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Position: Residential Advisor

Boarding School Residential Advisor Job Description - Part-time job
1. Support the Mission, Goals, and Residential Curriculum of Academy of the Sacred Heart Boarding School.
2. Conduct self in an honest, conscientious, and courteous manner at all times; showing respect for persons of all backgrounds, races, genders, interests, and abilities.
3. The RA is expected to serve as a role model for all residence hall policies and procedures through day-to-day interaction with students and staff as well and through online sources. Failure to serve as a positive role model may result in personnel action up to and including termination.
4. Participation in all Move-In and End of Year activities is mandatory. These dates and times will be communicated as prior to the start of the school year.
5. RA’s will receive a performance evaluation at the end of each semester. Employment is contingent upon on-going satisfactory job performance by the supervisor. Satisfactory job performance is defines as meeting expectations as defined by the job evaluation in all areas of the job description.
6. To be a positive role model for all students by her actions, manner, language, dress and general attitude.
7. To be on duty as follows:
3:00pm – 10:00pm on weekdays – 2 x a week
10:00pm – 8:00am 1 x a week
8:00am on Saturday to 3:00pm on Sunday for weekend shifts 1 or 2 x a month
8. Applicants must be over 21 years of age and female - working with adolescent females ages 13-18 years old.

Community Development

1. Encourage personal, social, and academic development of students. This responsibility involves spending a significant amount of time in common areas within the boarding school and getting to know students on an individual basis.
2. Assist the Director in establishing well-rounded programming to aid in the development of a positive living and learning environment. This includes assessing, initiating, and implementing community development activities (weekend activities).
3. Act as a mediator in conflict situations (i.e. roommate conflicts, noise disruptions). Complete all necessary documentation of such needed by the Director.
4. Work cooperatively with students to ensure an environment within the boarding school which displays respect for the rights and privacy of others and promotes consideration of individual needs in a group living environment.
5. Respond to student behavior that is inappropriate and/or in violation of school policies/procedure; as well as state and/or federal laws. This responsibility involves confronting the action that is in question, documenting the incident(s) as directed by the Director, and utilizing the school conduct procedures.
6. Share student concerns relating to residential life (i.e. policies, procedures, dining services, maintenance) with the Director.

Community & Educational Programming

1. Assist in the development of programming that fulfills the strategies and requirement of the Residential Curriculum. Complete all program planning and evaluation materials. Work collaboratively with the RA staff, Director, to organize intentional social and educational opportunities.
2. Assist in orienting student to the residence hall during Move-In Weekend and throughout the fall and spring semesters.
3. Present a program in the fall semester within the first month of class which fosters positive roommate relationships and complete roommate agreements for each room in your community.
4. Address community-wide issues and generate discussions at nightly Cor Unum.

Staff/Administrative Responsibilities

1. Attend and participate in all training programs, as well as on-going professional development and staff in-service.
2. Participate in all individual, staff and group evaluations.
3. Complete administrative tasks as needed (i.e. incident reports, maintenance requests, room inventory sheets, health and safety checks, check-in and check-out procedures, all programming materials, etc.) in a timely and efficient manner.
4. Perform regularly scheduled duty shifts. Switch shifts with other RA’s no more than 3 times per semester.

Job Description: Boarding School Residential Advisor
General Description: Boarding School staff members care for female boarders ages 12- Due to the nature of the facilities and residence hall configuration, Boarding School Staff candidates must be female.

Schools of the Sacred Heart does not discriminate in the hiring policies on the basis of race, color, religion, or national origin.

• Caring for the daily welfare of female boarders ages 13-18 from the United States, China, Mexico, Africa, Europe, and Japan
• Following and enforcing schedules and procedures outlined in the Boarding School Handbook
• Maintaining general cleanliness within the boarding school
• Administering prescription and over-the-counter medications
• Providing transportation for boarders using school vehicles
• Planning and chaperoning weekend programming of off-campus outings and events
• Mediating and resolving conflicts among boarders
• Supporting and enforcing all discipline and creative sanctioning policies in a manner conducive to students’ growth
• Attending all staff training and meetings – Late July to Early August and throughout the school year
• Collaborating with the Boarding School Head, Assistant Head, and other staff to consistently uphold the 5 Goals of Sacred Heart Education. (Review the Goals and Criteria of Sacred Heart here:


1. Experience working with adolescents
2. Strong problem solving skills
3. Strong work ethic
4. Takes initiative – a self-starter
5. Strong communication skills
6. Collaborative attitude
7. Strong time management skills
8. Previous leadership experience

Salary Range:


Application Requirements:
Email - Boarding School Director - Cheryll Guilbeau
[email protected] -

Job Posted:
Application Deadline:

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