ARCH Resident Assistant

About the Role:

JOB CODE: 21-1011 Salary: $31,241.60 - $$80,392.00


DEPARTMENT: Education REPORTS TO: Student Enhancement Project Coordinator

STATUS: Seasonal

SUMMARY: Under the direction of the Student Enhancement Project Coordinator, the Akwesasne Research Center for Health (ARCH) Resident Assistant is responsible for chaperoning and guiding ARCH summer internship students from the Saint Regis Mohawk Research Scholars Program: High School Summer Research Internship program. The SRMT Research Scholars Program engages high school youth in a series of learning opportunities focused on understanding and participating in biomedical and health research. Initiatives include interactive research internships to introduce community health, science, and research through Indigenous knowledge, western science, and virtual speakers.


  • Must be able to drive a 12-passenger van, and willing to complete any training associated with this responsibility.
  • Assist and provide support to summer internship residents during their stay in the residence hall.
  • Enforce university and residence hall rules and regulations
  • Work as part of the team to make sure that students are on schedule for internship activities.
  • Establish a working relationship with all youth and young adult participants.
  • Participate in and co-facilitate student activities, including travel to meetings and summer internship programs.
  • Be available to travel to Buffalo, NY and stay on a college campus from June 24 to August 11.
  • Other related job duties as assigned.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Resident Assistants will act as chaperones/advisors during summer internship program to 10-15 students.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Due to the sensitive nature of information obtained, must maintain strict confidentiality at all times.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE: Current enrollment and good standing in bachelor’s or graduate degree program. Experience living on-campus housing. Working knowledge of university and residence hall policies and procedures.

OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Strong oral and written communication skills required. Must have excellent people skills. Clean driving record and ability to drive is a must.

Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license in accordance with the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe’s Fleet Policy.

The successful candidate must pass a drug test and criminal background check prior to employment.

Applicants must submit letter of interest, resume, and supporting documents (certificates, degrees, licenses). Applicants that are eligible for native preference must include Tribal Identification Card, Status Card or letter to be eligible for Native Preference. All submissions can be emailed to or by mail to Human Resources, Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe, 71 Margaret Terrance Memorial Way, Akwesasne, NY 13655. Due to our network security, we are unable to open hyperlinks. Applicants will need to attach their documents as a PDF or WORD files if emailing. Applicants must clearly outline that they meet the qualification requirements on their resume.


The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe strives to be an equal opportunity employer dedicated to the policy of nondiscrimination based on race, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, physical disability, veteran status or any other non-job-related factor. Among qualified applicants, the SRMT will give preference to the qualified native applicant.


All positions require the successful candidate to pass a drug test for illegal substances prior to employment being confirmed.


Some positions require candidate(s) to successfully pass a criminal background check prior to beginning employment, used solely for employment related purposes. Depending on the position there maybe multiple background checks.


A list of qualified candidates is created from interviews that may be used for Emergency Hire individuals to similar positions within the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe for a period of six months.


Testing in the applicable skills may be required as part of the interview process.


The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe Health Services has adopted a “Vaccination Policy” that requires ONLY Health Service employees to be “Fully Vaccinated” against the Coronavirus. The Vaccine requirement DOES NOT apply to positions that are not Health Services employees. Health Service Applicants are not required to disclose their vaccination status at the time of application; however, they must do so upon becoming the successful candidate. The successful applicant must submit their proof of vaccination status or they may submit a Medical Exemption form upon being notified that they are the successful candidate. At that point, the policy will apply to them as though they were already employed.

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