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Resident Assistant (Non-Bridge)

Upward Bound 2010 Summer Institute
June 6-July 15, 2010

Job Summary:

Applicants will be taken into consideration for one of two projects. Either our Math and Science Center or Upward Bound Program.

The Upward Bound/Math and Science Center Non-Bridge Resident Assistants will live in a residence hall and supervise approximately 40 to 50 high school students who are participating in a six-week educational institute at KU during the summer. Each Resident Assistant is assigned a group of 10-14 students, but is responsible for supervising every student. The Resident Assistants are required to reside in the designated residence hall with the Upward Bound/Math and Science Center students for the duration of the appointment, and maintain 24-hour residency, 6 days a-week for six weeks. This position reports directly to the Residence Hall Director. The Resident Assistants must be able to tutor, counsel, teach, supervise, and be a positive role model. The salary range for this position is $1,500 -$1,800 plus room and board.

A.        Required Qualifications:

1. At least 6 month prior supervisory experience.
2. Completed at least one-year of college

NOTE: This position must be able to reside in designated residence hall with Upward Bound students and maintain 24-hour residency, 6 days-a week for six weeks

B.        Preferred Qualifications:

1. Experience with culturally diverse high school students
2. Experience with conflict resolution
3. Tutoring experience
4. Experience coordinating and supervising group living experiences in a team focused work environment
5. Have effective oral and written communication skills
6. Possess good organizational skills
7. Must have high level of maturity, be self-disciplined and able to work on a team
8. Previous TRIO (e.g. Upward Bound) Program experience
9. Familiarity with college residence hall policies and procedures
10. Valid drivers License

C.        Job Responsibilities:

1. (45%)Use professional ethics, implement goals, objectives, policies and procedures of the summer component and supervise students in a group living environment to insure their safety and well-being 24 hours a day (Sunday 2:00 PM through Friday 7:00 PM - or- Sunday 6:00PM - Friday 7:00PM)
2. (10%) Assist in planning, organizing and implementing recreational, social, and cultural activities, and maintain discipline and harmonious relations in the residence hall and all other areas of the program; participate in all program recreational activities, field trips and residential life, and conduct required workshops for participants (including evening and weekend responsibilities)
3. (5%) Oversee the physical maintenance of the residence hall as it pertains to Upward Bound Non-Bridge students/Math & Science Center students (this involves establishing procedures for key assignment and collection; prevention of abuse of furniture, lounges, and rooms; checking the condition of rooms before and after Upward Bound/Math & Science Center students occupancy; and stipend distribution)
4. (5%) Provide support to students in personal, social, and academic areas.
5. (5%) Assess any residence hall problems, assimilate facts, process viewpoints and make decisions in compliance with program guidelines
6. (5%) Supervise students in the residence hall during silent study hall hours Sun.-Wed.
6:45 PM-9:00 PM
7. (5%) Serve as a liaison between administration and residence hall staff
8. (5%) Create proper environment for both students and staff; Manage health problems and medical emergencies for students
9. (5%) Monitor and evaluate students academic and social progress; see that students are up in the morning and prepared for class and make regular classroom visits
10. (5%) Participate in staff orientation and attend all staff meetings
11. (5%) Perform other duties as assigned by Residence Hall Director or Project Coordinator

A complete application will consist of the completed on-line application, cover letter addressing how you met the required and preferred qualifications, a resume, and a list of 3 references.  

To view a more detailed description, and to apply, please complete an online application at http://jobs.ku.edu and attach a cover letter, resume, and list of three professional references.  Applicants who are chosen for an interview will be asked to provide an ARTS form and/or transcript to verify that he or she has completed at least one year of college.

If you have questions regarding the positions please contact Mica Slappy (zslappy@ku.edu), (785)-864-9686 or Hong Chuong (hchuong@ku.edu) (785)-864-9621.

The University of Kansas is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  The University encourages applications from underrepresented group members.  Federal and state legislation prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, disability, and veteran status.  In addition, University policies prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, marital status, and parental status.

 

Resident Assistant (Bridge Program)

Upward Bound 2010 Summer Institute
June 6 –July 2, 2010

Job Summary:

The Upward Bound/Math & Science Center Bridge Resident Assistant will live in a residence hall and supervise approximately 15 to 20 incoming freshmen who are participating in a four-week educational institute at KU during the summer. Each Resident Assistant is assigned a group of 7-10 students. The Resident Assistant must be able to reside in the designated residence hall with the Upward Bound students for the duration of the appointment, and maintain 24-hour residency. This position reports directly to the Project Coordinator. The salary range for this position is $1500 - $1,800 plus room and board.

A.        Required Qualifications:

1. At least 6 months prior supervisory experience.
2. Completed at least one-year of college.

NOTE: This position must be able to reside in designated residence hall with Upward Bound students and maintain 24-hour residency, 6 days-a week for four weeks.  

B.         Preferred Qualifications:

1. 55+ undergraduate hours
2. Experience with culturally diverse high school students
3. Experience with conflict resolution
4. Tutoring experience
5. Experience coordinating and supervising group living experiences in a team-focused work environment
6. Have effective oral and written communication skills
7. Possess good organizational skills
8. Previous TRIO (e.g. Upward Bound) Program experience
9. Familiarity with college residence hall policies and procedures
10. Must have high level of maturity, be self-disciplined and able to work on a team
11. Valid drivers license  

C.         Job Responsibilities: 

1. (10%)Implement goals, objectives, policies and procedures of the summer component, enforce Upward Bound residence hall rules and regulations, and use professional ethics
2. (45%)Supervise participants in a group living environment to insure their safety and well-being 24 hours a day, assess disciplinary problems, assimilate facts, process viewpoints and make decisions in compliance with program guidelines (Sunday 2:00 PM through Friday 7:00 PM)
3. (5%)Provide support to students in personal, social, and academic areas (encourage and motivate students, promote good study habits and help strengthen study skills)
4. (5%) Manage health problems and medical emergencies
5. (5%) Serve as a liaison between administration and residence hall staff
6. (5%) Participate in staff orientation and attend all staff meetings
7. (5%) Assist in supervising and facilitating program activities, planning social and cultural programs for Bridge Students (including evening and weekend responsibilities)
8. (5%) Oversee the physical maintenance of the residence hall as it pertains to Upward Bound Bridge students (this involves establishing procedures for key assignment and collection; prevention of abuse of furniture, lounges, and rooms; checking the condition of rooms before and after Upward Bound students occupancy; and stipend distribution)
9. (10%) Must maintain and document contact with Upward Bound faculty to determine each student's attendance, class participation, completion of assignments, general attitude, and grade average
10. (5%) Perform other duties as assigned by Project Coordinator.  

A complete application will consist of the completed on-line application, cover letter addressing how you met the required and preferred qualifications, a resume, and a list of 3 references.  

To view a more detailed description, and to apply, please complete an online application at http://jobs.ku.edu and attach a cover letter, resume, and list of three professional references.  Applicants who are chosen for an interview will be asked to provide an ARTS form and/or transcript to verify that he or she has completed at least one year of college.

If you have questions regarding the positions please contact Mica Slappy (zslappy@ku.edu), (785)-864-9686 or Hong Chuong (hchuong@ku.edu) (785)-864-9621.

The University of Kansas is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  The University encourages applications from underrepresented group members.  Federal and state legislation prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, disability, and veteran status.  In addition, University policies prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, marital status, and parental status.

 

Resident Hall Director (Non-Bridge Program)

Upward Bound 2010 Summer Institute
June 6-July 15, 2010

Job Summary:

Applicants will be taken into consideration for one of two projects. Either our Math and Science Center or Upward Bound Program.

The Non-Bridge Residence Hall Director is responsible to the Upward Bound administration for coordinating and directly supervising a staff of four residence hall assistants. The Residence Hall Director must live in the designated residence hall and supervise approximately 40 to 50 high school students who are participating in a six-week educational institute on the KU campus during the summer. The Non-Bridge Residence Hall Director is required to maintain 24-hour residency, 6 days-a week for six weeks. In addition, the Residence Hall Director must be able to tutor, counsel, teach, supervise, and be a positive role model. The salary for this position is competitive as it will be commensurate with experience plus room and board.

The Math & Science Center Residence Hall Director is responsible to the Math & Science Center administration for coordinating and directly supervising the residence hall staff. The Residence Hall Director must live in the designated residence hall and supervises approximately 40 high school students who are attending a six-week educational institute on the KU campus. The Math & Science Center Residence Hall Director is required to maintain 24-hour residency, 6 days-a week for six weeks. In addition, the Residence Hall Director must be able to tutor, counsel, teach, supervise, and be a positive role model.

A.        Required Qualifications:

1. At least one year experience coordinating activities and supervising group living experiences.
2. At least 6 months supervisory experience of college students.
3. At least one year experience of personal and academic counseling.

NOTE: The Residence Hall Director is required to maintain 24-hour residency, 6 days-a week for six weeks

B.        Preferred Qualifications:

1. Bachelor's degree
2. Experience with culturally diverse high school students
3. Previous experience working with low income and minority high school youths
4. Must be flexible, versatile, and able to interact effectively with people of diverse ages, racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds
5. Experience with conflict resolution
6. Tutoring experience
7. Experience coordinating and supervising group living experiences in a team focused work environment
8. Previous TRIO (e.g. Upward Bound) Program experience
9. Supervisory experience
10. Familiarity with college residence hall policies and procedures
11. Valid drivers License

C.        Job Responsibilities:

1. (10%) Implement goals, objectives, policies and procedures of the summer component as detailed by the Project Coordinator and supervise undergraduate residence hall staff by establishing policies and procedures to create a wholesome living environment for students
2. (5%) Must share in providing support to Upward Bound/Math & Science Center participants in personal counseling, social, and academic areas (does not include Upward Bound/Math & Science personnel)
3. (45%) Must reside in designated residence hall with resident assistants and maintain discipline and harmonious relations in the residence hall and all other areas of the program
4. (10%) Must attend all weekly residential staff and
Upward Bound/Math & Science Center faculty meetings, provide weekly and end of the summer reports, and be available to students and other Upward Bound/Math & Science Center staff for conferences as it pertains to student problems
5. (10%) Must work with resident assistants in planning and supervising a well-rounded cultural and recreational program, and participate in scheduled activities
6. (5%) Must establish routines for handling keys, use of games and recreational equipment, assure that the dormitory is kept clean and orderly; that fire prevention regulations are followed, and that dormitory furniture, fixtures and rooms are not abused
7. (5%) Assist with planning, organizing and implementing of recreational, social, and cultural activities (including evening and weekend responsibilities)
8. (5%) Manage health problems and medical emergencies
9. (5%) Perform other duties as assigned by the Project Coordinator  

To view a more detailed description, and to apply, please complete an online application at http://jobs.ku.edu and attach a cover letter, resume, and list of three professional references.  Applicants who are chosen for an interview will be asked to provide an ARTS form and/or transcript to verify that he or she has completed at least one year of college.

If you have questions regarding the positions please contact Mica Slappy (zslappy@ku.edu), (785)-864-9686 or Hong Chuong (hchuong@ku.edu) (785)-864-9621.

The University of Kansas is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  The University encourages applications from underrepresented group members.  Federal and state legislation prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, disability, and veteran status.  In addition, University policies prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, marital status, and parental status.

 

Instructor

Upward Bound 2010 Summer Institute
June 8 -July 9, 2010
 

Job Summary:

Applicants will be taken into consideration for one of two projects. Either our Math and Science Center or Upward Bound Program.

The Upward Bound Program works with high school students who show promise in all academic areas and who show potential towards attending college. The Math and Science Center works with high school students who show promise in the areas of Math and Science and show potential towards attending college.

The Upward Bound/Math and Science Center instructor will develop and implement content-area curriculum for high school students who are participating in a six-week educational institute at KU during the summer. Classes are held Monday -Thursday, starting on May 29, 2008. The salary range is $500 - $1,500 depending on the number of hours in the classroom. These positions are on-going summer appointments.

Primary Objective: Prepare students in subject areas they may expect to encounter during the upcoming academic year with a focus on learning study skills that will help students succeed in these classes.

Secondary Objective: Motivate students toward college and assist in building their self-esteem and sense of achievement

Open for the following Subject Areas:

2 Foreign Language American Sign-Language and Mandarin Chinese Instructor
2 English Instructors
2 Math Instructors
2 Science Instructors
1 Humanities Instructor (Debate, Hip Hop, Psychology, Teen issues, etc.)

1 Government, Civics, Political Science, or African American Studies

A.        Required Qualifications:

1. 60+ undergraduate hours at the end of spring semester  

B.         Preferred Qualifications:

1. Bachelor's degree
2. Graduate credit
3. Experience with culturally diverse students
4. Subject area teaching expertise and experience
5. Experience with Federal TRIO Programs  

C.         Job Responsibilities:

1. (30%) Develop and implement content-area curriculum while working independently or with a team
2. (15%) Assess students' cognitive needs, develop a curriculum to address those needs, and provide assistance to residence hall staff in meeting participants' cognitive needs
3. (5%) Identify and assist in providing resources needed to implement curriculum
4. (5%) Complete participants' weekly progress reports
5. (5%) Maintain accurate participant records-attendance, tardiness, etc.
6. (5%) Attend all staff meetings and training sessions
7. (5%) Provide or make arrangements for curriculum materials such as textbooks, readers or instructional aids to be made available to student participants
8. (10%) Become familiar with and closely follow program instructor policies, procedures, and use professional ethics
9. (10%) Prepare and submit Daily Homework and/or Missing Assignments to the Upward Bound Project Coordinator
10. (5%) Develop a thorough understanding of the project's overall goals and assist with a challenging program of study that will promote success and generate confidence within students
11. (5%) Other duties as assigned by Assistant Director  

A complete application will consist of the completed on-line application, cover letter addressing how you met the required and preferred qualifications, a resume, and a list of 3 references.  

To view a more detailed description, and to apply, please complete an online application at http://jobs.ku.edu and attach a cover letter, resume, and list of three professional references.  Applicants who are chosen for an interview will be asked to provide an ARTS form and/or transcript to verify that he or she has completed at least one year of college.

If you have questions regarding the positions please contact Mica Slappy (zslappy@ku.edu), (785)-864-9686 or Hong Chuong (hchuong@ku.edu) (785)-864-9621.

The University of Kansas is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  The University encourages applications from underrepresented group members.  Federal and state legislation prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, disability, and veteran status.  In addition, University policies prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, marital status, and parental status.