Resident Supervisor

at The Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine, United States

Job Description

Resident Supervisor - Summer Student Program, The Jackson Laboratory
Forming a Living Learning Community

The Summer Student Program is a signature education program of The Jackson Laboratory. The Resident Supervisor manages the residential life program within the JAX Summer Student Program (SSP) at The Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor ME including mentoring, day-to-day logistics, and recreational activities. With oversight and guidance from the Program Director of Undergraduate and STEM Education, and in partnership with the Resident Assistants (all SSP alums) the Resident Supervisor facilitates engaging and community-building programs and activities, fosters community harmony through communication and problem-solving, and ensures student safety through awareness and compliance with JAX policies.
The Resident Supervisors and Resident Assistant lead a cohort of approximately 30 undergraduate students ranging in age from 18-21. These participants are selected through a competitive application process that draws nearly 1,000 applications from around the US. Selected students exhibit personal qualities including curiosity and a passion for science, personal maturity, and teamwork. This student body is highly diverse, and includes individuals from many races, ethnicities, socioeconomic backgrounds, genders, abilities, and beliefs.
This position includes semi-private dormitory housing at the SSP residence at Highseas in Bar Harbor, ME. Please submit a letter of interest, including a confirmation that you are available for the program dates (May 30 to August 13) and resume to complete application.Responsibilities
Oversee and manage the SSP residential program. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: student residential orientation, setting the agenda and leading regular group meetings, oversight of communications systems and policies to ensure safety and information sharing, facilitating routine and emergency medical care, creating and participating in daily supervision and transportation schedules, and facilitating, in coordination with support staff, student compliance with residential policies, procedures, and traditions.
Develop and participate in a shared 'on-call' schedule, which will include evening and weekend hours.
Maintain, through informal communication, rapport, and personal presence, a high level of awareness and support for individual student needs and challenges. Provide problem solving assistance and guidance.
Oversee and manage recreational components of the residential life program.Qualifications
Candidates must demonstrate ability and strong desire to work in a residential education and research environment, including outstanding mentor/student communication, leadership, and organization. Must be a self-motivated, team-oriented, patient and disciplined problem solver and solution builder.
Candidates must demonstrate ability and interest to work with students from diverse backgrounds. Candidates with experience or training in teaching or mentoring students from diverse backgrounds will be preferred.
Must hold a Bachelor's degree in an applicable field, preferably education, plus additional work experience.
Must have 4+ years successful work experience demonstrating leadership in a student-oriented field including teaching, mentoring, higher education, outdoor recreation, counseling, or a similar occupation.
Must hold a valid US drivers license and be able to transport groups of students in a van provided by JAX.
Must reside at the student residence for the full period of the Summer Student Program, from May 30 to August 12, 2023, including orientation and other activities that occur before and after the students depart.
This internship includes a stipend, room and board, and travel to the program from your home institution and back to the institution at the end of the program.

About JAX:
The Jackson Laboratory (JAX) is an independent, nonprofit biomedical research institution with more than 2,400 employees. Headquartered in Bar Harbor, Maine, it has a National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center in Augusta, Maine, a genomic medicine institute in Farmington, Connecticut, and facilities in Ellsworth, Maine, Sacramento, California, and Shanghai, China. Its mission is to discover precise genomic solutions for disease and empower the global biomedical community in the shared quest to improve human health.
JAX employees work in a collaborative, value-driven, and team-based environment where the focus is on advancing science and improving patients' lives. Researchers apply genetics to increase the understanding of human disease and advance treatments and cures for cancer, neurological and immune disorders, diabetes, aging, and heart disease. JAX was... For full info follow application link.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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Job Posting: 905130

Posted On: Mar 17, 2023

Updated On: May 16, 2023

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