Summer@Brown Student Staff Positions 2013
INFORMATION FOR 2013 SUMMER@BROWN RESIDENTIAL ADVISOR APPLICANTS
The successful applicant will be a rising sophomore, junior or senior undergraduate student currently enrolled at Brown or another selective college or university. We seek candidates with a demonstrated interest in working with pre-college age students. RAs for the Summer@Brown Program should show some experience in or a good reason for working with high school students in a residential college environment.
A criminal background check is required of finalists for this position. Candidates will not be permitted to begin work in this position until completion of a criminal background check deemed satisfactory to Brown. RAs may have only one outside commitment for no more than 15 hours a week. These hours can not take place on weekends. RAs hired for the SPARK position may mot have any commitments while the program is in session, and those hired for the Leadership Institute may not have any commitments outside of the program for the duration of their contract.
SELECTION TIME LINE
|Interest Sessions||November 14, 2012, 2pm, Arnold Lounge
November 27, 2012, 1pm Arnold Lounge
January 25, 2013, 11am, Arnold Lounge
January 29, 2013, 2pm, Arnold Lounge
|Application deadline||February 4, 2013|
|One-on-one individual interviews||Week of February 18, 2013 (if selected for an interview, candidates will be notified by email to sign up for a date and time) Interviews for candidates applying to the Global Program will be held at 200 Dyer Street in the Office of Continuing Education|
|All applicants will be notified of their status||No later than February 27, 2013|
- Application must be completed on-line HERE
- Two instructors and/or employers to fill out this reference form (for new applicants only)
- Questions should be emailed to: RASelection@Brown.edu
RA JOB DESCRIPTION
Under the direction of a Residence Director, RAs are responsible for fostering personal and social responsibility of students, providing information, advising, discipline, and social activities required to facilitate welcoming, safe, and inclusive living-learning communities. RAs are required to:
- Actively participate in all day/evening RA training (June 9-15 for ALL RAs)
- To be fully available to the Summer@Brown program on all weekends
- Assist with check-in, orientation and check-out which take place on Saturdays and Sundays
- Live in the residence halls throughout the summer program
- Serve as mentors and resources about summer program policies, procedures, and calendar
- Abide by and enforce summer program rules, and report unsafe and inappropriate behavior
- Participate in a 24 hour on-call duty rotation for emergencies and/or lock outs
- Plan and facilitate activities designed to promote community, wellness and preparation for college
- Promote and encourage students to attend activities and events planned by Activities Managers
- Chaperone social events on campus and trips to popular off-campus destinations (day, evening and weekends)
- Plan/Facilitate one community wide workshop, to be held weekly, open to all Summer@Brown students to take place during the day
- Attend staff meetings and one-on-one meetings with the Residence Director on a weekly basis
- Responsible for administrative paperwork including; heatlh and safety inspections, budget, and programming forms
- Other duties as assigned
SUMMER@BROWN RESIDENTIAL ADVISOR POSITION DESCRIPTIONS
Stipend (includes room and board)
|6/9/13- 8/4/13||$3000||Leadership Institute Fellow|
|Dates Vary||$1200, round trip airfare, and room and board|
Office of Residential Life
Attn: Kate Tompkins
Brown University, Box 1864
Providence, RI 02912
Grad Center E: First Floor
Attn: Kate Tompkins
OVERVIEW of SUMMER@BROWN
Brown’s pre-college programs provide over 3,000 high school students the opportunity to enroll in a wide array of non-credit intensive courses, ranging from one to four weeks in length, and in topics reflecting the range of academic disciplines in the Brown University undergraduate curriculum. Coupled with an experience of independent living on a university campus alongside a diverse group of intellectually motivated peers, the program prepares students for the academic, social and personal demands they will encounter as first year students at a selective college or university. While the courses are non-credit, they are extremely intensive and set at the level of first year college study, using an approach to the study of a discipline much like a first year seminar. Students are all high-achieving students and most come from very strong high schools, nearly half of which are private schools. They come from over 80 countries and from across the country. A large financial aid budget enables a significant number of students to attend who otherwise could not afford these programs.
Summer Pre-College Courses: The vast majority of summer@brown students enroll in pre-college courses, developed for them and taught by a combination of Brown Faculty, Graduate Students and some visiting faculty, and reflecting the broad range of the university’s undergraduate curriculum. Some 2,500 students enroll in the nearly 200 courses offered, over one, two, three and four weeks. Courses typically involve 3 hours daily of class time and as much as another 3 hours of daily homework.
Brown Leadership Institute: Approximately 450 students enroll in two-week long courses that, in addition to focusing on environmental issues, trade, health, security, human rights, conflict and diversity, provide students additional training in the skills necessary for effective and socially responsible leadership. Brown Environmental Leadership Lab (BELL) is off campus at Haffenreffer, and is an environmental leadership program focusing on Sustainable Development. RAs for the Leadership Institute may not have any commitments outside of the program. The job description for the BELL position is availalbe here, and that for the on-campus Leader Fellow position is available here.
Intensive English Language at Brown: Enrolls upwards of 50 students in two, three-week long sessions of English language and academic study for University-bound students. Classes meet mornings and afternoons and are designed to prepare non-native speakers of English for university level study.
TheatreBridge and Playwriting Workshop: A six-week program, enrolling 40 – 50 students, that provides young actors and playwrights an opportunity to study under the mentorship of established theatre professionals. Program activities typically run morning into night.
SPARK - Science for Middle School Students: For middle school students who have completed 6th, 7th or 8th grade and love science. SPARK courses expose students to the intellectual concepts and processes of science as taught at Brown University. The courses are inquiry-based and experiential- students conduct their own experiments, learn science through guided inquiry, and engage in critical thinking. Classes meet for three hours in the morning with additional activities in the afternoon and evening. RAs for the SPARK program may not have any commitments outside of the program during the time the program is in session..
Summer Session Credit Courses: Brown University's 7 week long undergraduate summer semester is open to qualified rising and graduated high school seniors. Some 75 – 100 high school students – along with some 350 Brown undergraduates – enroll in this program. Students living on campus must enroll in two courses, which is equivalent to full time study during a typical fall or spring semester.
Sports camps enroll upwards of 1000 students over the course of the summer. Students range in age from 12-18, and attend a variety of camps such as football, lacrosse, tennis, basketball and crew. Students work with coaches and trainers during the day and return to the residence halls later in the evening.
Global Program Resident Advisors: The successful applicant will be a rising sophomore, junior or senior undergraduate student currently enrolled at Brown University. We seek candidates with a demonstrated interest in working with pre-college age students. Additionally, succesful applicants are required to have previosuly served as a Resident Advisor and be fluent in the language spoken on program site, i.e. (Costa Rica, Naxos, Rome, Segovia, and Turkey).
Successful candidates must attend a training in May 2013 (dates to be determined) and arrive on site two days prior to the beginning of the program and depart the last day of the program.