Temporary Summer Residential Advisors (Upward Bound)
Temporary Summer Residential Advisors (Upward Bound)
Position Number: 53074111
Benefits Eligible: No
Campus Location: Dahlonega
Job Close Date: 04/13/2018
General Summary: The University of North Georgia is currently accepting applications for Temporary Summer Residential Advisors for the Upward Bound Program- Gilmer High School. Upward Bound provides fundamental support to participants in their preparation for college entrance. The program provides opportunities for participants to succeed in their pre-college performance and, ultimately, in their higher education pursuits. Upward Bound serves high school students from low-income families; and high school students from families in which neither parent holds a bachelor's degree. The goal of Upward Bound is to increase the rate at which participants complete secondary education and enroll in and graduate from institutions of postsecondary education. The Upward Bound (UB) program hosts a 6-week Summer Institute each year. For four-weeks, UB participants will live on UNG's Dahlonega campus, attending academic and cultural classes designed to provide educational and cultural experiences. Upward Bound Summer Residential Advisors (SRA) are responsible for the well-being of UB students. Counseling, academic tutoring, and various types of supervision are all facets of this responsibility. For four weeks, except for weekends, the SRA is expected to keep close contact with the students in all aspects of community life. The SRA lives in the dorm among students and takes on the roles of teacher, counselor, and mentor. The SRA enforces program rules and codes of behavior and is expected to respond to loud noises and nighttime emergencies. SRAs should report serious breaches of program rules to the proper administrator. SRAs must sleep and reside in the program's dormitory and be available for nighttime emergencies as well. Mandatory training will be during the week of June 4 th . The tentative dates for the program are June 11-July 13, 2018. Compensation: $2,500 stipend as well as room and board.
Located in the fastest-growing region of the state, the University of North Georgia is a multi-campus university with an enrollment of over 19,000 students, making it one of the largest institutions in the University System of Georgia. UNG is focused on a mission of educational excellence, leadership development and community engagement opportunities that develop students into leaders for a diverse and global society. Through a variety of educational pathways that provide access and range from certificates and associate degrees to a professional doctoral program, UNG is responsive to regional education and economic development needs. Federally designated as a senior military college, one of the university's signature leadership programs is its 800-member Corps of Cadets on UNG's Dahlonega Campus.
Job Duties & Responsibilities: The Temporary Summer Residential Advisor will:
- Serve “on duty” rotation, supervising students as they leave the residence halls to go to meals, classes, and events, escorting students to the infirmary, assisting central staff with office work and errands, and other duties as assigned.
- Serve as teaching assistants in academic classes (English, Mathematics, Lab Science, Foreign Language), and Career and College classes as scheduled; assist Instructors with supplemental preparation for class
- Facilitate small-group discussions on topics as outlined in the Summer Staff Handbook, provide meaningful educational experiences related to character development and managing appropriate boundaries.
- Assist and supervise students in specified area during the study hall period; Plan, organize, and facilitate “special events” including the dance, talent show, etc.
- Serve as a positive role model and mentor for Upward Bound students, sharing the importance of education and the attitudes and skills that will enhance the students' academic and personal success while building healthy relationships of mutual respect
- Participate actively in staff meetings and weekly supervision meetings, sharing information regarding student, staff, and programming issues
- Assist with programmatic duties as assigned by Program Staff such as evening/recreational programming for students
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
- Must have interpersonal skills, sensitivity to the needs of the disadvantaged, and commitment to the goals of Upward Bound
- Intangible traits such as reliability, flexibility, effective communication, trustworthiness, motivation, leadership qualities, and a positive attitude.
- Interest in working with adolescents and excels in a team setting.
Certifications/Licenses & Minimum Requirements:
- At least 45 credit hours completed.
Anticipated Hire Date: 06/11/2018
Required Documents: Cover Letter, Resume/Curriculum Vitae
Special Instructions to Applicants: Please submit contact information for three professional references.
Employer Information: All employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation, as determined by the University of North Georgia in its sole discretion. The University of North Georgia, a unit of the University System of Georgia, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sex or national origin, age, disability, religion, genetics or veteran status. Georgia is an open records state. Also, UNG is a federal contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans.
We provide equal employment opportunities to minorities, females, protected veterans, and disabled individuals, as well as other protected groups.
The University of North Georgia is committed to providing equal opportunity to all qualified applicants without discrimination at the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, age, disability or handicap as a matter of college policy and as required by applicable state and federal laws.