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Summer Positions in Residential Life

Student Staff Recruitment for Summer 2022


Summer Sessions/Precollege Positions

How to apply: The application is now open. Specific program and openings follow.

Application Link: https://cornell.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_80S7Isvl0ofcPpY

For more information, including full job descriptions, please contact raselection@cornell.edu.

Precollege

Cornell's Precollege Program offers precollege programs for talented high school students. The Summer Sessions program offers college-level courses for current and visiting students in three-week sessions.

Precollege Residential Community Advisor

The Residential Community Advisor (RCA) is an important part of the Precollege Program for High School Students. RCAs are the "front line" people who interact regularly with students, enforce policy on the floor and within the residence hall, and are responsible for establishing a sense of community within the residence hall.

Eligibility

  • Experience in organizing and implementing residential programming.
  • Live-in student staff experience helpful.
  • Previous experience working with High School students also helpful.
  • At least two semesters of undergraduate experience at Cornell or another institution.

Time Commitment

The RCA position is considered to be a full-time appointment, approximately 30 hours per week. Outside work or a class are permitted with this position and MUST be approved by the Residential Assistant Directors. Outside commitments must not exceed 10 hours a week. Staff meetings are Wednesdays 5-7pm throughout the program and are mandatory.

Dates of employment: June 13-noon on August 4. Move in June 11/12. Move out August 5.

Remuneration

  • $1800 stipend paid biweekly over the course of the summer
  • Dining: Precollege Dining Plan for duration of employment
  • Housing: Assigned single room provided as a requirement of the position, not considered part of remuneration

Precollege Program Assistant

The job of the PA is to create a calendar of events and activities for all students and is one of 6 PA’s for the Precollege Program. The PA’s are supervised by a Program Coordinator (PC). Each PA coordinates all events and activities in his/her assigned residence hall.  The PA job requires a highly motivated, creative, flexible person who works well with others.

Eligibility

  • Experience in organizing and implementing residential programming
  • Live-in student staff experience preferred
  • Previous experience working with High School students is also helpful.
  • At least two semesters of undergraduate experience at Cornell or another institution
  • A valid driver’s license is helpful, but not required.

Time Commitment

The PA position is considered to be a full-time appointment, approximately 39 hours per week. Outside work or a class may be permitted with this position and MUST be approved by the Assistant Directors.

Dates of employment: June 13-noon on August 4. Move in June 11/12. Move out August 5.

Remuneration

  • $2400 stipend paid biweekly over the course of the summer
  • Dining: Precollege Dining Plan for duration of employment
  • Housing: Assigned singe room as a requirement of the position, but not considered part of remuneration

Summer Sessions

Summer Sessions hosts current Cornell student living on campus and some college-aged summer conference groups, and research groups.

Summer Sessions Residential Advisor

A Summer Sessions Resident Advisor (RA) is a live-in student leader who works within the Summer Sessions residential community to carry out the mission and values of Cornell University and Housing and Residential Life. RAs must be committed to enhancing the overall residential experience of students living in the Summer Sessions Residence Halls. RAs work collaboratively with facilities and other Residential Life staff to provide resources and facilitate interactions that contribute to a positive living environment for all members of the community – students, families, faculty, staff, and visitors.

Eligibility

  • Experience in organizing and implementing residential programming.
  • Live-in student staff experience helpful.
  • At least two semesters of undergraduate experience at Cornell or another institution.

Time Commitment

The Summer Session RA position is considered to be a full-time appointment; approximately 20 hours per week. Outside work or a class are permitted with this position and MUST be approved by the Assistant Director for Summer Sessions in advance. Other outside commitments also need to be discussed.

Dates of employment: May 27-August 9. Move in date May 25. Move out date noon on August 10.

Remuneration

  • $1845 stipend paid biweekly over the course of the summer
  • No dining plan provided
  • Housing: Assigned single room as a requirement of the position and not considered part of remuneration
 

Pre-Collegiate Summer Scholars Program Positions (formerly PSP)

The Pre-Collegiate Summer Scholars Program (PSSP) is designed to help new incoming students prepare for the challenges of the first year at Cornell. The program, which takes place during the summer before students' first year, includes academic preparation, field trips, guest lectures, and a wide range of social and cultural activities. Participation is restricted to students selected by college or special program offices.

Residential Life is recruiting candidates for the following live-in positions to help support and enhance the experience of PSSP participants. PSSP is hiring student staff for Summer 2022.

How to apply: This application is now closed for summer of 2022.  Information for Summer 2023 will be posted in January.

For more information and a copy of complete job descriptions, please contact psphousing@cornell.edu.

Program Assistant

The program assistant (PA) is an important part of the Pre-Collegiate Summer Scholars Program. PAs are the front line team members who interact regularly with students, enforce policy on the floor and within the residence hall, and are responsible for establishing a sense of community within the residence hall. They also report to College Associate(s) within a specific college/school and work to support students' academic transition to Cornell.

Eligibility
  • At least two semesters of undergraduate experience at Cornell or another institution
  • Currently enrolled Cornell student
  • Live-in student staff experience helpful
  • Commitment to supporting student success in PSSP
Activities Coordinator

This position will only be filled for an in-person program.

The Activities Coordinator (AC) is an important part of the Pre-Collegiate Summer Scholars Program. The AC is responsible for planning and overseeing large-scale programming for students. This includes coming up with creative ideas to create community and educate students on a variety of topics related to being a successful Cornell student beyond their academic pursuits. The AC is also responsible for leading efforts on traditional PSP programs such as the 4th of July Block Party and the Talent Show.

Eligibility
  • At least two semesters of undergraduate experience at Cornell or another institution
  • Currently enrolled Cornell student
  • Demonstrated experience and success planning engaging events/programs
  • Commitment to supporting student success in PSSP

Administrative Assistant

This position will only be filled for an in-person program.

The Administrative Assistant (AA) is an important part of the Pre-Collegiate Summer Scholars Program. The AA serves as the office manager for the PSSP residential office in the assigned residence hall. Duties include scheduling other student staff for shifts in the office, managing forms and logs for various activities such as night check, writing and distributing a weekly newsletter to students, answering phone calls and emails from students, staff, faculty, and student guardians and directing those inquires appropriately. Duties may also include overseeing the process of mail delivery, if appropriate to the location of the program.

Eligibility
  • At least two semesters of undergraduate experience at Cornell or another institution
  • Currently enrolled Cornell student
  • Demonstrated strong skills in organization
  • Ability to assist constituents even in difficult situations
  • Commitment to supporting student success in PSSP