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Off-Campus Resident Assistant (RA)

ACT (the American College of Thessaloniki), the tertiary division of Anatolia College invites expression of interest for the position of Resident Assistant (RA) to cover its immediate needs. Resident Assistants are temporary full-time staff members of the International Programs Office (IPO), working closely and collaboratively with Student Services and Student Clubs and Athletics. The IPO is seeking staff for the Summer 2019 and Fall 2019 terms.

The RA supports the academic success, social development and personal growth of students by creating intentional programs and experiences within a diverse community of learners that involve students, faculty and staff. The RA position, due to its live-in nature, requires willingness to be called into service at any time of the day or night in order to meet students' needs as they arise, even in times of emergency when the campus may be closed. Above all, a RA must be an example and uphold professional and personal accountability.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Attend and participate in staff training sessions and in regular staff meetings.
  • Contribute actively to the arrival/departure and the check-in/check-out procedures as assigned.
  • Assist with student orientation preparation and presentations.
  • Assist residents in their adjustment to roommates and community living
  • Serve as a translator and facilitator at the residence site and beyond.
  • Assist in the supervision of the residence: enforcing housing rules, regulations and policies and responding to all residents’ requests and emergencies (e.g. fire, health, and safety).
  • Respond to all witnessed violations of ACT policies. Prepare and submit the appropriate report to the IPO Director within 24 hours.
  • Receive and promptly process requests for housing maintenance repairs and custodial needs received from residents.
  • Remain on-call throughout the program duration.
  • Design and implement experiences for residents that enhance their social, educational and personal development and connect them to ACT community.
  • Conduct periodic meetings for the purpose of planning events, disseminating pertinent College information, and explaining on-campus housing policies and procedures.
  • Actively encourage and promote involvement in ACT events & activities and inspire residents to be active participants.
  • Act as a service learning liaison and accompany students to on & off-campus activities/sessions and to service learning sites.
  • Chaperone students on trips as instructed by the IPO (minimally Vergina & Athens trips) and to other locations (e.g. service learning, hospital, police station etc.).
  • Attend all scheduled in-services offered during non-meeting times.
  • Act as a liaison; connecting the appropriate staff member of ACT with the residents regarding issues of concern to the residents.
  • Assure confidentiality in regard to incidents reported in order to protect the privacy of individuals involved.
  • Perform other tasks as required.
  • Act as an ACT representative, maintaining professionalism at all times.

Qualifications

Educational Background

  • Must have completed 1 year of College prior to starting the position. 
  • Must be in good academic and student conduct standing. (if current student)

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

  • Fluency in English and Greek
  • Ability to work well both in a team and in individual situations.
  • Comfortable being a leader in group settings.
  • Ability to use authority with good judgment.
  • Ability to quickly evaluate crisis situations and respond appropriately.
  • Possess administrative skills.
  • Possess effective cross-cultural communication skills
  • Establishes good rapport with other
  • Able to mediate conflict situations
  • Shows a positive attitude

Application

Interested applicants are expected to send their CV along with a letter of interest by email to ACT Human Resources, Αυτή η διεύθυνση Email προστατεύεται από τους αυτοματισμούς αποστολέων ανεπιθύμητων μηνυμάτων. Χρειάζεται να ενεργοποιήσετε τη JavaScript για να μπορέσετε να τη δείτε., titled “Resident Assistant (RA) Study Abroad” by April 30, 2019.

All applications will be treated with confidentiality. ACT does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, national origin, disability or any other status or condition.

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