Assistant Residential Director, Pre-Collegiate Studies

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Assistant Residential Director, Pre-Collegiate Studies

Position Overview
Assistant Residential Directors (ARD) operate at a higher level with respect to residential and administrative responsibilities than the Head Counselor position, and they supervised by a team of two Residential Directors. ARDs may supervise up to five Head Counselors and should expect to collaborate daily with other ARDs, Residential Directors, and the year-round Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies staff to plan, implement, and supervise residential components of the program. The ARD role requires a high level of responsibility, self-direction, management and problem-solving skills, good judgment, communication, professionalism, and discretion. This is a full-time residential position averaging 60 hours per week and does not include an instructional academic component.

Your responsibilities as Assistant Residential Director include:

  • Assisting with staff training and orientation
  • Overseeing Arrival and Departure Day planning, field trips, and other “cluster-wide” events
  • Maintaining a strong presence within their residential area - regularly visiting the residences, attending program events, and building relationships with residential staff and participants is essential to being successful in the role
  • Attending house meetings, visiting afternoon activities, and having an awareness as to what is happening within the residences
  • Fielding questions, listening to concerns, and mediating conflicts
  • Meeting regularly and working closely with their teams of Head Counselors to ensure program rules and guidelines are uniformly enforced across the different residences
  • Serving as the main on-site point person for interfacing with parents and Stanford University offices.
  • Managing serious disciplinary issues and medical emergencies involving participants and staff, including tracking incident report content and trends
  • Fostering and promoting an inclusive environment for all participants, staff, and SPCS community members
  • Guiding participants in educational initiatives centered around individual development, wellness, community engagement, and inclusion
  • Assuring the well-being of participants by helping them physically navigate campus and off-campus locations and completing rounds of multi-story buildings to conduct wellness checks
  • Leading and participating in afternoon, evening, and weekend recreational and social activities

    To be successful in this position, you will bring:
  • Bachelor's degree by the start of the summer
  • Exceptional interpersonal, communication, and leadership skills
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to delegate
  • Enthusiasm, responsibility, and team-building skills
  • Ability to maintain calmness under pressure
  • The readiness to attend approximately ten hours of pre-summer meetings and trainings during Spring Quarter (some of which can be done online)
  • Availability for mandatory training from June 17 - June 23, 2019
  • Availability for an entire program (for example, both Session 1 & Session 2 of the Summer Institutes)
    Additionally, you will preferably bring:
  • At least one year of experience as a Residential Assistant, or comparable residential leadership experience
  • Previous summer camp/program experience or experience leading student groups
  • Availability for the entire summer by combining an earlier program with a later one (e.g., Summer Institutes and Online High School)

  • Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job.
  • Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
  • Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.All candidates must be eligible to work in the U.S.
  • All Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies (SPCS) staff are expected to follow university guidelines as outlined in the Stanford Administrative Guide. In particular, SPCS employment candidates should review the university's Controlled Substances and Alcohol policy for all Stanford employees, found here, as well as the policy for youth-designated buildings, found here.

    The standard salary for Assistant Residential Directors is $1,765/week plus a full room and board package. This position is exempt and is therefore not subject to overtime pursuant to state and federal wage and hour laws.

    Programs and Dates
    Programs in need of Assistant Residential Directors:
  • Stanford Medical Youth Science Program (SMYSP) | June 23 - July 27, 2019
  • Pre-Collegiate Summer Institutes | June 24 - August 2, 2019
  • Summer Humanities Institute | June 24 - August 2, 2019
  • Summer Arts Institute | June 24 - August 2, 2019
  • Stanford AI4ALL | June 23 - July 12, 2019
  • Stanford Pre-Collegiate International Institutes | June 24 - August 18, 2019
  • Stanford University Mathematics Camp (SUMaC) | July 14 - August 10, 2019
  • Online High School Middle School (OMS) Summer @ Stanford | August 6 - August 14, 2019
  • Online High School (OHS) Summer @ Stanford| August 6 - August 19, 2019

    A completed application, which includes a resume and transcript, is needed for consideration.

    The priority application deadline for this position is January 27, 2019, though we will continue to review applications past this date as needed.

    This position is hosted within the department of Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies. For inquiries, please email: [email protected]

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    Posted: 12/17/2018
    Application Due: 1/28/2019
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