Upward Bound is currently seeking a Residential Coordinator to supervise two Residential Advisors and supervise 50 high school students in the Upward Bound Summer Academy. This is a 6-week summer, residential pre-college academic/educational support program. The program works to prepare students to have the skills they need to succeed in high school and college. The Upward Bound Summer Academy is not a traditional summer school, but rather a learning community where students expand their mind, gain independence, and participate in a simulated college experience.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES The position requires living in the residence hall during the summer and has the following responsibilities: • Living in a residential unit and assisting with the daily implementation of the student participant’s schedule. • Co-Supervise, monitor and evaluate male/female high school residents in a co-ed residence hall. • Supervise student staff (two Residential Advisers) and serve as first contact • Assist Program Director and Educational Adviser with conducting and implementing the Resident Advisor’s Handbook. • Treat sensitive information confidentially; display interest and sensitivity; respond positively to crisis situations; demonstrate effective listening skills. • Develop a roster to monitor Summer School/Internship/Sports related student participants leaving and returning to campus, making sure students adhere to their daily schedule of activities. This also includes monitor and supervision of student residents during free time, leaving and returning to rooms. • Assist in the planning and implementation of a resident program (speakers, movies, workshops, etc.) and evening cultural, educational and social activities during free-times. • Supervise wake-up calls, study hour/library sessions, tutorials, dress code, curfew and visitors entering the building, recreation, meal-time, free-time, etc. Help create and maintain an atmosphere conducive to studying within the resident unit. • Encourage self-discipline, self-government, and a respect for individual rights among residents and encourage individual assertiveness. • Be visible and available on the resident unit floor, cafeteria, library, and recreation to talk to students about concerns, interests, and needs. • Develop an open, friendly, personal relationship with each student and student staff. • Seek student suggestions, and encourage students to participate in all program activities and activities offered by Resident Advisor staff. • Attend and actively participate in all staff and student programs, functions and social events. • Participate in weekly resident hall staff meetings as assigned by the Residential Coordinator. • Complete all paperwork fully and legibly (weekly reports, incident reports, check-in/check-out forms and student evaluations at end of summer program). • Full participation in all team meetings, program assemblies, special activities and end of summer college tour trip. • Assist with Move-In/Move-Out day procedures for all summer program participants, including dorm room walk-through to access damages & repairs. • It is mandatory that all Residential Staff assist in the monitoring & supervision of student participants on the culminating activity (College Tour) during the 6th week of the summer program. • Other responsibilities and duties as assigned by the Educational Advisor and the Director of the Upward Bound Program
Note: This is a temporary position beginning June 23, 2019 – August 2, 2019. Compensation Includes: A single room within a suite and campus dining plan during the Summer program and a stipend
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
• Bachelor’s Degree required, can be a Graduate School student • Prior experience in residence life preferred • Candidate must possess excellent supervisory, communication, tutorial and leadership skills and have experience with record keeping, time-management and organizational skills. • Experience with high school population and residence living is recommended. • Candidates must be time-oriented; able to adhere to a strict schedule and to follow all rules & regulations. • Must have the ability to practice critical and creative thinking. • In addition, must be energetic, friendly, sociable, enthusiastic and fully committed to the six-week program. • Strong interpersonal skills • Must have excellent attention to detail • Must be highly organized and able to multitask • Must have professional integrity and reliability • Critical and creative thinking skills • Must be able to maintain a level head and make mature decisions • Capable of working late hours • General office software, particular Microsoft Office Suite
About Harris-Stowe State University
Harris Stowe State University is a coeducational municipal university centrally located in St. Louis. MO. There are three divisions. The college division provides a program of instruction leading to the degree of B.A. in education. The junior college division offers two-year courses in general, professional, and pre-professional training for residents of St. Louis. The University hosts collaborative graduate degree programs with Maryville University, the University of Missouri-St. Louis and Webster University. The University continues to expand, adding new campuses and buildings as part of its 21st-century initiative to offer opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate students seeking a variety of degrees.