Location: Bowling Green, KY Category: Temporary/Time Limited Posted On: Fri Apr 9 2021 Job Description:
About Upward Bound (UB):
Upward Bound (UB) is a college access program designed to prepare low income/potential first generation high school students for success in college. UB students have the opportunity to participate in a 6-week summer residential program at WKU. This allows students to get a feel for college life, as well as prepare for their upcoming school year. Participants live in a residence hall, take classes, and participate in cultural and bonding activities.
About the Position:
The Residential Supervisor will assist professional staff in providing supervision to residential counselors (college student mentors), ensure program and university safety guidelines are followed, and serve as mentors to first-generation and low-income high school participants in a residential setting. For summer 2021, the residential component dates are tentatively scheduled for June 5-July 17, 2021.
Duties and Responsibilities:
The following duties are customary for this position, but are not to be construed as all-inclusive. Duties may be added, deleted, and assigned based on program and institutional needs.
Help create and maintain a positive, productive, and safe living environment for students and residential staff by:
Living in a residence hall for the duration of the residential component
Ensuring all students and residential staff complete regular health and safety checks and are abiding by safety procedures
Helping supervise approximately 45 high school students and five residential staff
Responding proactively to student issues as they arise, including helping enforce program expectations and promptly communicating issues with program director and professional staff.
Help professional staff plan and lead program evening activities (games, crafts, social/cultural activities, field trips, etc.).
Transport students to and from activities in program vehicles
Serve as mentor for participants, inspiring them to aspire to pursue higher education.
Participate in weekly staff meetings.
Other duties as assigned
Bachelor's degree earned prior to the program start date
One or more years of residence life, summer camp, and/or TRIO experience.
Must have a valid driver's license with a safe driving record
Must be mature and have excellent professional judgment
Kentucky state law requires all public institutions of postsecondary education to conduct pre-employment criminal background checks to determine suitability for employment.
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