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
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
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
- 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
- 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
- As needed, support program administrators with coordination of
program events. Attend summer program special events and closing
What You Should Know
- Collect documentation of student’s medication
- Serve as liaison between program and residential housing
manager; communicating no-shows, student departures, and room
- 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 We Can Offer
- 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.
$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 authentic. Be impactful. Be Boulder.
What We Require
What You Will Need
- 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
- 1 year of experience with the following:
- Human Development
- Experience facilitating small and large group activities.
- Staff management experience.
What We Would Like You to Have
- 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
- Exceptional organizational, communication and problem-solving
- 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
- 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.
To apply, please submit the following materials:
- A current resume.
- 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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