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Summer Scholars Program Counselor

Apply now Job no: 496518
Department: Admission
Location: Oxford, OH
Work type: Salary Staff, Student
Categories: Student Services
Status: Part Time
Temporary: No

Job Title: Summer Scholars Program Counselor
Salary/Grade:

$2000 plus room and board

Job Summary:

The Summer Scholars Program (www.MiamiOH.edu/summerscholars) at Miami University is a residential, pre-college experience for academically-talented rising high school juniors and seniors which requires an intense commitment of both time and energy for each member of the staff. While the responsibilities of the Summer Scholars Counselor are similar to those of the typical Miami University Resident Advisor, the position demands a different level of involvement.

The Summer Scholars Counselors serve as ambassadors for the program and for the University. They closely interact with the Scholars and directly shape the Scholars’ experiences in the program. Student counselors who are highly invested in the program are vital to creating a positive experience for each student, thus successfully impacting the Summer Scholars Program as a whole.

Essential Duties:

Duties and Responsibilities
A successful applicant will typically have experience as a Miami University RA or SOUL; have completed at least one year of study at Miami University by May 18, and have sophomore standing by the start of the program. Junior standing at Miami is preferred, but not required. All staff MUST live in the program’s residence hall. Room and board is provided. Counselors are on duty for the duration of the program: July 1- July 31, 2020, plus mandatory staff training prior to the program: July 1 - July 4, 2020.

Effective Community Engagement
- Develop an open and honest professional relationship with each participant in his/her family community
- Maintain a safe atmosphere in the residence hall as well as anywhere the group travels
- Understand, exemplify and enforce the policies of the University Code of Conduct, Minors on Campus Policy, and the Summer Scholars Program
- Plan and execute activities which assist participants in interacting with one another, developing new skills or knowledge, and/or familiarizing participants with Miami University
- Assist in possible conflict resolution among program participants
- Respond accordingly to crises which may arise among participants
- Be accessible and interact with students

Intercultural Understanding
- Act as a positive role model for the Scholars
- Promote a climate that is inclusive and respectful of all participants, students, and Miami faculty and staff
- Engage in group activities/discussions centered around cultural competence with program participants and fellow staff.

Academic Success
- Inform program participants of deadlines and pertinent information concerning academic matters and upcoming program activities through flyers, bulletin boards, meetings, etc.
- Participate in Summer Scholars programming and field trips

Hall Management
- Assist with the opening and closing of the hall each session of the program
- Participate in on-call hall duty as determined by the professional staff member and the Office of Admission
- Perform bell desk duties during assigned hours
- Report problems with, or damages to the facilities
- Cooperate with maintenance staff in achieving a healthy physical environment within the community
- Assist the Office of Admission in various administrative tasks such as evaluations, surveys and the distribution of material to participants
- Understand and utilize emergency procedures as appropriate

Training
- Participate in all training sessions: July 1 – July 31, 2020

Miscellaneous
- Attend daily meetings with staff and scholars and one-on-one meetings with supervisory staff as needed
- Have a clean driving record, be an experienced driver willing to complete training for 15- passenger vans, and transport participants to events, programs, and activities
- Assume other responsibilities as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

Must be able to successfully pass a criminal background check

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants should submit a letter of interest, resume, and at least one letter of recommendation. Documentation may be submitted to Nloh Masango-Debo at masangn@miamioh.edu. If preferred, these letters can also be shared via campus mail. Preferred letters of recommendation will be from someone who has supervised you and will address your experiences in the Offices of Residence Life, or New Student Programs, or in working with pre-college age students in a residential setting.

All documentation should be submitted no later than February 21, 2020.

 

EO/AA Statement/Clery Act:
Miami University, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami University prohibits harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of sex/gender (including sexual harassment, sexual violence, sexual misconduct, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking), race, color, religion, national origin (ancestry), disability, age (40 years or older), sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, status as a parent or foster parent, military status, or veteran status in its recruitment, selection, and employment practices. Requests for all reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to ADAFacultyStaff@miamioh.edu or 513-529-3560.
 
As part of the University’s commitment to maintaining a healthy and safe living, learning, and working environment, we encourage you to read Miami University’s Annual Security & Fire Safety Report at: http://www.MiamiOH.edu/campus-safety/annual-report/index.html, which contains information about campus safety, crime statistics, and our drug and alcohol abuse and prevention program designed to prevent the unlawful possession, use, and distribution of drugs and alcohol on campus and at university events and activities. This report also contains information on programs and policies designed to prevent and address sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. Each year, email notification of this website is made to all faculty, staff, and enrolled students. Written notification is also provided to prospective students and employees. Hard copies of the Annual Security & Fire Safety Report may be obtained from the Miami University Police Department at (513) 529-2223.

 

 

A criminal background check is required. All campuses are smoke- and tobacco-free campuses.

For questions regarding reasonable accommodations for disabilities, or to follow-up with a request, please contact ADAFacultyStaff@Miamioh.edu or (513) 529-3560.

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