Job Description for Residential Life Community Builder

CB Roles (in order of priority)

  • Student
  • Community Developer
  • RezLife Support

General responsibilities

  1. Develop Community:
    1. Establish and develop good relationships with your buildings residents
    2. Promote a comfortable, clean, creative and harmonious living environment
    3. Decide what specific contribution you want to make to your community in your area of interest that is consistent with University policy, for example, a project to work on with your residents or a meeting on a particular topic like sustainability in the dorms or an event.
    4. Set an intention for the semester and plan how you are going to accomplish it, and share this with your Residence Director (RD). Develop a plan including at least one program a block and execute it.
  2.  Uphold Community Standards & University Policy
    1. Attend all required meetings, training, orientation events, and Residence Hall meetings.
    2. Facilitate open dialog, including promoting intercultural communications and conflict resolution as needed within your community.
    3. Live in accord with University and building policy.
  3. Administration
    1. Report any physical problems to appropriate MIU Department / Fix-It.
    2. Support RezLife staff as needed.
  4. Safety and Security
    1. Be aware of all safety and security resources
    2. Be familiar with all emergency protocols
    3. Assist with fire drills
    4. Call 911 if necessary

Expectations and compensation

  1. This is a Work Study position, available to students who are eligible for Federal Work Study grants, or Institutional Work Study.
  2. Early return for the fall semester:
    • Early Fall arrival (partake in ‘Orientation Buddy Training’).
  3. Orientation Responsibilities (you are expected to be an “Orientation Buddy”)
  4. Early return for the spring semester:
    • Available to welcome and orient new students during Orientation (arrive early to be orientation buddy for spring).
  5. Academic and behavioral expectations:
    • GPA of 3 or higher
    • Passing DC grades
    • Compliance with Student Code of Conduct and other University policies
    • In good standing without any academic or behavioral warning, probation, or alert, or other disciplinary action
  6. Compensation: work study allotment is expected to be approximately 20 hours per month, at $7.50 an hour.
  7. Check email daily and respond promptly to emails from RezLife Dept. and RD’s.
  8. Other responsibilities as reasonably required to promote a high quality of life in the residence halls.
  9. Notify RezLife Department about any unforeseen absences and vacation plans as much in advance as possible.
  10. Help the Rez Life team continue to develop and improve.
  11. Enjoy this experience!



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