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Residential Life


Assistant FYRE Coordinator

Basic Function and Responsibility:

The Assistant FYRE Coordinator will assist the FYRE Program Coordinator in planning, developing, administering, and evaluating the FYRE Program.


  • Work with the FYRE Program Coordinator, RA's and PAA's to assess the needs of FYRE students and develop programs to enhance student learning.
  • Work with FYRE Faculty and the FYE Coordinator regarding the needs of FYRE students in the FYE Seminar class.

Perform the following administrative tasks as instructed by the FYRE Program Coordinator.

  • Schedule PAA's for work shifts in the Academic Resource Center (ARC).
  • Coordinate the activities in the ARC and Maple classroom.
  • Assist with coordinating, editing, writing, graphic design, and layout of the FYRE newsletter and work with the FYRE Program Coordinator to establish work timetables and deadlines for publication.
  • Assist with coordinating and developing FYRE marketing materials such as publications, leaflets, brochures, posters, T-shirts and give-a-ways.
  • Assist with room consolidation with the FYRE Program.

Counsel, advise, and serve as an advocate for students and staff:

  • Serve as a resource to students/staff regarding the BSU Student Conduct System.
  • Maintain a minimum of five office hours per week between the hours of 8 AM and 4:30 PM Monday through Friday to be generally available to the staff and residents.
  • Remain informed and aware of Department of Residential Life philosophy and policies, and all aspects of student life in his/her assigned areas.
  • Assume responsibilities of the FYRE Program Coordinator during periods of extended absence.

Participate in meetings and training opportunities.

  • Meet weekly with the FYRE Program Coordinator.
  • Participate in FYRE Working Committee meetings.
  • Participate in weekly Maple staff meetings.
  • Return early in the fall for training and assist in facilitating FYRE orientation.
  • Attend monthly department-wide staff in-services.
  • Attend Hall Council meetings.

Perform other duties as assigned by the FYRE Program Coordinator


Functional and administrative supervision is received from the FYRE Program Coordinator.


Functional supervision is exercised over FYRE RA's in the specific areas of community development through programming.

Functional supervision is exercised over PAA's in the specific areas of academic support.


It is required for the Assistant FYRE Coordinator to have one year of residence hall work, counseling, programming, reception desk work or other Residential Life experience, with two years of experience preferred. Ideal candidates will possess organizational / administrative skills, knowledge of effective study and tutorial skills, and a commitment to student learning. Must be enrolled at Bemidji State University and maintain full-time student status (12 undergraduate credits or 9 graduate credits) at all times during employment, and be sensitive to the demands of the job when determining class schedules. The Assistant FYRE Coordinator must have five weekly office hours between the hours of 8 AM - 4:30 PM Monday through Friday. Should the Assistant FYRE Coordinator want to take more than 16 credits per semester she/he must consult with the FYRE Program Coordinator before registering. A minimum GPA of 2.50 (semester and cumulative) must be achieved upon hiring and for all subsequent periods of employment. Must be in good standing with the university conduct system.


Remuneration for the Assistant FYRE Coordinator will be a Suite and a $2500.00 academic year stipend.