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INFORMATION FOR 2014 SUMMER@BROWN RESIDENTIAL ADVISOR APPLICANTS

Qualifications
The successful applicant will be a rising sophomore, junior or senior undergraduate student, currently enrolled at Brown or at another selective college or university, who possesses a strong interest in working with pre-college aged students enrolled in a rigorous summer academic program. We particularly seek candidates with some experience in working with high school students in a residential environment and in those who can assist us in fostering a welcoming and inclusive living-learning community.

REQUIREMENTS
A criminal background check is required of finalists for this position..
Given the responsibilties this position entails, Pre-College and Sports Camp RAs may have only one outside commitment for no more than 15 hours a week. These hours can not take place on weekends.

SELECTION TIME LINE


Interest Sessions

December 13, 2013, 10am, Grad Center E 104
December 17, 2013, 10am Grad Center E 104
January 23, 2014, 10am Grad Center E 104

Application deadline

February 1, 2014

One-on-one individual interviews

February 17, 2014- February 28, 2014

All applicants will be notified of their status

March 7, 2014

APPLICATION MATERIALS

  • Application must be completed on-line
  • Resume
  • Two references from instructors and/or employers (online reference form) (for new applicants only)
  • Questions should be emailed to: RASelection@Brown.edu

 

JOB DESCRIPTIONS

PRE-COLLEGE RA JOB DESCRIPTION
Under the direction of a Residence Director, RAs are responsible for fostering  a welcoming and inclusive living-learning community and for facilitating formal and informal social activities that support such a community;  for encouraging students’ personal growth and their socially responsible behavior, for providing information, and advice regarding campus resources, and to serve as a model and mentor . RAs are required to:

  • Actively participate in all day/evening RA training (June 8-14 for ALL RAs)- no outside commitments during this time
  • Serve as mentors and resources about summer program policies, procedures, and calendar
  • 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
  • Plan/Facilitate one weekly community wide workshop open to all Summer@Brown students to take place during the day
  • Chaperone social events on campus and trips to popular off-campus destinations (day, evening and weekends)
  • Live in the residence halls throughout the summer program
  • Attend staff meetings and one-on-one meetings with the Residence Director on a weekly basis
  • Participate in a 24 hour on-call duty rotation for emergencies and/or lock outs
  • Abide by and enforce summer program rules, and report unsafe and inappropriate behavior
  • Responsible for administrative paperwork including; health and safety inspections, budget, and programming forms
  • Assist with check-in, orientation, and check-out which take place on Saturdays and Sundays
  • To be fully available to the Summer@Brown program on all weekends
  • Others duties as assigned

 

SPARK RA JOB DESCRIPTION
Under the direction of a Residence Director, SPARK RAs are responsible for fostering a welcoming and inclusive living-learning community and for facilitating formal and informal social activities that support such a community; for encouraging students’ personal growth and their socially responsible behavior, for providing information and advice regarding campus resources, and to serve as a role model and mentor. SPARK RAs will support the pre-college and sports camp program (when the SAPRK program is not in session). During the SPARK session RAs are required to be 100% avaliable to the SPARK program and will supervise middle school students 24 hours a day for the duration of the program.  SPARK RAs are required to:

  • Actively participate in all day/evening RA training (June 8-14 for ALL RAs)- no outside commitments during this time
  • To be fully available to the SPARK program 24/7 while SPARK is in session
  • 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 weekly community wide workshop 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; health and safety inspections, budget, and programming forms
  • Others duties as assigned

 

SPORTS CAMP RA JOB DESCRIPTION
Under the direction of a Residence Director, Sports Camp RAs are responsible for facilitating a welcoming, safe and inclusive environment for the sports camp campers between the ages of 12 and 18. Sports Camp RAs will also support the pre-college program through campus wide programming and chaperoning. Sports Camp RAs are required to:

  • Actively participate in all day/evening RA training (June 8-14 for ALL RAs)- no outside commitments during this time
  • To be fully available to the Summer@Brown program on all weekends
  • Assist with check-in, orientation, and check-out for the Sports Camp Program (on various days and at various times throughout the summer)
  • Live in the residence halls throughout the summer program
  • Serve as mentors and resources about summer program policies and procedures
  • 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 for the pre-college program
  • Chaperone social events on campus and trips to popular off-campus destinations (day, evening and weekends)
  • Plan/Facilitate one weekly community wide workshop open to all Summer@Brown pre-college 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; health and safety inspections, budget, and programming forms
  • Others duties as assigned

 

 

LEADER FELLOW JOB DESCRIPTION
Under the direction of a Residence Director, 9 Leader Fellows serve as both Teaching Assistants and Resident Assistants in the Leadership Institute.
Click here for a detailed job descrption

 

BELL JOB DESCRIPTION
Under the direction of the on-site Director, 2 BELL Leader Fellows provide on-site academic and personal support to students in Bristol, Rhode Island at Haffenreffer Estate.
Click here for a detailed job description

 

GLOBAL PROGRAMS RA
Click here for a detailed job description

 

HEAD RA JOB DESCRIPTION (PRE-COLLEGE, SPARK, SPORTS CAMPS)
**** For returning staff only
In addition to the duties for the program with which a head RA is assigned, the head RA(s) for each cluster will directly support the Residence Director in the training and programming for that cluster. The Head RA will act as a resource for new staff members and may not have more than 5 hours of outside commitment a week.  Head RAs will receive $250 additional gross pay for the 9 week summer. If you are a returning RA and you are interested in applying for the Head RA position, please email kate_tompkins@brown.edu.

COMPENSATION:
Summer@Brown RAs will receive a single room, a meal plan and the following stipend:


Contract Dates

Stipend (plus room and board)

Open Positions

6/8/14-8/10/14
(with the option to end on 8/3/14)

$250/week for up to 9 weeks

7-week
1-week
3-week
IEP

6/8/14-8/10/14

$250/week for up to 9 weeks

2-week/4-week
TheatreBridge
Sports Camps

6/8/14-8/10/14
(with the option to end 7/19/14)

$250/week for up to 9 weeks

 

SPARK

6/8/14- 8/3/14

$3250

 

Leadership Institute Fellow

****PLEASE NOTE: This represents gross pay- and does not account for any taxes that may be deducted per your state and federal withholdings

For more information about Summer@Brown, and for detailed escriptions of the different Summer@Brown programs, please visit: http://brown.edu/ce/pre-college/overview.php