or emailed to Daniela Muñoz Rogers at daniela.munozrogers@emory.edu.

 

Email is the preferred method to receive all supplemental materials.

 

If you have any questions, please contact:

 

Daniela Muñoz Rogers

Complex Director | Harris Hall

Residence Life

404.727.9520

daniela.munozrogers@emory.edu

 

If mailing supplemental materials, please address materials to 

Daniela Muñoz Rogers 
Emory University, Office of Residence Life
Drawer B
Atlanta, GA 30322

 

Applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered

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, 2019.
  • Recommendations: Two recommendation forms are due through the online submission page by 11:59 PM on January 25, 2019. 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, 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, 2018
  • Application closes - January 17, 2019
  • References due - January 25, 2019
  • Interviews - February 9, 2019

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 2019). 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 2019: All Resident Advisors are required to attend fall staff training prior to the opening of school in August. Training dates will be set before Resident Advisor offers are made and candidates should consult those dates before accepting an RA position.
  • RA Class: All Resident Advisors are required to enroll and fully participate in an RA class (ECS 100: Peer Mentoring and Leadership). Students will receive 2 credit hours for their participation. The class will be held for two hours on weekdays 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 17, 2019
  • Recommendations: One recommendation form is due through the online submission page by 11:59 PM on January 25, 2019. 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, 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 January 29 - 31, 2019.

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, 2018
  • Application closes - January 17, 2019
  • References due - January 25, 2019
  • Interviews - Either on January 29, 2019; January 30, 2019; or January 31, 2019

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 2019).

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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 2019: All SAs are required to attend fall staff training prior to the opening of school in August. Training dates will be set before Sophomore Advisor offers are made and candidates should consult those dates before accepting an SA position.

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 Daniela Muñoz Rogers.

Daniela Muñoz Rogers, Complex Director
Phone: 404.727.9520
Email: daniela.munozrogers@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