The Residential Director should be an experienced residential education professional with prior leadership experience and a minimum of three years of work in comparable positions. Prior work in a university program or boarding schools is particularly desirable.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The Residential Director is a key leadership position for the NYC Summer Academy and will play a vital role in making the program a success.
The Residential Director will:
1) Engage in pre-program planning activities, helping senior program personnel finalize residential life and program activities. This includes overseeing part-time administrative staff, in conjunction with the senior staff.
2) Oversee background checks for all residential staff, under the supervision of senior staff.
3) Manage all training programs for residential staff, and will be responsible for work assignments for residential staff, for managing residential staff in the execution of these work assignments and for ensuring staff members work together as an effective team.
4) Supervise the distribution and review of the Student Handbook amongst the residential staff and the student body and will relay pertinent information on important program topics to the students in a suitable and timely manner, as part of the welcoming activities on opening weekend. The Residential Director will be responsible to oversee and facilitate all communication channels (digital and physical) to ensure proper distribution of information.
5) Supervise health, discipline, and all other aspects of participants’ residential life. The Residential Director may manage the disbursement of medication upon submission of a student’s medical paperwork.
6) Manage the hourly time as reported by part-time administrative staff and residential staff.
Training begins June 3, 2017, and position duties end August 12, 2017. Program begins June 10, 2017 and ends August 5, 2017.
As the Residential Director will be working closely with minors, they will need to pass a criminal background check. They will also be subject to random drug testing.
The position has a demanding schedule when courses are in session, and will require regular evening and weekend work during the summer as an ever-present figure at the dormitory facilities and campus, as well as the ability to respond quickly to unexpected incidents during the programs.
While no special language skills are required for the position, given the nature of the broader organization and the spirit of the educational offerings, applicants should be capable of upholding the highest standards of written and spoken English.
The physical demands listed here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of his/her job. Under the ADA, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Ability to sit, stand, walk, travel up and down stairs, crouch, stoop and reach.
- Ability to lift up to 25 lbs.
- Ability to travel extensively within the broader New York City area for purpose of evaluating prospective program sites.
- Ability to travel to school sites to give presentations to prospective students.
Work Environment The work environment characteristics listed here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job. Under the ADA, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Because the programs are residential, work will primarily take place in dormitory facilities.
SoNYT offers a competitive salary that is based on education and experience.
Applications will be accepted and considered until the position is filled.
- Email your resume and a cover letter to: email@example.com
- In the subject line of your email enter: “Residential Director”
- Only qualified candidates should apply
- NO RECRUITERS
The School of the New York Times is an Equal Opportunity Employer