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CSG promotes respect for all people and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, religion or family composition in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, employment policies and scholarship programs. CSG accepts students who identify as female, regardless of their biological sex.

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.

Job Benefits
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


  • 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.

Work Commitment

  • 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