Summer Resident Assistant - 21237BR

Summer Resident Assistant

Achievement & Assessment Inst
University of Kansas Lawrence Campus
Work Location Assignment: 
Employee Class: 
U-Unclassified Professional Staff

Position Overview

The Math & Science Center Summer Institute Resident Assistants will live in a residence hall and supervise approximately 40 to 50 female high school students who are participating in a six-week educational institute at KU during the summer. Each Resident Assistant is assigned a group of 10-14 students, but is responsible for supervising every student. The Resident Assistants are required to reside in the designated residence hall with the Math & Science Center students for the duration of the appointment, and maintain 24-hour residency 6 days a-week for six weeks. This position reports directly to the Director of the program. The Resident Assistants must be able to tutor, counsel, teach, supervise, and be a positive role model. In addition, the successful candidate will adhere to the principles of promoting diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in education.

The Summer Institute dates are 06/05-07/15/2022, with orientation scheduled on 06/02-6/03/2022.

The salary for the RA positions: $15 per hour plus room and board.

Job Description

  • 45% - Use professional ethics, implement goals, objectives, policies and procedures of the summer component and supervise students in a group living environment to insure their safety and well-being 24 hours a day (Sunday 4:30PM through Friday 5:00PM).
  • 10% - Assist in planning, organizing and implementing recreational, social, and cultural activities, and maintain discipline and harmonious relations in the residence hall and all other areas of the program; participate in all program recreational activities, field trips and residential life, and conduct required workshops for participants (including evening and weekend responsibilities).
  • 5% - Oversee the physical maintenance of the residence hall as it pertains to Math & Science Center students (this involves establishing procedures for key assignment and collection; prevention of abuse of furniture, lounges, and rooms; checking the condition of rooms before and after Math & Science Center students occupancy; and stipend distribution).
  • 5% - Provide support to students in personal, social, and academic areas
  • 5% - Assess any residence hall problems, assimilate facts, process viewpoints and make decisions in compliance with program guidelines
  • 5% - Facilitate and supervise students during study hall
  • 5% - Serve as a liaison between administration and residence hall staff
  • 5% - Create proper environment for both students and staff; Manage health problems and medical emergencies for students
  • 5% - Monitor and evaluate students' academic and social progress; see that students are up in the morning and prepared for class and make regular classroom visits
  • 5% - Participate in staff orientation and attend all staff meetings
  • 5% - Perform other duties as assigned by the Director

Position Requirements

On-site and is required to maintain 24 hour residency, 6 days a week for six weeks

Required Qualifications

  • Completed at least one year of college
  • Familiarity with college residence hall policies and procedures as evidenced by application materials

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with culturally diverse high school students
  • Experience with conflict resolution
  • Tutoring experience
  • Experience coordinating and supervising group living experiences in a team focused work environment
  • Have effective oral and written communication skills
  • Possess good organizational skills
  • Must have high level of maturity; be self-disciplined and able to work on a team
  • Previous TRIO (E.g. Upward Bound) Program experience
  • Valid driver's license
  • At least six months prior supervisory experience

Additional Candidate Instructions

A complete application consists of:
  • Completed online application
  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Names and contact information for 3 professional references
Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Application review for this position begins on March 21st, preference will be given to applications received by this date.

Contact Information to Applicants

Hong Chuong—

Advertised Salary Range

$11-$15 per hour plus room and board

Work Schedule

Sunday-Friday; various hours

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Achievement & Assessment Inst
Primary Campus:
University of Kansas Lawrence Campus
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Employee Class:
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