The Brown University Pre-College Summer Programs enroll over 5,000 middle and high school students (12-18 years old) from all over the world to engage in first-year college level coursework, and accompanying intellectual growth. Students enroll in courses ranging from one to seven weeks in length, with hundreds of courses to choose from. These programs provide an opportunity for inquisitive students to experience college level academics, participate in fun and challenging activities, make decisions in an independent setting, and learn from and with a diverse group of peers, faculty, and staff. There are numerous Pre-College programs for middle and high school students to choose from, and they can be found at https://precollege.brown.edu/.
The Leadership Institute Residence Director will work specifically with undergraduate Resident Assistants who will support students attending Brownâ™s Leadership Institute (https://precollege.brown.edu/leadership-institute) who are generally 15-18 years old.
GENERAL JOB DESCRIPTION:
The Residence Director position for the Leadership Institute offers an opportunity for a graduate student to gain practical experience in residence life and leadership development for a summer pre-college program. The Leadership Institute holds three sessions, each two week in length, which focuses on helping students develop the knowledge and skills associated with socially responsible leadership. In addition, the mission statement for the Leadership Institute reads, âœAll Leadership Institute students create an Action Plan that addresses a pressing social issue in their school or community. Students develop these plans while they are here in the summer, present their ideas to their peers, and then work on the project when they return home. Review student plans in our digital Action Plan library which contains examples of the work our students have done in the past.â
The Residence Director will manage one residence hall of approximately 150 students, supervise a team of undergraduate Leadership Fellows, facilitate large group activities, and foster a welcoming and inclusive community. This position is co-supervised by Residential Life and the Director of Leadership Programs, with a substantial emphasis on assisting with leadership development programming. Residence Directors serve in a critical role, providing enriching and educational experiences for Pre-College students outside of the classroom. This position will be overseeing programs founded on a holistic residential education experience for our pre-college students.
This internship includes a significant amount of responsibility and the interns hired are treated as professional staff with autonomy and independent problem solving opportunities. This position demands excellent organizational, communication, and leadership skills; attention to detail; the ability to prioritize and follow through with assignments; be part of a team; and build collaborative working relationships between residential life and academic administrative staff. A successful Residence Director will also exhibit a positive attitude with energy and enthusiasm, and demonstrate evidence of sensitivity to and understanding of diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds. A Residence Director must be able to coordinate and oversee educational and training efforts on equity, diversity and inclusion across Pre-College programs to ensure that all members are holistically educated and engaged. Ideal candidates will have a commitment to social justice, familiarity with the Social Change Model of Leadership Development, and previous engagement with social change efforts.
This live-in position requires that staff display professionalism, maturity, positive role modeling behavior, and good judgement at all times. This is an intense and fast-paced environment without standard working hours that requires flexibility and constant attention. The large size of the Brown Pre-College Programs lends itself to a unique opportunity to engage with a diverse, fluctuating group of students from around the world. A cohort of graduate students is hired in various positions to support the summer programs. This internship will challenge graduate students to meet the expectations of a full-time professional, offer hands-on experience to attain a professional position, and provide an invaluable experience to excel in Student Affairs.
PRIMARY JOB FUNCTIONS:
Assist undergraduate Leader Fellows in developing communities that support pre-college studentsâ™ holistic growth and well-being.
Act as a liaison to refer pre-college students to appropriate resources as needed.
Serve on a 24-hour emergency on-call rotation as part of a multi-level crisis response system aimed at supporting pre-college students.
Serve as the primary contact for Leadership Institute when in session
Address student conduct behaviors.
Enforce Pre-College program policies and procedures for pre-college students, including assisting undergraduate staff in addressing pre-college student conduct behaviors and participating in direct communication with pre-college students, as needed.
Respond to parent and guardian inquiries via phone, email, and in-person in a timely manner.
Report unsafe, inappropriate, and concerning behavior by pre-college students to the appropriate professional staff member.
Effectively build a sense of team and collaboration within the staff.
Attend three weekly professional staff meetings.
Meet with Residential Life supervisor for weekly one-on-one.
Meet with the Leadership Program Director for a weekly one-on-one.
Delegate tasks and share information with appropriate staff.
Be accessible via cell phone and email address issued through Brown University.
Learn about and understand the Leadership Institute in order to better support their success in and out of the classroom. Work closely with Pre-College Program Director, where appropriate, to support these goals.
Work collaboratively with various departments such Media Services, Card Office, Facilities Management, Conference Services, Dining Services, Department of Public Safety, and Athletics.
Attend and participate in graduate staff training, which includes an off-site retreat.
Attend, participate in, and facilitate Leadership program staff training.
Assist with undergraduate student staff training and program specific training by presenting workshops and facilitating leadership activities.
Manage one residence hall of approximately 150 students.
Supervise a cohort of undergraduate Leader Fellows, including leading a weekly staff meeting, weekly one-on-ones, creating and managing a duty schedule, building and maintaining relationships, supporting in-hall programming efforts and writing evaluations.
Serve as a mentor and resource regarding policies and procedures.
Act as a liaison to refer undergraduate staff to appropriate resources as needed.
Enforce Pre-College program policies and procedures for undergraduate staff.
Report unsafe, inappropriate, and concerning behavior by undergraduate staff to appropriate professional staff members.
Support and supervise a Program Assistant assigned to the Leadership programs.
Complete administrative paperwork.
Manage programming budget and oversee weekly Resident Assistant activities and events.
Oversee the collection and processing appropriate forms for the Leadership Institute.
Provide assistance with all pre-college check-ins, ranging from 350 â“ 1,750 students each week on Sundays, including assisting in No-Show process by contacting students who did not check-in.
Provide assistance with the pre-college check out process each Friday and Saturday.
On weeks when pre-college students are not in residence, staff will be required to work completing various tasks for the residential life office.
Complete other duties as assigned.
Work evenings and weekends regularly, required.
Be available to assist in case of emergency with little to no prior notice.
LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES
Develop programs with the Director of Leadership Programs.
Assist with the training, implementation, and evaluation of leadership workshops.
Assist students with the development of an Action Plan and provide logistical support for the Closing program and Action Plan presentations
Participate in Outdoor Challenge Ropes Course training/Group Initiatives and facilitation to students in the Leadership Institute.
Participate in a debrief meeting with Program Director after students leave on Sunday, August 5, 2018.
Must be enrolled in a graduate program or have completed a graduate degree within the last six months.
No other obligations, including, but not limited to, employment, internship, or academic course (unless directly connected to internship which must be approved by Residential Life).
Must reside on campus for contract dates.
Permitted nine vacation days, approved by supervisor.
Finalists receive a conditional offer of employment pending the outcome of a criminal background check.
$7,000 total stipend paid bi-weekly.
Contract Dates are May 29, 2018 - August 6, 2018.
A single room and a meal plan.
Membership to the Brown University Nelson Fitness Center for the duration of your contract.
An iPhone to use for work related phone calls.
Free on-campus parking and free transportation on RIPTA (Rhode Island Public Transit Authority).
Recruiting Start Date:
Job Posting Title:
Residence Director, Leadership Institute
Seasonal/Intermittent (Fixed Term) (Seasonal)
Scheduled Weekly Hours:
Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any staff position at Brown University you must submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions. Please include a cover letter and resume with each position application.
Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.
Internal Number: REQ142031
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