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Summer Resident Assistant

University of Kansas


Achievement & Assessment Inst

Position Overview

The Math & Science Center Summer Institute Resident Assistants will live in a residence hall and supervise approximately 30 to 40 high school students who are participating in a six-week educational institute at KU during the summer. Each Resident Assistant is assigned a group of 10-14 students but is responsible for supervising every student. The Resident Assistants are required to reside in the designated residence hall with the Math & Science Center students for the duration of the appointment and maintain 24-hour residency 6 days a-week for six weeks. This position reports directly to the Director of the program. The Resident Assistants must be able to tutor, counsel, teach, supervise, and be a positive role model. In addition, the successful candidate will adhere to the principles of promoting diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in education. 

The Summer Institute dates are 06/04-07/14/2023, with orientation scheduled on 06/01-6/02/2023.

The salary for the RA positions: $11-15 per hour plus room and board.

Job Description

  • 45% – Use professional ethics, implement goals, objectives, policies and procedures of the summer component and supervise students in a group living environment to ensure their safety and well-being 24 hours a day (Sunday 4:30PM through Friday 5:00PM)
  • 10% – Assist in planning, organizing and implementing recreational, social, and cultural activities, and maintain discipline and harmonious relations in the residence hall and all other areas of the program; participate in all program recreational activities, field trips and residential life, and conduct required workshops for participants (including evening and weekend responsibilities).
  • 5% – Oversee the physical maintenance of the residence hall as it pertains to Math & Science Center students (this involves establishing procedures for key assignment and collection; prevention of abuse of furniture, lounges, and rooms; checking the condition of rooms before and after Math & Science Center students’ occupancy; and stipend distribution).
  • 5% – Provide support to students in personal, social, and academic areas.
  • 5% – Assess any residence hall problems, assimilate facts, process viewpoints and make decisions in compliance with program guidelines.
  • 5% – Facilitate and supervise students during study hall.
  • 5% – Serve as a liaison between administration and residence hall staff.
  • 5% – Create proper environment for both students and staff; Manage health problems and medical emergencies for students.
  • 5% – Monitor and evaluate students’ academic and social progress; see that students are up in the morning and prepared for class and make regular classroom visits.
  • 5% – Participate in staff orientation and attend all staff meetings.
  • 5% – Perform other duties as assigned by the Director.

Position Requirements

On-site and is required to maintain 24-hour residency, 6 days-a week for six weeks.

Required Qualifications

  • High School Diploma/GED equivalent plus one year of coursework at a Higher Education institution.
  • Familiarity with college residence hall policies and procedures as evidenced by application materials.
  • Preferred Qualifications

    • Experience with culturally diverse high school students 
    • Experience with conflict resolution 
    • Tutoring experience 
    • Experience coordinating and supervising group living experiences in a team focused work environment. 
    • Have effective oral and written communication skills. 
    • Possess good organizational skills. 
    • Must have high level of maturity; be self-disciplined and able to work on a team. 
    • Previous TRIO (E.g. Upward Bound) Program experience. 
    • Valid driver’s license 
    • At least six months prior supervisory experience 

    Additional Candidate Instruction

    A complete application consists of:

    • Resume
    • Cover Letter
    • Names and Contact Information for 3 Professional References

    Incomplete applications will not be considered.

    Review of applications will begin on 03/20/2023 and will continue until a successful candidate is identified.  To ensure first consideration, apply by 03/20/2023

    Advertised Salary Range

    $11.00 – $15.00 per hour plus room and board

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    Primary Campus

    University of Kansas Lawrence Campus

    Employee Class

    U-Unclassified Professional Staff

    Work Schedule

    Sunday-Friday, hours will vary

    Conditions of Employment

    Contingent on Funding

    Work Location Assignment



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