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Resident Advisor - Team Lead

Blueprint Summer Programs (Pre-College Program)

Job type: Seasonal/Temp

Salary and Benefits: $500/ week, Paid Training, Housing and Meals Included

Program Length/ Dates: Summer 2018, 2- 3 weeks (See program locations and dates below)

 

About Blueprint Summer Programs

Our company helps high school students succeed in college from Day 1 through personal, fun and innovative summer programs. Here’s why students come to Blueprint:

  • Get Ready For College: Blueprint’s proprietary College & Career Readiness curriculum, custom-developed academic courses and on-campus living help students more successfully navigate the transition from highschool to college
  • Choose the Right Major: Inspiring courses taught by top-notch instructors help students choose an area they would like (or not like!) to study
  • Decide Where to Go to College: Living on a college campus and taking classes that focus on personal goals, budget and admission requirements help students feel more confident about what college is the ‘right fit’ for them
  • Rock their College Applications: Hands-on activities and workshops dedicated to organizing the college search and application process, writing stellar personal statements and engaging in effective college interviews all set students up for success as they apply for admission!
  • HAVE FUN! Road trips, evening activities and tours of popular attractions make for a fun and memorable summer!

We know, however, that the staff at our programs make a huge impact on how much a student learns from or loves their program experience,  so we look for individuals that are good people with great experience and a passion for mentoring. If this is you, please join us!

Job Purpose:

Manage and organize all residential life aspects of Blueprint Summer Program at designated location; provide supervision, guidance and support to all RAs. Monitor and participate in student activities while ensuring student safety and positive summer program experience

Essential Duties:

  • Provide supervision, guidance and support to all residential staff
  • Meet with residential staff on a regular basis to develop, conduct and evaluate activities; review student concerns/ requests; ensure that all residential staff adhere to the program schedule.
  • Oversee the quality execution of all extracurricular and off-campus activities, including student special events and road trips
  • Create and maintain a safe, supportive, personal, and fun environment that provides opportunities for students to develop to their fullest potential and achieve their learning objectives.
  • Organize and execute new procedures where necessary
  • Facilitate a collaborative, positive, and professional environment by ensuring impeccable working relationships with and among R.A.’s, students, other Blueprint Summer Programs staff, and campus administration.
  • Organize and manage all aspects of residential life administration. Functions may include (but are not limited to) student roommate requests, supply purchasing, meal planning and special event planning
  • Mediate residential life issues by overseeing student activities and monitoring student behavior/interaction. Respond promptly to detected concerns and initiate redirection and/or corrective action processes, as needed
  • Implement all Blueprint Summer Programs accounting procedures, ensuring adherence to established policies, procedures and safety guidelines
  • Assist Program Director in maintaining all program records including (but not limited to): incident reports, attendance records, meeting minutes, call logs and all additional general administrative reports
  • Effectively serve in a collaborative, team-oriented environment - while supporting all students in a way that inspires comfortable adjustment to life on a college campus and away from friends and family
  • Serve as a caring, compassionate mentor and adult presence to all students and staff at all times, including (but not limited to): Classroom time, planned activities, off-campus activities, student meal times, student free time and room checks
  • Assist Program Director with general office administrative support and perform a variety of other administrative tasks, including (but not limited to): general office work, supply purchasing, monitor student issues, create hallway and floor decor, contribute to program set-up/breakdown
  • Support the guiding concept of Blueprint Summer Programs: to provide an experience for students that is friendly, comfortable, personal, and helps to prepare them for college

Minimum Requirements:

  • College degree, currently enrolled in college program or have received some college credit
  • Must be able to travel to and from designated Blueprint Summer Program location.
  • Must be able to walk long distances
  • Must have some experience in mentoring youth, tutoring and/or student advising.
  • Commitment to successfully complete up to 2 days of virtual or online pre-program training at least  3 weeks prior to program start date
  • CPR Certification or willingness to become CPR certified prior to program 
  • Must be 21 years of age or older

Desired Qualifications:

  • Caring, compassionate and selfless
  • Creative, with a great sense of humor
  • Ability to stay organized and thrive in unstructured, high-intensity environments
  • Relentless commitment to student wellbeing and safety
  • Pro-active problem solver, quick thinking and entrepreneurial
  • Can- do, positive attitude and high energy
  • Passionate and enthusiastic mentor
  • Competent in diversity and inclusion
  • Outstanding leadership skills, while also being able to recognize and appreciate group cohesion/ collaboration
  • Ability to find ‘teachable moments’ in most interactions
  • Team player, and eager to help in all situations
  • Summer program experience

 

How to Apply:

To be considered, candidates must fill out our online application. For more information about Blueprint Summer Programs and a full list of our available positions, please visit www.bpsummerprograms.com
 

 

Program Dates and Locations

Georgetown University, Washington D.C

Training: June 20 - June 23 (on-site) + 1 day of online/self paced training
Session Dates: June 24 - July 7 (Staff departure date dependent upon student enrollment, subject to change)

University of Florida, Gainesville FL

Sessions A & B

Training: June 20 - June 23 (on-site) + 1 day of online/self paced training
Session Dates: June 24th - July 7th (Staff departure date dependent upon student enrollment, subject to change)

Session C

Training: July 4 - July 7 (on-site) + 1 day of online/self paced training
Session Dates: July 8 - July 21 (Staff departure date dependent upon student enrollment, subject to change)

Howard University, Washington D.C

Training: June 27 - June 30 (on-site) + 1 day of online/self paced training
Session Dates: July 1 - Jul 14 (Staff departure date dependent upon student enrollment, subject to change)

University of California, Los Angeles CA

Session A

Training: June 27 - June 30 (on-site) + 1 day of online/self paced training
Session Dates: July 1 - Jul 14 (Staff departure date dependent upon student enrollment, subject to change)

Session B

Training: July 4 - July 7 (on-site) + 1 day of online/self paced training
Program Dates: July 8 - July 21 (Staff departure date dependent upon student enrollment, subject to change)

Lehigh University, Bethlehem PA

Training: July 4 - July 7 (on-site) + 1 day of online/self paced training
Program Dates: July 8 - July 21 (Staff departure date dependent upon student enrollment, subject to change)

University of Virginia, Charlottesville VA

Training: July 4 - July 7 (on-site) + 1 day of online/self paced training
Program Dates: July 8 - July 21 (Staff departure date dependent upon student enrollment, subject to change)


This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice. 

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