The Hall Advisor Substitutes assists the Graduate Hall Director in the operation of the assigned hall, maintains the front desk area as well as the lobby area. The Hall Advisor assists to monitor the hall to secure full safety of its residents. Hall Advisors assist to promote an environment conducive to the educational growth of its residents.
A. Desk Area Responsibilities 1. Serve as a source of information for visitors to the hall. 2. Ensure that visitors have a hall escort before they leave the desk area and enter residential portions of the hall. 3. Locate residents by telephone (or other hall communications system) when requested to do so by visitors or staff. 4. Communicate any problems or concerns to the Graduate Hall Director, especially concerning University or hall policy violations. 5. Read shift log and communicate with relieving staff member. 6. Maintain a shift log of all activities during time worked. 7. Takes the initiative to maintain awareness of all situations in the Residence Hall 8. Reserve use of the desk telephone for emergencies and University or Hall business. 9. Keep noise in the desk and lobby area at a manageable level. 10. Conduct all desk area business courteously and in a professional manner. 11. Perform other duties as assigned by the Graduate Hall Director.
B. Training 1. Responsible for attending scheduled training sessions with the Associate Director of Residential Operations and the Director of Residential Education.
C. Time Commitment 1. Responsible for working a complete shift on any duty night. 11:30pm – 8:00am 2. Must be relieved by the duty RA whenever away from the desk area. 3. Must receive approval from the Associate Director of Residential Education and the Director of Residential Education prior to taking leave.
Knowledge, skills and abilities To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Excellent and demonstrated competencies in the following skill areas: interpersonal communications, organizational efficiency and task implementation. Must demonstrate the ability to work with a diverse student, parent and staff population. Attention to detail, dependability and confidentiality. Mature self-starter with high degree of initiative.
Xavier University of Louisiana, founded by St. Katharine Drexel and the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament in 1925, is Catholic and historically Black. The ultimate purpose of the University is to contribute to the promotion of a more just and humane society by preparing its students to assume roles of leadership and service in a global society. The only historically Black, Catholic university in the United States, XULA is a private, liberal-arts based, co-educational institution offering 40 undergraduate majors, 5 master’s degree programs and a doctor of pharmacy program. More than one-half of its 3,100 students are from Louisiana, but it draws students from nearly all fifty states and 35 countries. Xavier is recognized as a national leader in the sciences and the liberal arts: • #1 in the nation in the number of African American graduates who go on to complete medical school (AAMC data 2019). • Among the nation’s top four colleges of pharmacy in graduating African Americans with Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm D) degrees. (2018) • #1 in the nation in awarding bachelor's degrees to African American students in the biological and biomedical sciences, the physical sciences, and physics. ...(2018) • #3 in the nation in the number of African American graduates who go on to earn a Ph.D. in science and engineering disciplines. (2018) • The Department of Physics is #1 in the nation for awarding African Americans baccalaureate degrees in physics and the physical sciences, according to the American Institute of Physics. (2018) Xavier is consistently ranked by the American Chemical Society as one of the top 25 universities in the nation. • The 2020 edition of the Fiske Guide to Colleges named Xavier among its 300 “best and most interesting” four-year colleges and universities. • Xavier was also singled out as one of the nation’s 385 best institutions for undergraduate education by The Princeton Review in the 2020 edition of its annual “The Best 385 Colleges”. • College Consensus, a unique college ratings website that aggregates publisher rankings and student reviews, ranks Xavier as the nation’s #3 Historically Black Colleges and Universities) (2019). It also ranks Xavier as #3 among all Louisiana colleges. • College Factual ranks both Xavier’s biology and chemistry programs as program as No. 1 in Louisiana. (2019) • Your 2018 Guide to College Transfer lists Xavier as one of only 90 colleges and universities nationwide profiled as “transfer friendly” in this guide to the college transfer process by the Kaplan Educational Foundation. • The Student Loan Report ranks #Xavier 12 out of 800 Private schools who left graduates with the least amount of private student loan debt, a form of financial aid known for higher interest rates and less forgiving repayment programs. (2018) • Zippia.com named Xavier's Psychology Program as #1 in Louisiana. (2018) • Learn.org ranks Xavier Among the Top 50 STEM schools in the U.S. (2019) • The Edvocate ranks Xavier as the nation’s No. 3 Catholic University. (2019) • Zippia.com rates Xavier #1 in Louisiana in its 2019 report, “Best College in Each State for Getting a Job”.