Summer, Pre-College, Resident Assistants (10)

Position Details

Position Information

Posting Number Sum00051P
Position Title Summer, Pre-College, Resident Assistants (10)
Department Summer & Special Programs - Academic
Position Status Full-Time
Position Type Summer
Months per Year Other
Work hours


Start Date (For temporary positions only) 06/24/2018
End Date (For temporary positions only) 08/05/2018
Position Band/Level Summer
Pay Range $3,185 salary

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Job Summary

Under the direction of the Pre-College Program Director and a Head Resident, RA staff members will assist students in adjusting to college life academically and socially, help plan and conduct co-curricular activities and, by maintaining close and regular contact with students, ensure smooth operation of the program. The position requires living in the residence hall with the pre-college students and includes working nights and weekends.
RA staff members must have strong communication skills and leadership qualities. They must be able to consistently display good judgment; have strong skills in dealing with others in a group dynamic, and be positive and supportive of the intellectual and artistic development of young adults. RA staff members are required to:
• Live in the Pre-College residence hall throughout the program (June 24-Aug. 5)
• Actively participate in all day/evening residential staff orientation sessions the week of June 25-29
• Be available to the Pre-College Program on nights and weekends throughout the five-week program
• Be fully available during check-in/orientation weekend (June 30-July 1) and departure weekend (Aug. 4-5)
• Promote positive attitudes with enthusiasm while maintaining a professional demeanor
• Serve as mentors and resources about program policies, procedures, and structure
• Be available and accessible to Pre-College residential students during their on duty hours
• Abide by and enforce summer program rules and curfews, and report unsafe and inappropriate behavior
• Plan and facilitate activities designed to promote community, wellness and preparation for college
• Promote and encourage students to attend program activities and college events
• Chaperone social events on campus and trips to popular off-campus destinations (day, evening and weekends)
• Attend staff meetings and one-on-one meetings with the Head Resident on a weekly basis
• Oversee administrative paperwork, including room inspections and program evaluation forms
• Perform other duties as assigned
RA staff members report directly to the Pre-College Program Director and the Head Resident.

Minimum Qualifications

Must be a current Skidmore student. We seek candidates with a demonstrated interest in working with high school age students. Successful candidates should have experience working with high school students in a residential environment or equivalent skills, such as previous RA experience, some background working with teenagers and/or underserved youth, mediation training, and/or campus leadership experience. RAs may have only one outside commitment of no more than 15 hours per week. Evening and weekend availability is required.

Preferred Qualifications

Relevant experience

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EEO Statement

Skidmore College is committed to being an inclusive campus community and, as an Equal Opportunity Employer, does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, national or ethnic origin, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, predisposition or carrier status, domestic violence victim status, familial status, dating violence, or stalking, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.

Employment at Skidmore College is contingent upon an acceptable background check result.


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Posting Information

Posting Date 02/16/2018
Open Until Filled Yes
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  1. Resume
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