A cover letter (one page) is required for consideration for this position and must be attached as the first page of your resume. The letter should specifically outline the reasons for your interest in this position and describe your particular skills and experience that directly relate to this position. Please submit contact information (phone and email) for 3-5 professional references along with your resume. Applicants who do not meet these requirements will not be considered.
The Summer Research and Opportunity Program (SROP) and the Michigan Humanities Emerging Scholars (MICHHERS) programs are signature programs coordinated by Rackham Graduate School. The goals of these programs are to broaden participation in graduate education by providing students with the opportunity to engage in research with faculty at the University of Michigan. SROP is a 10-week (May 26-July 31) research based experience and MICHHERS is a 2-week (June 7-20) exploration of graduate studies. The combined number of participants from both programs will be approximately 70 students.
We are seeking two (2) residential life leaders to serve as active and visible staff members responsible for supporting the residential life component of both programs. This includes pre-arrival administration, supporting students’ safety and well-being, facilitating community-building, documentation of best practices, and program evaluation. These positions will be supervised by the Rackham Director of Recruitment, Engagement and Partnerships.
This position requires the selected candidates to live in the residence halls from May 21 through July 31, 2020
Stipend: $6,000 plus room & board & parking. Stipend is paid in two installments of $3,000 each at the end of June and July.
PLEASE NOTE: There is an hourly temporary Program Assistant position associated with this posting which will include pre- and post-program work from May 1-20, 2020 and August 1- August 31, 2020. Applicants must be available for both the temporary Program Assistant position and this Resident Advisor position in order to be considered. To review responsibilities associated with the Program Assistant temporary position and to apply, please see posting at: https://careers.umich.edu/job_detail/182887/grad_student_temporary_program_assistants_-_rackham_summer_programs on the UM jobs site.
Interested applicants should apply for both positions.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Meet weekly with supervisor, with the expectation that there will be more frequent contact as needed
Meet weekly with SROP and MICHHERS teams to discuss issues of concern and work together to develop solutions
Safety and well-being of program participants. Work closely with the Summer Conference staff, Resident Hall Staff and the Department of Public Safety to create a safe and secure community. Communicate with the Program Director, Hall Director on Duty and Housing Security and others as needed to ensure impacted students are supported holistically
Obtain and organize necessary student forms such as emergency information for each camper
Monitor crisis management plan, including emergency procedures
Be first responder to critical incidents including facilities issues, roommate conflicts, and mental health concerns
Report and track incidents through the Advocate system
Community and Student Development
Coordinate all check-in procedures and host a welcome dinner
Conduct nightly office hours
Facilitate community programming efforts during the evenings and weekends
Based on student’s needs, co-coordinate ongoing leadership training with a focus on diversity and inclusion, communication and conflict resolution skills
Model a commitment to multiculturalism by creating and fostering a community in which all individuals are respected, while continuing to educate both residents and staff members on issues of social identity and multiculturalismCoordinate all check-out procedures
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience
Two years’ experience in student services/affairs program, residence education or related field
Strong leadership skills
Experience with conflict resolution and negotiation
Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to read, analyze and interpret documents
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures
Be able to effectively speak with diplomacy when interacting with diverse populations (i.e., students, faculty, staff and students)
Experience working and interacting with college students
Graduate student preferred
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
Internal Number: 182894
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