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Summer Leadership Program

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Are you looking for leadership opportunities and interested in serving as an advisor and mentor for students? The Summer Leadership Program is a challenging and rewarding experience with opportunities to develop skills in areas such as leadership, communication, mentorship, and crisis management. Apply to be a leader in one of our four on-campus programs this summer. Program assistant and health assistant positions are available.

Summer Leadership Information Session

Friday, February 8, 2019
1 - 2 p.m.
Genesee Hall Room 325

Want to learn more? Find out what it means to be a Summer Leader and more about program opportunities at our info session.


Important Dates and Deadlines

Programs Info Session: February 8, 2019
Applications Due: February 18, 2019
Group Interviews: February 28 and March 1, 2019

Apply to be a summer leader today!

Summer Leadership Program Assistant

Position Summary

The role of the Summer Leadership Program Assistant (PA) is to live on campus in the residence halls and serve as an advisor and mentor for students. This is a challenging and rewarding experience with opportunities to develop skills in areas such as leadership, communication, mentorship, and crisis management. The PA will work full time and have some training commitments leading up to the start of the program. Candidates must be current University of Rochester undergraduate students.

The primary role of the Program Assistant is to enhance personal growth and create a positive residential community concentrated on the program participant’s overall summer academic and residential experience. This can be achieved by helping to implement educational, cultural, and recreational activities, providing information and guidance regarding policies and procedures, enforcing all policies and procedures and serving as a mentor to the students.

Qualifications

This is a full-time position (40 hours per week, including nights and weekends) and Summer Leadership PA’s will live on campus during training and throughout the length of the program. The successful candidate should not have outside responsibilities through the duration of the program, as we expect a strong commitment from our staff and must show a demonstrated interest in working with students in a residential college environment. Students must be comfortable having daily contact with faculty, students, and other administrative staff. Candidates must be a current University of Rochester undergraduate student and cannot be graduating in May.

The candidate must have strong written and oral communication, organizational and interpersonal and critical thinking skills. The candidate should have the ability to manage high-stress situations, work independently and complete tasks by communicated deadlines. Room, board, and payment provided.

Position Responsibilities

35% community development:

  • Encourage a positive social environment: As a leader in the residential community, the Program Assistant promotes personal growth and group interaction by creating a positive living and learning environment. The Program Assistant’s effectiveness depends on their ability to establish a meaningful relationship with the program participants. The Program Assistant creates this relationship by getting to know each program participant and by being available and visible. Interacting in a mature and healthy way with each program participant, the Program Assistant serves as a role model for productive relationships between residents.
  • Creating an inclusive and respectful environment: Through actions and words, Program Assistants demonstrate respect for all individuals and groups. They advance the dignity of all people, including those of different races, ethnicities, genders, religions, abilities, and sexual orientations. They also confront acts of intolerance and educate those who hurt others.
  • Fostering intellectual growth: Program Assistants engage program participants in an intellectually active environment by promoting thoughtful, reasoned and spirited discourse on a broad range of issues. Further, they bring formal discussions into the residence halls by coordinating programs and leading weekly group meetings.
  • Leadership: The Program Assistant supports the development of leadership skills among the program participants by demonstrating leadership qualities and encouraging students to pursue leadership opportunities. Program Assistants will also have the opportunity to take the lead on specific responsibilities such as social media, photography, and writing blogs (decorating the residential hall and creating graduation ceremony superlatives, video, photo slideshow/working with the program liaisons.

35% residential assistance and support:

  • Counseling and Advising: In order to address program participants’ personal, social and academic concerns, the Program Assistant should actively listen and seek appropriate consultation. This includes assisting with conflicts that may arise between program participants. The Program Assistant must be aware of available resources, for the Program Assistant’s role is paraprofessional and not professional.
  • Emergency Resource: The Program Assistant must be on duty for the residence hall and follow College Residential Life procedures. With a working knowledge of procedures to follow in emergency situations, the Program Assistant assists program participants and staff in resolving emergency situations. The Program Assistant ensures that constant communication is available with the professional program staff.
  • Framework and Understanding of Communal Living Expectations: The Program Assistant assists program participants in developing an understanding of expectations, policies, procedures, and behavioral standards appropriate to group living in an academic institution. When necessary, a Program Assistant should refer cases to the professional program staff.
  • Administrative Functions: Program Assistants have key administrative functions, including assisting students with check-in/out, room lockouts, curfew checks, program and behavioral incident reports, maintenance problem reporting, pre-and post- room inspections, and program orientation as well as participating in the end-of-session evaluation process. Program assistants should be prepared to assist program participants to classes and dining halls on the River Campus, College Town, and other off-campus locations.

25% event assistance and additional duties:

  • Implementation and Supervision of all activities, programs, and special events: Program Assistants will assist the professional staff with the implementation and supervision of all activities, program, and special events. Program Assistants should be prepared to assist with class field trips requests.

5% training and administrative responsibilities:

  • Meetings and Communication: On a day-to-day basis, Program Assistants work with other program assistants and professional staff to form a cohesive team. Program Assistants attend staff meetings and maintain open and frequent communication with the professional staff, including individual meetings. Program Assistants participate in an end-of-term evaluation with professional staff.
  • Staff Development: Program Assistants participate in spring and summer training programs, and maintain liaison relationships with University departments and programs.
  • Know and support the policies and principles of the program and the University: The Program Assistant is responsible for knowing and supporting the program, the Communal Principles, the Student Code of Conduct, and University policies.
  • Perform additional duties as assigned: The Program Assistant performs other job-related responsibilities as requested by the professional program staff.

Compensation

Stipend (with a minimum rate of $11.25/hr paid bi-monthly). Housing in the residence halls and meal allowance will be provided in campus dining halls or catered through the program for the duration of employment. (Note: Students must contact housing and Residence Life to setup bridge contract on their own if additional housing is needed over the summer.)


Summer Leadership Health Assistant

Position Summary

The role of the Summer Leadership Health Assistant (HA) is to live on campus in the residence halls and serve as an advisor and mentor for students. This is a challenging and rewarding experience with opportunities to develop skills in areas such as leadership, communication, mentorship, and crisis management. The HA will work full time and have some training commitments leading up to the start of the program. Candidates must be current University of Rochester undergraduate students.

The primary role of the Health Assistant is to be readily available to assist with any medical or health concerns, and enhance personal growth and create a positive residential community concentrated on the program participant’s overall summer academic and residential experience. This can be achieved by utilizing medical training through the MERT program, helping to implement educational, cultural, and recreational activities, providing information and guidance regarding policies and procedures, enforcing all policies and procedures and serving as a mentor to the students.

Qualifications

This is a full-time position (40 hours per week, including nights and weekends) and Summer Leadership Health Assistant will live on campus during training and throughout the length of the program. The successful candidate should not have outside responsibilities through the duration of the program, as we expect a strong commitment from our staff and must show a demonstrated interest in working with students in a residential college environment. Students must be comfortable having daily contact with faculty, students, and other administrative staff. Candidates must be a current University of Rochester undergraduate student and cannot be graduating in May.

MERT affiliation preferred, but not required. The candidate must have strong written and oral communication, organizational and interpersonal and critical thinking skills. The candidate should have the ability to manage high-stress situations, work independently and complete tasks by communicated deadlines. Room, board, and payment provided.

Position Responsibilities

35% community development:

  • Encourage a positive social environment: As a leader in the residential community, the Health >Assistant promotes personal growth and group interaction by creating a positive living and learning environment. The Health Assistant’s effectiveness depends on their ability to establish a meaningful relationship with the program participants. The Health Assistant creates this relationship by getting to know each program participant and by being available and visible. Interacting in a mature and healthy way with each program participant, the Health Assistant serves as a role model for productive relationships between residents.
  • Creating an inclusive and respectful environment: Through actions and words, Health Assistants demonstrate respect for all individuals and groups. They advance the dignity of all people, including those of different races, ethnicities, genders, religions, abilities, and sexual orientations. They also confront acts of intolerance and educate those who hurt others.
  • Fostering intellectual growth: Health Assistant engage program participants in an intellectually active environment by promoting thoughtful, reasoned and spirited discourse on a broad range of issues. Further, they bring formal discussions into the residence halls by coordinating programs and leading weekly group meetings.
  • Leadership: The Health Assistant supports the development of leadership skills among the program participants by demonstrating leadership qualities and encouraging students to pursue leadership opportunities. Health Assistants will also have the opportunity to take the lead on specific responsibilities such as social media, photography, and writing blogs (decorating the residential hall and creating graduation ceremony superlatives, video, photo slideshow/working with the program liaisons.

35% residential assistance and medical support:

  • Counseling and Advising: In order to address program participants’ personal, social and academic concerns, the Health Assistant should actively listen and seek appropriate consultation. This includes assisting with conflicts that may arise between program participants. The Health Assistant must be aware of available resources, for the Health Assistant's role is paraprofessional and not professional.
  • Emergency Resource: The Health Assistant must be on duty for the residence hall and follow College Residential Life procedures. With a working knowledge of procedures to follow in emergency situations, the Health Assistant assists program participants and staff in resolving emergency situations. The Health Assistant ensures that constant communication is available with the professional program staff.
  • The Health Assistant should maintain a complete supply of necessary first-aid equipment at all times during the program; Accompany program participants to appointments at University Health Services or visits to Strong Memorial Hospital (if necessary); Maintain documentation of all medical or health concerns; Follow up with program participants with medical or health concerns and report back to the program staff.
  • Framework and Understanding of Communal Living Expectations: The Health Assistant assists program participants in developing an understanding of expectations, policies, procedures, and behavioral standards appropriate to group living in an academic institution. When necessary, a Health Assistant should refer cases to the professional program staff.
  • Administrative Functions: Health Assistant have key administrative functions, including assisting students with check-in/out, room lockouts, curfew checks, program and behavioral incident reports, maintenance problem reporting, pre-and post- room inspections, and program orientation as well as participating in the end-of-session evaluation process. Health Assistants should be prepared to assist program participants to classes and dining halls on the River Campus, College Town, and other off-campus locations.

25% event assistance and additional duties:

  • Implementation and Supervision of all activities, programs, and special events: Health Assistant will assist the professional staff with the implementation and supervision of all activities, program, and special events. Health Assistants should be prepared to assist with class field trips requests.

5% training and administrative responsibilities:

  • Meetings and Communication: On a day-to-day basis, Health Assistant work with other health assistants and professional staff to form a cohesive team. Health Assistant attend staff meetings and maintain open and frequent communication with the professional staff, including individual meetings. Health Assistants participate in an end-of-term evaluation with professional staff.
  • Staff Development: Health Assistant participate in spring and summer training programs, and maintain liaison relationships with University departments and programs.
  • Know and support the policies and principles of the program and the University: The Health Assistant is responsible for knowing and supporting the program, the Communal Principles, the Student Code of Conduct, and University policies.
  • Perform additional duties as assigned: The Health Assistant performs other job-related responsibilities as requested by the professional program staff.

Compensation

Stipend (with a minimum rate of $11.50/hr paid bi-monthly). Housing in the residence halls and meal allowance will be provided in campus dining halls or catered through the program for the duration of employment. (Note: Students must contact housing and Residence Life to setup bridge contract on their own if additional housing is needed over the summer.)

Summer Leadership Opportunities


Rochester Summer Start Program

The Rochester Summer Start Program is an intensive six-week summer residential program designed to give newly admitted students a strong start to both their academic careers and their UR experience. The program gives students the opportunity to come to campus early, build relationships and start earning credits towards their degree.

Students will explore their academic interests by participating in a course in their field of interest in addition to a career exploration course designed to assist them in developing the necessary skills to successfully navigate career choice and its challenges in a complex, global economy.

Program Population: Incoming first-year students

Program Dates: June 26 – August 11, 2019 (7 weeks)

Additional Qualifications: Strong interest in working with incoming first-year students. 1-2 years of program experience and college event hosting experience. Driver's license preferred.

Supervision and Direction: Position reports directly to the program Graduate Assistant and receives guidance from the Director of the Summer Start Program.

For further information, please contact Summer and Continuing Studies at summerstart@rochester.edu.


Pre-College Programs

The Pre-College Programs offer current high school students from around the world a wide range of academic programs ranging from one to six weeks, with options to live on campus during the summer and experience life in a residence hall, or as a commuter with a choice of a full- or half-day classes.

Our Intensive Studies programs focus on one area of study that is reflective of Rochester’s most popular majors and gives students the opportunity to explore different paths within the subject matter. Credit Courses are undergraduate classes offered through the University of Rochester semester schedule. Students taking credit courses will be in classes with other University students to earn college credit. The Non-Credit Courses will give students the opportunity to choose among subject areas they are passionate about. These hands-on, smaller class size workshop type academic offerings are available in a variety of discipline areas.

Program Population: Domestic and international high school students (The program participants are under the age of 18, thus we assume significant responsibility for their behavior and well- being.)

Program Dates: June 30 - August 10, 2019 (Staff move-in 6/25 with additional training starting on 6/26)

Additional Qualifications: Strong interest in working with high school students. Resident Assistant or camp counselor experience is recommended but not required.

Supervision and Direction: Position reports directly to the Resident Hall Director and receives guidance from the
Program Manager of the Pre-College Programs.

For further information, please contact the Pre-College Programs at precollege@rochester.edu


Early Connection Opportunity Program

The Early Connection Opportunity (ECO) program is an “an early start” program is designed to help students acquire the skills, attitudes, and social connections necessary to become successful University of Rochester students. It is a residential summer program that provides supplemental academic support to selected rising first-year students. As an extension of the ECO professional staff, the Summer Leadership Program Assistants (PAs) are a highly valued, close-knit team. PAs are expected to participate in all orientation and training session(s) prior to the start of ECO.

Program Population: Incoming first-year students

Program Dates: July 7 - August 3, 2019

Additional Qualifications: Driver's license preferred, but not required.

Supervision and Direction: Position reports directly to the Program Assistant Supervisor and receives additional guidance from the ECO Program Coordinator and the Director of the Office of Minority Student Affairs.

For further information, contact Walisa Griffin at Walisa.Griffin@Rochester.edu.


Experiencing Civic Life Program

Experiencing Civic Life will offer East High students the opportunity to grapple with classic texts in the humanities and humanistic social sciences in order to acquire the perspectives and skills that can help them to become both successful college students and active citizens of American democracy. This is a two-week humanities seminar that consists of daily class meetings (in the UR Humanities Center) and field trips during the week as well as a residential weekend on River Campus.

Program Population: 9th and 10th graders from East High School

Program Dates: July 1 - July 12, 2019

Additional Qualifications: Students with an interest in community engagement and the humanities or social sciences preferred.

Supervision and Direction: Position reports directly to the East High Program Coordinator and receives additional guidance from Graduate Assistants.

Note: Program assistants will not be residential and will work approximately 25 hours/week.

For further information, contact Daniel Rinn at drinn@ur.rochester.edu.