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General purpose: Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) announces an opening for the position of Graduate Community Assistant.. This opening is a part-time, 12-month, live-in professional position. MICAâs residential program is composed of approximately 1,000 beds distributed across multiple buildings and configured in apartment-style communities . The Graduate Community Assistant (GCA) is a member of the Residence Life professional staff team. They report directly to the Residential Coordinator (RC) and work closely to support the undergraduate Residential Advisors (RAs) and the on campus communities.
Summary of Essential Function: The GCA role has several components, but can be divided into two main areas of focus: residential community development and Residential Advisor support. The GCA is a member of the professional staff team and will serve in the professional on call rotation for handling crisis for on campus residents. The GCA is integral in helping to promote student growth, personal development, and academic success for MICAâs on campus communities. The position is for a full academic year, including training and hall openings and closings.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
Create and implement staff development sessions or workshops throughout the year based on assessment of RA needs in conjunction with the Residential Coordinator
Assist in developing year long professional development plan for the RA staff
Assist RC staff in developing and implementing RA trainings
Lead various residential staff meetings
Act as resource to undergraduate RAs, utilizing prior college and residence life experiences
Assist in acclimation and training of individuals new to the RA role
Uphold policy and mentor RAs through positive example and role modeling
Assist in planning and execution of RA regular staff outings and team building opportunities
Plan and execute end of semester student staff celebrations and recognition ceremonies
Participate in the professional on-call after hours emergency response rotation
Coordinate the apartment mate agreement process and any subsequent roommate mediations
Assist with student behavioral management and counseling as needed
Assist in the opening and closing of the residence halls (August, December, January and May)
Coordinate large scale or need based programming under the direction of the Residential Coordinator
Support departmental programming initiatives including assessment, planning and execution
Assist with departmental committees as needed
Support winter and summer break housing operations
Provide support to graduate students
Assist professional staff with other departmental and divisional duties as assigned
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Preference given to graduate students in a Higher Education or Student Services related academic program
Active listening and attention to detail required
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Organization and time management skills
Able to work independently and demonstrate leadership in a team setting
Required Education: Bachelor's degree
GCA must uphold college policy at MICA and at the institution where they are enrolled
GCA must live on campus in a designated professional staff apartment
Prior experience in 1 or more of the following areas; Residence Life, youth mentorship/supervision, crisis response, counseling, programming/community development, academic/career advising or restorative practices.
Reporting to this position: No direct reports.
Compensation: Compensation is in the form of a partially furnished 1 bedroom apartment, an annual stipend , and a live-on compensation package. The apartment has a full kitchen, bathroom, and living room, and all utilities are included.
Conditions of Employment:
Conditions: Satisfactory Background Check
Unusual Circumstances related to position include on duty and on call requirements and responsibilities, availability prior and post regular move in times before and after the MICA semester begins.
GCA must maintain good academic standing with a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher
GCA must limit their academic load to no more than 18 hours each semester unless approved by the Residential Coordinator
GCA must maintain good judicial standing and uphold college policy at MICA and at the institution in which they are enrolled
The GCA should not be involved in more than 20 hours per week of other on or off campus employment, unless approved by their supervising Residential Coordinator.
Maryland Institute College of Art is committed to its policy of providing equal opportunity regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, or veteran status (disabled, Vietnam-era, or otherwise). Furthermore, the College does not tolerate any form of sex discrimination, including sexual harassment or sexual violence. This policy applies to all programs, facilities, and activities provided by Maryland Institute College of Art, including but not limited to admission, educational programs, and employment.
Applicants must apply online for each job in which they are interested. You will not be considered for any job for which you have not specifically applied. We do not accept applications via email, U.S. mail, or fax. Successful candidates for any staff or faculty positions will be subject to a pre-employment background check.
MICA provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact Human Resources at 410-225-2363.
Internal Number: R1231
About Maryland Institute College of Art
Founded in 1826, MICA is among the top visual arts colleges in the nation. The college enrolls 1,863 undergraduate and 306 graduate students from 48 states and 54 foreign countries, offering programs of study leading to the bachelor of fine arts (B.F.A.), master of arts (M.A.), master of fine arts (M.F.A.) degrees, and master of professional studies degrees (M.P.S), as well as post-baccalaureate certificate programs and a full slate of credit and noncredit courses for adults, college-bound students, and children. MICA is recognized as an important cultural resource for the Baltimore/Washington region, sponsoring many public and community-outreach programs-including more than 100 exhibitions by students, faculty, and nationally and internationally known artists annually-as well as artists' residencies, film series, lectures, readings, and performances.