Residential Program Assistant
Residential Program Assistants assist with all residential aspects of the program. Residential Program Assistants are supervised by the residential life coordinator. In addition, residential program assistants work closely with other staff members to accomplish the overall mission of the program by attending to the safety, well-being, and enjoyment of program participants. Residential Program Assistant responsibilities include day, evening, and night commitments. In addition to supervising students, Residential Program Assistants will attend staff meetings, be scheduled for duties on a rotating basis, and complete projects during the day. Along with administrative staff, the Residential Program Assistant and other administrative staff must arrive several days before other staff to begin campus preparations. Residential Program Assistants are required to live at the program site.
Prior to beginning employment, applicants are required to have successfully completed of a minimum of two years of undergraduate coursework. Experience as a camp counselor, college residential assistant, or similar position is preferred; staff or participant experience with programs for the academically gifted is helpful. Applicants must possess a genuine interest in the academic, social, and emotional growth of adolescents, exhibit maturity and a positive attitude, and be willing to serve as a role model for students. Applicants must be able to work as part of a team; organize projects and activities; explain, support, and enforce TIP rules; and manage administrative responsibilities. Applicants who express creativity in their activity planning are highly desired. There is a driving requirement for this position. Eligible drivers must possess a valid U.S. or Canadian driver’s license, be at least 21 years old, have an approved driving record on file with at least three years of driving history, and be willing to drive students in Duke TIP vehicles (cars, minivans, and 8-passenger SUVs).
Residential Program Assistants are hired for the following programs: