Western Connecticut State University Housing and Residence Life is a featured program.
Housing and Residence Life Staff: Hall Supervisory
There is a professional assigned to each building – an Assistant to the Director of HRL/Resident Director. These positions require a bachelor’s degree and it is preferred that they have a masters degree with several years’ experience in housing & residence life, either as an undergrad, graduate, or professional. Each RD selects and supervises a set of resident assistants (RAs).
- RAs staff sizes are determined by the building’s occupancy, so they may supervise as few as 5 or as many as 10 RAs.
- Each building has 1 or 2 academic resource mentors (ARMs), who are peer academic coaches who live in the building and work to assist at risk residents, as well as to program for academic and life skills.
- Each building also has 1 or 2 SAAs, or student administrative assistants. These students help with administrative activities (maintenance, logging priority points, etc.), as well as helping select and supervise information desk assistants.
- Info desk assistants can number between 2 and 12 students who are responsible for monitoring access to the building, as well as relaying messages, mail and information to residents and guests.
Housing and Residence Life Staff: Central Staff
4 positions support and supervise operations for the department:
The director of Housing and Residence Life: Responsible for the overall supervision and operation of the entire department of HRL.
The director of HRL for Residential Programs and Staff: Responsible for the “residence life” side of the house – selection, training and supervision of staff (directly supervises the RD staff), as well as overseeing residential programs such as our CULTURE program and a series of academically focused programs like iMatter, GROW, My Road to WestConn, and the annual Academic Recognition Ceremony.
The associate director of HRL for Operations: Oversees all the operations of the department – billing, assignments, maintenance and renovations, summer conferences, etc. During summer conference season, “works for” the Facilities Scheduling and Promotions department, which is responsible for all summer conferencing.
Secretary: Responsible for office management and the day-to-day operation of the department. Oversees student office assistants, including selection and supervision, scheduling. Performs payroll functions.
Applying for a position at WCSU:
No graduate positions are offered (graduate students are eligible to apply to be RAs).
Professional positions are advertised on our campus HR website as well as in a variety of typical higher education-related job posting sites (The Chronicle of Higher Education, Student Affairs.com, higheredjobs.com, etc.) Jobs are contractually posted internally (within the CSU system) for 10 days prior to their posting for the external world.
We will also generally post openings on our own HRL website.