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Requisition Number 18-0223
Title Middlebury Interactive Languages - Summer Academies Residential Advisor - Chinese
City Nationwide
State US
Description

Summer Academies Residential Advisor - Chinese 

POSITION LOCATION:  Vermont

Located on two campuses in Vermont, Middlebury Interactive Languages Summer Academy offers middle and high school students the opportunity to study Arabic, Mandarin Chinese, French, German, or Spanish with skilled language educators in an intensive four week immersion environment.

Residential Advisors (RAs) are primarily responsible for ensuring the safety and wellbeing of students and are also vital to coaching and mentoring students during informal learning times. RAs and other residential staff create a supportive, positive, living/learning community that fosters students’ growth in language and character. The Academy immersion experience allows students to learn the language by interacting in different contexts and through diverse experiences. The RAs role as mentor, coach, and teacher is key to student success at the Academy. RAs receive some time off each day, but should expect a demanding experience that requires full engagement and participation.

This is a residential position. All employees will be provided room and board. They will have two full days off during the 4-week session. All employees pay for their travel to and from program locations. Transportation from local airport and train station is provided at both the beginning and the end of the program by MIL. Housing is not provided for family members.

As the Summer Academy Residential Advisor, YOU WILL . . .

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Reasonable accomodations may be made to enable individualswith disabilities to perform the essential duties.

  • Maintain a comprehensive knowledge and utilization of the Academy policies and procedures to create a safe, supportive, rewarding environment for students and staff
  • Live in the residence halls and supervise a living group of approximately 12 middle or high school students
  • Speak only the target language when in the presence of students
  • Mentor and coach students in language, assisting readily with stressful realities of the language immersion environment

Supervisory Responsibilities: This position has no formal supervisory responsibilities.

OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The below statements are intended to describe the general nature and scope of work being performed by this position.  This is not a complete listing of all responsibilities and/or duties required; other duties may be assigned. 

  • Assist with planning and implementing the daily morning assembly and conducting nightly group meetings by actively promoting lively and interactive participation
  • Complete weekly student evaluation forms
  • Assist with evening and co-curricular programming, including student interest clubs
  • Assist with planning and implementing the activities program and all other Academy specific events and activities with positive spirit and interactions
  • Attend and constructively participate in daily staff meetings

 


IS K12
RIGHT FOR YOU?

  • Do you communicate well?

  • Can you build customer confidence?

  • Are you able to tackle problems and take independent action?

  • Is your manner honest and straightforward?

  • Are you able to prioritize and meet deadlines?

  • Do you value others' opinions?

     

     

Requirements

MINIMUM REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Current College Junior or Senior or recent graduate
  • Experience working with middle and/or high school students, preferably in a residential setting
  • College RA experience is  desirable
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Native or near native mastery of the target language and culture

Certificates and Licenses: none required

OTHER REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Demonstrates ability to work collaboratively with peers in a transparent work environment
  • Demonstrates high level of energy, enthusiasm, and ability to operate well in a fast-paced, complex immersion environment
  • Possesses excellent communication skills, engages well with others and is articulate and outgoing
  • Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, Visio, etc.); Web proficiency
  • Ability to pass required background check Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, Visio, etc.); Web proficiency

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Understands rigors of the position and is willing to be available 24/7
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to work well under pressure

Work EnvironmentThe work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • This is a residential position. All employees will be provided room and board. They will have two full days off during the 4-week session. All employees pay for their travel to and from program locations.  Transportation from local airport and train station is provided at both the beginning and the end of the program by MIL. Housing is not provided for family members.
  • This position is located at Saint Michael’s College, Colchester, Vermont

The above job description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and standards of the position. Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as assigned by their supervisor.  All employment is “at-will” as governed by the law of the state where the employee works.  It is further understood that the “at-will” nature of employment is one aspect of employment that cannot be changed except in writing and signed by an authorized officer. 

 

WHO ARE WE?

 

K12 is a Federal Contractor, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and a Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.

  • Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here.
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