Summer Resident Assistant - 24282BR

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 30 to 40 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 06/04-07/14/2023, with orientation scheduled on 06/01-6/02/2023.

The salary for the RA positions: $11-15 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 ensure 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

  1. High School Diploma/GED equivalent plus one year of coursework at a Higher Education institution.
  2. 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:
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Names and Contact Information for 3 Professional References

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Review of applications will begin on 03/20/2023 and will continue until a successful candidate is identified. To ensure first consideration, apply by 03/20/2023

Contact Information to Applicants

Hong Chuong,

Advertised Salary Range

$11.00 - $15.00 per hour plus room and board

Work Schedule

Sunday-Friday, hours will vary

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