Upward Bound Resident Assistant - 21348BR

Upward Bound Resident Assistant

Department: 
Achievement & Assessment Inst
Location/Division: 
University of Kansas Lawrence Campus
Work Location Assignment: 
On-Site
Reg/Temp: 
Temporary
Employee Class: 
U-Unclassified Professional Staff

Position Overview

The University of Kansas Upward Bound Program (UB) works with high school students who show promise in all academic areas and who show potential towards attending college.

Each Summer, the Upward Bound programs conduct a Non-Bridge six-week residential program (rising 9th - rising 12th graders), who are from Douglas, Shawnee, Wyandotte, Leavenworth and Turner school districts. In addition, The UB programs conduct a four-week residential Bridge program (high school graduates only) at the University of Kansas-Lawrence campus prior to the fall of their freshman year to ease the transition from high school to college.
NON-BRIDGE RESIDENTIAL PROGRAM
Anticipated Program start and end dates are June 6-July 15, 2022.
Residential Component dates-June 6th- July 15th.
Staff Orientation dates are June 2nd - June 3rd.

Non-Bridge Residential Positions:
Resident Assistant (live-in position) (5 positions available)

Non-Bridge Resident Assistants will live in a residence hall and supervise approximately 50 to 65 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 10-15 students, but is responsible for supervising every student. The Resident Assistants are required to reside in the designated residence hall with the Upward Bound students for the duration of the appointment, and maintain 24-hour residency five 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.
BRIDGE RESIDENTIAL PROGRAM
Anticipated start and end dates are June 6-July 8, 2022.
Residential Component dates: June 6th - July 8th.
Staff Orientation dates are June 2nd - June 3rd.
Bridge Residential Positions:
Resident Assistant (live-in position) (1 position available)

Bridge Resident Assistants will live in a residence hall and supervise up to 20 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 Residence Hall Director.


These positions are on-going temporary summer appointments. The successful candidate will adhere to the principles of promoting diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in education.

Job Description


15% Academic Support: Each RA will demonstrate academic support in the following ways:
  • Model positive academic behaviors, and keep academics as a priority.
  • Must provide tutoring in all aspects of classwork to ensure successful program completion.
  • Must provide assistance to assigned teachers for classroom needs and whenever necessary, substituting for teachers.
  • Create a floor/building community conducive to academic success and studying, e.g., maintain/enforce quiet/courtesy hours, encourage study groups, make educational bulletin boards about academics, encourage residents to talk to KU faculty, Non-Bridge instructors, promote tutoring, etc.
  • Engage in academic success interventions and intentional one-on-one conversations with students consistent with the Upward Bound Program requirements and learning outcomes.
  • Understand university support services/resources and refer students when necessary (applies Bridge RA).
  • Identify and offer assistance to residents with personal, academic, health, and other needs.

10% Administration: The RA will demonstrate administration in the following ways:
  • Be flexible and willing to do other duties as assigned.
  • Complete all administrative tasks fully and punctually. Tasks include but are not limited to submitting incident reports, facility service requests, answering emails, and submitting USDA forms, completing medical claims forms.
  • Respond to requests for information and resident follow up as requested in a timely manner.
  • Check and update the daily schedule.
  • Must participate in training and other staff meeting as required
  • Read and respond to all communication.
  • Communicate respectfully and effectively with program residents, permanent staff, and fellow staff members.
  • Maintain sensitive student information at all times. Do not discuss resident issues with peers or other residents. Discuss resident issues with the Resident Hall Director, Assistant Directors.

50% Community Development: The RA will demonstrate building community in the following ways:
  • Encourage responsible behavior by demonstrating ethical conduct and enforcing University of Kansas and KU Student Housing regulations and policies.
  • Know residents’ names within the first 2 weeks of summer program and anytime there are new residents moving onto the floor.
  • Monitor program residents conduct in the dormitory
  • Facilitate suite/roommate agreements with every resident on the floor.
  • Plan social activities and floor bonding opportunities for residents on a regular basis throughout the summer to encourage interpersonal and inclusive group interactions among residents.
  • Collaborate with other staff members to create programming opportunities for residents.
  • Must participate in program activities and attend program sponsored events.
  • Implement educational and social programs.
  • Be responsible for all assigned participants
  • Must see that participants are up in the morning and ready for class.
  • Facilitate intentional interactions with residents regularly.
  • Complete bulletin boards with pre- and post-components as detailed in departmental lesson plans.
  • Must reside in campus housing 24 hours per day, at least five days per week.
  • Be aware of facilities needs and enter Service Requests promptly for any facility related issues.
  • May periodically escort residents to Watkins Heath Center/Lawrence Memorial Hospital due to illness or medical emergency.

10% Inclusion: The RA will demonstrate a commitment to inclusion in the following ways:
  • Educate residents about diversity issues through the implementation of the departmental residential curriculum; including but not limited to passive and active means. This may include creating and posting bulletin boards, holding conversations, hosting/attending cultural events, and supporting campus/program events.
  • Role model inclusion through engaging in dialogue with residents, staff members, and senior staff, as well as engaging in personal reflection.
  • Address actions and words that our limit efforts towards creating an environment that supports and encourages the acceptance of diversity.
  • Maintain an inclusive floor community environment, including a personal room space that is welcoming of all residents.
  • Assess needs and concerns of residents through regular contact and communication.
  • Contact permanent staff immediately to report any incidents of bias.

15% Policy Enforcement: The RA will demonstrate policy enforcement in the following ways:
  • Educate residents about program policies.
  • Document all policy violations consistently.
  • Encourage residents to hold each other accountable for their actions.
  • Follow up with floor residents following policy violations.
  • Keep permanent staff informed of all crisis incidents as they happen.
  • Respond promptly to student issues, conflicts, mediation needs, and crisis situations.
  • Respond to emergencies immediately, follow appropriate protocol.
  • Participate in duty coverage as the complex first-responder. This includes carrying an on-call phone on night and daytime duty, completing duty rounds, and responding to issues as they arise.

Position Requirements

On-site: The format of this work may change depending on state, university, and local regulations regarding Covid-19.

Required Qualifications

NOTE: The Resident Assistant is required to maintain 24-hour residency, 5 days-a week (Sunday-Thursday) for five weeks

Non-Bridge Residential Positions- 6 week residential summer institute
  1. Completed at least one year of college
  2. Valid Driver’s license

NOTE: The Bridge Resident Assistant is required to maintain 24-hour residency, 6 days-a week (Sunday-Friday) for five weeks

Bridge Residential Position-4 week residential summer institute
  1. At least two years of college
  2. Valid Driver’s license

Preferred Qualifications

Non-Bridge Residential Positions- 6 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

Bridge Residential Position-4 week residential summer institute
  1. Have Junior level standing with an undergraduate college or university program
  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 and good organizational skills
  7. Previous TRIO (e.g. Upward Bound) Program experience
  8. Familiarity with college residence hall policies and procedures
  9. Must have high level of maturity; be self-disciplined and able to work on a team

Additional Candidate Instructions

A complete application consists of:
  • On-line application
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Names and Contact Information for 3 Professional References
Your cover letter should include answers to the following questions:
  • Will you be working for another department or office on campus over the summer? If yes, what type of position? How many hours per week will you be working?
  • Will you be taking any classes over the summer? If so, please provide tentative schedule.
  • Will you be available to maintain 24-hour residency, 5 days-a week for four weeks for June 12 – July 8, and one week (one week only applies to Non-Bridge RA), July 11th – July 15th? If not, what is your availability?
  • Please describe any experience you may have working with TRIO programs.
  • Will you have 60+ undergraduate hours at the end of the spring semester?
  • Please describe any group living experience you may have.
Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Application review begins on 03/04/2022. Priority will be given to applications received by this date.



Contact Information to Applicants

Upward Bound Programs at ub_ubms@ku.edu

Advertised Salary Range

Minimum $10 per hour - commensurate with experience

Work Schedule

Sunday-Thursday
Tentative schedule - 3:00pm - 11:00pm

Application Review Begins

04-Mar-2022

Anticipated Start Date

03-Jun-2022

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Posting Information
Posting ID:
21348BR
Department:
Achievement & Assessment Inst
Primary Campus:
University of Kansas Lawrence Campus
Work Location Assignment:
On-Site
Reg/Temp:
Temporary
Employee Class:
U-Unclassified Professional Staff
Application Review Begins:
04-Mar-2022