The Brown University Pre-College Summer Programs enroll over 5,000 middle and high school students (12-18 years old) from all over the world to engage in first-year college level coursework, and accompanying intellectual growth. Students enroll in courses ranging from one to seven weeks in length, with hundreds of courses to choose from. These programs provide an opportunity for inquisitive students to experience college level academics, participate in fun and challenging activities, make decisions in an independent setting, and learn from and with a diverse group of peers, faculty, and staff. There are numerous Pre-College programs for middle and high school students to choose from, and they can be found at https://precollege.brown.edu/.
Occurring at the same time, the Brown University Summer Sports Camps enroll over 3,000 athletes (6-18 years old) to provide the opportunity and encouragement for each athlete to reach their fullest potential. Participants use competitive spirit and sportsmanship to develop and grow not only as athletes, but as teammates and people as a whole. Camps are coached by Brown's varsity coaches, current Brown athletes, and guest coaches from other universities. More information at: https://precollege.brown.edu/sportscamps/
GENERAL JOB DESCRIPTION:
The Housing Manager position offers an opportunity for a graduate student to gain practical experience in housing operations for summer pre-college programs and sports camps.
This internship includes a significant amount of responsibility and the interns hired are treated as professional staff with autonomy and independent problem solving opportunities. This position demands excellent organizational, communication, and leadership skills; attention to detail; the ability to prioritize and follow through with assignments; be part of a team; and build collaborative working relationships between residential life and academic administrative staff. A successful Housing Manager will also exhibit a positive attitude with energy and enthusiasm, and demonstrate evidence of sensitivity to and understanding of diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
This live-in position requires that staff display professionalism, maturity, positive role modeling behavior, and good judgement at all times. This is an intense and fast-paced environment without standard working hours that requires flexibility and constant attention. The large size of the Brown Pre-College Programs lends itself to a unique opportunity to engage with a diverse, fluctuating group of students from around the world. A cohort of graduate students is hired in various positions to support the summer programs. This internship will challenge graduate students to meet the expectations of a full-time professional, offer hands-on experience to attain a professional position, and provide an invaluable experience to excel in Student Affairs.
PRIMARY JOB FUNCTIONS:
Assist in developing communities that support pre-college studentsâ™ holistic growth and well-being.
Act as a liaison to refer students to appropriate resources as needed.
Serve on-call in regards to housing assignment and curfew sheet issues.
Enforce pre-college policies and procedures.
Respond to parent/guardian and student/camper inquiries via phone, email, and in-person in a timely manner.
Report unsafe, inappropriate, and concerning behavior by pre-college students to appropriate professional staff members.
Effectively build a sense of team and collaboration within the staff.
Attend two weekly professional staff meetings.
Meet with supervisor for weekly one-on-one.
Delegate tasks and share information with appropriate staff.
Be accessible via cell phone and email address issued through Brown University.
Assist Sports Camp Coordinators with the Sports Camps including, providing the housing assignments for coaches/campers and the check-in material as needed
Learn about and understand the Pre-College programs and Sports Camps in which the students and athletes are enrolled in order to better support their success. Work closely with Pre-College Program and Sports Camp Directors, and Coaches, where appropriate, to support these goals.
Work collaboratively with various departments such as Media Services, Brown Card Office, Facilities Management, Conference Services, Dining Services, Department of Public Safety and Athletics.
Attend and participate in Housing Manager Training.
Attend and participate in graduate staff training, which includes an off-site retreat.
Assist with undergraduate student staff training by presenting workshops and facilitating leadership activities.
Supervise six Housing Assistants, including leading weekly staff meetings, weekly one-on-one meetings, creating and managing the Housing Assistant duty schedule, and writing evaluations.
Address undergraduate staff conduct behaviors.
Act as a liaison to refer undergraduate staff to appropriate resources as needed.
Enforce Pre-College program policies and procedures for undergraduate staff.
Report unsafe, inappropriate, and concerning behavior by undergraduate staff to appropriate professional staff members.
Oversee the Summer Residential Life Office on weekends to assist with check-in for early/ late arrival students.
Manage the assembly of welcome packets, consisting of room keys, directions to residence halls, access key cards, emergency cards, class schedules, and campus maps, by Housing Assistant Staff
Manage the creation and organization of Curfew Sheets for each of the clusters on campus, including the input of any overnight leave permissions
Manage the Overnight Leave and Room Change processes.
Complete administrative paperwork in a timely and efficient manner.
Check all housing assignments to verify that accommodations, requests, and policies are honored.
Assist the Summer Residential Life Office front desk student staff.
Provide assistance with all pre-college check-ins ranging from 350 â“ 1,750 students each week, including assisting in No-Show process by contacting students who did not check-in
Complete other duties as assigned.
Work evenings and weekends regularly, required.
Be available to assist in case of emergency with little to no prior notice.
Must be enrolled in a graduate program or have completed a graduate degree within the last six months.
No other obligations including, but not limited to, employment, internship, or academic course (unless directly connected to this internship and you have received prior approval by Residential Life).
Must reside on campus for contract dates.
Permitted nine vacation days, approved by supervisor
Evening and weekend work is expected.
Finalists receive a conditional offer of employment pending the outcome of a criminal background check.
$6,000 total stipend paid bi-weekly.
Employment dates are May 30, 2018 - August 5, 2018.
A single room and a meal plan.
Membership to the Brown University Nelson Fitness Center for the duration of your contract.
An iPhone to use for work related phone calls.
Free on-campus parking and free transportation on RIPTA (Rhode Island Public Transit Authority)
Recruiting Start Date:
Job Posting Title:
Seasonal/Intermittent (Fixed Term) (Seasonal)
Scheduled Weekly Hours:
Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any staff position at Brown University you must submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions. Please include a cover letter and resume with each position application.
Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.
Internal Number: REQ141982
About Brown University
Located in historic Providence, Rhode Island and founded in 1764, Brown University is the seventh-oldest college in the United States. Brown is an independent, coeducational Ivy League institution comprising undergraduate and graduate programs, plus the Alpert Medical School, School of Engineering, Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership and the IE Brown Executive MBA.