Assistant Residential Directors (ARDs) provide high-level supervision and logistical support of the residential program, helping to ensure a safe and enriching experience for all Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies programs participants and staff.
Position Overview The ARD role operates at a higher level with respect to residential and administrative responsibilities than the Head Counselor position, and is supervised by the Residential Directors. ARDs may supervise up to six Head Counselors and should expect to collaborate daily with other ARDs, Residential Directors, and the full-time Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies staff to plan, implement, and supervise residential components of the program. The ARD role requires a high level of responsibility, self-direction, management and problem-solving skills, good judgment, communication, professionalism, and discretion. This is a full-time residential position and does not include an instructional academic component.
Responsibilities of the Assistant Residential Director position include:
Assisting with staff training and orientation.
Overseeing Arrival and Departure Day planning, field trips, and other cluster-wide events.
Collaborating with the Activities Manager to set expectations and to build Activities Coordinator team morale in each cluster.
Maintaining a strong presence within their clusterregularly visiting the residences, attending program events, and building relationships with residential staff and participants is essential to being successful in the role.
Attending house meetings, visiting afternoon activities, and having an awareness as to what is happening within the residences.
Fielding questions, listening to concerns, and mediating conflicts.
Meeting regularly and working closely with their teams of Head Counselors to ensure program rules and guidelines are uniformly enforced across the different residences.
Serving as the main on-site point person for interfacing with parents and Stanford University offices.
Assisting in handling more serious disciplinary issues and medical emergencies involving participants and staff.
Fostering and promoting an inclusive environment for all participants, staff, and SPCS community members.
Guiding participants in educational initiatives centered around individual development, wellness, community engagement, and inclusion.
Bachelor's degree by the start of the summer required
At least one year of experience as a Residential Assistant, or comparable residential leadership experience, strongly preferred
Previous summer camp/program experience or experience leading student groups desirable
Exceptional interpersonal, communication, and leadership skills
Strong organizational skills and ability to delegate
Enthusiasm, responsibility, and team-building skills
Ability to maintain calmness under pressure
Must be available for mandatory training June 18-June 22, 2018
Applicants must be available for an entire program (for example, both Session 1 andSession 2 of the Summer Institutes)
Salary The standard salary for Assistant Residential Directors is $1,720/week plus a full room and board package. This position is exempt.
Programs & Dates Programs in need of Assistant Residential Directors:
Stanford Pre-Collegiate Summer Institutes| June 25-August 4, 2018
Stanford Summer Humanities Institute| June 25-August 4, 2018
Stanford Summer Arts Institute| June 25-August 4, 2018
Stanford AI4ALL| June 25-July 13, 2018
Stanford Medical Youth Science Program (SMYSP)| June 24-July 28, 2018
Stanford University Mathematics Camp (SUMaC)| July 16-August 11, 2018
Stanford Sports Business Academy| July 30-August 12, 2018
Stanford Online High School Summer Program| August 8-August 21, 2018
Stanford Online High School (OHS) Middle School Summer Program| August 8-August 16, 2018
Stanford Pre-Collegiate International Institutes| June 25-August 19, 2018
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