42 West Street - Garrison Hall
NORTHAMPTON, MA 01063
Founded in 1871, Smith College opened in 1875 with 14 students. Today, Smith is among the largest women’s colleges in the United States, with students from 48 states and 68 countries. An independent, nondenominational college, Smith remains strongly committed to the education of women at the undergraduate level, but admits both men and women as graduate students.
First Aid & CPR certification - Preference: Required
The Residential Life portion of the Precollege Programs helps participants acclimate to living on a college campus by providing a safe and welcoming environment, fostering strong relationships with peers and mentors, and maintaining an atmosphere where participants are taken seriously and inspired to excel.
Create a house community based on safety and inclusiveness. Provide enriching social and cultural opportunities. Live in the residence halls with the Smith Precollege Program participants and staff. Supervise high school precollege participants in the residential portion of the program. Maintain high health and safety standards, including following the Smith College Minor Safety Plan and Precollege Program Policies and Protocol. Coordinate shift coverage and guide residential staff in their duties to lead activities.
Essential Job Functions
50% House and Staff Management: Organize residential staff and lead house meetings and briefings. Create and oversee the work schedule for your house team. Ensure communication channels remain open between the classroom and residential settings. Assist in assigning duties and activities to staff. Provide ongoing feedback and direction to all staff. Be a role model to staff and participants in your attitude and behavior. Help manage the house budget for program supplies.
50 % Participant Supervision and Activities: Approve all house activities to ensure their appropriateness for Smith’s precollege programs. Provide intervention between house residents when necessary and mediate conflicts within your house and across houses. Occasionally speak with parents and guardians of participants. Other duties, as assigned.
This full-time, seasonal, six-week position runs June 22 – August 4, 2024. Thirty-five to forty hours per week, including room and board. Most hours are in the evenings. Weekends required. The rate ranges from $18-$22 per hour and is commensurate with experience. Living on campus through the duration of employment is required. Participation in all health and safety protocols is required. Housing is for employees only in a residence hall with shared entry. Work on the 4th of July is required. The position is not eligible for holiday pay.
Bachelor’s degree preferred. Management experience is strongly preferred. Experience in Residential Life and working with high school students is required. Experience planning and implementing activities for groups is preferred. First Aid and CPR certification are required.