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JOB TITLE Head Resident
REPORTS TO Director of Student Life
SCHEDULE Full time residential: Fall semester 2017 and Spring semester 2018
COMPENSATION Stipend plus room and board
START DATE August 5th, 2017 – June 9th, 2018
Coastal Studies for Girls is a residential science and leadership semester school in Freeport, Maine. The major responsibility of the Head Resident is to lead the Residential Life portion of the semester experience, including serving as the lead supervisor for students and RAs during non-class hours. These responsibilities include administrative leadership of extra-curricular program. The Head Resident is an integral part of our leadership program, working closely with faculty, administration and RAs to structure non-academic time, integrating extra-curricular and recreational activities, service projects, chores, and community building. As a prime carrier of our leadership model, educational philosophy, and our entire academic and experiential program, the Head Resident is expected to uphold the highest standards for herself and the students, to serve as a role model and mentor, to have a deep commitment to girls and girls’ education, and to embody the CSG mission and philosophy. A positive attitude is also paramount, along with a sense of humor and the ability to be a flexible self-starter in an ever-changing environment.
- A deep understanding of and dedication to the mission of Coastal Studies for Girls
- Experience working with and supervising staff
- Experience working with and supervising high school students in an educational and or residential environment
- Ability to create and teach an engaging, informal curriculum on Saturdays
- Excellent written and oral communication skills with strong attention to detail
- Experience with developing and maintaining productive working relationships
- Ability to work as a part of a team as well as independently
- Willingness to live and work with high school girls in a residential community
- B.A. or B.S. Degree from an accredited college or university: specialty areas can be science, leadership, women’s studies, English, history, mathematics, French, Spanish, or other fields related to the CSG curriculum
- Certified in First Aid/CPR, WFR preferred
- Valid driver’s license with good driving record required
- Experience and confidence driving students/large groups in 12-15 passenger vans
JOB RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES
- Lead-supervision of students during non-class hours (evenings, overnight and on weekends), including serving as “first responder” in case of emergency or incident
- Lead and coordinate all residential life activities as an integral part of our leadership curriculum, including recreational and enrichment activities, chores, community discussion and reflection, and daily routine
- Lead students and RAs in observing and enforcing campus policies and the Community Agreement
- Supervise and mentor three Resident Assistants and assist the Director of Student Life with their evaluation
- Communication with parents on a regular basis by phone and email
- Coordination of daily medication administration
- Assist in planning and leading field trips, extra-curricular and recreational activities during non-class hours (evenings and weekends)
- Participate in planning and leading Res Life Orientation for the RAs
- Participate in planning and leading Student Orientation, Family & Friends Day, and Closing Celebrations
- Assist with school promotion and recruitment as needed
- Assist administrative staff on an as-needed basis
- Support the mission of the school by serving as a positive role model during all interaction with CSG community members and affiliates (including actively engaging in CSG’s leadership curriculum through participation, teaching, and modeling/practice)
- Participate in all staff orientation, training and professional development sessions
- Food service assistance 4-5 times per week on a rotating basis for approximately 20-30 people
HOW TO APPLY
Position open until filled. Applications must include a cover letter, resume and 3 references. Electronic applications only.
Please send all correspondence to:
Coastal Studies for Girls
Attn: Carolyn Sass, LMSW-CC, Director of Student Life and Leadership Faculty
Resident Assistant/Teaching Assistant
JOB TITLE Resident Assistant/Teaching Assistant (RA/TA)
REPORTS TO Head Resident and Director of Student Life
SCHEDULE Full time residential, fall semester
START/END DATE August 12, 2017 through December 23, 2017
APPLICATION DEADLINE April 20, 2017, applications will be reviewed as they are received.
Coastal Studies for Girls is a residential science and leadership semester school for tenth grade girls in Freeport, Maine. Resident Assistant/Teaching Assistant positions at CSG offer leadership, mentorship, and instructional experiences in a supportive, all-girls residential community.
Living on the beautiful Maine coast, you’ll have the opportunity to live and work in a residential community while practicing/modeling community building with adolescents, deepen leadership skills, explore experiential education and educational support skills. You’ll participate in field trips to explore the state, support students conducting in-the-field marine science research, facilitate leadership activities, and visit important cultural and educational institutions. Opportunities to expose students to camping, hiking, and snowshoeing are also planned into the semester. We welcome applicants with a wide variety of specialty areas, including but not limited to science, leadership, women’s studies, social work, English, history, mathematics, French and Spanish.
Job Responsibilities and Compensation
Major responsibilities of RA/TAs include living and working at CSG for a full 18 week fall or spring semester supervising students and assisting the Head Resident, Faculty, and Staff with all school programming and activities. See position description below for specific details. Internships provide full room and board and a stipend.
- An understanding of and dedication to the mission of Coastal Studies for Girls
- Strong female role modeling necessary for daily interaction with 15 and 16 year old girls.
- Current enrollment in, or graduate of, a B.A. or B.S. Degree from an accredited college or university: specialty areas can be science, leadership, women’s studies, English, history, mathematics, French, Spanish, or other fields related to the CSG curriculum
- Solid written and oral communication skills
- Experience working/living with high school students in extended academic, residential, or instructional settings
- A desire to live/work with and be available to tenth grade girls in the CSG 24/7 residential community
- Skills and experience in the outdoors in regards to backpacking, hiking, overnight camping.
- Certified in First Aid/CPR, Wilderness First Responder (WFR) preferred
- 21 or older
- Valid driver’s license with good driving record
- Experience driving students/large groups in 12-15 passenger vans
- Ability to work evenings and weekends required
JOB RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES
- Act as a positive role model for students
- Provide social-emotional support for students
- Engage positively with the CSG community
- Responsibilities are split approximately 80% Residential Living focus, 20% Teaching Assistant focus
- Supervise students during non-class hours including evenings and weekends
- Provide one-on-one mentorship for students
- Plan and lead extra-curricular activities during non-class hours
- Provide faculty support as a Teaching Assistant during academic classes and field trips. Providing academic support and tutoring students during study hall periods.
- Provide logistical support for field trips (managing food, supplies, and equipment)
- Assist Head Resident with all residential life activities, campus policies, and following and enforcing the Community Agreement
- Provide food service assistance 4-5 times per week on a rotating basis for approximately 20-30 people.
- Stipend and full room and board in a shared residential setting at the Coastal Studies for Girls’ campus in Freeport, ME for a full semester.
- Academic support/supervision if the candidate is seeking to earn academic credit for the internship as part of an undergraduate degree program.
- 19 week minimum commitment (student semester plus pre-term orientation/planning and post-term cleanup and evaluation)
- Time off daily and weekly to be negotiated
Send a one-page cover letter, resumé, and three references (names and contact information) to:
Carolyn Sass, LMSW-CC
Director of Student Life