Head Resident Position Description
The Head Resident must be enthusiastic, enjoy working with youth, have leadership abilities and
a strong sense of how to work as a team member. This position requires time management and
organization skills, and the ability to prioritize and juggle multiple tasks in a fast-paced and rapidly
changing environment. The Head Resident must model responsible behavior including punctuality,
appropriate attire, focus on the task at hand, and diffusion of drama.
Qualifications and Skills Required
Significant experience working with middle and high school students. Experience working alongside college students. Effective skills leading teams, strong communication skills, grace and bilingual skills (Spanish & English). Head Residents should have completed at least two years of college and should be currently pursuing or have attained a college degree. Head residents must have at least two years of previous experience as an Academia Latina Senior Counselor.
People skills, ability to oversee college students and a strong work ethic are core components of this position.
DutiesAware of and in compliance with SOUYP policies and procedures
Assist with promotion of Senior Counselor positions
Attend staff training and have proper understanding of and be able to relay to Senior Counselors information regarding Program logistics (e.g. calendars, schedules, transitions between activities, activity setup and planning)
Check-in and check-out procedures
Communicating program needs for supplies and materials
Attend all staff meetings
Coordinate and equitably divide Head Resident duties between both Head Residents
Supervise counseling staff and act as role model and mentor for Senior Counselors
Check in with Senior Counselors and Junior Counselors daily
Assist Senior Counselors to anticipate and address potential problems; Help counselors support students with additional needs
Facilitate strong and positive relationships between the Senior Counselors and their assigned Junior Counselors
Communicate with administrative staff about program logistics, material and supply needs, and concerns about students
ANTICIPATE program needs and prepare accordingly to ensure that program runs smoothly and efficiently
Ensure that facilities are kept clean and organized with particular care for the cleanliness of the nursing station, and Academia Latina offices and storage spaces
Assist SOUYP staff in maintaining accurate records and completing incident reports and updating medical treatment records
Communicate with SOU Housing resident and SOUYP administrative staff about any problems pertaining to the dorms
Attend and help facilitate workshops
Assist administrative staff in office
Communicate with staff nurse when necessary
Administer first aid when necessary
Act as overnight on-call point person for Senior Counselors in dealing with evening problems (homesickness, illness etc.)
Make sure lights are out on time
Chaperone evening events
Help with recreation
Reside on-campus dormitories for the duration of Academia Latina and sleep in their assigned rooms each night.
*Head Residents are expected to be on call at all times for the duration of the program.
Academia Latina Co-Directors
How to apply?:
Submit your resume along with a cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.