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Housing and Residence Life - Safety & Security

The Graduate Assistant for Safety & Security is a part-time, live-off 20-hr position.  As a part of the Housing & Residence Life team, this position’s primary goal is to support the academic, social, recreational, interpersonal, health and safety needs of the residents both in the building and on campus.  This Graduate Assistant will do this through working with different levels of staff on the administration, supervision, implementation and assessment of safety and security in the residence halls

This Graduate Assistant will be working with the RLC to ascertain all issues with contracted security, desk operations, and safety programming are resolved, referred and followed up with in a timely and appropriate manner.

The Graduate Assistant for Safety and Security should demonstrate competencies in the following areas: supervision of Undergraduate Student Staff, oversight of desk operations program, working with contracted security, knowledge of trends concerning safety and security on college campuses and corresponding programs and initiatives.


Front Desk Operations

  • Assist in training staff (Security Staff and RAs) on desk procedures
  • Recruit, select and evaluate Desk Assistants
  • Coordinate Training for Desk Assistants
  • Hold one meeting with each Desk Assistant during the semester
  • Maintain schedules for all front desks each semester
  • Monitor and stock desk materials needed by staff
  • Edit all manuals and staff documents pertaining to desk operations
  • Generate reports as requested monthly and each semester to supervisor


Contracted Security

  • Assist in training of security staff
  • Maintain schedules for contracted security
  • Respond to and follow up with personnel and day-to-day matters involving security staff
  • Generate reports as requested monthly and each semester to supervisor



  • Serve as advisor for student staff  committee on Housing Safety& Security Policies and Procedures (RAs, DAs)
  • Facilitate and attend all committee meetings


Safety and Security Outreach

  • Outreach to on-campus residents on safety and security concerns (programming and bulletin board templates)
  • Assist Community Director with Outreach to Affiliated Properties



  • Submit program proposal for professional conference at least once per year
  • Present at Resident Assistant training



  • meets with supervisor one-on-one weekly
  • attends all residence life staff meetings (“Avenue E”)
  • attends Facilities Team meetings
  • attend Student Affairs Divisional meetings (once a semester)
  • attend full staff Housing & Residence Life staff meetings
  • submits monthly reports
  •  maintains 20 hours each week as office hours during which s/he will be available in his/her office.  The hours are determined and submitted to the Associate Director for Facilities and Operations at the beginning of each semester. 


General Responsibilities

  • abide by Code of Ethical Conduct
  • support and implement all decisions and policies made by Housing & Residence Life
  • support the mission of Housing & Residence Life
  • abide by the policies for operation in the Housing & Residence Life office
  • must be registered for graduate level course load
  • participates in graduate level on-call rotation



$1030 stipend per month (this could be reduced if GA lives on campus), out-of-state tuition portion paid (graduate programs only), $200 for professional development and health insurance coverage.  A live-on option is available where a one or two bedroom apartment (based on availability) is provided and a stipend of $620/month for ten months.



  • Must be enrolled in graduate program at UofL
  • Preferably enrolled in the College Student Personnel or Higher Education Program (if enrolled with another program, must be able to articulate how graduate assistantship will be meaningful and beneficial for both self-development and development of Housing & Residence Life program)
  • Background in supervision, program planning, implementation and evaluation
  • Strong organization, interpersonal communication, writing and leadership skills
  • Flexible work hours
  • Strong desire to work with  a diverse student population
  • Knowledge of computer software an asset


How to Apply:

EMAIL  Taylor U'Sellis and attach a resume, three references and a cover letter tailored to this position.

For additional information contact Taylor U'Sellis, Housing and Residence Life, West Hall, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY 40292. - or phone 502-852-6636.

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