Residence Director, Summer@Brown and Pre-Baccalaureate
January 18, 2018
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.
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/. These Residence Directors will work with and support students attending the Summer@Brown and Pre-Baccalaureate programs and who are generally 15-18 years old.
GENERAL JOB DESCRIPTION:
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. Each Residence Director will manage residence hall with a total of 50-200 students and supervise a staff of 9-15 undergraduate students. 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 will 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. This 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.
Residence Directors are associated with a specific residence hall and will have cohorts of students who are enrolled in programs of varying lengths:
Assist undergraduate student Resident Assistants and Residence Program Assistants in developing communities that support pre-college studentsâ™ holistic growth and well-being.
Supervise 9-15 undergraduate student Resident Assistants and Residence Program Assistant, 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 policies and procedures for undergraduate staff.
Report unsafe, inappropriate, and concerning behavior 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.
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 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 Pre-College programs in which the students in your charge are enrolled in order to better support their success in and out of the classroom. Work closely with Pre-College Program Directors, 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.
Complete administrative paperwork.
Manage programming budget and oversee weekly Residence Assistant and Residence Program Assistant activities and events.
Manage at least one auxiliary assignment (these include Health and Safety Inspections, Fire Drills, Weekly Check-In, Staff Appreciation and Professional Development, Conduct, etc.) throughout the summer.
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.
Participate in skills training and facilitation to students in the Leadership Institute (optional).
Oversee the collection and processing of forms for Pre-College 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.
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 this internship and you have received prior approval from the Assistant Director for Summer and Special Programs).
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.
Stipend amounts are listed below with their corresponding contract dates. Stipends are paid bi-weekly.
Internship Dates: May 30, 2018 - August 5, 2018
Program Oversight: Summer@Brown Program
Internship Dates: May 30, 2018 - August 12, 2018
Program Oversight:7 Week Pre-Baccalaureate
A single room and a meal plan.
Membership to the Brown University Nelson Fitness Center for the duration of the 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, Summer@Brown and Pre-Baccalaureate
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: REQ142035
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