Mature and responsible students to serve as Summer Operations and Resident Assistants. This unique role combines responsibilities and coverage for the Summer Registration Desk and on-call duty for Skidmore student housing. Summer Operations Assistants responsibilities include: providing excellent customer service to our summer guests, processing guest information, using a conference housing database, preparing guests materials, conducting quality walkthroughs of guest rooms, answering phones and emails, and other related duties as assigned. Individuals also serve as the point of contact to solve guest's concerns and assist fellow staff with questions that may arise, and provide support to Special Programs staff. Residential Assistants responsibilities include acting as liaisons between summer residents and the college administration. RAs will be present in their residential communities and accessible to students. RAs are students of the college, and as such, must know and comply with the policies and procedures of Skidmore College and the Office of Residential Life.
Summer Operations and Resident Assistants are required to work the Summer Registration Desk 25-35 hours per week (between 8:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., 7 days a week with occasional later hours required), on-call 2-4 nights per week (rotating schedule) and most weekends required. Due to the dual responsibilities of this role, students may not work another job on campus.
Minimum candidate qualifications: knowledge and familiarity of Skidmore's campus and Saratoga Springs area. Office or retail experience and customer service preferred, high proficiency with technology. Training is provided.
Skidmore is a highly selective liberal arts college with a reputation for its creative approaches to just about everything. With its relatively small size and student-faculty ratio, the College is a close-knit academic community. Skidmore is known for its faculty of teacher-scholars devoted to the instruction and mentoring of undergraduates; approximately 2,400 talented men and women from some 47 ...states and 46 countries.
In the universe of selective, private liberal arts colleges, Skidmore's distinctiveness is expressed in the statement that "Creative Thought Matters". This idea reflects not only the historical strength of the College's programs in the fine and performing arts but also the understanding that creativity is required for achievement in any area of human endeavor.
The city of Saratoga Springs is widely recognized as one of America's great communities. It is located in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains, within a three-to-four-hour drive from New York City, Boston or Montreal. Travel & Leisure calls Saratoga Springs one of "America's Greatest Main Streets" as well as "one of the best college towns in the nation," Money Magazine says it's one of the nation's top 100 places to live, and Princeton Review describes it as a "perfect college town." It's a community rich in history and tradition. Famed mineral waters, a Revolutionary War battlefield, and the nation's oldest thoroughbred racetrack represent portions of that history. Also, it's a community of arts and culture. The Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC) is the summer home to the New York City Ballet, Philadelphia Orchestra, and a performing venue for top rock and jazz musicians.
The Skidmore College community awaits your arrival, so if you welcome challenges and are interested in making a difference, come join us!