Lancaster Bible College | Capital Seminary and Graduate School is an equal opportunity institution that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex (except where sex is a bona fide occupational qualification), ancestry, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, admission to and enrollment with the College.

Graduate Assistant in Student Life (Male)

Posted: 4/8/18

Rank: Part-time

Type/Hours: 10 months

Department: Student Life

Location: Lancaster, PA

Job Description:

The Graduate Assistant (GA) exists for the purpose of providing general oversight of the student community, namely in the areas of Resident Life and Student Success. They are responsible to communicate and administer college guidelines; engage in cultivating healthy community on the LBC campus; provide crisis intervention and conflict mediation; and mentor and support Resident Life student leaders in their roles. The GA is also a graduate student in the Master of Arts in Ministry program at Capital Seminary & Graduate School.

Candidates will meet the following requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • Minimum of two years of residence hall experience
  • Must be enrolled in the Master of Arts in Ministry Program

Candidates will need to possess the following skills:

  • Possess strong interpersonal, organizational, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Be able to minster to the needs of a culturally diverse group of students
  • Possess strong leadership skills and background experience in areas related to student development and activities programming
  • Communicate genuine concern for others
  • Evidence the ability to make timely decisions
  • Be able to mediate conflicts between students

Candidates will be responsible for the following tasks:

CAMPUS COMMUNITY WELFARE

  • Fellowship with resident students by participating in campus events especially in the evenings, on weekends, and by eating in the Dining Hall regularly
  • Provide general campus oversight when offices are closed
  • Work with the staff and students to affirm community standards established by the College
  • Administer the disciplinary system in the residence halls
  • Provide conflict mediation and intermediary counseling as needed
  • Provide 24-hour campus coverage and crisis response
  • Be visible and available at least two weekends a month
  • Rotate break coverage with other Grad Assistants

STUDENT STAFF HIRING, TRAINING AND EVALUATION

  • Assist in selecting, training, supervising, and evaluating Resident Assistants (RA) and Community Assistants (CA)
  • Take an active role in recruiting RA/CA applicants as well as participating in the RA/CA selection process
  • Regularly check on RA/CAs to verify compliance to duties and responsibilities
  • Participate and/or lead weekly RA/CA meetings for business/discipleship purposes
  • Hold contact meetings with each individual RA/CA twice a month to monitor and encourage personal growth and job performance
  • Participate in formal RA/CA evaluations at the end of the fall semester

HOUSING AND PROGRAMMING

  • Assume responsibility for the Resident Hall(s) assigned to that RD:
    • Conduct regular walk-throughs to monitor cleanliness and order in dorms
    • Maintain regular desk shift hours with RA/CAs (i.e. Facetime)
    • Regularly monitor lounges and laundry rooms for cleanliness and appropriate conduct.
    • Maintain regular office hours
    • Review RA logistics (breakage forms, etc.), monitor maintenance and custodial needs of the residence halls
    • Partner with Physical Plant in finding custodial and maintenance solutions for the resident halls
  • Assist in the areas of student housing (new student and spring housing sign ups) and activities
  • Assist in supervising the opening and closing of the residence halls
  • Assist in the development and implementation of student activities and programs that encourage positive community living (ex.: campus safety; cultural awareness; political awareness; health fair; etc.)

STUDENT SUCCESS & STUDENT SERVICES RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide leadership and oversight in one or two areas of Student Success (Compassion, Christian Service, Sojourn, First Year Experience etc.)
  • Possible training and oversight of interns who serve in various areas of Student Success
  • Assist in Student Services projects as assigned
  • Attend bi-weekly contact meetings with the Director of Community Life
  • Attend weekly Resident Life team meeting
Assist in other duties whenever called upon as needed for the good and welfare of the total college ministry.

How to apply:

Interested and qualified candidates should submit the following: cover letter; resume; and spiritual testimony to humanresources@lbc.edu. Please put the position you are applying for in the subject line of the email.



Lancaster Bible College|Capital Seminary & Graduate School is an equal opportunity institution that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex (except where sex is a bona fide occupational qualification), ancestry, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, admission to and enrollment with the College.