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POSITION TITLE: Summer Residence Coordinator/ ACUHO-I Intern
DURATION: Summer 2014(mid-May through early August)
ELIGIBILITY: This posting is for graduate students seeking a Summer 2014 internship through the ACUHO-I internship system only.
DESCRIPTION:In search of a graduate student to join our Residence Life Senior Staff team for summer 2014.
Successful candidate should possess professional passion for working in Student Affairs and be willing to contribute fresh ideas to our growing residential program. We welcome candidates who are energetic, adventuresome, committed, and open to new perspectives. Intern responsibilities will include the following:
Exposure to other Department of Residence Life and University Housing, Dining and Conference Services (UHDCS) areas include coordination with University Housing and maintenance staffs; planning for fall opening; and participating in staff development and recognition activities. Other responsibilities include:
Educational opportunities will include exposure to other Student Affairs and Administrative Services departments and professionals at the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) and participation in professional development workshop opportunities when they arise.
Past interns have enjoyed the Alaska summers with opportunities for outdoor adventures, especially considering the extended daylight hours. Working with our uniquely diverse student population offers many rewarding experiences. Interns enjoy the opportunity to take in many facets of the Anchorage and University communities, including the Division of Student Affairs, Division of Student Development, Dean of Students Office, Student Life and Leadership, UHDCS, and other university departments.
The University of Alaska Anchorage campus is located in a suburban area of the Municipality of Anchorage, and is the largest campus in the statewide higher education system. The campus also enjoys a wooded setting, inhabited by local moose and wildlife (friendly from a distance; great photo opportunities). The campus connects with walking trails to over 85 miles of recreational trails, with a magnificent view of the Chugach Mountain Range. Mount McKinley (Denali) is also a breath-taking sight to see. It is only 130 miles north of Anchorage and can be seen from downtown on clear days. More facts about the Anchorage area are available online through the Anchorage Convention and Visitor's Bureau at www.anchorage.net.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:We are seeing an individual who is personable and possesses the passion for affecting residential students and staff. We seek a graduate student with previous RA staff supervisory experience, experience with Residence Life / Housing policy development, strong programming skills, good foundation, and understanding of student disciplinary issues, and experience effectively responding to student crises. Individuals having a desire to take of advantage of the Alaskan "experience" may benefit the most from this internship.
EDUCATION OR TRAINING REQUIRED: Graduate Student
LENGTH OF TIME AND TYPE OF EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:Previous RA staff supervisory experience, experience with Residence Life/Housing policy development. Experience effectively responding to student crises.
INFORMATION:Person(s) hired by the University of Alaska must comply with the provisions of the Federal Immigration Reporting and control act of 1986 and must possess a valid social security card. All Nonresident Aliens must provide proof of eligibility to work. The University of Alaska is an equal employment opportunity / affirmative action employer and educational institution. Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Applications needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application and screening process should contact the local human resources office.
Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action: The University of Alaska is an equal employment opportunity / affirmative action employer and educational institution. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Applications needed reasonable accommodation to participate in the application and screening process should contact the local human resources office.
Public Disclosure: Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.
Background Investigation: Finalists may be subject to a background investigation. Any offer of employment is contingent upo9n a review of the results of the background investigation by the Human Resources Office.
Immigration Reporting and Control Act: Person(s) hired by the University of Alaska must comply with the provisions of the Federal Immigration Reporting and Control Act of 1986 and must possess a valid social security card. All foreign nationals must provide proof of eligibility to work. A job must qualify as a "specialty occupation" to be eligible for sponsorship of a U.S. H-1B visa petition.
Social Security: On January 1, 1982, the University opted out of the Social Security system, however, participation in Social Security is still required for adjunct faculty hired after January 1, 1996, temporary staff, extended temporary staff, and certain student employees. Also, benefit-eligible employees hired after April 1, 1986, are required to pay into Medicare even though they do not participate in Social Security.
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