The Leader Fellow position offers an opportunity for undergraduate students to live outdoors, and gain experience in fostering welcoming and inclusive living-learning communities through working in residence life for summer pre-college programs. The practical experience consists of several parts: intensive training led by professionals in student affairs; crisis management and student support; community building; academic assistance; leadership programming; and coordination through hands-on leadership experience. BELL Leader Fellows are part of a five-person staff team who supervise the students, encouraging and supporting their studentsâ?? holistic growth and well-being as individuals and as part of a larger community. Because BELL students and staff live together at the Haffenreffer Estate, Leader Fellows have a unique opportunity to bridge and cultivate learning in and out of a conventional classroom. The position reports to the BELL: RI On-site Director.
One essential component of the leadership programming is helping students develop an Action Plan that addresses a pressing social or environmental issue in their school or community. Students develop these plans at BELL, present their ideas to their peers, and work on the project when they return home.
This position requires an interest in working with college-bound high school students and engaging with them both intellectually and in a residential context. A successful Leader Fellow will have excellent organizational, communication, and leadership skills; attention to detail; the ability to follow through with assignments; and to work collaboratively as part of a team. In addition, Leader Fellows will approach their work with a positive attitude, energy, enthusiasm, a sense of humor, flexibility, and the interest to work with students and staff from different backgrounds. Ideal candidates will have a commitment to social justice and previous engagement with social change efforts. This live-in position requires staff to display professionalism, maturity, positive role modeling behavior, and good judgement at all times.
- Excellent communication and leadership skills, including comfort with public speaking.
- Strong work ethic.
- Comfort exploring diversity and social justice issues.
- High emotional and physical stamina.
- Strong interest in environmental studies/science.
- Ability to spend majority of time outdoors with exposure to summer heat and humidity.
- Ability to lift loads of up to 20 lbs. and to stand for 2 hours at a time.
- Ability to adapt to schedule changes and be flexible with unforeseen challenges.
- Openness and ability to both give and receive feedback.
- Experience working with pre-college age students, preferred.
- Facilitation and teaching experience, preferred.
- Previous residential experience, preferred.
- Alumni of BELL program, preferred.
- Must be an undergraduate student.
- Due to the nature of the work, Leader Fellows are not permitted to have other obligations, including, but not limited to, employment, internship, or academic course.
- Finalists receive a conditional offer of employment pending the outcome of a criminal background check.
Recruiting Start Date:2017-03-03-08:00
Job Posting Title:Bell RI Leader Fellow
Worker Sub-Type:Seasonal/Intermittent (Fixed Term) (Seasonal)
Time Type:Full time
Scheduled Weekly Hours:37.5
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