Residential Director, Pre-Collegiate Studies

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Residential Director, Pre-Collegiate Studies

Position Overview
Two Residential Directors (RDs) are hired and assigned to oversee specific Pre-Collegiate Studies programs. RDs supervise the residential experience of the summer programs to assure a safe, enjoyable experience for all participants and staff. While each RD will have responsibility for different programs, the Residential Directors will work closely together to provide a consistent residential experience for all staff and participants. RDs receive professional oversight from the Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies year-round staff and supervise up to three ARDs. RDs live on campus and are a crucial liaison between parents and the Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies main office, making themselves available to answer questions and resolve problems. This is a fixed-term, exempt, full-time position with substantial on-call duties averaging 60 hours per week running from mid-June to mid-August 2019. There is not an instructional academic component involved with this position.

Your responsibilities as Residential Director include:

  • Providing regular feedback about the residential staff and participants to the Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies year-round staff
  • Resolving higher-level participant issues, including emergencies, and ensuring all problems are promptly addressed
  • Serving as liaisons with other offices on the Stanford campus, such as Housing, Dining, and Conference Services
  • Monitoring the work of all residential staff, and working closely with the Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies year-round staff to mediate and resolve staff issues
  • Assisting with the training of the residential staff and providing guidance and leadership on Arrival and Departure Days
  • Monitoring incident reports and ensuring all incidents are properly documented, including medical emergencies and disciplinary situations
  • Ensuring that program rules and the Code of Conduct are adhered to at all times by participants and staff
  • Maintaining a strong presence within the program - regularly visiting the residences, attending program events, and building relationships with residential staff and participants is essential to being successful in the role
  • 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
  • Three years of experience in Residential Life at the high school or college level required; relevant experience includes Resident Assistant, student programming, boarding school supervision, teacher, etc.
  • Experience working with academically motivated students, preferably in an intensive residential setting
  • Demonstrated leadership and supervisory experience in an educational setting
  • Flexibility and willingness to work long hours
  • Ability to maintain a professional demeanor at all times when dealing with staff, participants, and parents
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills
  • 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:
  • Master's degree in Education or related field
  • Five years of experience in Residential Life at the high school or college level required; relevant experience includes Resident Assistant, student programming, boarding school supervision, teacher, etc.
  • 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 salary for the Residential Director position is $2,030/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
    Two Residential Directors are hired and assigned to oversee specific Pre-Collegiate Studies programs. Dates for the 2019 Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies programs are:
  • 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 cover letter, is needed for consideration. Your cover letter should detail your interest and experience related to education and residential life.

    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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