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Posted Job Title

Residence Director Position, Pre-First Year Program (Temp Non-Exempt Co-op/Non-Penn Student Worker)

Job Profile Title

Temporary Employee - Co-op Worker

Job Description Summary

During summer 2023, this is an eight-week, ‘live-in’/residential position. Commitment dates for the 2023 Pre-First Year Program are Monday June 19th -August 21st. This is a Temporary Non-Exempt Co-op position intended for Non-Penn Student Workers

Job Description

During summer 2023, this is an eight-week, ‘live-in’/residential position. Commitment dates for the 2023 Pre-First Year Program are Monday June 19th -August 21st.

Overview:

The Pre-First Year Program (PFP) is an academically rigorous and intensive four-week summer program preceding New Student Orientation (NSO). Program participants receive comprehensive support services that begin with PFP and continue throughout the students’ undergraduate experience at Penn. PFP is a chance for participating students to get an academic and social edge, while quickly becoming familiar with campus resources and the Penn community. The program, while academic in nature, encourages students to form lasting bonds of friendships through regular social and cultural activities.

Reporting to the Pre-Freshmen Program (PFP) Director,

The Residence Director (RD) is responsible for working closely with the program Director to ensure that the Pre-First Year Program (PFP) runs smoothly and effectively by monitoring the daily activities of PFP and providing direct supervision to peer mentors. The RD must be willing to enforce program rules and policies. The RD must also be able to handle crisis and/or emergency situations that may arise. Experience working in residential life and knowledge of campus resources beneficial to first-year students is required.

Duties and required skills:

  • Monitor the day-to-day activities of PFP students ensuring that program rules and policies are being followed
  • Serve as the “RD on Duty” for a 24-hour period, except during scheduled days off
  • Help ensure a peaceful and respectful residential environment by managing situations as they arise using conflict resolution and restorative justice practices
  • Provide direct supervision to peer mentors; coaching and guiding them as necessary
  • Plan activities that promote and increase team performance and morale among peer mentors
  • Assist with fostering a sense of community during Peer Mentor training and throughout the program
  • Provide oversight to weekly student-lead programming and workshops
  • Attend daily staff meetings with program Director
  • Conduct daily staff meetings with Peer Mentors
  • Assist with designing flyers, promoting events, and managing PFP social media accounts
  • Work closely with PFP, PennCAP, and P1P staff
  • Carry out administrative responsibilities as assigned to support strategic goals of PFP, PennCAP, and P1P

Qualifications:

  • Graduate students with Housing and Residence Life experience preferred
  • Experience working with high school and college-aged populations
  • Ability and willingness to enforce program rules and policies as needed
  • Strong leadership, supervisory, organizational, and administrative skills
  • Attentive to details, and solutions oriented
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills
  • Multicultural competency, understanding of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB), and awareness of intersecting identities
  • A strong sense of self-awareness and professional etiquette
  • Familiarity with online platforms such as Canvas, Canva, Teams, Microsoft Office, Newsletters and Social Media sites
  • Administrators or teachers in a high school setting strongly preferred

Interviews will commence immediately and continue, on a rolling basis, until the position is filled. Preferred application deadline is April 2nd.

This is a Temporary Non-Exempt Co-op position intended for Non-Penn Student Workers

The hourly rate for this position is $25/hr at 40 hrs/week, plus a free private apartment and weekday meals. This position is full-time with around-the-clock responsibilities.

Job Location - City, State

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School

Provost's Center

Pay Range

$7.25 - $155.75

Affirmative Action Statement
Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Special Requirements
Background check may be required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

Organization

Welcome to the University of Pennsylvania! Penn is the largest private employer in Philadelphia and is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation.  

Across our 12 highly-regarded schools, more than 25,000 students, and more than 4,000 faculty members, we become one university: a wide-ranging, ever-changing community that draws its strength from a multitude of races, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, historical traditions, ages, religions, disabilities, veteran status, interests, perspectives, and socioeconomic backgrounds. 

Penn carries on the principles and spirit of its founder, Benjamin Franklin: entrepreneurship, innovation, invention, outreach, and a pragmatic love of knowledge. Franklin's practical outlook has remained a driving force in the university's development. To learn more, visit About Penn

Vision

 

As engines of knowledge and new ideas, universities have the unique potential to define the future rather than be defined by it; to pioneer change rather than merely manage it. To do so requires a plan both visionary and pragmatic. The Penn Compact 2022 motivates community members to innovate, be radically inclusive, and positively impact their local, national, and global communities. 

 

Penn’s fundamental priorities — increasing access, integrating knowledge and engaging locally, nationally and globally — are supported by the three core values that make us uniquely Penn: inclusion, innovation, and impact. 

 

Learn about the signature initiatives of the Penn Compact 2022:  

 

Diversity 

 

Understanding and appreciating diversity is one of Penn's most important priorities and is fundamental to success in today's world. 

 

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class. 

 

To learn more about Diversity and Inclusion at Penn visit: 

 

Benefits 

 

Penn offers a wide range of benefits and perks - from Penn's retirement Matching Plan to bike repair stations to access to the full LinkedIn Learning library to adoption assistance to workshops at the letterpress and book arts studio and much more! 

 

Campus and Beyond

 

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News 

 

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Company info
Telephone
(215) 898-7372
Location
3451 Walnut Street
Philadelphia
PA
19104
US

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