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. This is 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. More information at: https://precollege.brown.edu.
GENERAL JOB DESCRIPTION:
The Resident Assistant position offers an opportunity for undergraduate students to gain practical experience in fostering welcome and supportive communities within a summer sports camp program, assisting with check-ins and check-outs and with travel accommodations. Each Resident Assistant will oversee an area/building of athletes, encouraging and supporting their athletesâ™ holistic growth and well-being as individuals and as part of a larger community. Throughout the course of the summer, Resident Assistants will participate in a comprehensive training led by professionals in applicable fields; opportunities to support athletes and respond to crises; working relationships that allow for collaboration between residential life, athletic staff, and administrative staff; and the ability to learn leadership skills through hands-on practical experiences. This position reports to the Sports Camp Residence Director(s) who are graduate students enrolled in a Masterâ™s program in Student Affairs.
This position requires excellent organization, communication, and leadership skills; attention to detail; the ability to follow through with assignments; the ability to thrive in a constantly changing work environment; the ability to manage an irregular working schedule with some hours shifting on a weekly basis; and to work collaboratively as part of a team. In addition, a successful Resident Assistant will approach their work with a positive attitude, energy, enthusiasm, a sense of humor, flexibility, a commitment to social justice, and the interest to work with students and staff from different backgrounds. This live-in position requires staff to display professionalism, maturity, positive role modeling behavior, and good judgement at all times.
SPORTS CAMP RESIDENT ASSISTANT JOB FUNCTIONS:
Serve as a resource and community builder for Sports Campers in a specific area/building with residents that change for each Sports Camp.
Create and maintain door decorations for every member of the community prior to their arrival date.
Serve as a mentor and resource regarding policies and procedures.
Mediate roommate conflicts, and other conflicts as they arise.
Answer athlete and parent/guardian inquiries.
Lead community meetings and conduct floor meetings when new residents arrive to your area/building.
Create safe and supportive environments for Sports Camp athletes
Act as a liaison to refer athletes to appropriate resources as needed.
Serve on an emergency duty rotation, which includes conducting rounds, submitting duty logs, assisting with lockouts, offering athlete support, and availability via duty phone issued by Brown University.
Conduct well-being checks on residents, when necessary.
Enforce a 10:00pm Sports Camp curfew for athletes in the program and remain in your residence hall until 6:00am the next morning for continued supervision overnight.
Report unsafe, inappropriate, and concerning behavior.
Enforce policies and procedures.
Accompany athletes to the hospital and/or doctorsâ™ appointments, when necessary.
Assist with the check-ins and check-outs for Sports Camps, which includes:
Answer parent/guardian and athlete questions
Lead orientation meetings with residents
Assist parents/guardians and athletes with navigating campus to get to their assigned rooms
Attend and participate in Sports Camp Resident Assistant Training (no outside commitments during this time) from June 6-14, 2018.
Collaborate with other staff to build community among peers
Attend weekly staff meetings on Thursdays from 7:00pm - 8:00pm.
Meet with supervisor for weekly one-on-one.
Complete administrative paperwork, including but not limited to health and safety forms, duty logs, and program forms.
Assist with the collection of documents, forms, and waivers from residents in your area/building.
Submit facilities work orders as needed and inspect rooms prior to check in to ensure prep is completed.
Assist Sports Camp Residence Director and/or Program Manager with Sports Camps room assignments and/or curfew rosters as needed
Learn about and understand all of the Sports Camps in which the athletes in your charge are participating in order to better support their success. Work with the Sports Camp Director, where appropriate, to support these goals.
Work collaboratively with various departments such as Media Services, Brown Card Office, Facilities Management, Conference Services, Dining Services, Department of Public Safety, Counseling and Psychological Services, Health Services, and Athletics.
Participate in Outdoor Challenge Ropes Course/Group Initiative training and facilitation to students in the Leadership Institute (optional).
Complete other duties as assigned.
On days when Sports Camp athletes are not in residence, staff will be required to complete various tasks for the residential life office.
Work evenings and weekends regularly.
Must be an undergraduate student.
Given the responsibilities of this position, a maximum of 15 hours a week of outside commitments or one Brown University Summer Session course are permitted once approved by the Residential Life Office (including, but not limited to, any employment, internships, research positions, teaching assistant positions, or educational opportunities including class requirements). As Sports Camps have a high volume of check-ins and check-outs, outside commitments may be challenging.
Outside commitments may not conflict with the mandatory weekly meetings (Thursdays 7:00pm-9:00pm)
No outside commitments from June 6 - 14, 2018 due to required training and June 23-29, July 6, 31, and August 4, 2018 due to the large volume of sports camps in session.
Evening and weekend work is expected.
Finalists receive a conditional offer of employment pending the outcome of a criminal background check.
Brown University students must be making satisfactory academic progress toward graduation, and be in either good standing or academic warning with the University. Students who are in other statuses will not be eligible for employment as of June 15, 2018 and will be compensated for the time they have worked.
Brown University students will be subject to a student conduct check on June 1, 2018, and may not be hired for the summer dependent on the outcome of that review.
$3,882.00 total, paid bi-weekly and will be prorated in the instance of early departure.
Contract dates are June 6 - August 8, 2018
As Resident Assistants are expected to live and eat on campus, housing (single room) and meals are provided and not included in compensation.
Permitted eight vacation days approved by supervisor.
Access to Brown University Health Services (the summer fee will be covered).
Recruiting Start Date:
Job Posting Title:
Summer Resident Assistant for 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: REQ143571
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