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Summer Residential Program Live-in Advisor (Precollegiate Development Program)

University of Colorado Boulder
Colorado, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Mar 29, 2023

Job Summary

The Precollegiate Development Program (PCDP) encourages applications for a Temporary PCDP Summer Residential Program Live-in Advisor ! This live-in position requires the staff member to display energy, passion, professionalism, maturity, positive role modeling, and good judgment. The Advisor will support the professional staff of the PCDP in the Office of Precollege Outreach and Engagement, who serve over 300 first-generation students from across Colorado in planning and finding opportunities in post-secondary education. The summer program is a driven and fast-paced environment without standard working hours that requires flexibility and constant attention.

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Who We Are

CU Boulder’s Precollegiate Development Program (PCDP) is an academic enhancement program for first-generation students and families from targeted middle and high schools. Through extensive advising and engagement with families, this program ensures that students are prepared academically, personally and socially to enroll in and succeed at the postsecondary institution of their choice.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Housing and Safety
  • Actively strive to cultivate and maintain a community climate that is supportive of all employees and students regardless of their identity, is respectful of differences, and exhibits a genuine willingness to understand multiple perspectives
  • Serve as primary contact for all safety, behavior, and emergent issues in the absence of program manager and Director that occur during the program. Refer students to appropriate services as needed and follow up with students in crisis. In case of emergency, contact participant’s guardians immediately, and if required travel with program participant to nearest medical care center
  • Understand policy and procedures for attending to emergent and behavioral issues, and act in accordance with expectations. Enforce PCDP policies and procedures for PCDP participants, undergraduate staff; addressing student conduct behaviors (alcohol, drugs, curfew, and any other policy violations). Understand, follow and abide by all university Child Protection Policies
  • Support and empower peer advisors in addressing participant issues within the residence halls and intervene if needed. Be aware of signs of potential problems and work with supervisor and undergraduate team to institute preventive and intervention measures

Management and Supervision
  • Supervise and manage a team of approx. 25 undergraduate student assistants (peer advisors). Create and manage staff schedule to include evening duty schedule and nightly round schedule for night staff. Support program administrators with the supervision of undergraduate staff, especially as it relates to issues within the resident halls
  • Create and cultivate a safe and unquestioning space for undergraduate staff members, encouraging team bonding, positive communication, and healthy conflict resolution. Be available to listen, advise and support program participants with difficult situations while recognizing personal and positional limitations. Support undergraduate staff in managing student behavior needs and issues by responding to incidents, meeting with students, and pursuing appropriate administrative or student conduct actions. Mediate any problems among undergraduate staff, while encouraging them to independently engage in positive conflict resolution. Check-in with staff members once per week, on an individual basis, to support their needs. Lead nightly transition meetings with Peer Advisors and Night Residential Advisors to ensure smooth day-to-day transitions
  • Monitor incident report and infraction logs and address issues in a timely manner. Report any misconduct or issues of concern of staff members to program administrators. Act as a liaison and refer staff to appropriate resources as needed

  • Respond to students and parent/guardian inquiries via phone and in-person in a timely manner
  • Communicate and report unsafe, inappropriate, and concerning behavior by PCDP participants and undergraduate staff to administrative team, University Resources, CU Conferences Services staff, and parents as required by policy and procedures
  • Meet with program administrators twice per week to communicate any areas of concern and program coordination
  • Complete and submit nightly reports to program administrators daily

  • As needed, support program administrators with coordination of program events. Attend summer program special events and closing ceremonies

  • Collect documentation of student’s medication
  • Serve as liaison between program and residential housing manager; communicating no-shows, student departures, and room changes
  • Administer pre- and post-survey for students and staff. Collect qualitative and quantitative data from program participants and student staff. Create a final summative report
What You Should Know
  • This is a temporary, full-time position anticipated to begin at the end of May and end in July 2023. Employees must reside on campus for contract dates of May 22, 2023, through July 14, 2023. Evening hours and some weekend work is expected.
  • The position requires no other obligations during employment, including, employment, internship, or academic courses.
  • Permitted vacation days approved by the supervisor must be requested before the start of summer program.
  • All University of Colorado Boulder employees are required to follow the campus COVID-19 vaccine requirement . New employees must provide proof of vaccination or receive a medical or religious exemption within 30 days of employment.
What We Can Offer

$26.00- $31.00 per hour, plus room and board.

Temporary positions at the University of Colorado are not benefits-eligible, however, all positions are eligible for paid sick leave .

Be Statements

Be authentic. Be impactful. Be Boulder.

What We Require
  • A bachelor's degree, with preference given to areas of Education, Psychology, Ethnic/Critical Studies. Appropriate experience may substitute for the degree on a year for year basis.
  • 1 year of experience with the following:
    • Human Development
    • Experience facilitating small and large group activities.
    • Staff management experience.

What You Will Need
  • This position will support programming, management and support of educational work with historically excluded youth and undergraduate populations. Thus, this position requires the applicant to have experience in working with and understanding the unique needs of marginalized identities such as but not limited to; first-generation, low- income, rural, LGBTQ and students of color.
  • Exceptional organizational, communication and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Professional demeanor; motivated, flexible and adaptable.
  • Be able to identify and address social and emotional needs of adolescents.
What We Would Like You to Have
  • Previous experience in Residence Life.
  • Experience managing staff.
  • Spanish verbal and written skills are highly preferred.
  • Proven leadership experience.
  • Experience in conflict-management and resolutions.
Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:
  1. A current resume.
  2. A cover letter that specifically tells us how your background and experience align with the requirements, qualifications, and responsibilities of the position.

We may request references at a later time.

Please apply by April 30, 2023 for consideration.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, please apply through CU Boulder Jobs .

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

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