The Brown University Summer Sports Camps enroll over 3,000 athletes (6-18 years old) to provide the opportunity and encouragement for each athlete to reach their fullest potential. Participants use competitive spirit and sportsmanship to develop and grow not only as athletes, but as teammates and people as a whole. Camps are coached by Brown's varsity coaches, current Brown athletes, and guest coaches from other universities. More information at: https://precollege.brown.edu/sportscamps/
Occurring at the same time, 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/.
GENERAL JOB DESCRIPTION
This position offers an opportunity for graduate students to gain practical experience fostering welcoming and supportive communities within a summer sports camp program. This position involves primarily administrative work and serves as one of the âœfacesâ for the Sports Camps to coaches, staff, parents/guardians, and students. The Residence Directors will work closely with both the School of Professional Studies (which runs and oversees the Sports Camps) and Residential Life Office (which is responsible for all non-sport-specific camper experiences) to coordinate operations for the camps.
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.
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.
GENERAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Assist undergraduate Resident Assistants in developing communities that support campersâ™ holistic growth and well-being.
Act as a liaison to refer campers 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 campers.
Coordinate 24-hour supervision of all camps, as required
Address camper conduct behaviors.
Enforce Sports Camp 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 students and parent/guardian inquiries via phone, email, and in-person in a timely manner.
Report unsafe, inappropriate, and concerning behavior by campers to appropriate professional staff members.
Effectively build a sense of team and collaboration within the staff.
Attend three weekly professional staff meetings.
Meet with supervisor for 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 all of the Sports Camps in order to better support the campersâ™ success. Work closely with the Sports Camp Director, where appropriate, to support these goals.
Work collaboratively with various departments such as 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.
Assist with undergraduate student staff training and program specific training by presenting workshops and facilitating leadership activities.
Supervise 21 undergraduate Sports Camp Resident Assistants, 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.
Manage 2-6 residence halls
Act as a liaison to refer undergraduate staff to appropriate resources as needed.
Enforce Sports Camp program policies and procedures for undergraduate staff.
Report unsafe, inappropriate, and concerning behavior by undergraduate staff to appropriate professional staff members.
Complete administrative paperwork in a timely and efficient manner.
Assist with the collection and processing of forms for medical documents, sports related forms, programs and accurately tracking student departures.
Manage programming budget and oversee weekly Residence Assistant activities and events.
Complete other duties as assigned.
On days when campers are not in residence, staff will be required to work completing various tasks for the residential life office.
Work evenings and weekends regularly, required.
Be available to assist in case of emergency with little to no prior notice.
SPORTS CAMP SPECIFIC JOB FUNCTIONS:
Serve as primary point of contact for all campers who are arriving or looking to register after check-in has ended.
Oversee processes including transportation, check-ins, check-outs, keys, and access keycard distribution during on site check in and out processes.
Meet with School of Professional Studies staff and University coaches prior to each camp.
Coordinate the Sports Camp Early Arrival and Late Arrival details.
Work with late registration arrivals.
Coordinate 24-hour supervision of all camps, where required.
Manage the orientation meeting that Resident Assistants lead.
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.
Evening and weekend work is expected.
Finalists receive a conditional offer of employment pending the outcome of a criminal background check.
$6,000 total stipend paid bi-weekly.
Employment dates are May 29, 2018 - August 12, 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, Sports Camps
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: REQ142033
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