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How to Apply Please send a full cover letter and resume to the Edina ABC Search Committee at email@example.com
The Resident Assistant (RA) is crucial member of the Edina ABC organization and has the opportunity to make a deep and positive impact in the lives of high-potential teens. The RA lives in the Edina ABC house full time along with our scholar and the Resident Director (RD). The RA assists the RD in providing a supportive, structured, family-like atmosphere and overseeing the students’ academics and daily lives. The RA reports to the RD. The RA may also keep another job or coursework up to 20 hours per week as long as RA duties are fulfilled. The RA is expected to commit to the position for at least one school year. Typical working hours for the RA are 4pm-6:30pm Monday through Friday and one weekend evening. Working hours are somewhat flexible depending on Resident Director availability, and resident staff work together to determine a mutually beneficial schedule, but the RA’s hours should not typically exceed 15-20 hours per week. The RA may study or do other activities at the ABC house during working hours when RA duties are fulfilled and when not directly assisting scholars or RD. Resident staff are both generally off duty during school hours and every Sunday from 12 pm – 7 pm when scholars are away with host families. Resident staff also have the support of other ABC staff, a highly involved board, and an extensive volunteer community and are able to schedule additional days and times off. The RA is generally off duty over summer and winter breaks. If you are interested in the RA position but are concerned about the hours/working schedule, please contact us. We may be able to accommodate special scheduling needs. Desired Qualities, Skills, and Experience
Bachelor’s degree or current enrollment in bachelor’s level program
Demonstrated maturity, good judgment and leadership
Strong communication and decision making skills
Ability to serve as positive role model and authority to teens
Willingness to collaborate and work productively with program staff and volunteers
4+ years driving experience with a safe and clean driving record
15-20 hours per week of RA duties
Living full time in the Edina ABC House with 5-8 students and our Resident Director throughout the school year
Assisting the Resident Director in overseeing and ensuring students’ academic and personal success
Assisting the Resident Director in creating and maintaining a respectful and supportive family-like culture and environment in the Edina ABC House
Following and enforcing program rules and policies
Following a positive discipline strategy and redirecting students effectively and respectfully when necessary
Supervising students’ use of academic tutors to ensure academic needs are met
Assisting the Resident Director in maintaining a satisfactory level of cleanliness in the ABC House and overseeing students’ regular household chores
Assisting the Resident Director in procuring groceries, household supplies, and home repairs/service
Assisting the Resident Director in planning and preparing meals for the students (students eat family-style meals together Monday through Thursday)
Providing transportation for students using the Edina ABC owned vehicle and assisting program staff and volunteers with coordinating rides for students’ after school activities
Compensation Compensation for this position is free housing with a dedicated personal bedroom in the Edina ABC house, all utilities paid, and groceries and household supplies provided when students are in residence. Groceries and household supplies are not provided when students are away on breaks. Other Requirements All candidates will be required to pass a criminal background check and must have a valid driver’s license and clean driving record. How to Apply Please send a full cover letter and resume to the Edina ABC Search Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org. Start date for this position is expected to be October, 2018.
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