The Program Assistant position offers an opportunity for an undergraduate student to gain practical experience in fostering a welcoming and inclusive environment through development and implementation of student activities for a summer pre-college program dedicated to immersing young students in science. Each program is offered once in the summer for two-weeks, and focus on helping students explore the STEM subjects, and more broadly, what it means to be a scientist. Besides attending class, these students participate in inquiry activities, intellectual science discussions, non-academic events, team building exercises, and off-site trips; all of which the Program Assistant works to make successful and important experiences for students.
The STEM I Program (mid-July) enrolls middle school students, who are rising 7th and 8th graders (12-14 years old). Due to the age of the participants, STEM I residents require 24-hour supervision. The Program Assistant will help ensure this level of oversight by being present in a variety of ways as listed below in the STEM I and STEM II specific job functions.
The STEM II Program (end of June) enrolls high school students, who are rising freshman and sophomores (13-15 years old). Due to the age of the participants, STEM II residents need a modified level of supervision. The Program Assistant will help ensure this level of oversight by being present in a variety of ways as listed below in the STEM I and II specific job functions.
The practical experience consists of two parts: intensive training led by professionals in student affairs and coordination through hands-on leadership experience. The Program Assistant plays an instrumental role in providing enriching and educational experiences for pre-college students outside of the classroom. The Program Assistant reports to the STEM Activity Manager who is a graduate student enrolled in a Masterâ™s program in Student Affairs.
This position requires excellent organizational, communication, and leadership skills; attention to detail; the ability to follow through with assignments; and work collaboratively as part of a team. A successful Program Assistant will also exhibit a positive attitude with energy and enthusiasm, a sense of humor, flexibility, and the interest to work with students and staff from different backgrounds. With an ability to carry out plans independently, this live-in position requires staff display professionalism, maturity, positive role modeling behavior, and good judgement at all times.
Must be an undergraduate student.
No other obligations, including, but not limited to, employment, internship, or academic course (unless directly connected to internship-must be approved by Residential Life).
Evening and weekend work is expected.
Undergraduate students who are Program Assistants are considered employees for the duration of their employment, so are not permitted to have guests stay in their residential spaces. Employees will need to seek alternative housing options for guests.
Permitted three 24-hour vacation days approved by supervisor. Days off cannot take place during the times stipulated below:
Required Training: June 3 - 9, 2017
Required STEM-specific Training: June 10 - 16, 2017
STEM II: June 24, 2017 to July 8, 2017
STEM I: July 15, 2017 to July 29, 2017
Finalists receive a conditional offer of employment pending the outcome of a criminal background check.
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Program Assistant, STEM
Seasonal/Intermittent (Fixed Term) (Seasonal)
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