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Resident Director for Fir Acres Writing Workshop

Lewis and Clark College
Oregon, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Dec 9, 2022
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About the Position

At Fir Acres Writing Workshop, sixty high school students from across the country come together for two weeks to write and join a community of writers on the beautiful, wooded campus of Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon. In daily Workshops, participants study great writing and produce their own under the guidance of thoughtful, published faculty. At night, participants gather to socialize, meet and hear from distinguished visiting writers, and work on their own poetry, fiction, and creative prose. Our mission is to provide a high-caliber, pre-collegiate, creative educational experience to bright, inventive, and passionate high school students. Our program appeals to young writers and artistic students who are drawn to the beauty of the Pacific Northwest and the fun, hip mystique of Portland.

Fir Acres Writing Workshop runs from June 25 - July 8, 2023. The Resident Director will need to be on campus from June 23-July 9, 2023, for training and debriefing purposes.

What You'll Do
  • Fir Acres Writing Workshop seeks mature, fun, and dependable person who has an interest in creative writing for the Resident Director position. Applicants must have excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, strong leadership abilities, a driver’s license, and the ability to pass Lewis & Clark’s driver’s clearance.

  • The Resident Director will be charged with overseeing the Resident Advisors and will work closely with the director to ensure students’ needs are being met. The Resident Director will live on campus with participants for two weeks, help guide the on-campus residential experience, make sure students follow the rules of the program, and generally be available to help with logistics and with young writers. In collaboration with the director and the RAs, the RD will also help lead field trips and nightly events.

  • Applicant could be a recent college graduate who has already been trained by Residential Life, and by the nursing office, to handle medical, psychological, or other emergencies.

  • The Resident Director will receive room and board for two weeks and write (and work) alongside a dynamic faculty and community of writers. The Workshop runs from June 25-July 8, 2023, and the Resident Director will need to be on campus from June 23-July 9, 2020, for training and debriefing purposes.

  • Resume, uploaded

  • Cover letter, uploaded
Must Haves
  • A college degree.

  • Excellent organizational skills.

  • Experience with first-aid and/or CPR.

  • Applicants must have strong people skills, leadership abilities, a driver's license, and the ability to pass Lewis & Clark's driver's clearance.

Nice to Haves
  • Applicant could be a recent college graduate who has already been trained by Residential Life, and by the nursing office, to handle medical, psychological, or other emergencies.

Work Schedule
  • Hours/Days per week: During the two weeks, including the week before the Workshop, the Resident Director will work approximately 120 regular hours and 40+ overtime hours.

  • Benefit Eligible: No

Pay Rate
  • $16 per hour

Directions for Cover Letter

Please upload your cover letter on the My Experience screen in the resume section.

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Reasonable Accommodation

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Background Check

Lewis & Clark College will conduct a background check on the finalist, which will include a criminal record check. If a conviction is discovered, a determination will be made whether the conviction is related to the position for which the individual is applying or would present safety or security risks before an employment decision is made. A criminal conviction does not necessarily automatically bar an applicant from employment.

Eligibility to Work

In order to comply with US Homeland Security Department regulations, all employees must complete an I-9 form in Workday prior to or no later than the first day of work and bring originals (no photocopies) of their supporting documentation to Human Resources no later than the 3rd business day of employment. Failure to have a completed I-9 form on file with the College will result in immediate termination of employment.

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