Laramie County Community College

  • Resident Advisor (RA), Part-Time (LCCC Students Only)

    Job Location US-WY-Cheyenne
    Posted Date 1 year ago(2/15/2018 6:11 PM)
    # of Openings
  • Overview

    The mission of Laramie County Community College is to transform our students' lives through the power of inspired learning. Our over-arching goal is that our accomplishments as a community college will distinguish LCCC from others in the nation, in turn benefiting our communities and bringing pride to the Great State of Wyoming.  Our core values include Passion, Authenticity, and the Desire to Make a Difference. 


    A cover letter detailing how you meet the minimum and preferred qualifications for this position is required. You can upload a cover letter when you create an applicant profile.


    This is a non-employee position and is available for LCCC full-time students who live on campus.


    Job Summary: 

    Core responsibilities of this position include:

    Resident Advisors (RAs) are non-employee staff members who are on scholarship for fulfilling this role within LCCC Residence Halls. Resident Advisors help students adapt to their transitions while living on-campus.  RAs develop positive relationships with residents; provided active leadership to create a community on their floors; foster a community that supports students’ involvement, academic success and personal growth; serve as a resource to residents for college services; and are active members of the Resident Hall Team.  RAs will utilize skills in interpersonal communication, organization, mediation, problem solving and program planning.

    Residence Hall staff receive a total scholarship/compensation package of room and board costs.  All staff receive a double room as part of this package. The projected room cost for 2017-2018 is $8140. (Including expanded cable TV, WIFI, high-speed internet service, utilities, and meal plan).

    Other tasks may be assigned based on contemporary institutional need.


    Start Date: As soon after hiring process as practical.


    Essential Functions

    Essential Functions:  


    • Establish significant relationships with floor residents
    • Express interest and concern for residents by being available, approachable and accessible
    • Interact with residents individually and in groups
    • Follow-up with residents regarding academic, personal and community issues
    • Communicate successes and concerns to the RD
    • Eat regularly (at least two times per week) with members of your floor community



    • Complete departmental guidelines for developing a positive community in the first three to six weeks of each semester, including but not limited to participating in “Welcome Week” events, planning a variety of social activities, and initiating and facilitating floor meetings
    • Provide quality programs in every area specified by the residential life director
    • Encourage positive interpersonal relationships between community members
    • Provide mediation for residents with minor interpersonal conflicts
    • Participate in service learning projects as directed by the residential life director
    • Educate and encourage residents to initiate and take responsibility for their living space as well as become assertive, positive members of the floor and campus communities
    • Hold regular floor meetings designed to involve residents throughout the academic year



    • Work to establish a community where students can study and sleep
    • Respond appropriately to noise concerns as they occur and as you become aware of them
    • Promote healthy choices for critical issues including alcohol use, sexual decision-making and relationships
    • Work with residents to establish community standards and respond to concerns
    • Plan and execute programs and events that encourage the personal and academic success of residents
    • Meet programming requirements as set forth by the RD
    • Update community bulletin boards with personal success themes and information as directed
    • Promote positive action for the appreciation and acceptance of diversity and multiculturalism



    • Be aware of current student, Residence Hall and campus issues
    • Assist residents adjusting to their new living and learning environment by providing information about the Residence Hall and LCCC campus
    • Know resources available on campus and make referrals as necessary/appropriate
    • Act as an initial source of support for residents that experience personal/academic concerns



    • Work with fellow RAs as a committee to address semester projects such as “Alcohol Awareness Week,” “Brain Week,” and finals week needs
    • Attend all scheduled training programs prior to and throughout the academic year
    • Participate in regular staff meetings, one-on-one supervisory meetings, formal evaluation processes and departmental assessment surveys. Assist with RA selection
    • Enforce all policies in a consistent and timely manner
    • Report all safety and security issues regarding the Residence Hall appropriately
    • Contribute to a rotating duty schedule with fellow RAs, including daily evening and weekend day duty nights
    • Perform security rounds as assigned
    • Complete 6 to 10 hours of scheduled work at the Residence Hall Reception Desk each week as assigned
    • Participate in opening/closing processes at each break period and at the beginning and end of the academic year (RAs are expected to arrive early/stay late until process is completed)
      • Approximate dates: training August 16-24, Fall 2018 Move-In August 25, December 10-16 student check out, Sunday January 16 – 20 training and student check in, May 13-19 student check-out
    • Provide Residence Hall supervision whenever present in the Residence Hall
    • Attend and support programs conducted by other members of the Residence Life staff, the Residence Hall Council and college community and encourage residents to attend, as well
    • Assist the Residence Hall program in other ways as requested or assigned



    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

    • Ability to effectively and professionally execute the essential functions of this position with proven capabilities in establishing appropriate professional rapport, communicating with courtesy and tact, accurately determine others needs, collecting necessary information, and follow-through when requested
    • Ability to read and interpret instructions in oral, written, or diagrammatical form (e.g., a flow chart of a process). Ability to read, interpret and consider possible applications of business literature and legal documents
    • Skills and abilities to perform as an organized, self-starter, and able to handle expeditiously, accurately, and confidentially the rapid receipt of communications from all sources—written, email, voice mail, one-on-one with attention to detail; able to act on own initiative while exercising reasonable judgment
    • Excellent customer service skills; ability to communicate clearly with a variety of people, in one-to-one and small group settings – either face-to-face, by telephone, or by other electronic means – ability to communicate in an informative manner, effectively listen, and be able to handle escalating situations with concern and confidence
    • Ability to support time-based requests; able to function effectively in a multi-tasking, fast-paced environment with deadlines, frequent interruptions, and some interpersonal pressure
    • Ability to respond to common inquires from college faculty and staff, regulatory agencies, vendors, regional business community, and others as may be necessary
    • Knowledge of basic office equipment including (but not limited to) personal computer and associated peripherals, fax machine, multi-line telephone, voice recorders, and other electronic devices
    • Demonstrate strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community

    Physical/Mental Demands: 

    ·         To successfully perform the essential functions of this position, the student must be able to maintain appropriate composure and necessary confidentiality with regard to both past and current student, and donor data; documents; issues; etc., and respect privacy needs of students, donors

    • The ability to comply with highly inflexible deadlines is required to successfully perform the essential functions of this position; there will be multiple occurrences of sudden, urgent task completion required.
    • While performing the essential functions of this position a variable work schedule may be required including long work days, evenings, and weekends as needed.
    • There may be occurrences of interacting with students, past students, members of the general public, and others who express opinions, may exhibit strong emotions, which will require the student to interact professionally, diplomatically, and appropriately in such situations

    ·         While performing the essential duties of this position, a student would frequently be required to move around the assigned work areas as well as within hallways, meeting rooms, and other parts of the campus facilities

    • There may be multiple/daily instances of prolonged sitting, standing, and personal computer use, which would include keyboard and/or mouse usage as well as viewing a computer monitor

    ·         The student must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 35 pounds to perform essential position functions

    ·         Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust focus

    • The overall work environment requires the mental ability to shift focal point quickly due to interruptions; a student must be able to mentally track multiple projects and tasking as well
    • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate; however, there may be unexpected instances of somewhat loud sounds



    • Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 
    • Be enrolled as a full-time student: a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester and a maximum of 19 credit hours per semester
    • A course load over 19 credit hours per semester must be approved by the RD
    • Have sophomore status as determined by the LCCC College Catalog
    • Have two semesters at LCCC remaining (fall and spring) before graduation
    • Maintain good financial standing (defined as not being delinquent or in default with the Business Office) and good judicial standing (defined as not being on College Disciplinary Probation) for the duration of employment
    • Reside in the room provided
    • Role model a standard of personal conduct commensurate with job responsibilities
    • Abide by all college and Residence Life policies, as well as all local, state and federal laws
    • Prioritize the position as your principal out-of-class activity; any competing employment or activities are at the discretion of the Residence Life Director (outside employment requires pre-approval and is limited to 10 hours/week)




    Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer


    Laramie County Community College is committed to providing a safe and nondiscriminatory educational and employment environment. The college does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, sexual orientation or other status protected by law. Sexual harassment, including sexual violence, is a form of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. The college does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational, extracurricular, athletic or other programs or in the context of employment.


    The College has a designated person to monitor compliance and to answer any questions regarding the college’s non-discrimination policies:  Please contact: Title IX and ADA Coordinator, Room 205B, Pathfinder Building, 1400 E College Drive, Cheyenne, WY  82007, 307-778-1217,



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