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Hamilton College Summer Residence Director in Clinton, New York

Under the supervision of the Director and Assistant Director, the Summer Residence Director (SRD) is a live-in professional who facilitates, creates, maintains, and promotes a just, purposeful, and secure residential community supporting the learning mission of the Hamilton College Opportunity Program. This position will play a pivotal role for the 2022 Summer Program that focuses on fostering education, social and community-focused opportunities for student growth and development. Responsibilities include:

  • providing and supervising social, cultural, and recreational activities during the afternoons, evenings, and weekends; for students and staff

  • conducting nightly rounds (with the RA staff) to ensure the safety of all residents

  • maintaining an environment conducive to learning; providing personal, social, and academic peer counseling to students

  • assisting in the critical enforcement of policies, practices, and procedures; providing a reasonably safe learning environment for the students within the residence halls (including laundry, clean-up, etc)

  • lead facilitated discussions/dialogues surrounding difficult conversation/topics

  • encouraging students to take responsibility of their residence halls

  • attending regular weekly staff meetings with Director and Assistant Director

  • ensuring summer staff work collaboratively to engage with and support students

  • responding to emergency situations

  • supervising Summer Program staff and hosting daily meetings with staff

  • supporting the Director/Assistant Director with daily logistical challenges/planning

  • provide administrative assistance to the Opportunity Program Office as needed

  • other duties as assigned by the Director/Assistant Director.

The Summer Residential Director will also be responsible for overseeing the academic tutoring aspects of the summer program. Responsibilities include:

  • Collaborating with the Tutor Coordinator and RA’s to oversee evening tutoring sessions

  • Supervising the tracking of tutor and tutee hours for required program reporting

  • ensuring that a quiet atmosphere conducive to learning is maintained during evening tutoring hours

  • coordinating nightly meetings with tutors/staff before the start of tutorial sessions

  • communicate with the Director/Assistant Director regarding student updates and tutorial reports

The Summer Residence Director is required to live in the residence hall for the duration of the five-week summer program including weekends, and participate in a multi-day (June 28-July 1) residential staff orientation preceding the summer program (July 2-August 6). Benefits include cost of room and meals. A valid driver’s license is preferred.