Temp Upward Bound/Math & Science Summer Housing Resident Assistant - 10802BR

Temp Upward Bound/Math & Science Summer Housing Resident Assistant

Department: 
Achievement & Assessment Inst
Location/Division: 
Lawrence
Reg/Temp: 
Temporary
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 schedule for these positions is Sunday-Friday or Sunday-Thursday, hours will vary; approximately 40 hours per week


RESIDENT ASSISTANT (NON-BRIDGE) - 5-week residential summer institute
Applicants will be taken into consideration for one of two projects, either our Math and Science Center or Upward Bound Program.

The Upward Bound/Math Science Center Non-Bridge Resident Assistants will live in a residence hall and supervise approximately 35 to 45 high school students who are participating in a five-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 Upward Bound/Math & Science Center students for the duration of the appointment, and maintain 24-hour residency 6 days a-week for five weeks. This position reports directly to the Residence Hall Director. The Resident Assistants must be able to tutor, counsel, teach, supervise, and be a positive role model.

For summer 2018, the Non-Bridge program dates are June 3, 2018 to July 13, 2018, with orientation for housing staff May 31 - June 1, 2018.

The salary for this RA position is $8.00 - $12.00 per hour, plus room and board. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

RESIDENT ASSISTANT (BRIDGE PROGRAM) - 4-week residential summer institute
Applicants will be taken into consideration for one of two projects, either our Math and Science Center or Upward Bound Program.

The Upward Bound/Math Science Center Bridge Resident Assistant will live in a residence hall and supervise up to 10 incoming freshmen who are participating in a four-week educational institute at KU during the summer. Each Resident Assistant is assigned a group of 7-10 students. The Resident Assistant must be able to reside in the designated residence hall with the Upward Bound students for the duration of the appointment, and maintain 24-hour residency. This position reports directly to the Director.

For summer 2018, the Bridge programs will be June 3, 2018 to June 29, 2018, with orientation for housing staff May 31 - June 1,
2018.

The salary for this RA position is $8.00 - $12.00 per hour, plus room and board. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Job Description

RESIDENT ASSISTANT (NON-BRIDGE)

Duties will include the following for a 5-week residential summer institute:

55% - 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 2:00 PM through Thursday 7:00 PM - or- Sunday 6:00PM - Friday 7:00PM). 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)

40% - Provide support to students in personal, social, and academic areas. Assess any residence hall problems, assimilate facts, process viewpoints and make decisions in compliance with program guidelines. Supervise students in the residence hall during silent study hall hours Sun.-Wed. 6:45 PM-9:00 PM. Serve as a liaison between administration and residence hall staff.
Create proper environment for both students and staff; Manage health problems and medical emergencies for students
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. Participate in staff orientation and attend all staff meetings. Perform other duties as assigned by Residence Hall Director or Assistant Director(s).

5% - Oversee the physical maintenance of the residence hall as it pertains to Upward Bound Non-Bridge students/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 Upward Bound/Math & Science Center students occupancy; and stipend distribution).

RESIDENT ASSISTANT (BRIDGE)

50% - Supervise participants in a group living environment to insure their safety and well-being 24 hours a day, assess disciplinary problems, assimilate facts, process viewpoints and make decisions in compliance with program guidelines (Sunday 4:00 PM through Thursday 11:00 PM)

20% - Implement goals, objectives, policies and procedures of the summer component, enforce Upward Bound residence hall rules and regulations, and use professional ethics. Provide support to students in personal, social, and academic areas (encourage and motivate students, promote good study habits and help strengthen study skills).

30% - Manage health problems and medical emergencies. Serve as a liaison between administration and residence hall staff.
Participate in staff orientation and attend all staff meetings. Assist in supervising and facilitating program activities, planning social and cultural programs for Bridge Students (including evening and weekend responsibilities) Oversee the physical maintenance of the residence hall as it pertains to Upward Bound Bridge 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 Upward Bound students occupancy; and stipend distribution). Must maintain and document contact with Upward Bound faculty to determine each student's attendance, class participation, completion of assignments, general attitude, and grade average. Perform other duties as assigned by the Director.

Required Qualifications

RESIDENT ASSISTANT (NON-BRIDGE) - 5 week residential summer institute
  1. Experience working with High School students.
  2. Completed at least one year of college
  3. Candidate must have strong commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in education.
NOTE: The Residence Assistant is required to maintain 24-hour residency, 6 days-a week for five weeks

RESIDENT ASSISTANT (BRIDGE PROGRAM) - 4 week residential summer institute
  1. At least 6 months prior supervisory experience.
  2. Candidate must have strong commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in education.
NOTE: The Residence Assistant is required to maintain 24-hour residency, 6 days-a week for four weeks

Preferred Qualifications

RESIDENT ASSISTANT (NON-BRIDGE) - 5 week residential summer institute
  1. Experience with culturally diverse high school students
  2. Experience with conflict resolution
  3. Tutoring experience
  4. Experience coordinating and supervising group living experiences in a team focused work environment
  5. Have effective oral and written communication skills
  6. Possess good organizational skills
  7. Must have high level of maturity; be self-disciplined and able to work on a team
  8. Previous TRIO (E.g. Upward Bound) Program experience
  9. Familiarity with college residence hall policies and procedures
  10. Valid driver's license
  11. At least six months prior supervisory experience
RESIDENT ASSISTANT (BRIDGE PROGRAM) - 4 week residential summer institute
  1. 55+ undergraduate hours
  2. Experience with culturally diverse high school students
  3. Experience with conflict resolution
  4. Tutoring experience
  5. Experience coordinating and supervising group living experiences in a team-focused work environment
  6. Have effective oral and written communication skills
  7. Possess good organizational skills
  8. Previous TRIO (e.g. Upward Bound) Program experience
  9. Familiarity with college residence hall policies and procedures
  10. Must have high level of maturity; be self-disciplined and able to work on a team
  11. Valid driver's license
  12. Have Junior level standing with an undergraduate college or university program.

Additional Candidate Instructions

A complete application will include the completed on-line application, resume, a cover letter addressing how you meet the required and preferred qualifications of the position, and a list of 3 references. Only complete applications will be considered.

Preference will be given to applications received by March 26, 2018 but review will continue until all positions are filled.

Contact Information to Applicants

Hong Chuong
785-864-9621
hchuong@ku.edu

-OR

Mica Slappy
785-864-9686
zslappy@ku.edu

Advertised Salary Range

$8.00-$12.00 per hour depending on experience and qualifications

Application Review Begins

26-Mar-2018

Anticipated Start Date

31-May-2018

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Posting Information
Posting ID:
10802BR
Department:
Achievement & Assessment Inst
Location/Division:
Lawrence
Reg/Temp:
Temporary
Employee Class:
U-Unclassified Professional Staff
Application Review Begins:
26-Mar-2018
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