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The Residential Life portion of the Precollege Programs helps participants to become acclimated to living on a college campus by providing a safe and welcoming environment, fostering strong relationships with peers and mentors, and maintaining an atmosphere where participants are taken seriously and inspired to excel.
Assist the residential manager in overseeing and supervising the Residential Life portion of Precollege Programs at Smith College. Manage a house of students. Assist in supervising house managers and Smith College undergraduate assistants. Maintain high standards of health and safety, including COVID-19 safety protocol on and off campus and follow the Board of Health regulations for youth camps. Ensure that employment and program policies are followed and activities and social events are in line with the mission of Smith College. Assist in communicating and coordinating directly with parents and guardians, as well as the Health Center and academic directors, when necessary. Act as the Residential Manager in their absence.
Essential Job Functions
65% House Management: Manage a house of precollege participants and undergraduate student workers. Support participants as they adjust to life on campus - including intervention and mediation of conflicts. Help establish opportunities to bring participants together to foster an understanding of diversity, inclusion and equity and promote the empowerment of youth. Plan weekly house manager meetings and other meetings, as needed. Be a role model to all staff in your attitude, behavior and work ethic.
35% Support House Managers and Undergraduates: Mentor House Managers and Smith College undergraduates in their positions on staff, including in their mentorship role with participants. Help provide framework and feedback to promote equity, inclusivity and community within each house. Assist in leading training sessions during house management and all-staff training weeks.
Full-time, summer seasonal position with room and board provided. Most hours are in the evenings, weekends required, thirty-five to forty hours per week. Employment duration includes 30 hours of training prep work (timing negotiable) and six weeks on-site, running from June 25 to August 6, 2022. The room is in a residence hall with shared entry. Work on the 4th of July is required. Position is not eligible for holiday pay.
Bachelor's degree required. At least two years of experience living on-site and working as a residential supervisor in a high school or college setting. First Aid and CPR certification required.
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About Smith College
Located in Northampton, MA, Smith College is one of the largest women's colleges in the country and is dedicated to excellence in teaching and research across the liberal arts. A faculty of outstanding scholars interact with students in small classes, as advisors, and through student-faculty research projects. The College is a member of the Five College Consortium with Amherst, Hampshire and Mt. Holyoke Colleges, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Students cross-enroll and faculty cross-teach across the Five Colleges.
Smith College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or veteran status in the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, and the operation of any of its programs and activities, as specified by all applicable laws and regulations. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
CAREERS AT SMITH Smith College employees are a hard working, creative, talented and caring community who keep the college running. We pride ourselves on being a diverse group that brings different skills, perspectives and experiences to support our nearly 2,900 students—women who are becoming leaders to address society's challenges. Join us, and become part of the team whose work makes the college work.Why Smith?Teamwork—A supportive group of co-workers who celebrate individuality and empower one another.Success—A comprehensive and competitive benefits package as well as career advancement resources. Balance—Flexibility for supporting your life outside of work; some positions are eligible for hybrid/remote work options.