Temporary Upward Bound Night Security Monitor - 10877BR

Temporary Upward Bound Night Security Monitor

Achievement & Assessment Inst
Employee Class: 
U-Unclassified Professional Staff

Position Overview

**NOTE: These positions are summer positions only with an estimated start date in late May. Review of applicants will only occur once per year and typically starts in late March and continues through mid-May.**

The work schedule for this position is 10:30pm-6:30am, 4 nights per week (Sunday-Wednesday), June 3-June 28, 2018. Staff orientation/training May 31- June 1, 2018.

The Upward Bound/Upward Bound Math and Science program (UB/UBMS) is a TRIO college access program funded by the U.S. Department of Education. Through early intervention, this program is designed to encourage participants to remain in school, graduate from high school, and to pursue post-secondary education. The Upward Bound program serves high school students in Wyandotte, Douglas, and Shawnee counties and The Upward Bound Math and Science program serves high school students who attend Leavenworth High and Turner High. Program participants are generally from low-income families and are first-generation college going students.

Only apply if you are committed to the ideals of TRIO, have high integrity, considered to be responsible and timely, can follow directions, have a willingness to learn, and can effectively connect with young students to increase their motivation, knowledge and excitement to remain in school, enroll in an institution of higher education, and obtain a post-secondary degree. The ideal candidate will present a professional demeanor and handle situations with tact and diplomacy; have excellent verbal and written communication and customer service skills, accept feedback and implement change as needed. The ability to work independently, prioritize, and attention to detail are important. Overall, we are seeking high-energy, creative, team worker with great organizational skills and the ability to follow through with assignments. In addition, the candidate should have demonstrated knowledge of, a relevant ability with, culturally diverse communities among potential target and constituent populations.

This position requires overnight hours. The Night Security Monitors ensure student participant safety and Upward Bound regulation compliance through overnight hall monitoring and supervision in an assigned KU residence hall. The Night Security Monitors will supervise approximately 50-70 high school students who are participating in a 5-week educational institute at KU during the summer. For summer 2018, the Non-Bridge program dates are June 3- June 28, 2018, with training and orientation for housing staff and camp counselors running May 31-June 1, 2018. Night Security Monitors must report to the residence hall on the opening night, Sunday, June 3, 2018. The applicant that is hired will be required to successfully pass a background check.

Job Description

75% - Ensure the safety, well-being, and policy compliance of all high school student participants during the overnight hours. Responsibilities include nightly room checks, floor monitoring, and emergency crisis response (when applicable).

20% - Communicate with Resident Hall Director at the beginning and end of each shift. In the case of incidents and/or program policy violations, Security Monitors immediately notify the Resident Hall Director, then complete an incident form.

5% - Participation in staff orientation. Other duties as assigned by the Upward Bound Director.

Required Qualifications

  1. 30+ undergraduate hours at the end of spring 2018 semester
  2. Available to work night shifts during the 4-week Summer Institute June 2018
  3. Demonstrated ability to work both independently and within a team
  4. Experience with culturally diverse students
  5. Experience with college residence hall policies and procedures
  6. Demonstrated knowledge of, a relevant ability with, culturally diverse communities among potential target and constituent populations

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Experience with culturally diverse high school students
  2. Experience with conflict resolution
  3. Experience coordinating and supervising group living experiences in a team focused work environment
  4. Have effective oral and written communication skills
  5. Possess good organizational skills
  6. Must have high level of maturity; be self-disciplined and able to work on a team
  7. Previous TRIO (E.g. Upward Bound) Program experience
  8. Familiarity with college residence hall policies and procedures
  9. Valid driver's license

Additional Candidate Instructions

Evaluation of the following requirements will be made through the following materials: A complete application will include a cover letter that addresses how you meet the required and preferred qualifications, CV/resume, the names and contact information for three (3) professional references, and the submission of the on-line application.

In your cover letter please answer the following questions or provide information on the topic.
  1. Will you be working for another department or office on campus over the summer? If yes, what type of position will it be and how many hours will you be working in this position.
  2. Will you be taking any classes this summer?
  3. Please describe any experience you may have working with TRIO programs.
  4. Do you have a valid driver’s license?
Preference will be given to applications received by March 16, 2018. Review of applications begins on March 16, 2018, and continues as needed to collect a pool of qualified applicants.

Contact Information to Applicants

Zsashamica Slappy

Advertised Salary Range

Minimum $7.65 per hour - Commensurate with experience

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