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Temporary, live-in positions as Residence Hall Counselors from July 14-21, 2024 (High School Division), and/or July 28-August 3, 2024 (Intermediate Division), with training from July 11-13, 2024, responsible for providing supervision and guidance to students who stay overnight in Ithaca College residence halls. Duties include ensuring the physical safety and overall well-being of participants; checking-in with students at each meal; running a daily recreation activity; assisting faculty and conductors as needed; performing as needed; possibly storing and administering prescription medication as per the guidelines of the Tompkins County Health Department; serving as a role model for students both personally and professionally; and keeping the assigned RA and Director advised of any conflicts, accidents and disciplinary problems in the residence hall.


Candidates should express genuine interest in working with a diverse group of students in a residence hall environment and have a basic understanding of human, social, and educational development. A background in music is required. Candidates with prior experience working with youth in a camp environment, a history of providing leadership to a variety of age groups, and the ability to foster the development of a community through a variety of methods preferred. All counselors are required to attend a health and safety meeting and be able to practice and adhere to the methods and guidelines as stated in the Ithaca College Safety and Medical Plan. Preference will be given to current Ithaca College Center for Music students.

Applications Instructions:

Interested individuals should apply online at prior to completing the Ithaca College application. Questions about the online application may be directed to the Office of Human Resources at (607) 274-8000. Review of applications will begin in late March 2024.

Ithaca College is committed to building a diverse academic community and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply. Experience that contributes to the diversity of the college is appreciated.

Visa sponsorship is not provided for this position.


Residence Hall Counselors are compensated on a weekly basis at $1,125 per week.

At Ithaca College, a comprehensive residential campus community of approximately 5,000 students, we strive to be at the forefront of the higher education landscape. We offer a distinct integrative learning experience that makes students ready for the personal, professional, and global challenges of our age.

We seek candidates who embrace integrative learning and want to be a part of this exciting time in Ithaca College history. We encourage creative collaboration and innovation in our faculty and staff, providing support and resources for them to grow in their fields and lead students to their own innovative ideas and achievements.

We welcome different ways of thinking and look for candidates with unique points of view and life experiences. We are inclusive of individuals with a wide range of cultural, personal, and professional backgrounds, talents, and skills. Our campus is a vibrant and rewarding community where diverse minds can learn, succeed, and excel.

When reviewing candidates, we are looking for indicators of a number of core competencies. Prospective candidates must be adaptable, collaborative, inclusive, respectful, responsive, results driven, and sustainable. They must communicate effectively, demonstrate leadership, exhibit professional integrity and ethics, take initiative, value personal and professional development, and show that they will engage in the college.

Nestled in the heart of New York State’s scenic Finger Lakes region, Ithaca College sits atop South Hill overlooking picturesque Cayuga Lake and is just minutes away from the city center. Combining small town warmth and charm with the vibrancy of a college community, the thriving and culturally diverse city of Ithaca has been rated by Kiplinger’s as one of the top 10 places to live in the United States.

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