Resident Advisor & Office Staff Job Descriptions
June 16 – July 20
June 22 – July 26
June 23 – July 27
Office Staff members report for duty two weeks prior to the opening of their assigned campus.
Resident Advisors report for duty one week prior to the opening of their assigned campus.
The 2013 Governor’s Scholars Program will be held at Bellarmine University in Louisville, Morehead State University in Morehead, and Murray State University in Murray. The program is designed to expand the intellectual, social, and emotional development of 1,000 of Kentucky’s brightest high school juniors who will enter their senior year next fall. Students are provided free tuition, room and board. The program is funded by a collaborative effort of state government, business, and education.
The Governor’s Scholars Program provides an extensive academic experience, an array of noted speakers and performers and a full range of residential and cocurricular activities. Each Resident Advisor (R.A.) will be responsible for supervising the residential life of approximately 20 students, and should be able to relate activities to the academic and creative life of the community. The following are specific duties of Resident Advisors, though the job may expand beyond these requirements.
- To develop and maintain an ongoing relationship with students.
- To initiate contacts, stimulate conversation and academic excitement among students, to assist in the supervision of academic field trips, and to be involved with the instructional process on an “as needed” basis.
- To review the general problems and responsibilities of group living with students, and to provide advice concerning personal and social adjustments to residential life.
- To be a resource person and referral agent in regard to health services, student activities, recreation and intramural choices, and counseling services.
- To attend all staff meetings and a mandatory weekend planning session in the spring and a week-long pre-service training and preparation program, in the week prior to the opening of the campus to which the R.A. is assigned.
- To report regularly any general problems or concerns influencing residential life, any damages to the dorm or to public facilities, to be aware of non-residents who make unauthorized use of the campus, and to be responsive to other regulations and responsibilities as designated by the Academic Dean of the Governor’s Scholars Program and the respective Campus Director.
- To co-lead a Governor’s Scholars Seminar session for discussion of teen related issues.
Resident Advisors will receive a minimum stipend of $2,700 and will also be provided a single room and all meals at no cost. Every R.A. will be on duty during the weekends, but will be off for one twenty-four hour period during each of the five weeks that students are in residence.
The objective of the office staff is to provide administrative support to the GSP community and act as liaisons between the host school and the program. The following are specific duties of the office staff, though the job is not limited to these duties and may vary according to campus.
- To assist in setting up and dismantling the GSP administrative offices on assigned campus.
- To assist in making transportation and food arrangements for field trips and community outings and all campus activities and to assist in developing and implementing Scholar events.
- To provide clerical and bookkeeping support and logging of office activities and documents.
- To create and distribute campus newsletters and informative fliers.
- To assist in preparations for Final Banquet.
- To assist faculty members and R.A.s in regard to acquiring materials needed for classes, Scholar events, and activities.
- To act as a professional and informative resource to Scholar parents inquiring about their scholars.
Office staff members will receive a minimum stipend of $2,700 and will also be provided a single room and all meals at no cost. Every office staff member is on duty during office hours Monday – Friday for seven weeks. In addition, office staff members are often involved with evening and/or weekend activities, some required and some voluntary.