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.
STEM I and II are the only Brown summer academic programs focused on middle and early high school students. Besides these two programs, there are numerous Pre-College programs for high school students. All programs can be found at https://precollege.brown.edu/. These Residence Directors will work specifically with undergraduate Resident Assistants who will support middle and early high school students attending the STEM I and STEM II programs who are generally 12-15 years old.
GENERAL JOB DESCRIPTION:
The Residence Director position for the STEM I and STEM II Programs offers an opportunity for graduate students to gain practical experience in Residential Life for a summer pre-college program with a specific focus on immersing young students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Each program is offered once in the summer for two-weeks, and focuses on helping these younger students explore STEM subjects, and more broadly, what it means to be a scientist. Besides attending class, these students participate in a variety of academic, non-academic, and co-curricular experiences all focused on exploration, curiosity, and teamwork, centered around STEM as appropriate.
STEM I Program Details
The STEM I Program (mid-July) enrolls middle school students, who are rising 7th and 8th graders (12-14 years old). Due to the age of the participants, STEM I residents need 24-hour supervision; the supervision and oversight expected of Resident Assistants during this program is significantly greater than the STEM II program. Residence Directors will help ensure this level of oversight by being present in a variety of ways as listed below in the STEM I and II specific job functions.
STEM II Program Details
The STEM II Program (end of June) enrolls high school students, who are rising freshman and sophomores (13-15 years old). Due to the age of the participants, STEM II residents need a modified level of supervision. Residence Directors will help ensure this level of oversight by being present in a variety of ways as listed below in the STEM I and II specific job functions.
The Residence Director position offers an opportunity for graduate students to gain practical experience fostering a welcoming and inclusive community in residence life for summer pre-college programs. The Residence Directors will manage residence halls with approximately 50 - 200 students each, supervise a team of undergraduate student Resident Assistants, work closely with the Program Director and other administrative staff for STEM Programs, assist instructors with courses, and facilitate large group activities. 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.
Of the three Residence Directors, one Residence Director will focus primarily on the logistical aspects of the academic day, another on the co-curricular and extracurricular activities, and the final on the residential experience. All three Residence Directors will work collaboratively to ensure the experience for both students and undergraduate staff are robust, cohesive, safe, and successful.
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.
PRIMARY JOB FUNCTIONS:
Assist undergraduate student Resident Assistants in developing communities that support pre-college studentsâ™ holistic growth and well-being.
Supervise undergraduate student 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.
Manage 1-4 residence halls of 50-200 students each.
Act as a liaison to refer undergraduate staff to appropriate resources as needed.
Enforce Pre-College program/STEM program policies, procedures, and processes.
Report unsafe, inappropriate, and concerning behavior in a timely manner by undergraduate staff to appropriate professional staff members.
Support successful pre-college studentsâ™ experience directly, as needed.
Act as a liaison to refer pre-college students to appropriate resources.
Serve on a 24-hour emergency on-call rotation as part of a multi-level crisis response system aimed at supporting pre-college students.
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.
Act as the primary liaison in STEM to respond to parent and guardian inquiries via phone, email, and in-person in a timely manner.
Participate in supporting pre-college students who are traveling alone, as needed.
Report unsafe, inappropriate, and concerning behavior by pre-college students 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 the STEM programs in order to better support the studentsâ™ success in and out of the classroom. Work with Pre-College Program Directors, 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.
Assist with undergraduate student staff training and program specific training by presenting workshops and facilitating leadership activities.
Complete administrative paperwork.
Manage programming budget and oversee weekly Resident Assistant activities and events.
Provide assistance with all STEM check-ins on June 24, 2018 and July 15, 2018, ranging from 100 â“ 250 students, including assisting in No-Show process by contacting students who did not check-in.
Manage the STEM check out process at the conclusion of each program.
Oversee the collection and processing of forms for programs, program reimbursements, health and safety inspections, overnight leave forms, etc.
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.
STEM I and STEM II PROGRAM SPECIFIC JOB FUNCTIONS:
Attend daily meetings with supervisor when STEM programs are in session.
Meet daily with undergraduate student staff while STEM programs are in session.
Serve on a 24-hour emergency on-call rotation as part of a multi-level crisis response system when STEM programs are in session from June 23, 2018 - July 28, 2018.
Work as a part of the team with Residential Life professional staff and the STEM Program Director and other professional staff to help plan and run STEM specific staff training, focused on program details, content and specific information on working with minors in middle school.
Assist in the 24-hour supervision of students in STEM I program, and modified supervision during the STEM II program.
Work closely with the School of Professional Studies staff to ensure all logistical elements and schedules are planned and executed as appropriate while the STEM programs are in session.
Assist, as needed, during STEM programs and events with supervising students both on- and off-campus.
Plan and facilitate program session content such as team building activities and workshops for students.
Work closely with the STEM Activities Manager and School of Professional Studies staff to assist course and inquiry activity instructors, as needed.
Work collaboratively with the Program Manager for Summer and Special Programs and the other STEM Residence Directors to set schedule and supervisory responsibilities for afternoon, evening, and weekend activities.
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 eight vacation days, approved by supervisor. Days off cannot take place during the times stipulated below:
Required Training: May 29 - June 16, 2018
Required STEM-specific Training: June 18 - 22, 2018
STEM II Program dates: June 23- July 7, 2018
STEM I Program dates: July 14 - July 28, 2018
Evening and weekend work is expected.
Finalists receive a conditional offer of employment pending the outcome of a criminal background check.
$7,000 total stipend paid bi-weekly.
Employment dates are May 29 - July 30, 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, STEM I and STEM II
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.
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Internal Number: REQ142034
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